Team HRC has now concluded the second 2021 Superbike World Championship round at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal, where riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam scored a best of seventh and twelfth in the day’s races.

In the morning’s 10-lap Superpole race, Bautista got away well from eighteenth on the grid, quickly making up positions and gradually moving up through the field. The Spaniard was able to maintain a consistent pace, making up eight positions over the short race and crossing the line in tenth place, just missing out on the possibility to get a better grid position for race 2. Haslam held fourteenth position through the opening laps but lost a little ground mid-race, ultimately crossing the line in sixteenth place.

The second of the weekend’s 21-lap SBK races got underway at 2pm local time. Bautista was already up in eleventh place by lap two. Moving into tenth place on lap four, the Spaniard was able to find a good rhythm, continuing to make progress through the central phase of the race. Holding eighth and lapping with stronger pace than those immediately ahead of him, Alvaro moved into seventh place on lap 15, a position he held to the line to score some solid championship points. Haslam made gradual albeit slow progress during this second race. From fifteenth on the grid, he made up several positions throughout the course of the 21 laps, ultimately crossing the line in twelfth position.

Having now completed the first two championship rounds, Bautista and Haslam now place eleventh and twelfth respectively in the championship standings, with 25 and 16 points.

Alvaro Bautista 19

Superpole Race P10 Race 2 P7

“Another hard-fought race because I had to start eighteenth again, after just missing out on securing a better grid position with my tenth-place finish in the sprint race. In the end, the afternoon’s race was trickier than yesterday’s, as the temperature was different and the track was more slippery. I took many risks with the front and was very close to the limit. Our pace was not bad though and I think that was worth a top-five finish. But starting from the back and lapping with similar pace to the frontrunners, it was tough to close the gap. A pity really, because when they cancelled my qualifying lap, they basically eliminated any chance for me to fight for better positions. The positive is that we were able to rebuild confidence with the bike after a difficult start to the weekend and I can head into the next round with good feeling again. Now we must take another step forward”.

Leon Haslam 91

Superpole Race P16 Race P12

“It’s been a tough weekend all in all. We’ve struggled to make headway with the issues we had at Aragón unfortunately. We had slightly better feeling in the last race but I didn’t get the start I wanted and so although I passed a few riders I couldn’t do better than twelfth. We’ve worked hard here though and I’m confident that we understand the direction we need to take as we move on to Misano. Hopefully we can make a more positive start to the race weekend there.”

WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 02   Portugal

Results Tissot Superpole Race

Sunny
Humidity
72%
Track Temp
31°C
Air Temp
19°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 12 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 16'13.053
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 9 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 0.690
3 Redding Scott 45 GBR 7 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1.180
4 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 6 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 2.059
5 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 5 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 3.583
6 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 4 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 3.623
7 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 3 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 7.062
8 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 2 RC Squadra Corse BMW 7.831
9 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 1 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 8.969
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Team HRC Honda 9.581
11 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 0 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 10.013
12 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 10.850
13 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 11.419
14 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 0 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 15.703
15 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 16.678
16 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 0 Team HRC Honda 16.810
17 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 20.194
18 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 22.250
19 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 39.192
20 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 1'01.246
21 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 2 Laps
22 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 0 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 9 Laps
WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 02   Portugal

Results Race 2

Sunny
Humidity
59%
Track Temp
43°C
Air Temp
24°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 34'13.197
2 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 20 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 2.787
3 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 16 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 9.484
4 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 12.401
5 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 11 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 14.011
6 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 10 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 15.189
7 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 9 Team HRC Honda 15.899
8 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 8 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 21.628
9 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 7 RC Squadra Corse BMW 23.257
10 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 6 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 25.344
11 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 5 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 26.525
12 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 4 Team HRC Honda 28.227
13 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 3 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 29.878
14 Redding Scott 45 GBR 2 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 38.162
15 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 1 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 38.911
16 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 39.128
17 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 1'03.983
18 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'07.458
19 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 4 Laps
20 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 19 Laps
21 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 0 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 20 Laps
22 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 20 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)