WorldSBK Donington Park, Great Britain - Race Results (1)

Results from race one at Donington Park, round four of the 2021 World Superbike Championship. 
Toprak Razgatlioglu, Donington Park WorldSBK 2021
Toprak Razgatlioglu, Donington Park WorldSBK 2021
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Toprak Razgatlioglu produced a stunning race one performance at Donington Park to claim his first WorldSBK win on British soil.

The Yamaha rider fresh off a new two-year deal came from 13th on the grid to lead after only two laps. 

Razgatlioglu took the lead at turn 11 (Melbourne Loop) from Rea, which turned out to be the race winning overtake.

WorldSBK Donington Park, Great Britain - Race Results (1)
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha23 Laps
2Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+2.419s
3Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+12.261s
4Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+14.625s
5Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+16.447s
6Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+17.028s
7Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+33.345s
8Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+37.385s
9Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+43.566s
10Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+43.836s
11Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+48.102s
12Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+56.538s
13Eugene LavertyIRLRC Squadra Corse BMW+59.392s
14Luke MosseyGBRPedercini Kawasaki+1 Lap
15Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+1 Lap
16Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+1 Lap
17Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMWDNF
18Tito RabatSPABarni DucatiDNF
19Andrea LocatelliITAPATA YamahaDNF
20Christophe PonssonFRAGil YamahaDNF
21Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It DucatiDNF

Race one began with every rider choosing slick tyres even though the track remained damp in places. This didn’t remain the case for very long though as the sun came out creating a completely dry track by race end.

Scott Redding suffered a fast crash at turn three on lap two, a fate Christophe Ponsson endured too as he went down a few corners later.

There was more drama on lap three, as championship leader Jonathan Rea nearly went down at the same craner curves that caught out Redding. Rea stayed aboard his Kawasaki ZX10-RR but went across the grass and lost three seconds to Razgatlioglu. 

Rea managed to reduce the gap down to 1.5 seconds, however, another costly mistake in sector one saw the gap increase to over three seconds again. Rea eventually finished second - +2.419s down, while team-mate Alex Lowes profited from Garrett Gerloff’s crash when running third to claim a race one podium.

The American recovered to finish sixth in the end. Andrea Locatelli was the third rider to crash out of the race, while Tito Rabat retired from the race after 13 laps due to a mechanical issue. 

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