After dominating Race 1 by more than five seconds on Saturday, Razgatlıoğlu found himself in a three-way tango with Ducati rider Scott Redding and closest championship rival Jonathan Rea for the 10-lap sprint race. In the end, Rea was unable to match the relentless pace set by the former two riders, whose fight went right to the chequered flag with Razgatlıoğlu crossing the line just 0.046s in front of Redding.
The same three riders engaged in an epic scrap for half of Race 2, but the roles were somewhat reversed as Redding was able to escape, leaving Razgatlıoğlu and Rea to scrap it out over the remaining two podium places. With higher winds and changing grip levels, Razgatlıoğlu completed the weekend with a commendable third-place to bank 16 crucial points towards his and the team’s goal of securing the title in Indonesia.
On the opposite side of the pit box, Andrea Locatelli took a big step in performance compared to Saturday’s Race 1 to fight with a group of four riders in with a chance at finishing within the top four in the Superpole Race. P6 and subsequently P7 in Race 2 results mean that the 25-year-old Italian rider leaves San Juan just eight points behind Michael Ruben Rinaldi in the running for fourth place in the Riders’ Championship, having already cemented his place as top rookie of 2021.
Everyone, including the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK team, will have to wait for the final round of the 2021 season to discover who the winner of the championship will be at an all-new circuit in Mandalika, Indonesia, in almost five weeks’ time over the weekend of 19-21 November.
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For Race 2 results, click here.