Toprak Razgatlıoğlu tops FP1 ahead of Kawasaki duo Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. 

WorldSBK Estoril, Portugal - Free Practice Results (1)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha1:36.920s
2Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.581s
3Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.684s
4Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.704s
5Eugene LavertyIRLRC Squadra Corse BMW+0.933s
6Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.976s
7Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+1.021s
8Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+1.154s
9Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.250s
10Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+1.326s
11Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+1.549s
12Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+1.590s
13Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+1.746s
14Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+1.752s
15Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+2.012s
16Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+2.383s
17Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+2.602s
18Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+2.687s
19Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+2.835s
20Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+2.836s
21Samuele CavalieriITAPedercini Kawasaki+5.438s
22Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+5.959s

Razgatlioglu finished the session with a time of 1m 36.920s - five tenths clear of the six-time world champion. 

Razgatlioglu and Redding dominated much of the session as they exchanged top spot until the final minutes. 

Michael Van Der Mark and Lucas Mahias both had technical issues and remained in pit lane during the opening stages.

Van Der Mark had two early attempts at leaving pit lane but was unable to do so, as his BMW M 1000 RR had to be wheeled back into the garage. When the Dutchman did eventually make his way out onto the Portuguese circuit, the issue persisted for Van Der Mark as he hit his handlebars in frustration and returned to the garage a lap later. 

Van Der Mark was able to set a time late on but could only manage 16th place.

Alvaro Bautista and Honda’s crashing issues continued, as the Spaniard fell twice during FP1. The first fall came after three laps at turn three, while the second was at turn 13 late on.  

2021 WorldSBK Aragon Race Stats: 

Race One Winner: Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team

Superpole Race Winner: Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team

Race Two Winner: Scott Redding GBR Aruba.it Ducati

2020 WorldSBK Estoril Stats:  

Toprak Razgatlıoğlu TUR Pata Yamaha 2 Victories, Chaz Davies GBR GoEleven Ducati 1 Victory

Lap Record: Toprak Razgatlıoğlu TUR Pata Yamaha 1m 36.594s

 

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