All or nothing. This was the second race of the WorldSBK at San Juan Villicum International Circuit, scene of the penultimate date of the 2021 season of World Superbike. After the dominance shown by the Turk Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha), the Sunday victory was for the British Scott Redding (Ducati). Between the two of them came the Englishman too Jonatan rea (Kawasaki), six times champion of the specialty.
This test delighted more than 10.Per people who attended the event, which initially had a reduced capacity of 5.000 viewers, although it was later doubled.
Razgatlioglu started first and stayed in front for the first few meters. However, he did not manage to escape from his pursuers as happened in previous competitions. On the contrary, both Rea and Redding gave the contest leader a real headache.
Each had the opportunity to command the actions, but it was Reeding who best managed the speed and rhythm over the second half of the test. He took the avant-garde and consolidated it, taking advantage, in part, of the struggle that lay behind between Razgatlioglu and Rea for second place.
That battle was won by the multiple British champion. Partly on his own merit and a little also because the Turk gave up risking a touch. At the end and with no chance of beating Rea, he let his rival for the title get the second step of the podium.
However, Razgatlioglu leaves Argentina with a good amount of points in his favor. He accumulates 515 goals and leads by 30 to Rea and 66 to Redding, who despite the victory was out of the fight for the crown.
“I gave my best today because I had a problem with the rear tire at the beginning of the race and in the last three laps I tried again to advance, but then I thought that third position was good for this race. I am happy, it is a new podium, I did not fall and these are also very good points for the championship. I'm a bit looking forward to the next race because I don't know the Indonesian circuit, it's new to me. We will see", said The Turk.
“Yesterday we had some problems with the rear tire and today we found something that allowed it to work a little better, and we also changed some of the setup. Unfortunately, the pace in the middle of the competition slowed down a bit. That's when Scott came from behind and with Toprak in the middle I lost contact; I thought it was difficult to bridge the gap. Then I could see that Toprak's bike wasn't turning well because he was having some problems, so I tried to find my chance and got it. ", Rea summarized.
For, Leandro Mercado (Honda) this competition had its reward after some difficult days. Although he was far from the Top 10, he finished in 15th place after starting 16th and was thus able to score a point for the tournament.
While Luciano Ribodino (Yamaha) and Marco Solorza (Yamaha) made a separate race and dedicated themselves to enjoying being part of a date for the world championship. The lack of kilometers above the Yamaha that they rented, added to the physical wear and tear of driving more powerful machines, meant that they were always on the bottom and closed the peloton in 19th and 20th place, respectively.
THE WORLDSSP DEFINED ITS CHAMPION
The Swiss Dominique Aegerter (Yamaha) was crowned WorldSSP champion early after finishing fifth and third in the races held at the Cuyo track. “We strive to finish on the podium and win the title one race before the end of the championship. Achieving it is fantastic… We did a great job and achieved very good results with many races won ”, summed up the flamboyant monarch.
The Sunday competition was won by the French Jules cluzel (Yamaha), also winner of the Saturday competition. As for the Argentines, Matias Petratti (Yamaha) finished 16th; while Andres Gonzalez (Yamaha) dropped out at 16a return.
After this visit to Argentina, the World Superbike will travel to Indonesia to lower the curtain on 2021 with the presentation from November 19 to 21.