Rea seeks to regain her throne

Razgatlioglu will try to defend the first place that he snatched from the six-time Donington champion. They come within two points of difference.


The SBK World Championship lands this weekend in the Netherlands, fifth of the thirteen scheduled stops of the championship, and does so with a new leader in the general, Toprak Razgatlioglu. The Turk from Yamaha prevailed in the second Donington Park race and as if that weren't enough, the until then leader of the World Championship, Jonathan Rea, was left out of the points after going to the ground with the Kawasaki.

At Assen, all eyes will be on the beautiful dispute between the two to win the championship. The Turk arrives two points ahead (183-181) over the Northern Irishman, who for the first time in a long time feels the pressure of losing the throne he has occupied six times. The gap is already open with the third, Redding, who has 117 points and will try to defend Lowes' position, three points behind the Ducati.

For its part, Honda will have another opportunity to lift its head and leave behind the bad feelings that it left again in Donington, where Álvaro Bautista suffered a great deal in his CBR1000 RR-R. The Talaverano could only add 14 of the 57 total points that place him tenth in the general.

As for the other Spanish representatives, the next in line is Tito Rabat, who arrives at the event in 15th place with 18 points and eager to reverse the poor performance of results. Four places and ten points behind is followed by Isaac Viñales, debutant in the large category of series derivatives.

Photos from
Powered by Blogger.