STK1000 – Razgatlioglu victory in red-flagged race

Sunday, 17 September 2017 13:02 GMT

With a red flag ending the STK1000 race early at Portimao it was Razgatlioglu who took the win, with Marino and Scheib also on the podium

The Superstock 1000 European Championship race on Sunday at the Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round concluded five laps early due to a red flag, with the victory being taken by Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). Pole man Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team) and Maximilian Scheib (Nuova M2 Racing) were classified in second and third respectively as the race results were taken from the rider positions at the end of the ninth of 14 scheduled laps.

The red flags were shown due to a technical problem for Marino which saw smoke bellowing from his Yamaha machine at just over two thirds of the race distance.

At the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao Mike Jones ( Racing - Junior Team) and Jeremy Guarnoni (Pedercini Racing) registered top five results, in fourth and fifth respectively.

Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team), Sebastien Suchet (Berclaz Racing Team), Luca Vitali (Nuova M2 Racing), Michael Rinaldi ( Racing - Junior Team) and Toni Fisterbusch (Agro On-Benjan-Kawasaki) were all in the top ten. Championship leader Rinaldi was never quite on the pace this weekend and his standings lead has now been cut to eight points by second placed Razgatlioglu.

Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team) had crashed out earlier in the race, whilst Illia Mykhalchyk (TripleM Racing) and Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team) were retirees due to technical faults.

The next race for the Superstock 1000 European Championship riders will take place at the Pirelli French Round in two weeks’ time.