Toprak Razgatlioglu claimed his seventh WorldSBK win of the season during race one at Magny-Cours, while Scott Redding finished 12th after crashing late on.

WorldSBK Magny-Cours, France - Race Results (1)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha21 Laps
2Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+4.467s
3Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+10.285s
4Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+13.283s
5Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+15.535s
6Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+17.824s
7Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+20.067s
8Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+20.127s
9Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+20.150s
10Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+23.763s
11Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+23.977s
12Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+38.551s
13Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+44.742s
14Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+45.494s
15Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+45.612s
16Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+55.985s
17Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+59.560s
18Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+59.642s
19Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamDNF
20Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda RacingDNF

After taking the lead into turn one, Razgatlioglu was relegated to third by Alex Lowes following a tough move at turn five. 

Razgatlioglu and Lowes were both passed in the process by Michael Rinaldi, which allowed Jonathan Rea to extend his lead to over seven tenths. 

Razgatlioglu got back ahead of Rinaldi two corners later and set about catching his title rival. 

Scott Redding suffered a disastrous opening few laps as a mistake in turn five allowed Michael Van Der Mark and Axel Bassani through - relegated Redding down to ninth. 

On lap four, Razgatlioglu made his move for the lead with a hard but lovely move on Rea into turn five.

While Razgatlioglu and Rea began to slowly pull clear out front, Redding was down to tenth after Alvaro Bautista got past the Brit.

After setting a new lap record on lap seven, Razgatlioglu started to come under pressure from Rea with 13 laps to go. 

However, Razgatlioglu’s lead significantly increased on laps ten and 11 as Rea began to run wide at several corners.

After being stuck behind Rinaldi during the first ten laps, Andrea Locatelli finally got the better of his fellow Italian at turn five, before closing in on Lowes for the final podium position.  

A one second advantage momentarily stabilised for Lowes in his battle with Locatelli. But just as Lowes started to increase the gap a couple of laps later, the Kawasaki rider crashed out at turn nine. 

The gap between Razgatlioglu and Rea continued to grow during the final few laps - over four seconds once the checkered flag came out. 

There was late drama for Redding as he crashed at turn 14 while trying to go down the inside of Tom Sykes.

The grid was reduced to 20 riders following Lucas Mahias’ withdrawal. The Kawasaki rider suffered a fast turn one crash in qualifying and worsened the condition of his already injured right wrist from Assen.