MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto3 FP1 Result: Migno Leads Wet Session

The background of the Misano circuit was quite different to how we left it over a month ago and it made for a pretty wet start for the lightweight class. A few men did seem to shine in the tricky conditions, the Rivacold Snipers team hogging the limelight for much of the session and Andrea Migno keeping the lead at the chequered flag despite a slight tumble into the gravel at turn three. Teammate Alberto Surra closely followed him despite some rodeo moments of his own, while Filip Salac was their closest challenger, over eight tenths of a second behind the leader.

Honda Team Asia wildcard Mario Aji also thrived in the wet conditions, impressing in fourth place. Izan Guevara was the last rider to post a time within a second of Migno’s benchmark and the rookie carries the flag for the Gaviota GASGAS squad while Sergio Garcia is still out of action with a bruised kidney acquired in Texas. Only half a tenth separated Andi Farid Izdihar, Kaito Toba and Stefano Nepa on the timesheets, while Lorenzo Fellon and Niccolò Antonelli rounded out the top 10 positions.

After very briefly leading the way early on, championship leader Pedro Acosta dropped to 15th position after a tumble at turn 6 limited his running. Rival Dennis Foggia didn’t make much noise on Friday morning, down in 17th and over two seconds behind the leader in the wet conditions. One man missing from the timesheets was John McPhee, who sat out FP1 due to being unwell with the flu.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'52.529    
2 67 Alberto Surra Honda 1'52.807 0.278 0.278
3 12 Filip Salac KTM 1'53.362 0.833 0.555
4 64 Mario Aji Honda 1'53.429 0.900 0.067
5 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'53.446 0.917 0.017
6 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'53.670 1.141 0.224
7 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'53.707 1.178 0.037
8 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'53.716 1.187 0.009
9 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'53.845 1.316 0.129
10 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'53.892 1.363 0.047
11 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'54.049 1.520 0.157
12 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'54.188 1.659 0.139
13 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'54.230 1.701 0.042
14 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'54.242 1.713 0.012
15 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'54.277 1.748 0.035
16 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'54.565 2.036 0.288
17 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'54.682 2.153 0.117
18 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'54.818 2.289 0.136
19 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'54.952 2.423 0.134
20 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'55.042 2.513 0.090
21 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 1'55.083 2.554 0.041
22 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 1'55.110 2.581 0.027
23 80 David Alonso GASGAS 1'55.439 2.910 0.329
24 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 1'55.854 3.325 0.415
25 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'56.160 3.631 0.306
26 96 Daniel Holgado KTM 1'56.291 3.762 0.131
27 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'56.295 3.766 0.004
  17 John McPhee Honda      
Round Number: 
16
2021
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike Race Two Result: Proper Close Racing Again

The last race of the weekend was 21 laps under 22ºC weather and on a 41ºC track.

Toprak Razgatlioglu led Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding in to turn one with Axel Bassani behind them. Toprak Razgatlioglu went wide into turn eight at the end of the straight, allowing Rea to take the lead into turn nine, but Razgatlioglu held the inside line into turn ten and forced Rea to lean on him. Razgatlioglu held the lead into lap two. Scott Redding took second at the end of the start finish straight, but he went wide and Rea got back past to hold second place and allowing Axel Bassani into turd place. Into turn eight of lap two, Razgatlioglu went wide again and Jonathan Rea took the lead, holding it this time. Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap on lap two, a 1'38.256.

Lap three, Razgatlioglu was able to strike back into turn ten, taking the lead from Rea. Rea took the lead back into turn seven of lap four, pushing him wide enough for Scott Redding, who had passed Bassani earlier, to take second place from him. Scott Redding hounded Razgatlioglu on lap five, entering turn seven on his tail to take the lead down the back straight, but Razgatlioglu and Rea, after briefly swapping places back and forth with Axel Bassani, swept underneath to relegate Redding to third.

The battle among the leading four allowed three more riders join in, as Rea and Razgatlioglu swapped places back and forth in the lead, the pair inseparable. Michael van der Mark, Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Andrea Locatelli joined the leading four after the fighting lowered the pace enough. Razgatlioglu, Rea and Redding were covered by only a quarter of a second in the lead. 

On lap seven, Toprak Razgatlioglu set a 1'37.968 without breaking free of Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding, but Axel Bassani in fourth place lost touch, unable to match the leading trio. Turn ten of lap eight, Razgatlioglu and Rea were side by side with Redding their tails, and Redding took second place into turn one of lap nine, taking his turn at attacking Razgatlioglu. Scott Redding passed Toprak Razgatlioglu, but he left enough of a gap into turn eight for Razgatlioglu to sneak under for turn nine. Lap nine and Redding snuck under Razgatlioglu in turn seven, leading down the straight and holding the lead into turns eight and nine to take the lead and take advantage of his better pace round the first half of the track without a big Yamaha in front of him. 

At half race distance, Scott Redding led Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea with Axel Bassani a third of a second off the podium. Scott Redding, with clean air in front of him, set the fastest lap with a 1'37.716. Michael Ruben Rinaldi was over a second and a half behind the satellite Ducati of Axel Bassani. Another lap and another fastest lap by Scott Redding, a 1'37.635 increasing his lead over Razgatlioglu to over a second. Lap thirteen and a 1'37.615 put Redding a second and a half clear of Razgatlioglu and Redding, in spite of all three of the leaders setting their best laps. 

Jonathan Rea took second place from Toprak Razgatlioglu into turn seven, but after the long straight, Razgatlioglu took it back on the brakes. Rea looked like he had more tyres left, but he couldn't beat Razgatlioglu on the brakes. With six laps to go, Razgatlioglu and Rea, covered by under a tenth of a second, were almost three seconds behind Redding. Into turn one, Rea passed razgatlioglu, but Razgatlioglu leant on Rea into turn two, and the pair swapped back and fourth until Rea held onto second place out of turn four, Rea's leathers taking a bit of a licking from Razgatlioglu's tyres. 

Jonathan Rea, with three seconds and closing to Scott Redding, built a gap of seven tenths of a second over Toprak Razgatlioglu. Axel Bassani and Michael Ruben Rinaldi were riding around the same pace as Razgatlioglu, and weren't closing up their gaps. As the laps ticked down, Rea started lap twenty of twenty one over three seconds from Scott Redding with Toprak Razgatlioglu just over half a second behind him, but razgatlioglu wasn't closing enough to mount a challenge on the last lap. 

With an uneventful last lap, Scott Redding won by around three seconds, with Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu unsurprisingly rounding out the podium. Axel Bassani finished within two seconds of the podium with Michael Ruben Rinaldi half a second behind him. 

Scott Redding ended the weekend sixty six points off the lead with only sixty two points available, ending his unlikely hopes of a title. Jonathan Rea closed his gap to Toprak Razgatlioglu to thirty points, but with only two and a half races left, it's Toprak Razgatlioglu's championship to lose.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2.428
3 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 3.834
4 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 5.390
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 5.845
6 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 8.147
7 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 12.040
8 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 12.352
9 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 19.409
10 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 20.183
11 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 23.993
12 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 25.138
13 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 27.407
14 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 28.568
15 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 36.415
16 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 39.213
17 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 40.746
18 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 56.034
19 4 L. RIBODINO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.692
20 39 M. SOLORZA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.776
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12
2021
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Supersport Race Two Result: Spending Rubber

The World Supersport championship could be decided this race, as long as Dominique Aegerter can finish ahead of Steven Odendaal. 

Jules Cluzel led into turn one, with Can Oncu behind, but behind them the championship was all but over. Manuel Gonzalez and Steven Odendaal crashed out in the first turn, with Gonzalez losing the front and taking Odendaal out of contention. Odendaal made his way up to eighteenth place after a lap, but with Dominique Aegerter in sixth place, the title was effectively decided.

At the end of lap two, with Jules Cluzel leading Can Oncu, Dominique Aegerter set a new lap record in sixth place with a 1'42.096. The fight for third place, over two seconds behind the fight at the front, Peter Sebestyen led Niki Tuuli, Dominique Aegerter and Hannes Soomer as the incident between Gonzalez and Odendaal was placed under investigation.

Lap five of nineteen and Dominique Aegerter latched on to the back of Peter Sebestyen in the fight for third as Can Oncu continued to harass Jules Cluzel at the front. Niki Tuuli and Hannes Soomer remained in touch with the fight for third place as Manuel Gonzalez and Steven Odendall climbed to within eight seconds of points paying positions. At turn eight of lap seven, Aegerter slipped underneath Peter Sebestyen to take third place, and Niki Tuuli followed him to push Sebestyen back to fifth. 

Dominique Aegerter was four seconds off the leading pair with Niki Tuuli constantly looking at passing places to take third from the champion elect. 

At half race distance, Jules Cluzel still had Can Oncu glued to his tail, within a couple of tenths of a second or so around the lap. Dominique Aegerter had a similar problem five seconds behind the leaders, with Niki Tuuli and Peter Sebestyen holding on to hope for third place. Aegerter looked like he was building a small gap over Tuuli, but by lap twelve, the pair had closed back up. 

By lap twelve, Manuel Gonzalez and Steven Odendaal had made it to thirteenth and fourteenth places as Raffaele De Rosa pulled off track to give them both a place. Jules Cluzel continued to keep the lead with the best lap pace of the grid, and Can Oncu started to lose his tight grip on the leader, but he remained within seven tenths of a second with Dominique Aegerter and Niki Tuuli six seconds behind.

Steven Odendaal crashed out of turn fifteen on lap fifteen, handing the title to Dominique Aegerter with four laps to go. His team kept giving him normal pit board notes, telling him about his on-track fight with Niki Tuuli hot on his rear tyre until lap sixteen when they finally told him Odendaal was out. 

Meanwhile, at the front, Jules Cluzel started spending whatever he had left in his rear tyre and set a new lap record of 1'41.906 on lap fifteen, breaking free of Can Oncu by over a second. With two laps to go. Cluzel held a lead of over two seconds over Oncu with Dominique Aegerter almost six seconds further back. Aegerter was over a second clear of Niki Tuuli, and behind the pair, Hannes Soomer took fifth place off Peter Sebestyen, two and a half seconds off Tuuli's fourth place. 

Jules Cluzel took his first double win, with a lap record and pole position, over two seconds clear of Can Oncu whose second place was a career best, but it was all eyes on third place as Dominique Aegerter crossed the line World Supersport world champion. Niki Tuuli crashed out of fourth place, handing fourth place to Hannes Soomer with Peter Sebestyen taking his best ever result in fifth place. 

Ten Kate took their first title in a while, with this their first with a Yamaha and tenth overall. On his cool-down lap, Dominique Aegerter picked up a Swiss flag to wear as a cape, which was a big plus. 

With the title decided, all that remains is second place, where Steven Odendaal leads Manuel Gonzalez by thirty eight points. Jules Cluzel joins Philipp Oettl on 241 points, Cluzel holding on to fourth place by winning more races than Oettl. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6  
2 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.157
3 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 7.682
4 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 12.152
5 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 12.979
6 53 V. DEBISE Yamaha YZF R6 16.864
7 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 23.567
8 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 23.805
9 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 27.164
10 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 27.790
11 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 29.576
12 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 30.147
13 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 54.122
14 40 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 55.588
15 64 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'30.591
16 57 M. PETRATTI Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
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12
2021
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Close, As Usual

The World Superbike Superpole race would determine the grid for race two, the last race of the weekend. Ten laps of San Juan Villicum would determine the winner.

Toprak Razgatlioglu took the lead from Scott Redding with Jonathan Rea taking up third place. Michael Ruben Rinaldi got a terrible start from third place and ended up in eighth place. Redding tried a few passes on Razgatlioglu while also fending off attempts from Rea behind him, but the positions stayed the same after one lap. Alex Lowes sat in fourth place behind his teammate with Axel Bassani and Andrea Locatelli behind him. Razgatlioglu held the fastest lap for two tenths of a second until Scott Redding took it from him with a 1'37.729. 

On lap three, Axel Bassani passed Alex Lowes into turn eight. Michael van der Mark tried to pass Andrea Locatelli into turn ten, but he went wide and lost seventh place to Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Scott Redding made a mistake and lost a few tenths to Razgatlioglu, starting lap five almost a second off the leader with Rea on his tail. The second group, led by Axel Bassani, was now almost two seconds off the leading trio.

Five laps completed, half race distance, Toprak Razgatlioglu led Scott Redding by nine tenths of a second with Jonathan Rea seven tenths further back. Axel Bassani was two seconds further back, a second ahead of Alex Lowes. Andrea Locatelli was a second off Alex Lowes with Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Michael van der Mark, and Garrett Gerloff within striking distance, less than a second covering the four. Scott Redding set the fastest lap on lap six, an outright lap record of 1'37.345, closing to within under half a second of Razgatlioglu.

With two laps to go, Jonathan Rea was settled in third place, two seconds behind Scott Redding who was hounding Toprak Razgatlioglu. Alex Lowes was in charge of the five-bike race for fifth place. Alex Lowes made a mistake and dropped to ninth place, leaving fifth place to Michael van der Mark. 

On the last lap, Scott Redding started within a tenth or so of Toprak Razgatlioglu and made a pass into turn seven, but he went wide and left a gap for Razgatlioglu to switch back underneath for the exit, with much better drive onto the straight to be able to hold the lead into the passing place of turns eight and nine. Redding made one last attempt to pass into turn fifteen, but he could only draw up alongside.

Toprak Razgatlioglu won the Superpole race with Scott Redding halfway alongside him over the line, just five hundredths of a second off the win. Jonathan Rea took third place three seconds later with Axel Bassani two seconds further back. Michael van der Mark won the battle for fifth place, ahead of Andrea Locatelli, Garrett Gerloff and Michael Ruben Rinaldi.

With the win, Toprak Razgatlioglu extends his lead over Jonathan Rea to thirty four points. Scott Redding nudges ever closer to being out mathematical contention, seventy five points off Razgatlioglu and forty one off Rea.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1  
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 0.046
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3.419
4 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 5.407
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 8.556
6 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 9.608
7 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 9.821
8 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 10.415
9 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 12.063
10 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 15.170
11 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 15.685
12 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 18.017
13 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 18.470
14 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 20.327
15 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 20.341
16 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 21.262
17 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 21.534
18 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 26.152
19 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 27.693
20 4 L. RIBODINO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 47.417
21 39 M. SOLORZA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 51.079
Round Number: 
12
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike Race One Result: Exciting, But Not Really Exciting

Twenty one laps around San Juan Villicum for the latest chapter of the Jonathan Rea v Toprak Razgatlioglu battle and Rea is the only rider on the grid to use the harder tyre. With one hundred and twenty four points remaining, Razgatlioglu leads by twenty four points as they line up on the grid. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu overhauled pole-sitter Scott Redding into turn one and Redding crashed out on his own, going wide and sliding. Jonathan Rea got an excellent start and inherited second place on his ZXR-coloured bike when Redding went down. Alex Lowes, in his Top Gun red Kawasaki livery, sat in third place. After a lap, Axel Bassani passed Andrea Locatelli for fourth place.

Toprak Razgatlioglu set a 1'38.052 on lap two, leading Rea by over a second. Rea led Lowes by over a second with Bassani half a second off. Alvaro Bautista also crashed out as well as Isaac Vinales, putting Scott Redding up to eighteenth place. Out of turn seven of lap four, Axel Bassani powered past Alex Lowes down the kilometre long back straight before turn eight, putting himself into third place.

At the start of lap five, Toprak Razgatlioglu led Jonathan Rea by two seconds, with Axel Bassani and Alex Lowes just under two seconds behind. Andrea Locatelli and Michael Ruben Rinaldi were in fifth and sixth place. After seven laps, Toprak Razgatlioglu led Jonathan Rea by over two and a half seconds, with Scott Redding lapping at a similar pace in sixteenth place. Axel Bassani was three and a half seconds behind Rea, with Alex Lowes and Michael Ruben Rinaldi behind him. Andrea Locatelli in sixth place had Michael van der Mark behind him. Garrett Gerloff was almost five seconds behind them. Scott Redding was in fourteenth place.

At half race distance, Toprak Razgatlioglu led Jonathan Rea by over four seconds, with Axel Bassani almost four more seconds behind. Bassani had Alex Lowes and Michael Ruben Rinaldi swapping places behind him, and Rinaldi closed on Bassani very quickly after taking fourth place from Lowes. Michael van der Mark continued his rivalry with Andrea Locatelli by making a hard pass into turn eight to take sixth place off him, three seconds behind Lowes.

On lap twelve, Rinaldi powered past Bassani into turn eight and Lowes closed up. The race for the last podium spot behind the title contenders was covered by under seven tenths of a second covering the three riders. At the start of lap fourteen, Rinaldi extended his gap over Bassani to a second. Scott Redding worked his way through Chaz Davies and Tito Rabat to duel with Eugene Laverty and Samuele Cavalieri to claw his way to tenth place, two seconds behind Leon Haslam and eight seconds off eighth placed Garrett Gerloff. 

Alex Lowes in fifth place was quicker than Axel Bassani ahead around most of the track, but the long straights suited the Ducati. Lowes forced a pass in turn seven, setting himself up down the long straight into turn eight, and Lowes held the inside line on the brakes giving Bassani no room to recover fourth place and Lowes was able to use his better corner speed to maintain his lead over Bassani.

Scott Redding took ninth place off Leo Haslam and sat nine seconds behind Garrett Gerloff with just three laps to go, then Gerloff moved up a place to give Redding Andrea Locatelli to look at instead. 

With two laps to go, Toprak Razgatlioglu led Jonathan Rea by over five seconds with Michael Ruben Rinaldi three and a half seconds behind. Alex Lowes and Axel Bassani were still together four more seconds back from the podium places with Michael Van Der Mark another second and a half off them. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu took the win on his birthday, extending his championship lead over Jonathan Rea to twenty nine points. Michael Ruben Rinaldi came in third place, with Alex Lowes just missing getting his heritage liveried bike into Parc Fermé. Axel Bassani and Michael van der Mark rounded out the top six. Scott Redding finished in an incredulous ninth place, behind Garrett Gerloff and Andrea Locatelli, in spite of crashing out at the first turn of the first lap. A blue bike, a green bike and a red bike on the podium isn't that strange, but it's always good to see three different bikes.

Scott Redding's outside chances of a championship essentially ended when he crashed out, finishing eighteen points off Toprak Razgatlioglu in the race and seventy two points in the title chase. Jonathan Rea is twenty nine points behind with ninety nine points remaining, giving Toprak Razgatlioglu the advantage. Razgatlioglu's fifteenth win on Yamaha puts him past Ben Spies and behind only Noriyuki Haga on the Japanese marque.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 5.295
3 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 9.417
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 12.808
5 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 13.980
6 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 15.007
7 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 16.876
8 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 19.265
9 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 27.176
10 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 31.571
11 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 34.474
12 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 36.241
13 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 37.072
14 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 41.103
15 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 43.220
16 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 48.516
17 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 53.695
18 39 M. SOLORZA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.426
19 4 L. RIBODINO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1 Lap
Round Number: 
12
2021
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Supersport Race One Result: Maybe, Maybe, Maybe

World Supersport has four races left, with 100 points up for grabs. Dominique Aegerter leads Steven Odendaal by fifty four points with Manuel Gonzales a further fifty one points behind. The World Champion will be either Aegerter or Odendaal, and if Aegerter beats Odendaal by over twenty one points this race, he will take the title, although the chances of this happening are very low. Nineteen laps of San Juan Villicum will determine the winner.

Jules Cluzel led toward the first turn but Can Oncu charged to the lead into the turn. Cluzel waited for Oncu to go wide and give him a gap and Cluzel forced the issue to take the lead back outside turn two. Steven Odendaal and Manuel Gonzalez held off fifth-placed Dominique Aegerter to start lap two.

Manuel Gonzalez took third place on the exit of turn nine as Steven Odendaal exited wide. Can Oncu took the fastest lap from Jules Cluzel as the pair crossed the line, setting a race record of 1'42.269 as the pair left the fight for third behind. On lap three, Cluzel took the lap record with a 1'42.161, two tenths quicker than Oncu as the pair had a gap of over a second from Gonzalez. Into turn one, Aegerter smoked a boot on the tarmac as he passed Odendaal into the left-handed turn one. Odendaal then went wide at turn nine again and dropped to seventh place. 

Jules Cluzel increased the pace again, setting a 1'42.147 on lap five, putting a second of clean air between himself and Can Oncu. Over a second behind Oncu, Manuel Gonzalez sat over two seconds clear of Dominique Aegerter who was himself over a second in front of Peter Sebestyen, Steven Odendaal and Raffaele De Rosa with Valentin Debise closing up behind. 

At half race distance, just over eight laps in, Jules Cluzel led Can Oncu by over a second with Manuel Gonzalez a second further back, but closing in. Over three seconds behind Gonzalez, Dominique Aegerter was over a second free of his title rival Steven Odendaal, but Aegerter's pace was improving while Odendaal's was not. As Can Oncu started losing speed, as is customary with Oncu after half the race, Manuel Gonzalez was under a quarter of a second off Oncu on lap ten, lapping three tenths of a second quicker. 

Lap eleven, and Gonzalez was on Oncu's tail still, looking for ways to pass, but Oncu made himself very hard to pass. Gonzalez looked at turns eight and nine and then set himself up down the run to turn ten, but he couldn't get close. However, four seconds behind, Steven Odendaal closed up on Dominique Aegerter. At the start of lap thirteen, Gonzalez took second place into turn one, but Oncu played the brakes into turn eight to get back in front of Gonzalez, but Gonzalez flipped to the inside line of turn nine and took second place back, over four seconds behind Jules Cluzel.

Down the back straight, before turn eight, Steven Odendaal passed Dominique Aegerter as Aegerter looked back to see who was behind the pair. Aegerter stayed with Odendaal, his title rival unable to escape after his pass. Behind Dominique Aegerter, Valentin Debise and Raffaele De Rosa duelled over sixth place, and De Rosa crashed out. As Aegerter stayed with Odendaal, Odendaal got a track limits warning as Aegerter looked for ways to take fourth place back. 

With two laps left, Jules Cluzel held a four second lead over Manuel Gonzalez. Over a second behind Gonzalez, Can Oncu held on to a podium place, almost five seconds clear of the fight for fourth between Steven Odendaal and Dominique Aegerter. Dominique Aegerter started the last lap under a tenth of a second behind Steven Odendaal, passing him into turn one, only to overbrake and let Odendaal back in front inside.

Jules Cluzel won by almost five seconds over Manuel Gonzalez and Can Oncu. Steven Odendaal and Dominique Aegerter crossed the line with less than two tenths between them, but Odendaal was able to fight off all of Aegerter's attempts to take fourth place from him. Valentin Debise finished in sixth place, a second and a half further back. 

Jules Cluzel won his twenty second race after dominating qualifying, with a huge lead from pole position and a lonely race with a lap record to claim the gentleperson's triple. He remains fifth place in the title, closing to within twenty one points of fourth-placed Philipp Oettl. Manuel Gonzalez in second place consolidated his third place in the championship.

The championship goes undecided until, at the earliest, tomorrow. Dominique Aegerter just has to finish very close to Steven Odendaal to take the title as there are fifty two points between the pair, with Aegerter crowned champion if he finishes ahead of Odendaal tomorrow. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6  
2 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 4.774
3 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 7.000
4 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 11.169
5 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 11.324
6 53 V. DEBISE Yamaha YZF R6 12.908
7 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 19.246
8 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 21.853
9 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 24.486
10 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 25.735
11 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 31.969
12 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 32.009
13 40 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 39.645
14 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 44.179
15 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 44.701
16 74 A. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 47.493
17 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 59.584
18 64 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'27.235
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2021
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike Superpole Result: Watch Out For Yellow Flags

World Superbike qualifying was fifteen minutes to determine the grid positions for today's race. After setting a lap record this morning, Toprak Razgatlioglu went in as the favourite for pole position. Eugene Laverty sat in for Tom Sykes on the BMW. 

Riders headed out for their first lap on a mix of tyres, some on Q tyres and others on race tyres. Jonathan Rea, following Alex Lowes, set a 1'38.092 on a qualifying tyre, but Toprak Razgatlioglu nudged the two Kawasakis off the top with a 1'37.979 after one lap. Rea tried a second lap on his qualifying tyre, but gave up after a momentary loss of grip at turn ten of his second timed lap. Razgatlioglu was able to eke out a second lap on his tyre, moving the goalposts with a 1'37.800 and his teammate Andrea Locatelli followed him over the line third quickest. 

Scott Redding waited until the track was empty before heading out to get a lap in, setting a 1'37.617 on an empty track. Five minutes left, and Chaz Davies finally set a lap time as everyone else headed out for their last stint.

Alex Lowes briefly held third place before Axel Bassani pushed him to fourth as Tati Mercado crashed out, bringing out a yellow flag to dampen the remaining laps. The flag came out with nobody on a fast lap and Scott Redding claimed his second World Superbike pole position, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Axel Bassani. Alex Lowes, Jonathan Rea and Andrea Locatelli made up the second row, ahead of Michael van der Mark, Garrett Gerloff and Michael Ruben Rinaldi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.617   312,3
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.800 0.183 308,7
3 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.838 0.221 310,5
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.034 0.417 307,8
5 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.092 0.475 310,5
6 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.221 0.604 308,7
7 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'38.298 0.681 307,0
8 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.337 0.720 309,6
9 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.342 0.725 315,9
10 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.456 0.839 312,3
11 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.506 0.889 302,7
12 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'38.517 0.900 309,6
13 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.592 0.975 313,2
14 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.669 1.052 301,8
15 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.860 1.243 315,9
16 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.902 1.285 307,8
17 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.328 1.711 302,7
18 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.516 1.899 308,7
19 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.972 3.355 302,7
20 4 L. RIBODINO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.915 4.298 299,3
21 39 M. SOLORZA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.494 4.877 287,4
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12
2021
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Supersport Superpole Result: No-Stop Strategy Nets Lap Record

World Supersport qualifying was twenty minutes long, with Jules Cluzel almost eight tenths of a second quicker than the rest of the field on Friday, setting the lap record. 

Jules Cluzel and Dominique Aegerter were the last riders to head to the track, letting Manuel Gonzalez and Philipp Oettl hit the top spot before they recorded a flying lap. Oettl's opening lap was a 1'43.516 but Dominique Aegerter set a 1'43.121 and held top spot until Manuel Gonzalez's second lap, a 1'42.693, moved him up. As Dominique Aegerter was on his second lap, Jules Cluzel set a 1'42.174, half a second quicker than anyone else.

Cluzel then set a 1'42.165 on his third lap, but Dominique Aegerter was just over a tenth off his pace as riders pitted in with ten minutes left. However, Jules Cluzel didn't put back in and had the track to himself, setting a 1'42.139 followed by a 1'41.930 as everyone else watched on from their boxes. 

Jules Cluzel stayed out for one more lap on his red-stickered SCX tyre, then another a quarter of a second off his best lap, but even his slower laps were better than second-best Dominique Aegerter. Cluzel with traffic filling the track slipped in 1'41.740, a new lap record by almost two tenths of a second on his eighth lap. 

Steven Odendaal pushed up to second quickest, three tenths slower than Cluzel, with Dominique Aegerter under two tenths slower and Can Oncu splitting the pair, third quickest. Manuel Gonzalez slipped into third before the flag came out and Aegerter and Gonzalez were the only riders on hot laps as the flag came out and Cluzel finally pitted in.

Jules Cluzel, with a no-stop strategy, claimed pole position by over a third of a second over Steven Odendaal, with Manuel Gonzalez filling the last place on the front row. Can Oncu headed the second row alongside Dominique Aegerter, unable to improve his pace on the last lap, and Valentin Debise.

Jules Cluzel recorded ten lap times, four of which would have earned him pole position.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.740   268,9
2 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.075 0.335 270,9
3 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.080 0.340 266,2
4 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.136 0.396 271,6
5 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.173 0.433 267,6
6 53 V. DEBISE Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.199 0.459 265,6
7 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.348 0.608 266,9
8 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.508 0.768 268,2
9 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.710 0.970 264,3
10 40 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.728 0.988 270,2
11 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.745 1.005 268,9
12 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.790 1.050 268,2
13 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.858 1.118 266,9
14 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.010 1.270 267,6
15 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.194 1.454 263,6
16 74 A. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.820 2.080 262,4
17 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.908 2.168 261,7
18 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.491 2.751 266,9
19 64 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.086 4.346 266,2
20 57 M. PETRATTI Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.403 4.663 261,7
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2021
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Superbike FP3 Result: Razgatlioglu Sets Lap Record

Toprak Razgatlioglu ended free practice over four tenths of a second ahead of everyone else, with the top ten all improving on their times from yesterday. Scott Redding was second quickest with Jonathan Rea and Garrett Gerloff setting identical times behind him. Razgatlioglu's best lap was a new lap record.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.239   315,0
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.644 0.405 314,1
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.764 0.525 309,6
4 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.764 0.525 311,4
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.127 0.888 315,9
6 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.289 1.050 309,6
7 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.462 1.223 313,2
8 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'38.496 1.257 314,1
9 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'38.497 1.258 309,6
10 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.539 1.300 309,6
11 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.085 1.846 305,2
12 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'39.165 1.926 315,0
13 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'39.183 1.944 307,0
14 76 S. CAVALIERI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'39.242 2.003 309,6
15 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.611 2.372 301,8
16 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'39.642 2.403 309,6
17 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.695 2.456 306,1
18 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'39.973 2.734 306,1
19 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.130 2.891 304,4
20 4 L. RIBODINO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.347 5.108 298,5
21 39 M. SOLORZA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.532 5.293 291,3
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2021
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2021 San Juan Villicum World Supersport FP2 Result: Cluzel Strikes Back

After a crash this morning, Jules Cluzel shows the form he promised early on as the only rider under 1'42. Miguel Gonzalez and Dominique Aegerter were the only riders within a second of his time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.926   268,9
2 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.721 0.795 275,0
3 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.833 0.907 269,6
4 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.941 1.015 270,9
5 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.996 1.070 259,9
6 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.085 1.159 267,6
7 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.097 1.171 267,6
8 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.124 1.198 271,6
9 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.162 1.236 265,6
10 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.180 1.254 270,2
11 53 V. DEBISE Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.241 1.315 264,9
12 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.407 1.481 265,6
13 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.465 1.539 268,9
14 40 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.533 1.607 269,6
15 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.802 1.876 272,9
16 74 A. GONZALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.021 2.095 264,9
17 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.410 2.484 265,6
18 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.583 3.657 266,9
19 64 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'48.123 6.197 266,2
20 57 M. PETRATTI Yamaha YZF R6 1'48.679 6.753 260,5
Round Number: 
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2021
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