Toprak Razgatlioglu wins the World Superbike race two at Misano ahead of pre-race favorite Michael Rinaldi and Jonathan Rea. 

WorldSBK Misano, Italy - Race Results (2)
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha21 Laps
2Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+1.286s
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+2.987s
4Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+9.102s
5Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+10.695s
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+13.117s
7Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+17.621s
8Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+17.893s
9Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+22.458s
10Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+25.118s
11Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+27.107s
12Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+28.353s
13Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+33.391s
14Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+38.817s
15Eugene LavertyIRLRC Squadra Corse BMW+41.262s
16Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+43.046s
17Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+53.844s
18Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+1'00.109s
19Samuele CavalieriITAPedercini Kawasaki+1'11.934s
20Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+1'23.648s
21Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven DucatiDNF
22Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRCDNF

The victory for Razgatlioglu is his and Pata Yamaha’s first of the 2021 season.

After starting from pole, Rinaldi had to battle back past Razgatlioglu and Rea who had taken the lead in the first couple of laps.

The change at the front came on lap three as Rinaldi made his move stick on Rea at the third time of asking at turn eight.

Razgatlioglu soon followed Rinaldi through and into second, with the top three being the same as this morning’s Superpole race finish. 

Rinaldi was unable to escape though as Razgatlioglu closed in and took the lead with 13 laps to go. The Yamaha rider immediately started to gap Rinaldi, while Rea started to eye-up second place from the Italian.

The gap stabilized at around a second between Raztgatlioglu and Rinaldi for several laps, but with six laps left, the Ducati rider started to haul the Turk back in as the lead was redcued to just half a second. 

However, that’s as close as Rinaldi could get to Razgatlioglu who responded by increasing his lead back to just under a second - a margin that remained consistent until the checkered flag.

Rea finished third just as he did in both previous races, while Scott Redding also took his third fourth place finish. 

Leon Haslam crashed after four laps as Honda’s struggles continued, while Chaz Davies returned to pit lane a lap later after suffering from a shoulder injury following his Superpole race fall at turn one.

Superpole race

Michael Rinaldi made it back-to-back Misano wins after battling past Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea for Superpole race honours.

Razgatlioglu got the perfect start from second as he pipped Rea into turn one. On lap two, Rinaldi started his charge for victory as he made his way past championship leader Rea at turn six. 

With four laps remaining, Rinaldi made the race winning overtake on Razgatlioglu with a brave move heading into the fast curvone section. 

Razgatlioglu took second and gained more valuable points on Rea who was once again third. 

Davies suffered his second race crash of the weekend after falling at turn one on the opening lap. The GoEleven Ducati rider wasn’t the only faller as Michael Van Der Mark and Lucas Mahias also suffered crashes.

Kohta Nozane was given a six place grid drop for the Superpole race after ignoring red flags during Saturday’s free practice. 

Misano Lap Record:

Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team 1m 33.416s 

Misano Race One Winner: 

Michael Rinaldi ITA Ducati 

Misano Superpole Race Winner: 

Michael Rinaldi ITA Ducati

Misano Race Two Winner: 

Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha

2021 Wins Leader: 

Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team (4)