Scott Redding led every lap of race one at Estoril to take his second consecutive WorldSBK victory of the season.
|WorldSBK Estoril, Portugal – Race Results (1)|
|1||Scott Redding||GBR||Aruba.It Ducati||21 laps|
|2||Toprak Razgatlioglu||DOOR||PATA Yamaha||+0.877|
|3||Jonathan Rea||GBR||Kawasaki Racing Team||+0.915|
|4||Garrett Gerloff||USA||GRT Yamaha||+9,518|
|5||Michael Rinaldi||IT||Aruba.It Ducati||+13,636|
|6||Chaz Davies||GBR||GoEleven Ducati||+17.177|
|7||Michael Van Der Mark||NEED||Motorcycle BMW WorldSBK Team||+19,316|
|8th||Alvaro Bautista||SPA||Team HRC||+20,185|
|9||Tito Rabat||SPA||Barni Ducati||+25,625|
|10||Andrea Locatelli||IT||PATA Yamaha||+27,772|
|11||Axel Bassani||IT||Motocorsa Ducati||+30.349|
|12||Leon Haslam||GBR||Team HRC||+35,722|
|13||Lucas Mahias||FRA||Kawasaki Puccetti||+35,885|
|14||tom sykes||GBR||Motorcycle BMW WorldSBK Team||+36,887|
|15||Kohta Nozane||JPN||GRT Yamaha||+45.434|
|16||Jonas Folger||ENG||Benovo BMW||+46.472|
|17||Isaac Vinales||SPA||Orelac Racing Kawasaki||+51.132|
|18||Eugene Laverty||IRL||RC Squadra Corse BMW||+1’09.888|
|19||Alex Lowes||GBR||Kawasaki Racing Team||+1’09.903|
|20||Loris Cresson||BEL||Pedercini Kawasaki||+1’26.686|
|21||Christopher Ponsson||FRA||Gil Yamaha||DNF|
|22||Samuele Cavalieri||IT||Pedercini Kawasaki||DNF|
Redding took the lead from Jonathan Rea heading into the first corner and had a close fought battle throughout with Toprak Razgatlioglu. It wasn’t until the final stages that Rea closed in to make it a three way fight, however, Redding was able to slowly extend his lead with Rea unable to pass Razgatlioglu.
Rea got alongside the Yamaha rider twice on the start-finish straight, but just as team-mate Alex Lowes found out in Aragon, Razgatlioglu’s prowess on the brakes was proving difficult to overcome, as Rea ultimately settled for third.
Garrett Gerloff finished the race where he started with fourth, although the American had to fight back from a poor start. Gerloff took fourth position away from Michael Rinaldi late on, as the Italian was unable to stay with the leading group during the early laps.
Samuele Cavalieri was the first rider to crash, before Eugene Laverty and Lowes quickly followed. Both Lowes and Laverty were running in good scoring positions (4th and 7th) at the time of their fall.
The crash for Lowes brings his 100% podium record in 2021 to a halt. Both Lowes and Laverty remounted to finish the race in 18th and 19th respectively.
2021 WorldSBK Aragon Race Stats:
Race One Winner: Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team
Superpole Race Winner: Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team
Race Two Winner: Scott Redding GBR Aruba.it Ducati
2020 WorldSBK Estoril Stats:
Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha 2 Victories, Chaz Davies GBR GoEleven Ducati 1 Victory
Lap Record: Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki 1m 35.876s