MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Assen World Superbike Race One Result: Red Flagged Session

As the riders lined up for the 21 lap race, Jonathan Rea was the only rider with the super-soft SCX tyre on the back of his bike, with Toprak Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding opting to use the standard SC0 Pirelli. Rea also lined up with the development front tyre. The track was 37ºC, a little warmer than the tyres like. 

Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu had good starts, but Razgatlioglu was better into turn one, taking the lead from Rea. Michael Ruben Rinaldi was in third place ahead of Scott Redding and Alex Lowes with Jonas Folger and Andrea Locatelli behind them. At turn four, Razgatlioglu took a wide line and Rea used his better grip to slip under the Yamaha rider to take the lead. 

As Garrett Gerloff and Tom Sykes worked their way through the slower riders from their shared last places, they ended the first lap trading fourteenth place between them. On the second lap, while Scott Redding set the fastest lap, Alvaro Bautista ended his race in a fast turn eight crash, the first of a few crashes.

The next lap, as the leading five cleared off from the sixth place battle between Jonas Folger and Andrea Locatelli, Alex Lowes on the back of the leading group lost grip at turn five, losing his bike to the gravel. Three turns later, Michael Ruben Rinaldi joined him in the DNF pile, leaving the top three of Rea, Razgatlioglu and Redding in a safe podium group over two seconds clear of fourth place. 

At the start of lap four, Toprak Razgatlioglu powered into turn one on the brakes and took the lead from Jonathan Rea. Scott Redding remained within a half second of the lead and had a prime view of Rea trying to take the lead back, nipping at Razgatlioglu's rear tyre. A lap later, with the leading three formation flying at the lead, the man in fourth place was local rider Michael van der Mark. Over two seconds off the fight over podium places, but comfortably ahead of Andrea Locatelli and Jonas Folger. Garrett Gerloff and Tom Sykes were jostling for positions in the top ten, when Jonathan Rea lined up Razgatlioglu in the run from turn six to turn seven and made a clean pass. Razgatlioglu looked for a way back, but Rea had the better of him. Three laps later, Scott Redding played the same card and took second place off Razgatlioglu, and proceeded to challenge Rea for the lead. 

Halfway through the race, Scott Redding made an error near the beginning of lap eleven, which gave Razgatlioglu the momentum to take second place from them and allowed Jonathan Rea to squeak out a gap of over a second in one lap. Redding and Razgatlioglu settled down, not letting Michael van der Mark to get too close. The Dutchman got within two seconds as they were unsettled, but the gap very quickly returned to its previous size of over two seconds. Van der Mark's lead over Andrea Locatelli was still over a second with Jonas Folger over a second behind him. 

By lap sixteen, Jonathan Rea was over two seconds clear of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding, and Redding made a fast pass into turn six, taking second place. Razgatlioglu tried to find a way past, making Redding have to work hard around the fast sweeping turns, but the Ducati man retained second place and razgatlioglu settled into place behind him and started watching where he could make a move, planning on a last lap pass. 

Garrett Gerloff and Tom Sykes were the fastest riders on track as the laps counted down, and Gerloff made his way to sixth place, almost three seconds behind Andrea Locatelli. As Tom Sykes and Jonas Folger were duelling, Folger had a very fast crash that brought out the red flags with two laps remaining. 

Jonathan Rea won his thirteenth race at Assen, passing Carl Fogarty's record of twelve. Scott Redding finished in second place ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu who regretted his waiting for a last lap attempt at second place. 

Jonathan Rea took the championship lead back from Toprak Razgatlioglu, leading by seven points, as Scott Redding increased his lead over Alex Lowes. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 3.312
3 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1 Sector
4 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1 Sector
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1.661
6 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1 Sector
7 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1 Sector
8 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1 Sector
9 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1 Sector
10 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1 Sector
11 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2 Sectors
12 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 2 Sectors
13 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1 Lap
14 9 A. MANTOVANI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1 Lap
RET 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 18
RET 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 16
RET 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 12
RET 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 12
RET 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.993
RET 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.912
RET 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 297,5
Round Number: 
5
2021
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2021 Assen World Superbike Superpole Result: Crashes, Yellow Flags, Deleted Laps, Oh My

World Superbike Superpole qualifying took place under a 21ºC sunny sky and a track temperature of 31ºC. Scott Redding was quickest in this morning's FP3, but the biggest news is the absence of a BMW team, with Eugene Laverty's team undergoing "internal restructuring" causing their absence. 

The fifteen minute session opened with Alvaro Bautista setting an early 1'35.019, but Rea's first lap of 1'34.286 set the benchmark, but Toprak Razgatlioglu crashed out early on, overtaking Andrea Locatelli out of the Geert Timmer chicane. Garrett Gerloff and Tom Sykes also crashed out before they could set a qualifying time. Scott Redding set the slowest time on the first flying lap, over six seconds off Rea's time, after avoiding Gerloff's crash and deciding to avoid cooking his tyre past yellow flags. 

After a pit-stop, Michael Ruben Rinaldi got within a third of a second of Rea's time, borrowing clean air off Scott Redding who climbed to seventh place when unencumbered by yellow flags. Rea's fast time was cancelled due to the early yellow flags, but he immediately replaced it with a 1'33.842, over four tenths quicker than his cancelled lap. 

Three minutes left and Toprak Razgatlioglu headed out as Jonas Folger and Andrea Locatelli filled the first row of the grid, knocking Rinaldi to the second row, but Razgatlioglu, Redding and Tom Sykes all had laps to post.

Tom Sykes missed the flag, not getting to set a qualifying time, alongside Garrett Gerloff who didn't make it back out after his crash.

Jonathan Rea's fast lap, the only in the 1'33s, put him on pole position for the fifth time out of fifth races this year, but Scott Redding got his good lap in before the flag, ending the session in third place after Toprak Razgatlioglu knocked him out of second place. Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Alex Lowes pushed Jonas Folger down to sixth place and Andrea Locatelli heads the third row ahead of Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark. 

With the front row made up of the top three riders in the championship, Assen should deliver what Assen normally delivers, in spite of the race taking place later in the year than was usual.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.842   287,2
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.028 0.186 286,5
3 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.053 0.211 289,5
4 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.067 0.225 291,9
5 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.252 0.410 288,0
6 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.336 0.494 286,5
7 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.375 0.533 286,5
8 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.467 0.625 288,0
9 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.786 0.944 286,5
10 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.791 0.949 291,1
11 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.944 1.102 290,3
12 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.944 1.102 288,8
13 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.002 1.160 288,0
14 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.251 1.409 282,7
15 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.335 1.493 282,7
16 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.558 1.716 285,0
17 9 A. MANTOVANI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.059 2.217 282,7
18 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.076 2.234 282,0
19 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.156 3.314 276,9
Round Number: 
5
2021
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2021 Assen World Supersport Superpole Result: New Slicks, New Surface, New Lap Record

World Supersport qualifying culminates in Superpole, twenty minutes to determine the grid for this afternoon's race. Dominique Aegerter and Steven Odendaal dominated qualifying yesterday, and are favourites for the top two places. 

Dominique Aegerter opened the session with a 1'37.856, just over a half second off his best time from yesterday, with Steven Odendaal a quarter of a second off his pace. A lap later, Philipp Oettl set a 1'37.766 on his second lap. Manuel Gonzalez, after two top-four sessions yesterday, remained in the top four. 

On his fourth timed lap, Dominique Aegerter got within two tenths of the best Friday times with a 1'37.468, leading Oettl, Odendaal and an improving Randy Krummenacher as everyone pitted in for a new tyre with nine minutes remaining.

After the break, Hannes Soomer snuck up to second place as Dominique Aegerter set a 1'37.222, an outright lap record, finally beating his best time from yesterday. Hannes Soomer tucked the front into turn eight, his crash bringing out yellow flags. To add insult to injury, Philipp Oettl took his second place off him, a hundredth off Aegerter's pace. 

A minute from the flag, Niki Tuuli and Federico Caricasulo crashed out in unrelated incidents. As the flag came out, Steven Odendaal took third place from Hannes Soomer and put himself on the front row. As Tuuli wandered around the track, post-crash, he got in the way of Raffaele de Rosa, ruining the Italian's fast lap. Tuuli lost is fastest lap as a result, dropping to tenth place, and Philipp Oettl also lost his best lap, thanks to skipping across the green paint, swapping places with Steven Odendaal but remaining on the front row.

Dominique Aegerter took pole position and the lap record ahead of Steven Odendaal and Philipp Oettl. The second row will be Hannes Soomer, Manuel Gonzalez and Randy Krummenacher, promoted thanks to Tuuli's demotion, with Jules Cluzel, Raffaele de Rosa and Federico Caricasulo. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.222   255,3
2 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.527 0.305 252,3
3 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.579 0.357 255,9
4 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.751 0.529 252,9
5 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.016 0.794 254,1
6 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.117 0.895 252,3
7 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.173 0.951 251,2
8 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.277 1.055 250,0
9 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.444 1.222 247,7
11 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.591 1.369 250,0
12 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.605 1.383 254,1
13 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.956 1.734 250,0
14 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.967 1.745 255,9
15 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.061 1.839 251,7
16 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.124 1.902 246,6
17 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.192 1.970 252,9
18 7 M. CASADEI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.343 2.121 246,6
19 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.347 2.125 252,9
20 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.415 2.193 253,5
21 33 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'39.672 2.450 246,6
22 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.803 2.581 249,4
23 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.922 2.700 248,3
24 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.049 2.827 251,2
25 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.211 2.989 249,4
26 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.902 3.680 244,3
27 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.259 4.037 248,8
28 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.272 4.050 244,9
29 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.436 4.214 251,2
Round Number: 
5
2021
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2021 Assen World Superbike FP3 Result: Redding Quickest From Razgatlioglu

Scott Redidng went quickest, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu, but Jonathan Rea and Garrett Gerloff's times from yesterday keeps them on the provisional front row.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.108   291,1
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.674 0.566 285,7
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.703 0.595 289,5
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.708 0.600 288,0
5 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.745 0.637 287,2
6 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.794 0.686 287,2
7 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.810 0.702 289,5
8 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.891 0.783 289,5
9 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.932 0.824 293,5
10 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.200 1.092 286,5
11 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.228 1.120 286,5
12 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.304 1.196 282,0
13 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.705 1.597 294,3
14 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.721 1.613 288,8
15 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.934 1.826 285,0
16 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.304 2.196 289,5
17 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'36.512 2.404 286,5
18 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.611 2.503 285,7
19 9 A. MANTOVANI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.252 3.144 280,5
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.987 3.879 277,6
Round Number: 
5
2021
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2021 Assen World Supersport FP2 Result: Aegerter And Odendaal Swap Top Spots

Dominique Aegerter took the top spot from Steven Odendaal, the pair setting exceedingly close times once again. Manuel Gonzales and Philipp Oettl also swapped places from this morning's session, ending the session third and fourth quickest, over a half second off the pace of the leading two.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.274   251,2
2 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.315 0.041 253,5
3 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.824 0.550 254,7
4 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.086 0.812 254,1
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.157 0.883 252,3
6 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.184 0.910 254,1
7 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.265 0.991 253,5
8 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.341 1.067 251,7
9 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.379 1.105 252,3
10 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.529 1.255 247,7
11 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.567 1.293 254,1
12 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.694 1.420 248,8
13 7 M. CASADEI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.847 1.573 246,6
14 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.967 1.693 255,3
15 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.078 1.804 251,2
16 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.135 1.861 253,5
18 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.303 2.029 251,2
19 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.330 2.056 250,6
20 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.429 2.155 254,7
21 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.531 2.257 256,5
22 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.565 2.291 250,6
23 33 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'39.780 2.506 248,3
24 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.993 2.719 249,4
25 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.260 2.986 244,9
26 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.528 3.254 253,5
27 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.581 3.307 250,6
28 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.136 3.862 249,4
29 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.782 4.508 252,3
30 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.212 4.938 242,2
Round Number: 
5
2021
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2021 Assen World Superbike FP2 Result: Rea Tops Diverse Session

Four bikes in the top four for this session, and not a Ducati amongst them. Jonathan Rea held off Garrett Gerloff and Alvaro Bautista with Tom Sykes maintaining his morning's form to make the BMW look good. Scott Redding was seventh quickest, but his morning time keeps him third quickest overall.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.391   286,5
2 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.512 0.121 286,5
3 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.741 0.350 291,1
4 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.753 0.362 285,7
5 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.755 0.364 285,7
6 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.771 0.380 280,5
7 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.917 0.526 288,8
8 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.958 0.567 288,0
9 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.959 0.568 288,0
10 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.974 0.583 285,0
11 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.976 0.585 288,0
12 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.081 0.690 286,5
13 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.343 0.952 284,2
14 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.503 1.112 285,0
15 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.528 1.137 285,0
16 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.599 1.208 289,5
17 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.945 1.554 282,7
18 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'36.397 2.006 284,2
19 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.405 2.014 282,7
20 9 A. MANTOVANI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.210 2.819 282,7
21 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.586 4.195 274,1
Round Number: 
5
2021
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2021 Assen World Supersport FP1 Result: Odendaal And Aegerter Lap Records

Steven Odendaal and Dominique Aegerter were within lap record pace, with Philipp Oettl the only other rider withing seven tenths of a second. Yamaha R6s made up seven of the top eight places.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.470   250,0
2 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.549 0.079 252,3
3 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.985 0.515 251,7
4 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.198 0.728 247,7
5 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.228 0.758 252,3
6 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.324 0.854 250,0
7 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.558 1.088 249,4
8 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.656 1.186 247,7
10 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.902 1.432 248,3
11 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.136 1.666 250,0
12 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.241 1.771 246,6
13 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.411 1.941 251,2
14 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.422 1.952 250,0
15 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.651 2.181 247,7
16 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.782 2.312 252,9
17 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.121 2.651 247,7
18 33 E. LAHTI Suzuki GSX-R600 1'40.168 2.698 244,9
19 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.314 2.844 251,2
20 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.388 2.918 247,1
21 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.547 3.077 246,0
22 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.595 3.125 251,7
23 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.785 3.315 244,3
24 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.817 3.347 247,7
25 7 M. CASADEI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.995 3.525 241,6
26 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.411 3.941 250,6
27 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.437 4.967 248,8
28 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.814 5.344 247,1
29 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.668 6.198 241,1
30 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.383 6.913 237,4
Round Number: 
5
2021
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2021 Assen World Superbike FP1 Result: Redding Leads Rea And Ducatis

Scott Redding is quickest at Assen, a traditionally Ducati track, with Jonathan Rea second quickest ahead of the Ducatis of Chaz Davies and Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Toprak Razgatlioglu is the only other rider within half a second of Redding's best time while Tom Sykes held off talk-of-the-town Garrett Gerloff, who has just re-signed with Yamaha for another year. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.591   290,3
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.669 0.078 285,7
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.971 0.380 287,2
4 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.019 0.428 289,5
5 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.050 0.459 287,2
6 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.117 0.526 285,7
7 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.150 0.559 287,2
8 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.173 0.582 286,5
9 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.279 0.688 285,0
10 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.316 0.725 287,2
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.320 0.729 285,7
12 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.467 0.876 289,5
13 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.530 0.939 285,7
14 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.681 1.090 287,2
15 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'36.024 1.433 291,9
16 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.135 1.544 280,5
17 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.359 1.768 287,2
18 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.652 2.061 284,2
19 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.113 2.522 281,3
20 9 A. MANTOVANI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.146 2.555 279,8
21 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.995 4.404 278,4
Round Number: 
5
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2021 Donington World Superbike Race 2 Result: Bumps And Bruises

As the riders left their garages to setup on the grid, the rain came down, but it had stopped by the time the teams left the riders on the grid to race and everyone settled on the softest tyre as the track hit 35ºC. 

Jonathan Rea hit turn one first, but it was Toprak Razgatlioglu who got the best start, slotting into second place into turn one, with Tom Sykes, Garrett Gerloff, Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark behind him. Halfway round the opening lap, Razgatlioglu tried to pass Rea, but his attempt at Coppice didn't work. On lap two, Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap as he followed Rea at the front. The leading pair had Tom Sykes with them who kept up with the leaders, claiming that he saw what Razgatlioglu did on Saturday and just copied his tyre choice. 

Tom Sykes said he regretted his tyre choice as the rear was sliding all over the place but he thanked extra Yorkshire puddings for his ability to sit further back on his BMW to increase the rear grip. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap on laps two, three and four, and finally got the pass into coppice he'd been trying all race to work, taking the lead from Jonathan Rea. Over a second behind Tom Sykes, Garrett Gerloff passed Leon Haslam on the outside to take fourth position, with Michael van der Mark, Alex Lowes and Scott Redding on his tail. 

Lap five, Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap behind Toprak Razgatlioglu, looking for a way past into the Foggy Esses, but Razgatlioglu on the brakes is very tricky to pass. 

On a short, four kilometre track, without any long straights, and a top speed below 280kph, even less if you're not on a Ducati, the riders surprisingly spend a third of the lap on the brakes, and Brembo rates Donington as one of the hardest braking tracks of the year. When braking is one's strength, like it is with Razgatlioglu, it's not surprising one can perform well here. 

Rea kept in close to Razgatlioglu bit on lap six, he was a bit too close into the Esses at the end of the back straight, and he had to avoid the Yamaha's rear wheel, a mistake that only cost him a half second. It took Rea two more laps, one of which was the fastest lap of the race, to close on his championship rival, and two laps later, Razgatlioglu missed the first apex into Coppice and went wide enough to kiss the kerb, giving Rea the only invitation he needed to take the lead back. 

At half race distance, with Rea and Razgatlioglu almost three seconds clear of Garrett Gerloff and Tom Sykes, Gerloff finally catching and passing the Yorkshire pudding and tea-fuelled Tom Sykes, Jonathan Rea hit the ripple on the track between Mcleans and Coppice, lifting his rear off the track as his front suspension was unloading, putting too much pressure on his front tyre and sending him out of the lead of the race and the championship and into the gravel. He recovered in twentieth position, but gave Razgatlioglu a comfortable two and a half second margin in the lead. Rea picked up his Kawasaki and returned to the race, but he was in twentieth place, dead last, an insurmountable twenty five seconds off nineteenth place.

Toprak Razgatlioglu maintained his two to three second lead over Garrett Gerloff who eventually put a gap between himself and Tom Sykes, with Scott Redding closing on Sykes but unable to get close enough to even try to pass. On the last lap, into the Melbourne hairpin, he tried a lunge, but was too hot going in and he missed the fast line and left Sykes to get his first feature-length race podium in almost two years. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu took a decisive victory, with plenty of fuel left to grab, wave and discard a Turkish flag before returning to parc fermé, ahead of Garrett Gerloff, making it a Yamaha 1-2 and cementing Gerloff's place at the top of the independents, and sixth place in the championship. A jubilant Tom Sykes of old secured third place but hat to concede sixth place in the championship to Gerloff. Scott Redding's fourth place returned him to third place, three points ahead of Alex Lowes but sixty four points off Jonathan Rea in second place.

Toprak Razgatlioglu now leads the 2021 World Superbike championship by two points as Jonathan Rea records his first race of the season off the podium and out of the points. The rain was kind enough not to interfere in the racing.

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4
2021
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2021 Donington World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Moist

Another wet morning brought out intermediate and wet tyres for the ten laps around the hard-braking short Donington Park. 

Jonathan Rea took the lead from pole position when the lights went out, with his teammate Alex Lowes working his way past the BMWs of Michael van der Mark and Tom Sykes. Garrett Gerloff held off Leon Haslam, Lucas Mahias and Toprak Razgatlioglu. Into the old hairpin, a hairpin in name only, Alex Lowes lost the front and crashed out of second place chasing his teammate for the lead. Tito Rabat, much further back, also crashed out while Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap in the lead. Scott Redding dropped down to seventeenth place, ten seconds off the pace on his full wet tyres, eschewing the intermediates he hates. 

Garrett Gerloff in fifth place set the fastest lap on lap three, behind Tom Sykes and Leon Haslam, while Jonathan Rea held a lead of over two seconds over Michael van der Mark. Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap on lap four, drawing out his lead to three seconds as Lucas Mahias joined the riders in front to make a five-bike fight for second place. 

On lap five, the pace increased, with several riders setting the fastest laps, with Gerloff ending up with the plaudits that lap as van der Mark, Sykes, Haslam and Gerloff dropped Mahias off a second behind them. Toprak Razgatlioglu was over a second behind the Frenchman. Tom Sykes tried to pass van der Mark at the Melbourne hairpin but he couldn't hold it, going wide at the exit, but his second attempt into Goddards, the last turn, he neatly slotted under his teammate to take second place at the head of the battle. 

Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes increased the pace on lap seven, as Rea's lead held at over three seconds, but Toprak Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap hunting down Lucas Mahias and a second row start for the afternoon's race. Razgatlioglu passed Mahias into the first turn of lap nine of ten, but had a gap of over a second to close on Garrett Gerloff's fifth place. Gerloff had Leon Haslam and the BMWs ahead of him and needed a last lap effort to improve his place, but there was nothing there for him and he ended up in fifth place.

Jonathan Rea won the ten lap sprint and earned pole position for race two, with the BMWs of Tom Sykes and Michael van der Mark joining him on the podium and front row. Leon Haslam, Garrett Gerloff and Toprak Razgatlioglu made up the second row ahead of Lucas Mahias, Chaz Davies and Andrea Locatelli. Alex Lowes and Scott Redding would start from the fourth row of the grid, finishing fourteenth and eighteenth respectively.

Jonathan Rea's win extended his lead over Toprak Razgatlioglu to twenty three points and the third-placed pair of Scott Redding and Alex Lowes scored no points, ending fifty four points off Razgatlioglu's second place. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 2.531
3 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 3.409
4 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 3.955
5 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 4.067
6 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 5.011
7 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6.461
8 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 11.599
9 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 20.284
10 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 24.865
11 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 25.318
12 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 25.584
13 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 40.885
14 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'09.188
15 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'16.976
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'24.717
17 12 L. MOSSEY Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.316
18 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.702
RET 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3 Laps
RET 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 5 Laps
RET 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 9 Laps
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2021
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