The reigning World Champion and his arch-rival suffered their first crash together in what has been an intense rivalry
The 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship erupted at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands, when title rivals Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) collided on the exit of Turn 1. Both have given differing versions of events for the crash that spelt the end of their race, but now new pictures have come to light, showing the point at which the two clashed. The pictures also show how close eventual race winner and Championship leader Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was to being taken out, with the Spaniard having to take avoiding action.
Picture credits: Patrick De Muynck/bigtwin.nl
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