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Razgatlioglu half satisfied with the first racing weekend

Razgatlioglu half satisfied with the first racing weekend

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It's a very eventful Sunday for Toprak Razgatlioglu. First, he took third place in the Superpole race for the first time for the BMW team, and then his powertrain blew up in the third lap of the second race of the weekend. "I'm very disappointed because I didn't expect to have problems with the drive train," Turek said after the race. In the past two seasons, the BMW team had quite a few problems with the reliability of their motorcycle. Razgatlioglu already had a similar problem in the first test in December in Portimao. "In the second race I managed to overtake a few racers. I was in the front, but then the engine failed. It's just a part of racing. I'm not the most satisfied with the first weekend of the new season. I could say half-hearted. I stood on the podium for the winners, but in the second race I was with
Rea remained unscathed: The fall took me completely by surprise

Rea remained unscathed: The fall took me completely by surprise

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Jonathan Rea luckily walked away unscathed after his crash in the second race of the Superbike class today. The six-time world champion has a weekend he will want to forget as soon as possible. On his debut for Yamaha, he finished in seventeenth place on Saturday, and after a promising start, he finished the Sunday race in the third lap with a crash in the eleventh turn. "First of all, I would like to say that everything is fine with me. I am a bit sore from the fall, but luckily there were no injuries." "I ended up on the ground twice this week, but luckily I stayed in one piece. Today's crash was completely unexpected. It makes me even more angry because it happened just when I was getting a better feeling on the bike." "When Toprak's engine blew up I gained a few places and suddenly found myself in a very good position. As soon as
Alex Lowes best in the second Superbike class race at Philip Island

Alex Lowes best in the second Superbike class race at Philip Island

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Alex Lowes is the winner of the second Superbike class race at Philip Island. The Kawasaki rider won the victory completely at the end of the race, when he managed to pass the then leader Alvaro Bautista on the outside. The Spaniard led from the restart of the race - it was interrupted in the fourth lap due to the fall of Jonathan Rea. Danilo Petrucci joined them on the winners' podium. Andrea Iannone took the fourth goal. The latter started the race perfectly from the fourteenth starting position and made his way into the leading group. After the break, he was a bit behind the leaders, but managed to take advantage of Andrea Locatelli's fall and get just under the podium for the winners. Nicolo Bulega, the winner of yesterday's first race, was fifth. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1761647270515048517
Lowes in the Superpole race to their first victory in four years

Lowes in the Superpole race to their first victory in four years

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Alex Lowes won the Superbike Superpole race at Philip Island. For the English racer, this is the first victory after many years, when he celebrated at this venue. He took the lead at the start of the second lap when he overtook Andrea Iannone in the first turn. The latter then slipped down the rankings due to problems with his motorcycle and finished fourteenth. Lowes won the decisive advantage in the last laps, when he managed to escape his rivals by a good second. Andrea Locatelli managed to pull himself together after a bad start, when he was even tenth, and managed to get to second place with aggressive driving. Toprak Razgatlioglu, who took the third place on the podium for the first time as a member of the BMW team. In the photo finish, the Turk managed to overtake Alvaro Bautista, who is for
Iannone: I think I'm dreaming

Iannone: I think I'm dreaming

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Andrea Iannone was understandably extremely pleased after finishing third in the first Superbike race of the season. As he admitted, he did not expect that he would be able to fight for places on the winners' podium in his first race in the new competition. The Italian surprised already in qualifying, when he took second place, and then even took the lead in the race. After the initial lead, only Nicola Bulega and Andrea Locatelli managed to overtake him. After the race, he said of his return to the race tracks: "Unbelievable. I really didn't expect this. I feel like I'm dreaming right now. It's amazing to be at such a high level in the first race of the season. The feeling on the bike was amazing." "I got a lot of support and that means more to me than today's result" "At the moment I'm bursting with energy. When I prev
Rea: We're lost right now

Rea: We're lost right now

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The new season of the Superbike class did not start according to Jonathan Rea's wishes. The Northern Irishman, who left Kawasaki after nine years at the end of last season and this year sat on a Yamaha motorcycle, had plenty of problems in the first race at Philip Island. He only took eleventh place in the qualification. In the opening part of the race, he managed to break into the best, but then lost a lot of time during the mandatory stop to change tires. He returned to the track in eighteenth place together with Alvaro Bautista, who fell in the opening part of the race but managed to pick up the motorcycle. Rea was unable to keep up with the pace of the Spanish racer and finished seventeenth. "For me, it is one of the most demanding races in my career. I had a bad start from the starting position, but then I managed to overtake a few racers. I decided with
Bulegi Superbike season opener at Phillip Island, Iannone third

Bulegi Superbike season opener at Phillip Island, Iannone third

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Nicolo Bulega is the winner of the first race of the new Superbike class season. The current world champion of the Supersport class celebrated his debut in the Superbike class with a dominant ride. Andrea Locatelli was second, and Andrea Iannone, also a debutant in this class, was third. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1761263139910279326 Toprak Razgatlıoğlu took the fourth finish. In his first race for BMW, the Turk took fifth place, as the stewards gave him a 1,2-second penalty for stopping too quickly. The minimum mandatory time is one minute and two seconds. Alex Lowes was fourth. Even the opening race of the season served up exceptional events on the track. Especially in the first laps, when we saw many overtakes right at the top. Debut took the lead at the start of the second lap
Bagnaia: I knew Martin wouldn't make it

Bagnaia: I knew Martin wouldn't make it

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Jorge Martin's risk with the last soft tire didn't work out today, which didn't surprise his main competitor in the title fight, Francesco Bagnaia. Like most of the others, the Italian opted for a medium hard rear tire. He started the race a bit more reserved, but then slowly increased his pace and finished second, just behind the winner Johann Zarco. With his second place and the fact that Martin finished in fifth place, he increased his lead in the overall standings by nine points. "It's a very long and demanding day for me, because yesterday I didn't manage to secure a direct entry in the faster qualifying group. This was more the result of our work, because we spent most of the time testing the last medium hardness of the tyre." "This year there was less grip on the track
Martin: If I want to fight for the title, such mistakes are unacceptable

Martin: If I want to fight for the title, such mistakes are unacceptable

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Jorge Martin was one of the few racers today who decided to use the soft rear tire for the race. The Spaniard started from the best starting position and in the opening part already gained more than three seconds ahead of his pursuers. By the end, however, his rear tire was so worn that he was losing four tenths per lap compared to the pursuers who opted to use the medium hard rear tyre. In the last lap, all four of his closest rivals caught and overtook him. With a completely worn tire, the Spaniard had no chance of being able to fight on an equal footing with them. As he explained after the race, the main reason for choosing the soft tire was the fact that he did not use the medium hardness much in training. "Now we all understand that he was bi
Zarco in Australia to the premier victory in the elite class

Zarco in Australia to the premier victory in the elite class

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Johann Zarco is the winner of the race in Australia. For the French racer, this is the first victory in the elite class. Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Di Giannantonio joined him on the winner's podium, for whom this is the first place on the winner's podium. With second place, Bagnaia increased his lead in the overall standings. He is now 27 points ahead of Jorge Martin. Fourth place was taken by Brad Binder, and fifth was Jorge Martin. The Spaniard led the entire race, but the risk with the last soft tire did not pay off and he was completely helpless against the attacks of his rivals in the last lap. Marco Bezzecchi was sixth, ahead of Jack Miller and Aleix Espargro. Alex Marquez and Enea Bastianini completed the top ten. Maverick Vinales finished in eleventh place