World Superbike championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu topped morning warm-up at Magny-Cours. 

WorldSBK Magny-Cours, France - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha1:36.364s
2Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.319s
3Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+0.430s
4Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.571s
5Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.605s
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.637s
7Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.761s
8Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.904s
9Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.904s
10Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+0.956s
11Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+1.307s
12Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+1.499s
13Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+1.631s
14Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+1.813s
15Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+2.401s
16Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+2.477s
17Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+2.491s
18Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+2.902s
19Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+3.083s
20Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+3.116s
21Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+3.521s

With track conditions in their optimal working window, Razgatlioglu set a low 1m 36s time - over three tenths faster than main title rival Jonathan Rea. 

Tom Sykes was one of the most consistent rider’s throughout the session, however, the BMW rider lost third spot late on to Andrea Locatelli. 

After withdrawing from race one due to a crash in Superpole, Lucas Mahias was back in action during morning warm-up. 

Race One

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.

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 … 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.