In the second match between the top three contenders of the 2021 World Superbike Championship (WSBK), Pata Yamaha’s Toprak Razgatlioglu and the current six-time WSBK champion Jonathan Rea tied for the top spot. The 34-year-old Irishman Rea and the 24-year-old Turk Razgatlioglu each scored 311 points, six rounds left in the championship battle.
At the same time, Scott Redding of Aruba.it Racing Ducati came in third, behind Razgatlioglu and Rea, with a total of 273 points, not far from the leader. Reading was a little disappointed because he won the first game of the weekend with a convincing victory over Rhea, placing the Irishman in second place and reducing the Turk to third place.
In the second game, Pata Yamaha dominated the first corner with Razgatlioglu and teammate Andrea Locatelli leading into the first corner. Due to the technical difficulties of Kohta Nozane’s GRT Yamaha WorldSBK YZF-R1, the game was shortened by one lap. The front group consisted of Locatelli and Razgatlioglu, followed by Rea, followed by his teammate Alex Lowes.
Unfortunately, BMW Motorrad’s Tom Sykes ran the wrong way in the first few laps, placing them at the bottom of the rankings. In the final stages of the game, Rhea managed to save the front-end landslide, but Reading narrowed the gap.
By the 19th lap, Reading and Reading fought side by side. Reading took advantage of Leah’s mistake at the 13th turn to complete the overtaking maneuver on the outside, giving him the lead at the 14th turn. At the end of the second round, Razgatlioglu, Redding and Rea ranked first, second and third respectively, while Locatelli, Sykes and Lowes took the fourth, fifth and sixth points respectively.