Toprak Razgatlioglu’s 24 point lead heading into round 12 of the World Superbike championship has now been increased to 30 following a double win performance in San Juan.

Razgatlioglu’s dominant effort in race one was then backed up by a photo-finish victory over Scott Redding. 

However, in race two the Yamaha man could only manage third after suffering chatter and rear grip issues. 

While Razgatlioglu led for most of the early laps, it was visible that Scott Redding and Jonathan Rea had more tyre underneath them, especially in sectors one and two where you needed quick changes of direction.  

Still, it’s a weekend in which he outscored title rival Jonathan Rea in two out of the three races ahead of next month’s season finale at the brand new Mandalika International Circuit in Indonesia. 

"This weekend we were very close to three wins. But after the Superpole race I say ‘It won’t be easy because everybody is very fast’," added Razgatlioglu. 

"I tried my best in the second race and I was fighting for second, but Johnny very fast. 

"But third position, again on the podium, I am happy. We tried a different bike but in the warm-up as I was not happy so we came back to before. 

"But also in the long race I felt some chattering and some grip problems. So, today I said ‘okay, third position’ and this is very good. 

"In Indonesia we will try again for the win, but I’m happy because no crash, no problems or big mistake which was important." 

With just 62 points left up for grabs, Razgatlioglu is in a dominant position heading to the final round, a round that could see him become the first ever Turkish WorldSBK champion.