#RiminiWorldSBK | Jonathan Rea holds off Razgatlioglu as Bautista crashes again!

Redemption for Jonathan Rea after a tough Superpole Race with reigning World Champion who gets second win of the weekend after a great duel against Razgatlioglu. Bautista crashes out during the second lap and ended in 14th

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#RiminiWorldSBK | Jonathan Rea holds off Razgatlioglu as Bautista crashes again!
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Maybe even Jonathan Rea was not expecting a result like this after this morning: reigning World Champions shines again in Race 2 and wins his second race of the weekend and he is now only 16 points far from championship leader Alvaro Bautista. Disaster for the Spaniard from Ducati who crashes out again in a Race 2 during the second lap and ends in 14th losing a lot of points.

Alvaro had a great start from pole position and it seemed that he could have run away again in a solo race, but as happened in Jerez he crashed out during the second lap shocking almost everyone. Bautista was still able to rejoin the track but could not do better than 14th position, letting the others fighting for podium and victory.

Toprak Razgatlioglu tried to take benefit from championship leader’s gift taking the lead from Leon Haslam, but Jonathan Rea was good enough to follow and stay with him until the final laps, where the two engaged a great duel, with reigning World Champion who made his move with 4 laps to go and the Turkish from Puccetti went for a winning move overtake at the last lap at “Quercia”. 4-time World Champion reacted really well overtaking immediately Toprak again and won Race 2 reopening the Championship.

Last podium position is taken by a great Leon Haslam, who replicates his third place obtained this morning in Superpole Race, with the Briton from Kawasaki started well. Number 91 had then a little fight with Marco Melandri, but the Italian crashed out during the 13th lap. Job for Leon was not done as long as he still had to face Alex Lowes, who tried a podium move overtake on the final laps but Haslam’s answer was really good and Kawasaki rider was able to win that fight.

Stunning result then for Kawasaki who has three bikes on the podium, making a three out of three in a weekend in which Ducati was the favorite manufacturer.

Top 5 finish for Michael Ruben Rinaldi, a great result for the Italian and for Barni Racing Team after a tough weekend overall, with number 21 who tried everything he could to close the gap on Lowes and Haslam but he was not able to and ended in 5th ahead of Tom Sykes, who surely had a better result than this morning where he could not finish the race due to technical problem but maybe was chasing for more.

Not the best day so far for Chaz Davies, who crashed in Superpole Race and finished 7th in Race 2; not the ideal result for him who ended ahead of wild card Michele Pirro and Lorenzo Zanetti, who won the fight for 9th position against Jordi Torres.

Here's what happened in Superpole Race:


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