Toprak Razgatlioglu makes it back-to-back Most WorldSBK wins in the ten lap Superpole race

WorldSBK Autodrom Most, Czech Republic - Superpole Race Results
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha10 Laps
2Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.496s
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+1.384s
4Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+5.765s
5Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+8.694s
6Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+9.306s
7Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+10.152s
8Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+11.216s
9Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+11.514s
10Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+12.344s
11Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+12.518s
12Marvin FritzGERIXS-YART Yamaha+14.342s
13Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+15.591s
14Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+22.917s
15Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+24.924s
16Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+30.155s
17Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+30.249s
18Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+30.804s
19Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+37.768s
20Jayson UribeUSAPedercini Kawasaki+52.907s
21Alessandro DelbiancoARGMIE Honda RacingDNF
22Tito RabatSPABarni DucatiDNF
23Karel HanikaCZEIXS-YART YamahaDNF

Scott Redding made a poor start as Andrea Locatelli got ahead of the Ducati rider, while Razgatlioglu took the lead into turn one from Jonathan Rea. 

Redding regained third at the beginning of lap two but was already one second down on the leading duo. 

The Ducati rider was able to consistently match Razgatlioglu and Rea’s lap times, but without going quicker as the gap remained constant at one second.

Razgatlioglu was then given breathing room with three laps to go as Rea ran on a turn one and re-joined over a second down.

The mistake brought Redding right onto the rear of his Kawasaki machine, before a move for second was made with just one lap to go. 

Redding immediately gapped Rea and started to quickly close in on Razgatlioglu, however, the Pata Yamaha man held on for his second straight win. Rea took third and his 200th podium in WorldSBK. 

Race One

Toprak Razgatlioglu took a stunning last lap win against Scott Redding at Most WorldSBK, while championship leader Jonathan Rea crashed twice. 

Razgatlioglu got a strong start from second on the grid as he got ahead of pole sitter Rea. The same couldn’t be said about Redding who’s sluggish getaway saw him lose a place to Tom Sykes. 

However, Sykes outbraked himself and therefore ran wide at turn one which allowed Redding and Michael Rinaldi through. 

Rea attempted to gain the lead back from Razgatlioglu on lap two, but it was instead Redding who capitalised on the pair’s battle. 

Redding dived to the inside of Rea at the penultimate corner after the Kawasaki man ran slightly wide the corner prior, while an impressive move on Razgatlioglu just two corners later into turn one saw the Ducati rider take the lead.

Redding then began to gap Rea and Razgatlioglu to the tune of two seconds by the end of lap six. Razgatlioglu then managed to get ahead of Rea on lap seven for second spot.

With ten laps to go, Razgatlioglu took five tenths out of Redding’s lead which saw the gap go under a second for the first time since lap six.

But just one lap later, huge drama ensued as Rea made an uncharectiristic mistake and crashed. 

The six-time series champion managed to re-join and looked on course for minor points, however, Rea then crashed for a second time, while Razgatlioglu took the lead from Redding on the same lap.

Redding responded going into turn one, but on the final lap with just two corners to spare, Razgatlioglu completed one of the overtakes of the year as he braked extremely late and managed to block-pass the Ducati man to take victory. 

Andrea Locatelli profited from Rea’s crash to secure a second consecutive WorldSBK podium.

Chaz Davies and Alex Lowes both crashed early on at the same turn; no contact was made between the two, while Tito Rabat also went down with 13 laps to go at turn one. Jonas Folger, Loris Cresson and Jayson Uribe also retired from the race.