MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Aragon Moto3 FP3 Result: Foggia Flies To The Top

The lightweight class got their last opportunity to reduce their workload for Saturday afternoon but they were in no rush to challenge the hierarchy from Friday until the two time attacks in the final third of the session. Dennis Foggia was the first to attack the top of the combined standings with 15 minutes remaining and then reclaimed the lead at the checkered flag by two hundredths of a second. Rookie Izan Guevara also held top spot towards the end but dropped to second after failing to go quicker on his final flying lap. Darryn Binder was one the of first men to improve their times from Friday and eventually settled for third, only a tenth off the lead.

Gabriel Rodrigo also took a turn at the front before making do with fourth, ahead of Friday leader Deniz Öncü. Sergio Garcia kept close in sixth, with Niccolò Antonelli another tenth back. Rookie Lorenzo Fellon made a late jump to 8th place, with fellow rookie and championship leader Pedro Acosta also sneaking back into the top 14 on his very last lap. Andrea Migno completed the top 10, with the remaining tickets to Q2 handed out to Jaume Masia, Xavier Artigas, Romano Fenati and Jeremy Alcoba.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'58.051    
2 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'58.076 0.025 0.025
3 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'58.152 0.101 0.076
4 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'58.159 0.108 0.007
5 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'58.224 0.173 0.065
6 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'58.320 0.269 0.096
7 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'58.398 0.347 0.078
8 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'58.415 0.364 0.017
9 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'58.432 0.381 0.017
10 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'58.436 0.385 0.004
11 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'58.479 0.428 0.043
12 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'58.493 0.442 0.014
13 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'58.569 0.518 0.076
14 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'58.619 0.568 0.050
15 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'58.699 0.648 0.080
16 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'58.703 0.652 0.004
17 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'58.794 0.743 0.091
18 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'59.069 1.018 0.275
19 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'59.069 1.018  
20 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'59.084 1.033 0.015
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'59.210 1.159 0.126
22 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'59.385 1.334 0.175
23 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'59.575 1.524 0.190
24 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'59.677 1.626 0.102
25 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 2'00.111 2.060 0.434
26 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'00.335 2.284 0.224
27 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'00.404 2.353 0.069
28 67 Alberto Surra Honda 2'00.629 2.578 0.225
Round Number: 
13
2021
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2021 Aragon Moto2 FP2 Result: Gardner Grabs Top Spot

The final practice session of the day was a little overcast compared to previous outings but the intermediate class got going and went quicker regardless. After the Marc VDS boys once again led the way early on, Remy Gardner picked up the lead for the final 10 minutes and ended the day seven thousandths of a second quicker than Augusto Fernandez. Namesake Raul Fernandez reduced his workload in the afternoon session as well but was still quick enough for third place, only a tenth behind his teammate.

Fabio Di Giannantonio progressed a few more positions since FP1 and snuck ahead of initial FP2 leader Sam Lowes. Albert Arenas and Marco Bezzecchi did well to finish within three tenths of a second of the leader, with Nicolò Bulega, Fermín Aldeguer and Marcos Ramirez rounding out a top 10 covered by six tenths. Aron Canet, Hector Garzo and Marcel Schrotter also provisionally joined the combined top 14, as did FP1 leader Jorge Navarro. The Spaniard failed to improve his top time from the morning session, partly due to a late crash at turn 14 but the benchmark he set in FP1 was enough to keep him 9th overall.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.743    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'52.750 0.007 0.007
3 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'52.845 0.102 0.095
4 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'52.848 0.105 0.003
5 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'52.971 0.228 0.123
6 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'53.023 0.280 0.052
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'53.026 0.283 0.003
8 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'53.043 0.300 0.017
9 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'53.201 0.458 0.158
10 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'53.347 0.604 0.146
11 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'53.361 0.618 0.014
12 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'53.383 0.640 0.022
13 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'53.452 0.709 0.069
14 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'53.573 0.830 0.121
15 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'53.669 0.926 0.096
16 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'53.670 0.927 0.001
17 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'53.687 0.944 0.017
18 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'53.833 1.090 0.146
19 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'53.878 1.135 0.045
20 81 Manuel Gonzalez MV Agusta 1'53.960 1.217 0.082
21 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'53.995 1.252 0.035
22 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'54.059 1.316 0.064
23 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'54.226 1.483 0.167
24 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'54.241 1.498 0.015
25 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'54.245 1.502 0.004
26 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'54.251 1.508 0.006
27 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'54.264 1.521 0.013
28 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'54.693 1.950 0.429
29 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'54.766 2.023 0.073
30 18 Xavi Cardelus Kalex 1'54.929 2.186 0.163
31 17 John Mcphee Kalex 1'55.274 2.531 0.345
32 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1'55.362 2.619 0.088
Round Number: 
13
2021
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2021 Aragon MotoGP FP2 Result: Miller Steps Up

The premier class had their second practice session of the day in pretty hot conditions, track surface reaching nearly 45 degrees Celsius, which meant that a lot of hard rubber was out in play. However, when the time came for a time attack to secure positions in the provisional top 10, things hotted up further and Marc Marquez’s impressive FP1 benchmark eventually tumbled at the hands of Jack Miller. Marquez himself didn’t engage in the shootout and opted for another run on used tyres, leaving Aleix Espargaro as the main challenger to the Ducatis. The Aprilia man ended the day two tents of a second behind Miller, while the lead Yamaha was somewhat surprisingly Cal Crutchlow, the test rider making a late jump into third position, less than three tenths off top spot.

Then there were more Ducatis on the menu, as Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin made late progress on the timesheets, while Pecco Bagnaia claimed sixth place despite a late tumble at turn five. Fabio Quartararo found himself outside of the top 15 in the final couple of minutes and tinkering with his helmet, but found enough speed to soon climb into seventh position, ahead of the initial leader of the session, Takaaki Nakagami. Enea Bastianini’s late charge dropped the likes of Pol Espargaro and Alex Rins out of top 10 contention on the combined standings, despite being only half a second off top spot.

Positions 18 onwards make for unusual reading, with the likes of Valentino Rossi, Maverick Viñales, Marc Marquez and Joan Mir all ending the session one second off top spot. However, Marquez secured a combined top 10 position courtesy of his FP1 time and opted out of the time attack after a careless crash at turn 16, while Mir was also not tempted by soft rubber in the closing stages of FP2 but will have to find some time on Saturday morning.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'47.613    
2 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'47.886 0.273 0.273
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'47.897 0.284 0.011
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'47.988 0.375 0.091
5 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'48.023 0.410 0.035
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'48.032 0.419 0.009
7 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'48.034 0.421 0.002
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'48.057 0.444 0.023
9 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'48.086 0.473 0.029
10 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'48.166 0.553 0.080
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'48.267 0.654 0.101
12 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'48.278 0.665 0.011
13 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'48.314 0.701 0.036
14 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'48.351 0.738 0.037
15 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'48.456 0.843 0.105
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'48.526 0.913 0.070
17 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'48.623 1.010 0.097
18 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'48.649 1.036 0.026
19 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'48.755 1.142 0.106
20 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'48.827 1.214 0.072
21 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'48.886 1.273 0.059
22 96 Jake Dixon Yamaha 1'49.987 2.374 1.101
Round Number: 
13
2021
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2021 Aragon Moto3 FP2 Result: Öncü Picks Up The Lead

Asphalt continued to get hotter as the day progressed at Motorland and it helped Deniz Öncü in posting the fastest time of the day in the final minute of FP2. The Turkish rider ended the session half a tenth faster than rookie Izan Guevara, who briefly led the way before getting demoted to a still impressive second place. Darryn Binder climbed up to third, with Sergio Garcia making significant progress to join the top four after a slower start in FP1. Jaume Masia also stepped up to fifth, ahead of Filip Salac and Niccolò Antonelli, who finished within three tenths of the leader.

Romano Fenati kept close in 8th place, followed by rookies Lorenzo Fellon and Adrian Fernandez inside the top 10 and Dennis Foggia and Ayumu Sasaki just missing out, four tenths off the lead. FP1 leader Gabriel Rodrigo and championship leader Pedro Acosta were some of the few riders who failed to improve on their morning benchmarks, finishing 16th and 19th respectively, but both riders held onto positions in the combined top 14. After leading the way for the first half of the session, Tatsuki Suzuki dropped out of contention and will look to improve further on Saturday morning.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'58.929    
2 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'58.974 0.045 0.045
3 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'59.005 0.076 0.031
4 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'59.010 0.081 0.005
5 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'59.033 0.104 0.023
6 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'59.156 0.227 0.123
7 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'59.218 0.289 0.062
8 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'59.235 0.306 0.017
9 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'59.272 0.343 0.037
10 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'59.317 0.388 0.045
11 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'59.324 0.395 0.007
12 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'59.364 0.435 0.040
13 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'59.395 0.466 0.031
14 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'59.481 0.552 0.086
15 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'59.533 0.604 0.052
16 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'59.538 0.609 0.005
17 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'59.633 0.704 0.095
18 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'59.788 0.859 0.155
19 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'59.820 0.891 0.032
20 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'59.825 0.896 0.005
21 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'59.928 0.999 0.103
22 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'59.994 1.065 0.066
23 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'00.107 1.178 0.113
24 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 2'00.485 1.556 0.378
25 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'00.515 1.586 0.030
26 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'00.645 1.716 0.130
27 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'00.678 1.749 0.033
28 67 Alberto Surra Honda 2'00.836 1.907 0.158
Round Number: 
13
2021
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2021 Aragon Moto2 FP1 Result: Navarro Demotes Lowes

For much of FP2, it was the Marc VDS squad in the limelight, until Jorge Navarro claimed top spot in the session by nearly half a second. That dropped early leader Sam Lowes to second on the timesheets, with rival Marco Bezzecchi sneaking ahead of Augusto Fernandez to join the top three. Remy Gardner kept close in fifth but only four thousandths of a second ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio. Raul Fernandez limited his running after suffering a hand injury in a training crash but was quick enough to claim seventh place over the 10 laps he did do and was the final rider posting a time within a second of the leader.

Speed Up replacement rider Fermín Aldeguer continues to impress, this time with eighth place in FP1 on home soil and with compatriots Hector Garzo and Albert Arenas rounding out the top 10 positions. Hafizh Syahrin, Xavi Vierge, Marcel Schrotter and Simone Corsi provisionally hold top 14 places, while Aron Canet dropped to 15th after a late crash at turn 12.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'53.100    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'53.573 0.473 0.473
3 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'53.644 0.544 0.071
4 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'53.796 0.696 0.152
5 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'53.988 0.888 0.192
6 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'53.992 0.892 0.004
7 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'54.099 0.999 0.107
8 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'54.197 1.097 0.098
9 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'54.328 1.228 0.131
10 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'54.383 1.283 0.055
11 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'54.400 1.300 0.017
12 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'54.470 1.370 0.070
13 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'54.562 1.462 0.092
14 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'54.572 1.472 0.010
15 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'54.622 1.522 0.050
16 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'54.774 1.674 0.152
17 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'54.810 1.710 0.036
18 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'54.859 1.759 0.049
19 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'54.909 1.809 0.050
20 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'54.937 1.837 0.028
21 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'54.958 1.858 0.021
22 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'54.960 1.860 0.002
23 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'55.018 1.918 0.058
24 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'55.115 2.015 0.097
25 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'55.136 2.036 0.021
26 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'55.255 2.155 0.119
27 81 Manuel Gonzalez MV Agusta 1'55.323 2.223 0.068
28 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'55.437 2.337 0.114
29 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'56.065 2.965 0.628
30 18 Xavi Cardelus Kalex 1'56.205 3.105 0.140
31 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1'56.802 3.702 0.597
32 17 John McPhee Kalex 1'57.695 4.595 0.893
Round Number: 
13
2021
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2021 Aragon MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Reclaims Motorland

It will come as no surprise that Marc Marquez made a solid start on his home playground, the Spaniard leading the way throughout FP1. He initially did so with a half second gap and after rivals steadily reduced that, Marquez put in a brand new soft rear tyre and promptly increased his advantage to over a second. Reigning champion Joan Mir was the only other rider tempted by shiny new rubber in the closing stages of the morning session, but the Suzuki man only reduced the gap to just under one second. Pecco Bagnaia stuck to used tyres for his final run but showed very solid pace on his way to third on the timesheets.

Alex Marquez made a late jump to join his brother in the top 4, with Jack Miller closely behind in fifth. Aleix Espargaro was the lead Aprilia in sixth, while brand new teammate Maverick Viñales finished 19th, two seconds off the lead but bearing in mind that one second of that was the Marquez effect. Johann Zarco ended the morning just ahead of compatriot Fabio Quartararo in seventh and eight places, while Honda completed the top 10 with Takaaki Nakagami and Pol Espargaro. Enea Bastianini missed out on the top 10 by only six hundredths of a second, with Alex Rins down in 14th and Jorge Martin 17th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'48.048    
2 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'49.019 0.971 0.971
3 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'49.193 1.145 0.174
4 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'49.206 1.158 0.013
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'49.262 1.214 0.056
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'49.313 1.265 0.051
7 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'49.372 1.324 0.059
8 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'49.451 1.403 0.079
9 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'49.459 1.411 0.008
10 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'49.589 1.541 0.130
11 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'49.652 1.604 0.063
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'49.670 1.622 0.018
13 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'49.741 1.693 0.071
14 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'49.784 1.736 0.043
15 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'49.936 1.888 0.152
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'49.942 1.894 0.006
17 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'49.947 1.899 0.005
18 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'49.964 1.916 0.017
19 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 1'50.187 2.139 0.223
20 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'50.299 2.251 0.112
21 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'50.353 2.305 0.054
22 96 Jake Dixon Yamaha 1'51.188 3.140 0.835
Round Number: 
13
2021
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2021 Aragon Moto3 FP1 Result: Rodrigo Robs Salac

Aragon greeted lightweight class riders with beautiful end of summer conditions, blue sky and reasonably warm asphalt. Although the setting was quite different to last time out, the same familiar faces were featured at the front early on. After Romano Fenati led the way for much of FP1, a late time attack placed Gabriel Rodrigo at the top, six hundredths of a second ahead of Filip Salac. Niccolò Antonelli also finished the morning within a tenth of a second of the leader, after briefly leading the way too.

Championship leader Pedro Acosta returns to a more familiar playground and made a late jump from outside the top 10 to fourth on the timesheets. After holding top spot for a couple of minutes, Andrea Migno dropped to fifth, three tenths off the lead and not too far ahead of Darryn Binder, Tatsuki Suzuki and Dennis Foggia. Fenati dropped to ninth after showing good speed early on and finished ahead of teammate Adrian Fernandez, while Jaume Masia and Deniz Öncü narrowly missed out on the top 10. Meanwhile, title contender Sergio Garcia made a slower start at Aragon, ending the morning 22nd, over a second and a half behind the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'59.131    
2 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'59.195 0.064 0.064
3 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'59.230 0.099 0.035
4 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'59.368 0.237 0.138
5 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'59.481 0.350 0.113
6 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'59.507 0.376 0.026
7 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'59.515 0.384 0.008
8 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'59.524 0.393 0.009
9 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'59.775 0.644 0.251
10 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'59.950 0.819 0.175
11 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'59.989 0.858 0.039
12 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'00.047 0.916 0.058
13 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'00.155 1.024 0.108
14 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'00.282 1.151 0.127
15 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'00.326 1.195 0.044
16 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'00.370 1.239 0.044
17 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 2'00.536 1.405 0.166
18 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'00.604 1.473 0.068
19 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'00.706 1.575 0.102
20 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'00.709 1.578 0.003
21 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'00.878 1.747 0.169
22 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 2'00.886 1.755 0.008
23 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'00.891 1.760 0.005
24 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'01.301 2.170 0.410
25 63 Syarifuddin Azman Honda 2'01.311 2.180 0.010
26 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'01.629 2.498 0.318
27 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'01.940 2.809 0.311
28 67 Alberto Surra Honda 2'02.174 3.043 0.234
Round Number: 
13
2021
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2021 Magny-Cours World Superbike Race Two Result: Proper Racing; It's On

The last race of the weekend was twenty one dry laps with a weekend attendance of 14,405. They would be treated to a proper fight.

Toprak Razgatlioglu took the lead into turn one ahead of Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. Lowes, Razgatlioglu and Rea rode into turn five side-by-side with Razgatlioglu lifting his rear to take the lead ahead of Alex Lowes. Rea took second from Lowes into the chicane. Into turn five, Lowes struggled to maintain grip and he crashed out a few turns later as Jonathan Rea took the lead into the 180 turn. Scott Redding in third set the fastest lap. As he closed up on Razgatlioglu. 

On lap three, the top three riders in the championship crossed the line with under seven tenths of a second covering the trio. Michael van er Mark passed Andrea Locatelli for fourth place a second off the podium places. At the Adelaide hairpin, turn five, Razgatlioglu took the lead but was wide into the 180, allowing Rea to take the lead back. 

The fight for fourth place was headed by Andrea Locatelli and Michael van der Mark with the Ducatis of Chaz Davies and Michael Ruben Rinaldi on his tail, but after tyre-smoking contact on the straight with Locatelli, Van der Mark swerved and had to avoid pit boards and dropped to seventh place, climbing to sixth after a few turns. Razgatlioglu tried to pass Rea, but Rea slammed the door into turn five.

Seven laps down, Jonathan Rea, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding were three seconds clear of the fight for fourth place between Andrea Locatelli, Chaz Davies and Michael Van der Mark. Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap. 

At the end of lap nine, Scott Redding lost touch from the leading duo, with a second gap to Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea. Once again, Rea and Razgatlioglu charged to turn five with the Yamaha on the inside line taking the lead. Into the Imola chicane, Jonathan Rea forced his way under Toprak Razgatlioglu and held his line through the chicane to hold the lead. Turn five of lap eleven, Razgatlioglu once again took the inside line, braking from a way back, as Rea leant his Kawasaki on the Yamaha as the pair cornered glued together. Razgatlioglu led throughout lap twelve, but the pair were still under only two tenths of a second apart.

Lap thirteen and Jonathan Rea remained in Toprak Razgatlioglu's clean air as Scott Redding watched the fight from over a second and a half behind, ending lap thirteen two seconds behind the quality slap fight for the win.

In fourth place, three seconds from Redding, Andrea Locatelli was over a second clear of Chaz Davies with Alvaro Bautista a further second behind with the best Michael fight on his tale, contested between Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Michael van der Mark. 

Jonathan Rea charged into turn five way too fast, missing the apex but briefly holding the lead until Toprak Razgatlioglu took it back on the better line. 

Five laps remaining, Razgatlioglu still had Rea for company as the pair were over four seconds clear of Scott Redding with Andrea Locatelli three further seconds behind. Turn five once again was the scene of a close call, with Rea unable to pass. Four laps remained and they were still on close quarters. 

At the start of lap nineteen, Toprak Razgatlioglu finally shook off Jonathan Rea, with Razgatlioglu pulling out a one second gap as Rea looked like he settled for second place as Rea's tyres looked to be a little more spent. Lap nineteen, Razgatlioglu hammered home his advantage with a personal best lap, two seconds ahead of Rea. Scott Redding in third place was a comfortable two and a half seconds clear of Andrea Locatelli and Chaz Davies. 

At the opening of the last lap, Toprak Razgatlioglu led by almost three seconds over Jonathan Rea with Scott Redding over five seconds further back and the podium was settled. Chaz Davies was closing on Andrea Locatelli as the only fight that looked unsettled o the last lap.

Toprak Razgatlioglu took his first triple with a race two win ahead of Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding. Andrea Locatelli held off the challenge by Chaz Davies to take fourth place with Alvaro Bautista finishing sixth.

With three wins over the weekend, Toprak Razgatlioglu increased his championship lead over Jonathan Rea to thirteen points and is only the third rider, alongside Alvaro Bautista and Jonathan Rea, to win three races in a weekend. One of Razgatlioglu's crew was dressed in a Top Cat fancy dress outfit to underline Razgatlioglu's position at the top of the championship.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2.908
3 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 5.498
4 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 10.329
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 10.734
6 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 11.467
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 13.901
8 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 15.640
9 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 16.254
10 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 20.911
11 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 39.410
12 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 42.808
13 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 43.057
14 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 44.106
15 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 48.202
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 49.557
17 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 51.981
18 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'07.692
RET 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 17 Laps
RET 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 20 Laps
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Magny-Cours World Supersport Race Two Result: I Hear You Like Sprint Races …

World Supersport race two would be missing three riders after yesterday's chaotic events. Valentin Debise and Michel Fabrizio were ruled unfit after their unrelated unusual accidents. The race would try to be nineteen laps again, but another incident at the end of lap one brought out the red flags.

Luca Bernardi got a good start from pole position, leading Dominique Aegerter and Jules Cluzel. Aegerter briefly held the lead in turn five but Bernardi was able to take the lead back out of the corner. At the end of lap one, Luca Bernardi lost the front in the final Lycée chicane and collected Dominique Aegerter sand Jules Cluzel, dumping three Yamahas on the tricky chicane. Dominique Aegerter made it back to the pits under the five minute limit and the Ten Kate team started fixing his slapped about bike for the twelve lap restart.

Luca Bernardi and Jules Cluzel were both sent to the medical centre and the race would restart five riders down, moving championship contender Steven Odendaal up a few places.

Dominique Aegerter led Niki Tuuli, Manuel Gonzalez and Philipp Oettl with Can Oncu charging up to join in the fun as riders jostled for position at the front. After a lap, Aegerter led Gonzalez, Oncu, Tuuli and Oettl. Steven Odendaal was unable to make progress in ninth place. Gonzalez looked for a way past at turn five and made a pass into the Nurburgring chicane work. Philipp Oettl set the fastest lap on lap two and on lap three, Aegerter took the inside line in to turn five, the Adelaide hairpin, and claimed the lead back. Can Oncu made a few aggressive attempts to take second place from Gonzalez. Race winner Andy Verdoia set the fastest lap on lap three but he was overhauled by Steven Odendaal and Federico Caricasulo on lap four.

Dominique Aegerter and Manuel Gonzalez set fastest lapses they started stretching out a lead from Can Oncu, Philipp Oettl and Niki Tuuli. Gonzalez tried to pass Aegerter on the outside of turn five, but Aegerter pushed to the edge of the track, forcing Gonzalez to relent.

Six laps in, half race distance, Dominique Aegerter had off Manuel Gonzalez, setting another fastest lap on his duct taped bike, with Can Oncu holding off Philipp Oettl and Niki Tuuli behind them. Steven Odendaal was over a second further back with Federico Caricasulo, Raffaele De Rosa and race winner Andy Verdoia rounding out the top nine.

Dominique Aegerter maintained a fast pace, but he couldn't escape from Manuel Gonzalez and Can Oncu. Gonzalez escaped from Oncu by setting the fastest lap as he closed up to Aegerter, almost passing into the Adelaide hairpin. Nine laps down, and Gonzalez was a quarter of a second behind Aegerter over the line with Can Oncu over a second behind. As Manuel Gonzalez tried to take the win from Dominique Aegerter, Can Oncu fought off Philipp Oettl as Oncu tried to get his first podium in the class. Oettl took third into the Adelaide but Oncu held it on the brakes. 

Into turn thirteen, Manuel Gonzalez took the lead, and Dominique Aegerter tried to take it back into the Lycée only to have Gonzalez take it back. On the last lap, the pair swapped places back and forth, with Aegerter taking the lead into the Lycée only to suffer a slight wobble as his suspension bottomed out and watch Gonzalez slip underneath. Both riders on the limit into the chicane with Manuel Gonzalez in front, and Gonzalez took his first win in the class against the championship leader Aegerter.

Manuel Gonzalez took a hard-earned victory with Dominique Aegerter right behind him. Can Oncu claimed his first podium in the class with Philipp Oettl in his shadow in fourth with Niki Tuuli looking on. A second behind them, Steven Odendaal and Federico Caricasulo finished sixth and seventh ahead of race winner Andy Verdoia.

Manuel Gonzalez climbed up to fifth place with his race win, clawing his way to within three points of fourth-placed Luca Bernardi. Gonzalez is only the third rider to take a race win this year. Dominique Aegerter will be missing from the next round to compete in the MotoE championship, leaving fifty points on the table, but he increased his lead to sixty two points on a rebuilt bike. Steven Odendaal is sixty two points behind Aegerter and sixty two points ahead of Philipp Oettl.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6  
2 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 0.155
3 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.283
4 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.633
5 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1.964
6 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 2.900
7 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 3.243
8 30 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 6.303
9 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 6.626
10 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 6.893
11 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 8.458
12 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 10.976
13 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 12.899
14 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 13.021
15 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 14.119
16 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 15.252
17 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 17.200
18 96 D. SANCHIS MARTINEZ Yamaha YZF R6 17.801
19 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 20.769
20 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 28.167
21 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 28.421
22 31 D. VALLE Yamaha YZF R6 28.962
23 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 39.827
24 40 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 46.769
25 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 49.721
RET 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 3 Laps
RET 29 L. BERNARDI Yamaha YZF R6  
RET 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6  
Round Number: 
8
2021
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2021 Magny-Cours World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Fast And Furious

Updated: See below

The track was colder for the World Superbike Superpole race, the track only 31ºC, as riders lined up to determine the grid positions for race two.

Jonathan Rea got the hole shot from pole position and led the Yamahas of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Andrea Locatelli with Alex Lowes slotting into fourth. Alex Lowes passed Andrea Locatelli into turn thirteen with a forceful push. 

On lap two, Razgatlioglu passed Rea into turn five and set the fastest lap, a new lap record of 1'36.637, as the leading pair left Lowes and Locatelli behind. Leon Haslam, a further second behind, was leading Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Michael van der Mark and Scott Redding. Lap three, and Alex Lowes took the lap record off Razgatlioglu with a 1'36.488. Van der Mark and Redding passed Rinaldi as Jonathan Rea takes the lap record with a 1'36.474 on lap four of ten as he kept up with Razgatlioglu.

At half race distance, Toprak Razgatlioglu led Jonathan Rea with Alex Lowes two seconds behind. Andrea Locatelli was in fourth place over a second off Lowes with Michael van der Mark and Scott Redding almost three seconds behind.

Lap six and both Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea lapped at record-setting pace as Scott Redding took fifth place from Michael van der Mark. Redding missed the apex into turn five as he braked after van der Mark, but he held his position. Rea nearly clipped razgatlioglu into turn five and lost almost half a second as he had to sit up to avoid taking the pair out.

After a few laps, Rea closed up with two laps to go and the leading pair were pushing hard, and they started the last lap with less than half a second between them. Rea was unable to pass at turn five but barged past into the Adelaide chicane, holding the lead until the Lycée complex when Razgatlioglu fought back and made a hard clean pass before the final chicane. Rea looked for a pathway back, but couldn't pass without using green paint.

Toprak Razgatlioglu won the Superpole race in a very close battle with Jonathan Rea, adding three points to his championship lead. Alex Lowes was in a convincing third place with Andrea Locatelli over a second off the podium. Scott Redding recovered from a poor grid position to finish in fifth place, a second-row start for race two between Locatelli and Michael van der Mark. 

Update: After a complaint, Toprak Razgatlioglu was penalised one place for exceeding track limits on the last lap. Jonathan Rea is now classified as the race winner.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 0.352
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1  
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 5.634
4 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1.361
5 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 0.741
6 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 8.471
7 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 9.867
8 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 10.240
9 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 11.677
10 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 0.358
11 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 12.331
12 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 12.583
13 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 12.854
14 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 21.949
15 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 22.670
16 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 25.982
17 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 26.442
18 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 27.556
19 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 30.374
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 33.876
RET 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1
Round Number: 
8
2021
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