The first day of racing making up the second round of the Superbike World Championship played out today in sunny yet windy conditions at the Portuguese track of Estoril. Calm and determined, Team HRC rider Alvaro Bautista made progress throughout the day, going from fourteenth in this morning’s FP3, with a best of 1’37.797, to twelfth in Superpole thanks to a lap time of 1’37.032, which was subsequently cancelled due to the new yellow flag rule.

Forced to start the race from the sixth row, in eighteenth place, the Spaniard proceeded to make a fine comeback, working his way up the field to ultimately cross the line in eighth place, right behind seventh-placed Van der Mark. Bautista did particularly well to retain a pace close to that of the leading group through the second half of the race. A solid result after yesterday’s challenges and one that bodes well ahead of tomorrow’s races, although he will once again have to line up on the sixth row for the morning’s 10-lap sprint.

Haslam held his position off the line, lying fifteenth through the opening stages. By the mid-race point the Brit had made up three places but was unable to make further progress considering the gap that had opened up between him and the group immediately ahead. Haslam therefore crossed the line in twelfth place.

Alvaro Bautista 19

P8

“Our performance today in race 1 was significant, not so much for the result as we aim to do much more than eighth of course but for the feeling that I had with the bike after yesterday’s crashes. I was quite careful in the early stages, especially on the brakes, but although I started a long way back on the grid – which didn’t help - lap after lap, and pass after pass, my confidence increased, and in the second part of the race my pace was much faster than in practice. This means we can head into tomorrow’s races with a better feeling and can hopefully make another step forward. We do still have work to do on the bike if we want to continue improving. At Aragón we made some progress on the electronics side but here we’ve had some issues and the bike was moving a lot into the corners. If you struggle on entry, you lose time through every corner because you can’t exploit your corner speed and enjoy good traction. That’s one of the points we need to focus on generally. As for tomorrow, we’ll try and build on today’s performance”.

Leon Haslam 91

P12

“It’s not been an easy weekend so far to be honest. We have a few small problems, things that we also struggled with at Aragón, and this is a little strange considering that we had good feeling during recent tests, but I’m confident that we can find the solution. The boys are working hard and hopefully tomorrow I can feel more comfortable on the bike and improve on today’s results”.

WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 02   Portugal

Results Tissot Superpole

Sunny
Humidity
75%
Track Temp
28°C
Air Temp
18°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'35.876
2 Redding Scott 45 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'36.047 / 0.171
3 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'36.164 / 0.288
4 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'36.350 / 0.474
5 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'36.369 / 0.493
6 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'36.532 / 0.656
7 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1'36.863 / 0.987
8 Rabat Tito 53 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1'36.892 / 1.016
9 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'37.031 / 1.155
10 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'37.049 / 1.173
11 Folger Jonas 94 GER Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 1'37.128 / 1.252
12 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'37.193 / 1.317
13 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE RC Squadra Corse BMW 1'37.266 / 1.390
14 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Team HRC Honda 1'37.399 / 1.523
15 Davies Chaz 7 GBR Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'37.422 / 1.546
16 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'37.611 / 1.735
17 Bassani Alex 47 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1'37.657 / 1.781
18 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'37.731 / 1.855
19 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'38.512 / 2.636
20 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 1'38.854 / 2.978
21 Cresson Loris 84 BEL TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'40.008 / 4.132
22 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'40.288 / 4.412
WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 02   Portugal

Results Race 1

Sunny
Humidity
70%
Track Temp
39°C
Air Temp
19°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Redding Scott 45 GBR 25 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 34'08.039
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 20 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 0.877
3 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 0.915
4 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 13 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 9.518
5 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 11 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 13.636
6 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 10 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 17.177
7 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 9 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 19.316
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 8 Team HRC Honda 20.185
9 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 7 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 25.625
10 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 6 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 27.772
11 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 5 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 30.349
12 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 4 Team HRC Honda 35.722
13 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 3 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 35.885
14 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 2 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 36.887
15 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 1 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 45.434
16 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 46.472
17 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 51.132
18 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 RC Squadra Corse BMW 1'09.888
19 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'09.903
20 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'26.686
21 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 6 Laps
22 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 14 Laps
Location Information

Circuito Estoril – Av. Alfredo César Torres 2646 – 901 Alcabideche – Portugal www.circuito-estoril.pt The Circuito Estoril, situated just 30km from the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon, will host the WorldSBK class, along with the FIM Supersport World Championship and the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship from the 16th –… read more.

POLE POSITION Left
LENGHT 4.182 Km
CORNERS 13
RIGHT CORNERS 9
LEFT CORNERS 4

Records

Pole Record 1'35.876 (157,028 Km/h) J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR - 2021)
Race Record 1'36.594 (155,86 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha - 2020)
All Time Record 1'35.876 (157,028 Km/h) J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR - 2021)
2021 Race 1 Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)
2021 Superpole Race Winner cancelled
2021 Race 2 Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)