FULL RACE 1 ESTORIL 2021: a titanic three-way battle at the front of the field

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 07:28 GMT

Drama was never far away in the 2021 Estoril Round as the top three in the Championship battled it out for supremacy in Portugal

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. After all the action from the Motul Dutch Round, where Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) took two victories and Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) claimed the other, plus the drama of Rea and rival Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) colliding, the Estoril Round promises to be another thrilling spectacle in the third round of an already-incredible 2022 campaign.

To get ready for the Estoril Round, scene of a lot of drama since re-joining the calendar in 2020, watch the full Race 1 with the top three, Rea, Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding, then of Ducati, duelled it out for glory with less than a second covering the trio at the end of the race. Redding led down into Turn 1 in Race 1, but he was unable to escape from the chasing pack with pressure on him for the whole race despite leading for every lap.

It was not just the fight at the front that made Race 1 so special with plenty of battles throughout the field to whet your appetite for what is to come when WorldSBK next visits Estoril. Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) got a good start and had to fight to keep his position throughout the race, while 2021’s rookies were looking to make an impact in the second round of the 2021 campaign.

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