#FRAWorldSBK Magny Cours, Saturday roundup: WorldSBK, WorldSSP , WorldSSP300

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Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) won Race 1 in Magny-Cours with a remarkable performance characterized by his fierce duel with Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) who secured second place. Razgatlioglu, who notched his 38th career win in WorldSBK, secured a crucial victory that trimmed the Championship gap between him and Bautista to 55 points. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) claimed third place on the podium.

Garrett Gerloff (Bonovo Action BMW) ultimately finished fourth in the race after starting from pole position, and the American rider achieved his best result since joining BMW. Danilo Petrucci ( Barni Spark Racing Team) took fifth place in a late-race battle with his compatriot, Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK), who came in sixth. Championship leader Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) suffered technical problems in the early stages of the race before fighting back to the top ten.


In a commanding performance at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Nicolo Bulega of Aruba.it Racing – Ducati secured a convincing win, further solidifying his position as the championship leader. Despite challenges, Stefano Manzi held on to secure second place, albeit facing an increasing gap to the leader. Valentin Debise, racing in front of his home crowd, celebrated his first-ever WorldSSP podium finish.

This race showcased a diverse top five, with four different motorcycle manufacturers represented. Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki) claimed fourth place, three seconds behind the podium, followed closely by Niki Tuuli (PTR Triumph) in fifth. Yari Montella (Barni Spark Racing Team) rounded out the top six.


In an intense battle at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki) emerged victorious in WorldSSP300 Race 1. The 2020 Champion secured his second win of the season by nearly two seconds, reducing his gap to the Championship leader to five points. Kevin Sabatucci (Team Flembbo – PI Performances) captured second place, marking his return to the podium after two years.

Meanwhile, Loris Veneman (MTM Kawasaki), Buis’s teammate, impressed by clinching his maiden World Championship podium, finishing just 0.278 seconds behind Sabatucci. Dirk Geiger (Freudenberg KTM – Paligo Racing), who had been in contention for the lead throughout the race, secured fourth place, less than a tenth of a second behind Sabatucci. Jose Luis Perez Gonzalez (Accolade Smrz Racing BGR) fought hard to maintain his consistent form and claimed fifth place. Daniel Mogeda (Kawasaki GP Project) rounded out the top six in a race filled with dramatic battles.


Source: worldsbk.com 

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