Toprak Razgatlioglu made it back-to-back WorldSBK wins at Jerez after beating Scott Redding in an intense battle. 

World Superbike Jerez, Spain - Race Results (2)
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha20 Laps
2Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.113s
3Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+4.257s
4Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+5.172s
5Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+6.339s
6Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+7.780s
7Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+11.035s
8Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+11.993s
9Loris BazFRAGoEleven Ducati+12.311s
10Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+16.651s
11Eugene LavertyIRLMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+27.224s
12Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+27.266s
13Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+27.713s
14Samuele CavalieriSPABarni Ducati+33.438s
15Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+46.941s
16Marvin FritzGERIXS-YART Yamaha+47.308s
17Andrea MantovaniITAVince64 Racing Kawasaki+54.670s
18Lachlan EpisAUSPedercini Kawasaki+3 Laps
19Loris CressonBELPedercini KawasakiDNF
20Kohta NozaneJPNGRT YamahaDNF
21Christophe PonssonFRAGil YamahaDNF

After exchanging the lead in turns five and six, Toprak Razgatlioglu managed to get the better of Jonathan Rea, before Michael Rinaldi also got ahead of the Kawasaki rider.

Rea had no answer for Razgatlioglu and Rinaldi, and was instead overtaken by Scott Redding on lap three for third.

Razgatlioglu, who was already pulling clear of the two Ducati’s, was aided when Redding went past Rinaldi at turn 14.

Things got even better for Razgatlioglu with 13 laps remaining as Rea was passed by Andrea Locatelli and Alvaro Bautista. 

With just under ten laps to go there was a change for third as Locatelli got ahead of Rinaldi, while Redding closed in behind Razgatlioglu. 

The gap between Razgatlioglu and Redding was around four tenths for several laps, before Redding made a move for the lead on lap 17.

Rinaldi began struggling in the final laps and was passed by Bautista and Rea. 

Razgatlioglu regained the lead a lap later, while Bautista also started to pressure Locatelli for the final rostrum place. 

Just like race one, Locatelli lost third place on the final lap, this time to Bautista, while Razgatlioglu brilliantly held off Redding for the victory. 

Race One

Toprak Razgatlioglu produced a brilliant WorldSBK Jerez race one to better Jonathan Rea en route to victory. 

After keeping the lead off the start, Razgatlioglu was relegated to second by Rea following a small mistake in sector three. 

Michael Rinaldi moved from fifth to third heading into turn one, however, the Ducati rider allowed Andrea Locatelli through after running wide at turn six. 

It was a dreadful opening few laps for Alex Lowes as he went from second to P11. Rinaldi suffered a bizarre fall on lap five - turn three and was unable to continue, before Samuele Cavalieri became the second Ducati rider to crash out just moments later.

On lap eight, there was big contact at the front as Razgatlioglu attempted a late move on Rea. 

The Yamaha rider was unable to get fully alongside Rea and ran into the back of the six-time world champion - pushing both riders wide. 

Leandro Mercado became the third rider to retire after his handlebar was completely broken on the throttle side. 

The gap between Rea and Razgatlioglu then stabilised at around six tenths of a second, while Redding began losing ground on Locatelli for third.

With just seven laps remaining, Razgatlioglu completed a hard but brilliant move on Rea into turn one to claim the lead. 

It must be said, Rea was very compliant and did well to see the Yamaha rider coming, as contact looked inevitable. 

Razgatlioglu then edged away from Rea by a couple of tenths per lap to claim victory and extend his points lead from one to six. Redding gained third place off Locatelli on the final lap. 

After missing Saturday’s Superpole qualifying and FP3 sessions, it has been confirmed that Lucas Mahias will miss the remainder of 2021 due to injury.

Isaac Vinales has chosen not to race today given the tragedy of his cousin, Dean Berta Vinales, who sadly lost his life yesterday following an accident in the WorldSSP300 race.