Sunday double for Rea and first podium for Bautista with Honda

The Northern Irishman regained the World Cup lead after Ducati's dominance on Saturday. A great career from the Spaniard took him to third place, behind Chaz Davies.


Sunday's day at Motorland in the Superbike World Championship left Jonathan Rea with a double to regain the leadership of the World Championship and Álvaro Bautista's first podium with Honda. Rea prevailed from the start, with a great start from the Talaverano, keeping the fourth place. The Kawasaki while looking from the first corner to put distance with Redding. In a lap and a half, the Northern Irishman accumulated a second and a half advantage, just as Van der Mark overtook Scott Redding with his Yamaha and Bautista did the same to reach third place. While Bautista pressed the Dutchman for second place, Chaz Davies overtook Redding, sent the hitherto World Cup leader to fourth place and beat Bautista and Van der Mark. One lap later, a hasty braking by the Welshman surprised the Talaverano and taking advantage of the slipstream and the speed of his Ducati, Davies took second in just a few corners. In the fight, Bautista put the Honda third.

Redding was struggling at the time, falling behind Rea's chasing trio, with Davies setting the pace in search of Rea, 1.6 ahead. The push of the Panigale number 7 was endured by Bautista, managing to open a gap with the fourth classified, Van der Mark.

A halfway through the race, the distance between first and second had dropped to 1.3, with Bautista's CBR welded to the wheel of Davies' Panigale. With the advantage falling, the five-time champion squeezed the Ninja and brought the distance back to 1.7, proving to have something more and to be dosing ahead of the second half of the race.

With Rea's lead hovering around the second and a half, and with Bautista and Davies close together, Redding regained position against Van der Mark's Yamaha. At eight from the end, Bautista began to give ground to Davies, while Redding reached the 'Fireblade', which endangered the first Spanish podium with the mark of the 'golden wing'.

With the first two spots already set and Redding's effort that proved sterile to reach the Honda 19, the interest of the race shifted to the battle for seventh place, with Forés ahead of Razgatlıoğlu, Haslam and Sykes in the lead. of five for the checkered wand.

A four from the end, Rea stoned his difference by going long and Davies appeared in first place, but it lasted only a few moments. 'El Caníbal' recovered the first place, but with the Welshman very close to 0.2. The straights played in favor of the Panigale, but Rea, five world championships behind him, took the distance to 0.5. Neither his mistake nor seeing the Ducati so close made the champion nervous who finally took the victory with Davies second and Bautista securing their first podium. Redding, Rea's closest rival overall, finished fourth, Rinaldi fifth and Van der Mark sixth. Behind, Forés was 10th behind Razgatlıoğlu, Lowes and Haslam.

Triumph of Rea in the race superpole

Jonathan Rea answered in the short race to the dominance and double of Ducati in the first race of the Aragon event of the SBK World Championship. The Northern Irishman, who lost the overall lead after Scott Redding's triumph on Saturday, gave no choice and led the sprint race unopposed since he overtook Loris Baz (Yamaha) after the first turn

The loot of points collected could have been more profitable, as Loris Baz held second place for much of the race until he couldn't keep up and was overtaken by Scott Redding. Van de Mark, with the Yamaha, also surpassed the Frenchman and closed the podium.

A podium that Álvaro Bautista grazed with the Honda, thus removing the thorn after the 'zero' of the first race in Aragon. In the middle of the race, the Spaniard knew how to take advantage of a Baz error to gain two positions, that of the French himself and that of the Turkish Razgatlioglu. And before the last lap he overtook Alex Lowes and his Kawasaki to close the fourth place. Xavi Forés finished 12th and Román Ramos, 19th.

Locatelli is still fully in Supersport

Italian Andrea Locatelli (Yamaha YZF R6) scored his seventh consecutive win in as many races after signing a new plenary session in the double round of the SSP World Championship held at the Motorland circuit .

Locatelli, debutant in the category this 2020, once again exerted an overwhelming dominance over all his rivals and did not leave even the crumbs as a consolation in any of the sections of the Aragonese race, since he returned to lead the race from start to finish , and set the fastest times in each turn at 5,077 meters of the track until he was completely alone at the front of the test. -Efe

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