Turkey's Razgatlioglu wins Portugal round of Superbike World Championship
Toprak Razgatlioglu extends lead in standings with season's 11th victory
Turkey’s Toprak Razgatlioglu won the Portugal round of the 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship on Saturday.
Razgatlioglu, who races for Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK, edged out Ducati’s Scott Redding by 0.691 seconds to claim victory at the Portimao Circuit in Algarve.
Team GoEleven’s Loris Baz came in third, finishing 10.628 seconds behind Razgatlioglu.
This was the 24-year-old Turkish racer’s 11th win of the season and extended his lead in the standings.
He has some more cushion at the top of the table as his closest rival Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) crashed out of Saturday’s race.
Razgatlioglu’s tally stands at 474 points and Rea has 429, followed by Redding with 395 points.
The Portuguese round’s Superpole and Race 2 will be held on Sunday.
Portugal is the 11th round of the 2021 World Championship, which will end with Round 13 in Indonesia on Nov. 19-21.