Scott Redding led every lap of race one at Estoril to take his second consecutive WorldSBK victory of the season. 

WorldSBK Estoril, Portugal - Race Results (1)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati21 Laps
2Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+0.877
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.915
4Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+9.518
5Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+13.636
6Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+17.177
7Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+19.316
8Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+20.185
9Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+25.625
10Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+27.772
11Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+30.349
12Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+35.722
13Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+35.885
14Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+36.887
15Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+45.434
16Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+46.472
17Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+51.132
18Eugene LavertyIRLRC Squadra Corse BMW+1'09.888
19Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+1'09.903
20Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+1'26.686
21Christophe PonssonFRAGil YamahaDNF
22Samuele CavalieriITAPedercini KawasakiDNF

Redding took the lead from Jonathan Rea heading into the first corner and had a close fought battle throughout with Toprak Razgatlioglu. It wasn’t until the final stages that Rea closed in to make it a three way fight, however, Redding was able to slowly extend his lead with Rea unable to pass Razgatlioglu. 

Rea got alongside the Yamaha rider twice on the start-finish straight, but just as team-mate Alex Lowes found out in Aragon, Razgatlioglu’s prowess on the brakes was proving difficult to overcome, as Rea ultimately settled for third. 

Garrett Gerloff finished the race where he started with fourth, although the American had to fight back from a poor start. Gerloff took fourth position away from Michael Rinaldi late on, as the Italian was unable to stay with the leading group during the early laps. 

Samuele Cavalieri was the first rider to crash, before Eugene Laverty and Lowes quickly followed. Both Lowes and Laverty were running in good scoring positions (4th and 7th) at the time of their fall. 

The crash for Lowes brings his 100% podium record in 2021 to a halt. Both Lowes and Laverty remounted to finish the race in 18th and 19th respectively.

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: Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki 1m 35.876s

 

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