The 2021 season World Superbike entered its final stretch. The tournament only has two dates left and the first of that sprint will take place in the Argentina this weekend in the El Villicum International Circuit, in the province of San Juan. In this way, the Cuyo scene will be the scene of a new battle between the English Jonathan Rhea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) and the Turk Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha leg with Brixx WorldSBK).
Rea, six-time champion of the specialty, and Razgatlioglu have achieved eleven wins each. Also the two were on the podium in 25 races, something that had never happened in the history of the category. This parity causes the current record of 34 podiums that Rea has since 2019 remains in force.
Despite the equality of performance, Razgatlioglu arrives in the country at the forefront of the positions with 478 points against Rea's 452, who tries to extend the dominance he has in the WSBK since 2015 when he won the first of his six consecutive titles.
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Although the dispute between Rea and Razgatlioglu monopolizes all the attention, it is not necessary to remove the British from the fight Scott Redding (Arubai.it Racing). His six wins and 19 podiums allow him to be the third in contention with 424 goals.
So passionate is the fight for the scepter that even the stars of the MotoGP they follow her closely. “It will be a very fun championship final. Of course, for our part we must support Toprak "affirmed the French fabio quartararo, favorite to win the trophy of the queen category of the two wheels and that shares the mark with the Turk.
“There is a great fight at WorldSBK. It is one of the best battles in recent years because you have the two best drivers, always there and always very close. It's hard to say a favorite ", analyze Italian Valentino Rossi, who will retire from motorcycling at the end of the year.
The one who has a favorite is his compatriot Franco Morbidelli: “They are both incredible fighters and they are fighting very hard for this championship, but I think Toprak has a chance to win the crown. I still wish you both good luck ”.
This Friday the layout of El Villicum, which already received the WSBK in 2018 and 2019, will begin to write the penultimate chapter of this exciting season that will close in Indonesia the November 21.