Razgatlioglu leaves Redding without a triplet

The Turk took the victory in race 2 against the British, to end his hegemony in Los Arcos. Rea closed the podium and Bautista was ninth.


Whoever gambles has to know how to lose, and that's the lesson Redding draws from this weekend. The heat was again tightening in Los Arcos, but the 40ºC on the asphalt dropped the temperatures of the previous day, convincing the Briton of a bet that he did not want to access in the Superpole despite the inferiority of laps. Then Scott's Ducati put on the stiffer tires again to sign his second victory of the weekend and then went on the attack with the soft rear compound to deprive himself of a triplet in which Razgatlioglu interposed to stoke the fight for the title . Because in just one weekend, the World Cup is little by little complicated for Rea, in front of two rivals who endanger an unattainable hegemony in the last six seasons.

The nerves were still of steel after the delay of a start that conditioned the mechanical problems on Nozane's motorcycle. And when the traffic light went out, the story was the same as always. Redding showed off in the start, Rea was delayed more than usual, and his departure involved him in a fight with Razgatlioglu that caused a touch between them that they would soon recover from. The first to regain ground was the Turk, who only needed one lap to lead a race that he commanded since then until seeing the checkered flag. Immediately the Northern Irishman imitated the steps of the leader and also surpassed a Redding who had in his plans the scene that was then represented on the asphalt.

The Ducati showed off the worn rubber and while Rea launched himself for Razgatlioglu to contain his escape, Redding took it easy, waiting for his ideal moment. The podium was written except for error by the favorites, the fight for the first three places was marked from the first bars with a chasing group unable to roll in the times of the three contenders for the title. From the second half it was when some letters were shown that allowed the Turk to end the dominance of a Scott who ended up drowning on the shore. Not even the gear that the British climbed five laps from the end was enough to catch up with the Yamaha and although with the fall of the tires he was again the fastest on the asphalt, the time he lost trying to overtake the Kawasaki was decisive in the bottom line.

A couple of tries it took Redding to get past a Rea, who ended up asking for the time when the Briton left. Despite the fact that the Ducati rider searched until the end for those tenths that brought him closer to victory, Razgatlioglu wanted to return to the top and shake the Northern Irishman's lead, now tied at 311 points with Yamaha's overall. The British also continued to cut differences, 39 points behind the leadership after his two victories and the second at Los Arcos, and with the three Musketeers taking the podium, the best Spaniard was Bautista again, ninth.

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