It certainly cannot be said that Garrett Gerloff face discrimination when there is a risk of a detached optimist. In Aragon he sent Jonathan Rea into the gravel, today in Assen the yankee knocked out his Yamaha brand-mate after a few meters Toprak Razgatlioglu, who had presented himself in the Netherlands as leader of the standings and who leaves the University of the bike at -37 from Jonathan Rea, who dominated the weekend by signing the pole position and three wins in as many races.
WSBK | Assen, Race-2: Rea triumphs, Razgatlıoğlu stretched out by Gerloff
Today in Race-2 Razgatlioglu was convinced that he had what it takes to play it all the way with the Kawasaki Cannibal and he also got off to a great start when the traffic lights went out. His super start, however, was thwarted by a really braking incomprehensible by Garrett Gerloff, an exuberant American rider who has certainly disappointed the leaders of Yamaha today with a gigantic own goal.
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“I’m surprised because we’re really talking about a big mistake, a very stupid mistake – the words of Toprak Razgatlioglu collected by the broadcaster Servus TV – it wasn’t even the second lap, but the start, why risk braking so close to the limit? I’m fighting for the championship and I’m a Yamaha rider. In this race I really had the chance to play it after the adjustments made to the setup after Race-1. I had the same tire as the Superpole Race where I felt good. Now every race will be a battle for me and I have to try to win as many as possible. I’m at -37, but I’m not giving up. We will see what happens ”.