Scott Redding sets a new lap record at Estoril, as he finishes WorldSBK FP3 ahead of Garrett Gerloff and championship leader Jonathan Rea. 

WorldSBK Estoril, Portugal - Free Practice Results (3)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati1:36.389s
2Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.120s
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.202s
4Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.297s
5Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+0.825s
6Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.870s
7Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.892s
8Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+0.973s
9Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+1.027s
10Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+1.027s
11Eugene LavertyIRLRC Squadra Corse BMW+1.097s
12Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+1.271s
13Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+1.381s
14Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+1.408s
15Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+1.469s
16Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.556s
17Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+1.588s
18Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+2.464s
19Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+2.528s
20Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+3.360s
21Samuele CavalieriITAPedercini Kawasaki+4.231s
22Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+4.326s

All three riders lapped underneath Toprak Razgatlioglu’s circuit record from 2020 with Redding posting a 1m 36.389s.

Razgatlıoglu continued his dominant Estoril form from last year on day-one as he topped both FP1 and FP2.

Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding were the two standouts in both qualifying and race trim as they were seperated by just 0.050s.  

In the opening session of the weekend, Razgatlioglu was five tenths clear of Kawasaki riders Rea and Alex Lowes.

Michael Van Der Mark and Lucas Mahias both had technical issues in FP1 and remained in pit lane during the opening stages, while Samuele Cavalieri and Chaz Davies had problems of their own in the afternoon.

Alvaro Bautista and Honda’s crashing issues continued, as the Spaniard fell twice during FP1. Bautista then took his tally for the day up to three during FP2 as he crashed at turn one. 

Barni Racing Ducati rider Tito Rabat and BMW’s Tom Sykes also had an early tumble during the afternoon session, while Kohta Nozane had a big crash at the final turn which brought out a red flag with two minutes remaining. The Japanese rider was okay as he returned to his feet and was aided away from the track by marshals.

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: Scott Redding GBR Aruba.it Ducati 1m 36.389s

 

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