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Sport: WSBK Argentina Superpole race: Razgatlioglu narrow lead, Rea chance

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Toprak Razgatlioglu greift bereits mit einer Hand nach dem WM-Titel © Motorsport Images Toprak Razgatlioglu already engages with one hand after the world title

Yamaha factory pilot Toprak Razgatlioglu has in the Superbike World Championship in San Juan (Argentina) secured the victory in the Super Pole race. Razgatlioglu prevailed in the last round against Ducati rider Scott Redding. Only 0.046 seconds separated Razgatlioglu and Redding to ten rounds ( to race result ). Third place went to Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki), who drove a lonely race and back is now 34 points.

Razgatlioglu took another step towards world title with the victory. "We tried a different set-up in the morning. So I feel much more comfortable," says the Yamaha rider. "I am very pleased. Scott was strong today. I fought for the victory and I am pleased about this success. Running two will not be easy, because Johnny and Scott will be stronger."

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Redding ventured into the last lap much to be still enforce. "I had nothing to lose and wanted to fight with Toprak. I wanted to show people that I can go that way. I did. I overtook at a point where it was not easy for me. We gave us a great fight "said the Ducati rider.

"The race was easier than expected. I was fast and drove a regular rhythm. I felt more comfortable on the bike today, thanks to the changes. We must not forget that I go here for the first time," notes Redding.

Reas title hopes were further diminished. In the sprint race, the defending champion was no threat to winner Razgatlioglu. "I had to get in the early rounds problems, the rear tires up to temperature. My rhythm was not fast enough. Scott and Toprak went very well. I congratulate them. We still have work to do," notes the Kawasaki rider.

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Toprak Razgatlioglu takes over at the start the lead

Scott Redding started from pole in the sprint race. Toprak Razgatlioglu and Axel Bassani (Moto Corsa Ducati) completed the first row. Defending champion Jonathan Rea was only number two position five in the Superpole race over ten rounds.

The sprint to the first corner Toprak Razgatlioglu decided for themselves. Scott Redding finished the first round before the Kawasaki duo Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes second. Axel Bassani lost the starting positions, but practiced already in round two pressure on Alex Lowes out.

At the beginning of the third round had Toprak Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding already slightly offset. Jonathan Rea could not follow and drove in third place. Axel Bassani won against Alex Lowes through and took the fourth position.

Jonathan Rea may Toprak Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding not follow

Scott Redding made at the end of round three a mistake and thus lost the connection to Toprak Razgatlioglu. The Ducati rider came in curve 15 from the line and drove a wide berth. Jonathan Rea was in striking distance of the Ducati with the number 45.

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Halfway through the race, Scott Redding put on the pace and fought his way to the leading Yamaha with fast lap times zoom. Jonathan Rea was driving alone in third place and was not enough to quickly close the gap to the front.

exciting slugfest in the closing stages

Two laps to lead Toprak Razgatlioglu the race at 0.4 seconds ahead. In the penultimate round, the projection of the WM Leaders shrunk to less than 0.2 seconds. In the last round there was a change of leadership, but Toprak Razgatlioglu was immediately countered.

Toprak Razgatlioglu won the race with only 0.046 seconds ahead of Scott Redding. Jonathan Rea came with 3.4 seconds back. Axel Bassani was fourth and was the best non-factory rider. Place

BMW in the top 5, Honda gets nothing

BMW driver Michael van der Mark won to five. Andrea Locatelli (Yamaha), Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha), Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Ducati) and Alex Lowes (Kawasaki) completed the points.

Honda went completely empty of: Lon Haslam finished tenth and lay back more than 15 seconds. HRC team-mate Alvaro Bautista was just behind in eleventh place finish.

Chaz Davies (GoEleven-Ducati) and Eugene Laverty (BMW) also came away empty handed. Davies finished the sprint race 18.4 seconds behind position 13. Laverty came only at position 15 to the finish.

The second feature race in San Juan will start at 20:00 (CEST) ( to the TV Overview ).

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