Estoril WSBK: Razgatlioglu leads Yamaha 1-2-3 in Superpole race

Rachit Thukral
·2 mins read

From pole, Razgatlioglu made a rapid start to lead the field into Turn 1, with GRT Yamaha’s Garrett Gerloff overtaking factory Honda rider Leon Haslam to slot into second.

From there, the Turkish rider enjoyed an untroubled run to the finish as he broke the circuit lap record, taking the chequered flag by a commanding margin of two seconds.

Gerloff likewise stayed well clear of the chasing pack to finish second, securing a third podium finish of his rookie season - and second in a row.

The fight for the final spot on the podium was fought hard between Ducati’s Chaz Davies and Michael van der Mark, with the latter coming on top to make it a podium lockout for Yamaha.

The two riders made light contact when Davies ran wide at Turn 3 on lap 7, but both were able to continue without suffering any damage to their bikes.

Their battle was sealed in van der Mark’s favour when Davies made a mistake on the penultimate lap, allowing the Yamaha rider through to take third.

Both newly-crowned champion Jonathan Rea and Ducati’s Scott Redding were able to rise up the order following a disastrous qualifying session in which they suffered separate crashes, finishing less than a second off each other in fourth and fifth respectively.

Alvaro Bautista finished as the top Honda rider in seventh after passing Haslam on lap 5, the latter slipping down the order after qualifying on the front row of the grid.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who will replace Davies at the factory Ducati squad next year, wrapped up the independent riders’ title with a ninth place finish for the Go Eleven team.

Puccetti Kawasaki rider Xavi Fores rounded out the top 10 ahead of the top BMW of Tom Sykes, as Eugene Laverty was classified in 16th place on the second S1000 RR.

Superpole race results:

1

54

Turkey
Turkey

Toprak Razgatlioglu

Yamaha

10

2

31

United States
United States

Garrett Gerloff

Yamaha

10

1.928

3

60

Netherlands
Netherlands

Michael van der Mark

Yamaha

10

2.940

4

7

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Chaz Davies

Ducati

10

4.074

5

1

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Jonathan Rea

Kawasaki

10

4.745

6

45

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Scott Redding

Ducati

10

5.915

7

19

Spain
Spain

Alvaro Bautista

Honda

10

7.969

8

91

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Leon Haslam

Honda

10

11.835

9

21

Italy
Italy

Michael Ruben Rinaldi

Ducati

10

12.293

10

12

Spain
Spain

Xavi Fores

Kawasaki

10

12.342

11

66

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Tom Sykes

BMW

10

12.643

12

64

Italy
Italy

Federico Caricasulo

Yamaha

10

12.714

13

94

Germany
Germany

Jonas Folger

Yamaha

10

14.984

14

36

Argentina
Argentina

Leandro Mercado

Ducati

10

22.177

15

71

Italy
Italy

Matteo Ferrari

Ducati

10

22.349

16

50

Ireland
Ireland

Eugene Laverty

BMW

10

22.581

17

13

Japan
Japan

Takumi Takahashi

Honda

10

27.889

18

51

Brazil
Brazil

Eric Granado

Honda

10

29.975

19

32

South Africa
South Africa

Sheridan Morais

Kawasaki

10

30.067

20

84

Belgium
Belgium

Loris Cresson

Kawasaki

10

50.259

76

France
France

Loris Baz

Yamaha

0

22

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Alex Lowes

Kawasaki

0

View full results