WATCH IN FULL: dramatic Superpole Race scrap from Estoril in 2021!

Thursday, 12 May 2022 11:01 GMT

The fifth race of the iconic 2021 season was a thriller, with a three-way fight at the front

The 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to the Circuito Estoril from the 20th – 22nd May, where the next chapter of the dramatic season will play unfold. The Motul Dutch Round at the TT Circuit Assen saw Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) take two wins and Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) one, meaning the Spaniard leads the title charge. Rea clashed and crashed with arch-rival Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) in one of the biggest flashpoints of the pair’s intense rivalry, making Estoril one of the most prospects on the horizon.

There’s no better way to get ready for this year’s Estoril Round by looking back at some of the incredible racing that WorldSBK has had since it re-joined the calendar in 2020. This time watch the full Tissot Superpole Race from 2021 at the Circuito Estoril as Rea, Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding, then racing for Racing – Ducati, battled it out for glory in Portugal.

It might only have been a 10-lap battle, but all three riders were able to lead the race at various points throughout as they jostled for position and to take the 12 valuable points that come with a Superpole Race victory. At the end of the 10-lap duel, just over a second separated the top three with the racing reaching an incredible finale.

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