SUNDAY STATS PACK: will Redding continue to set the record straight?

Saturday, 29 May 2021 15:17 GMT

The drama and excitement of Saturday has only added to what promises to be a stunning Sunday at Estoril

The 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship enjoyed a thrilling opening race day at the Circuito Estoril, with plenty of records being achieved in WorldSBK. From big milestones to back-to-back wins and historic names being joined by modern stars, there’s plenty of headlines to review on Saturday, and to look forward to for Sunday. Scott Redding ( Racing – Ducati) set most of the records, after a tactical masterclass gave him Race 1 victory on Saturday.


  1. Scott Redding took his first back-to-back wins in WorldSBK, the first British rider on a Ducati to do this since Chaz Davies did the double at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz in 2017.
  2. Redding’s win puts him level with Ben Bostrom in the all-time win standings with seven and 32nd overall.
  3. Redding now also has 16 career podiums, level with Anthony Gobert and Yukio Kagayama in the 40th position in the all-time standings.
  4. It is the 368th win for Ducati in WorldSBK, as they aim for a 370th in WorldSBK on Sunday.
  5. Two Brits on the podium today gives Great Britain 766 podium places. Four more podium places tomorrow, and they are on 770, the most decorated country in this field.
  6. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) took a fourth consecutive podium at Estoril, the first rider to do this in WorldSBK.
  7. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) took third, his 189th podium in WorldSBK, his 146th for Kawasaki. He could take a 190th podium of his career tomorrow.
  8. Rea’s podium was also his first at Estoril, the 22nd circuit of which he has stood on the podium.
  9. For the third time in his WorldSBK career, Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) takes a fourth consecutive top ten. He will aim for a fifth consecutive top ten which would be a personal record for him.
  10. Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), Tito Rabat (Barni Racing Team) and Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) took their first ever top ten Superpole results at Estoril: 7th, 8th and 9th respectively.

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