Already winner of the Superpole race on Sunday morning, Jonathan Rea received the third and remaining spherical of the weekend in Estoril, successful Race 2 whereas making the most of Scott Redding’s fall to extend his lead within the championship.
Redding led the primary 14 laps on the Portuguese circuit, however Rea took management at the beginning of the 15th lap. Vast in flip three, Redding tried to counterattack on the following curve however misplaced the entrance finish of his Panigale V4 R, ending up within the gravel pit.
Rea subsequently discovered himself with the free subject to go and gather his fourth success in six races contested this yr, a quite surprising situation in view of the occasions of the primary spherical. Carrying the usual SC0 rear tire, as within the Superpole race, Rea was certainly sixth after a muscular mano mano with Michael Ruben Rinaldi at flip four, shortly after the beginning.
The Kawasaki rider’s comeback was facilitated by the autumn of Garrett Gerloff on the second lap, the Yamaha rider taking Rinaldi with him to the mat in flip 6. Toprak Razgatlioglu in the meantime acquired a double lengthy lap penalty resulting from an early departure. Rea subsequently shortly returned to second place earlier than step by step closing the hole with Redding, carrying the smooth SCX tire like yesterday.
After the autumn of Redding, Rea was in a position to comprise the stress put by Chaz Davies on the handlebars of the Ducati satellite tv for pc of the GoEleven crew, thus claiming his first podium of the yr. Razgatlioglu climbed as much as third place, forward of Alex Lowes’ Kawasaki and rookie Andra Locatelli’s Yamaha, creator of his greatest consequence within the class.
First consultant of the BMW clan, Michael van der Mark took sixth place forward of Álvaro Bautista’s Honda, the opposite BMW of Tom Sykes, Eugene Laverty and Tito Rabat. Beginning once more after his fall, Redding went to avoid wasting the 2 factors for 14th place.
Earlier at the moment, Rea additionally received the Superpole race forward of Razgatlioglu and Redding. He subsequently left Estoril with a bonus of 35 factors over the Turkish driver on the head of the championship, and of 36 items over Redding.