Last assault on the leadership between Bautista and Rea before the break

The Spaniard and the Northern Irish star in a new battle for the World Cup at the circuit of Laguna Seca, last test before the holidays.


The Superbike World Championship changes continent. After the tour in Europe, SBK arrive this weekend at Laguna Seca, one of the shortest circuits in the calendar. This will be the last test before the stop so all riders will want to score as many points as possible. to leave calmly to the vacations.

This appointment promises strong emotions after what lived in Donington Park. In the British track, Alvaro Bautista lost the leadership of the World after falling in the first race, being fourth in the Superpole Race and finishing third in Race 2. Some results that gave the lead to Jonathan Rea. The Northern Irishman, leader of the World Championship for the first time in the whole season, took advantage of the bad results of Bautista and signed his first hat-trick of the campaign to prevail in the three races.

The pilot of Kawasaki is being a very tough opponent for '19'. He did not give up despite the spectacular start of the season for Bautista and now he is on an upward trajectory. He came to a disadvantage of 61 points after the Superpole Race in Jerez and now he arrives in the US 24 points above the Talavera. A difference that still does not worry too much to Bautista since "in the championship it can happen of everything". "Everything can happen and we have to try to continue working as we are doing" , says the Spanish.

In Laguna Seca, the Ducati rider will try to cut differences with Rhea and thus come alive with the break but this is a clue that He is very good at his rival. Rea has won three of the last four races there and plans to continue his good run: "Laguna Seca is another track where we can attack, a year ago I really enjoyed it and there is a chance to do it well" .

After Laguna Seca, the World Superbike Championship will rest for holidays and will not return until the weekend of September 6-8 at the circuit of Portimão, Portugal.



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