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Toprak does what he desires


Toprak very quick within the Superbike session that baptized the brand new Mandalika Circuit. The pursuer Jonathan Rea eleventh: simply ten laps as a consequence of a technical drawback

It has been portrayed because the problem of the last decade, but when Toprak Razgatlioglu continues at this fee, the uncertainty dangers evaporating within the nice Indonesian warmth. Within the Superbike session that baptized the brand new Mandalika Circuit, on the island of Lombok, the Turkish of Yamaha scrambled everybody, ending within the lead of the standings with a mocking margin: greater than a second and a half forward of the second, Alex Lowes squire Kawasaki. Rival Jonathan Rea has virtually no laps: after the primary tasting session (eight laps), the Kawasaki suffered from an issue with the rear brake, which despatched the remainder of the session up in smoke. In the intervening time the reigning champion is barely eleventh: not fairly the beginning of the weekend that Kawasaki hoped for.

World Toprak if …

Razgatlioglu landed in Indonesia 30 factors away from pursuer Jonathan Rea. He may change into world champion for the primary time already on the finish of race 1, Saturday 20 November, incomes one other seven factors. For instance: Toprak profitable, Rea solely third. With this mixture, the Turkish would rise to +39 factors and solely 37 factors stay to be awarded between Superpole Race (12 factors for the primary) and Race 2 (25 factors). So the reigning champion is compelled to win, hoping that some driver will get in the best way of him and the chief of the standings. Kawasaki’s hopes, barring surprising twists, cling by a thread.

Yamaha with the wind in its sails

Three terrific rides for Toprak. Within the first, simply to get to know the observe, he printed 1’36 “543. Within the second, after solely a short while within the storage, he did 1’36 “260 whereas within the third and final he dropped to 1’34” 985. The Yamaha technicians virtually didn’t contact the bike: the YZF-R1, on this observe with out references, went very robust proper from the beginning. It was shot in very popular situations: 35 ° C in air, 59 ° C on asphalt. Within the 45 minutes Oliver Konig, promoted by the WSSP300 on the Kawasaki Pedercini, crashed, and later additionally Tom Sykes, who returns to the BMW after the intense harm in Barcelona. For the Brit it’s the final race of the World Championship, as a result of for him there isn’t any place on the 2022 grid.

Mandalika, what a good looking circuit!

The Indonesians have completed the work on the final, however have constructed a mannequin observe. The Mandalika Circuit measures four,310 meters and presents a good looking look: nothing appears to be lacking in comparison with top-level amenities in different components of the world. Final Sunday the deliberate run-in with the Asia Expertise Cup was skipped because of the absence of the marshals, who have been chosen from the neighboring villages. However, by some means, the native group, in live performance with the Federmoto commissioners and the promoter Dorna, managed to resolve the state of affairs. We remind you that in mid-February 2022 the MotoGP will make its debut in Mandalika, with the second stage of the winter checks. Within the 2022 season, the island of Lombok will host each the highest class and the Superbike.

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