Toprak Razgatlioglu dominated Magny-Cours’s second Superbike free follow session, 2 tenths forward of Scott Redding and Jonathan Rea. In addition to this greatest time, his many laps in 1’37 made him the winner of the day on all counts.
Huge brakeman, Toprak Razgatlioglu likes the Magny-Cours monitor. He received his very first Superstock 600 race there in 2014. He completed third in the identical class a 12 months later. He received his first Superstock 1000 podium in 2016. Then his very first victory (and even double victory) in Superbike, in 2019.
Two years after this episode, he arrived in Nièvre because the chief of the world championship, tied on factors with Jonathan Rea. Goal of the weekend: to take the lead of the overall classification alone. And he obtained off on the appropriate foot.
Fourth in a primary free follow session on a dry circuit, Toprak Razgatlioglu took management of operations within the second session, contested below the solar. His quickest time, 1: 37.138, got here within the last laps. However earlier than that, the Yamaha rider did plenty of it in 1’37, at a quick and regular tempo. Qualifying has but to cross, however a message has already been despatched to his opponents in preparation for the primary leg.
Chief in FP1, Jonathan Rea lastly took third place this afternoon, just below three tenths behind Toprak Razgatlioglu. Grand winner of the final occasion, in Navarre, Scott Redding got here in between the 2 males within the dying moments. Razgatlioglu, Redding, Rea: the hierarchy of the championship and of the final weeks is usually revered. The highest trio of the overall classification is at Magny-Cours.
Greatest unbiased driver of the day, Chaz Davies completed on the foot of the rostrum within the session in 1’37.472. Leon Haslam completes the top-5 along with his Honda, a handful of hundredths forward of Tom Sykes, greatest BMW rider, of the day whereas the affirmation of his handlebars for 2022 continues to be pending. Typically talking, the lap occasions for the peloton are very tight, with a top-12 standing in simply 7 tenths.
First French, Lucas Mahias is pushed again to fourteenth row, with a small course to beat to get into the appropriate automobile. His compatriot Christophe Ponsson is eighteenth. The remaining on Saturday morning within the third free follow session, which begins at 9am.
WorldSBK Magny-Cours – FP2 Superbike:
WorldSBK Championship after Navarra: 1. Toprak Razgatlioglu 311, 2. Jonathan Rea 311 (=), three. Scott Redding 273 (-38), four. Alex Lowes 169 (-142), 5. Andrea Locatelli 151 (-160)… Full rating
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