Radical change: Rea and Bautista's triplet stays at 24 points

The Talaverano arrived at Donington leader with 16 points of advantage, but the three victories of the Briton at home give a turn to the classification.

It's not hard to remember how the Superbike season started. Bautista was adding one triumph after another with a superiority that seemed of another category and that was destined to give him the World Cup title by KO over the others. But, how fast things can change ... The Talaverano arrived at Donington leader with 16 points of advantage, and three races and three victories of Rea after, he left to 24 of the Briton. A negative balance of 40 points for the Ducati, that at least avoided a major bleeding by being third in the last race.

The best Álvaro could hope for in the third race of the weekend was the third step of the podium. And is that the dispute for important posts was divided into pairs: Rea and Razgatlioglu fought for victory, and Haslam and Bautista to finish third. While the Northern Irish and the Turkish were several times in their particular duel during the first part of the race, Ducati's Spaniard could not find a way to pass the teammate of his Kawasaki's greatest rival, with whom he already had his pluses and minuses at the start.

When the lap counter scored eleven for the checkered flag, Rea took the lead with the intention of not letting go, and Bautista, seeing that movement, launched himself for Haslam and overtook him to hang the bronze and minimize damage. So far came the work of Rea's squire to contain Bati. Thus, Jonathan was left alone and without a cargo wall before Razgatlioglu, who was not removed from his aspiration. The Turk smelled the victory to the finish line, but he was not able to take it from Rea, who took the maximum spoils from home. Now, he refuses to be dethroned.

So the SBK Superpole Race in Donington

If the Superpole race is already short normally (10 laps), the Great Britain race was more than normal. The Japanese Kiyonari went to the ground on lap six and his motorcycle watered the oil track which caused a multiple fall that forced to take red flag. At that time marched leader Rhea who had stolen the wallet to Sykes on the return previous, so it was the British Kawasaki who took the victory. However, the BMW did not rise to the podium as a second.

Sykes was one of the victims who went to the ground because of the slippery track, but he did it already on lap seven, which suggested he would climb to the second step of the podium. However, the regulation states that the driver must reach the pit lane in the five minutes following the end of the race, something that Tom was not able to do. So the second place on the podium was for Razgatlioglu and the third for Haslam. This incident benefited Bautista who of the fifth went to fourth place and remains second in the general, now with 15 points of disadvantage with Rea.

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