Toprak Razgatlioglu has taken the WorldSBK championship lead following victory in race two at Donington Park, after Jonathan Rea crashed from the lead.

WorldSBK Donington Park, Great Britain - Race Results (2)
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha24 Laps
2Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+2.243s
3Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+4.522s
4Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+5.151s
5Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+13.315s
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+14.444s
7Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+16.684s
8Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+18.757s
9Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+20.783s
10Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+22.938s
11Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+23.194s
12Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+25.442s
13Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+32.898s
14Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+38.370s
15Eugene LavertyIRLRC Squadra Corse BMW+39.776s
16Luke MosseyGBRPedercini Kawasaki+43.182s
17Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+56.811s
18Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+57.073s
19Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki>1 Lap
20Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team>1 Lap
21Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMWDNF

Rea, Razgatlioglu and Tom Sykes streaked clear of the chasing group - led by Garrett Gerloff during the opening few laps. 

Razgatlioglu then made a move for the lead on lap four as he set the fastest lap in the process. Sykes struggled to stay with the top two once Razgatlioglu pushed on the pace, while Gerloff started to also reel the BMW rider in. 

Rea regained the lead with 13 laps to go as Razgatlioglu made a small mistake at turn eight. But then came a huge moment in the championship as Rea crashed from the lead one lap later at the same turn. 

Gerloff finished second after making his way past Sykes who claimed third - second podium of the day. Scott Redding bounced back from a difficult weekend to claim fourth.

Superpole Race

A dominant Rea secured his third WorldSBK Superpole race win of the season at Donington Park. 

Rea led every lap from pole as intermediates were the tyre choice for most. The circuit did  begin to dry around mid race distance, which spelled bad news for an already slow Redding who chose wet tyres. 

The Ducati rider’s weekend goes from bad to worse as he remains pointless through two races.   

Alex Lowes crashed on lap two while pressuring Rea for the lead. Tito Rabat suffered his second DNF in two races at Donington, as he too crashed on lap two. 

Race one winner Razgatlioglu came from 13th to finish sixth in another strong recovery ride, while it was a first double podium of the year for BMW riders Sykes and Michael Van Der Mark. 

Race One

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. 

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.

Redding suffered a fast crash at turn three on lap two, while Christophe Ponsson also 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 in the end - +2.419s down, while team-mate Alex Lowes profited from 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. Tito Rabat retired from the race after 13 laps due to a mechanical issue.