The Turkish of Yamaha triumphs in Race 1 on the Nevers Magny-Cours track: “At the end of the race I did the stubble, I was waiting for this track and this race to do it”. Third podium in Sbk for Andrea Locatelli: “Great result!”
On the French circuit of Magny-Cours Toprak Razgatlioglu wins in Race 1 and extends the drivers’ standings over Jonathan Rea by five points. Twelfth career victory for the Turkish Yamaha rider who celebrates with a spectacular “stubble” on arrival. Second position for the reigning Superbike world champion who prefers to take home important points in terms of the championship, contenting himself with second place. Third Andrea Locatelli. Another podium for the excellent Italian rider, the third of the season, which confirms the moment of grace for the Yamaha rookie. Here are the riders’ statements at the end of the first race of the SBK weekend.
Razgatlioglu, one more victory
The Yamaha rider is satisfied: “We worked a lot because I needed a very constant pace. In the race I tried to ride very relaxed because I knew I was fast. I remained very constant on the laps. I’m happy, we won again. Thanks to the team because they did a really great job and in race-2 we try again. At the end of the race I did the stubble, I was waiting for this track and this race to do it and I am very happy “.
Rea, congratulations to Toprak
The reigning SBK world champion, Jonathan Rea, is “satisfied” with second place: “I could have stayed with Toprak, but he was going very fast. For me it was easier to follow him as a reference. I had some small problems as I approached, I didn’t feel completely safe, it was like I didn’t feel strong enough to fight him. Toprak did a great job, congratulations. We have some work to do for Race-2, but I’m sure we can close the race. gap and play it “.
Radiant Andrea Locatelli
Third podium of the season for the Italian rookie: “I am very happy, we are enjoying the moment because we are very fast, we do a great job – said Locatelli, Supersport 600 2020 world champion – Unfortunately in the first part of the race I was not very fast and I wasn’t able to close the gap with the riders in front, but in the end the podium is an excellent result. The Yamaha family is fantastic, a great team, let’s keep it up. “
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