2021 Navarra World Supersport Race Two Result: Long Fight Cut Short

World Supersport's second twenty lap race around Navarra would be missing front-runner Manuel Gonzalez as he was not ruled fit to race after yesterday's crash. 

Simon Jespersen took the lead into turn one, ahead of Steven Odendaal and Dominique Aegerter. Jules Cluzel got a good start but was jostled back to sixth place by turn three. Odendaal slipped in to the lead, with Jespersen squirrelling in an attempt to hold on to the front spot. Marcel Brenner and Luca Bernardi forced their way past Aegerter, with Bernardi ending the fight in third place. Brenner and Bernardi swapped back and forth a few times. 

As Steven Odendaal sets the fastest lap, Marcel Brenner kept third place behind Simon Jespersen but Dominique Aegerter started his ascent, passing Brenner then Bernardi as he closed in on Jespersen who was a second off the lead. Aegerter's charge rewarded him with a fastest lap. Behind him, Brenner and Bernardi swapped places a few more times to gift Aegerter with a gap. 

Lap five, and four crashes in with Can Oncu and Randy Krummenacher coming under investigation, Steven Odendaal held a second and a half of a lead over Simon Jespersen and Dominique Aegerter, but midway through the lap, Dominique Aegerter took second place off Jespersen and set another fastest lap. Aegerter started slicing two or three tenths off the gap to the lead each sector. Closing on Steven Odendaal, Dominique Aegerter set yet another fastest lap to get to within a second of the lead on lap seven of twenty.

At the start of lap eight, Dominique Aegerter closed up to Steven Odendaal, starting the lap in his wake and with another fastest lap, with Simon Jespersen over two seconds behind, fending off Luca Bernardi and Federico Caricasulo. Bernardi took third place off Jespersen as Caricasulo, carrying more pace than the two bikes in front of him, closed up.

Luca Bernardi and Federico Caricasulo made quick work of Simon Jespersen as Dominique Aegerter and Steven Odendaal swapped places a couple of times as Aegerter tried tricky passes that wouldn't hold.

At half race distance, Odendaal and Aegerter led by over two seconds, with Bernardi a second clear of Caricasulo who was joined by Philipp Oettl and Jules Cluzel, with Niki Tuuli taking seventh off Jespersen. 

Dominique Aegerter looked like he was comfortable watching Steven Odendaal as they matched lap times with nine laps to go. Luca Bernardi was settled in third, matching the lap times of the men two seconds ahead of him. Can Oncu waved to his team as he headed to turn one, dragging plastics on the floor that exploded into pieces as they gripped the floor. He pulled off the track and retired.

Dominique Aegerter made his move on lap fourteen, outside Steven Odendaal into turn four, catching the leader unawares and stealing the lead before planning his escape. 

Aegerter's pass paid off as the red flags came out to end the race past two-thirds race distance to award full points. Borja Gomez crashed into turn one at high speed to bring out the red flag.

Dominique Aegerter won the race ahead of Steven Odendaal, with Luca Bernardi third over a second ahead of Federico Caricasulo who held off Jules Cluzel to finish fourth. 

Dominique Aegerter increases his lead over Steven Odendaal to forty seven points, enough for him to skip a race in his campaign to try to win the MotoE championship at the same time as World Supersport. Luca Bernardi's third place put him within six points of Philipp Oettl's third place in the championship. 


Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6  
2 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 0.294
3 29 L. BERNARDI Yamaha YZF R6 2.264
4 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 3.700
5 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 3.965
6 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.659
7 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 5.855
8 9 S. JESPERSEN Yamaha YZF R6 5.969
9 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 6.536
10 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 7.384
11 96 D. SANCHIS MARTINEZ Yamaha YZF R6 10.087
12 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 10.674
13 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 11.571
14 31 D. VALLE Yamaha YZF R6 14.809
16 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 17.424
17 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 3.661
18 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1 Sector
19 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1 Sector
20 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1.807
21 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1 Sector
22 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
NC 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.857
RET 72 B. GOMEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.112
RET 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.181
RET 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.235
RET 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.799
RET 69 E. MONTERO HUERTA Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.722
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jared, you are doing great work & I appreciate your damn near immediate turn around of race results. 

But, since the 2nd race at Misano,   Bernardi's  whole position line is missing, as if some extra print control character was attached to his name to drop a "Line Feed" and overwrite his line with the next position line, whether he was 2nd, 3rd or 12th...    Not that I am interested in his results specifically, but it IS weird from a website tech pov.   

   I checked 23x.net & figure you have better skills than I do to figure what's  going wrong with Bernardi.

...   and then there is always the weird Gap column results..   ;)

We get the results as a PDF and I wrote a perl script that tries its best to extract the tables. It's not something we can copy and paste. I'll have a look at why he's not showing up. The gap column results is due to the columns moving around, and I'm looking at a better way of resolving that.

Oh, this time, the gaps are really weird because there was a red flag, and the gaps don't exist as such. They're gaps at the last timing transponder loop, not real gaps. 

I found out why Bernardi is missing from the results from Misano onwards. To find the riders, we key on the three letter nationality. If the nationality isn't on the list, it's not recognised as a rider. Every year, I update this list. However, at Misano, Luca Bernardi's nationality changed from RSM to SMR, making him invisible to my script.

What a palaver.

so that's what it was !     glad that you figured it out..

thank you.