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World Superbike: Jonathan Rea passes Rinaldi for Aragon win

Kawasaki rider Rea began second on the grid after his first Superpole race defeat of the 12 months he rapidly assumed the lead from fundamental title rival Scott Redding firstly.

Redding struck again afterward the primary lap at Turn 13 in an identical transfer to the one which arrange his victory earlier within the day, however could not draw back as he, Rea and Rinaldi shaped a breakaway group on the head of the sphere.

That was how the order remained till lap 6 of 18, when Rinaldi discovered a well beyond each Rea and the manufacturing facility Ducati of Redding in successive corners to seize the lead.

Redding then ran vast within the final nook, opening the door for Rea to go for second, and from that time onwards the race grew to become a straight duel between Rinaldi and Rea.

Rinaldi, who took his first WSBK win in Saturday’s first race on the Go Eleven Ducati having by no means completed increased than fourth beforehand, soaked up the stress from five-time champion Rea for a number of laps however may by no means shake off the Kawasaki man.

On lap 15, Rea tried to go at Turn 7 however ran vast in doing so and suffered a significant second, giving Rinaldi some respiratory house, however the next lap the Ulsterman was again on Rinaldi’s tail and launched a shock transfer at Turn 6 to grab the lead away.

After that, Rinaldi had no reply to Rea, who reeled off the ultimate laps to safe his fourth full-length race win of the 12 months by 1.244s.

With Redding trailing house a distant third, 5 seconds down, it means Rea’s championship lead is out to 37 factors with three rounds remaining.

Behind the main trio, Honda rider Alvaro Bautista held fourth within the early levels solely to crash out at Turn 9 on lap 5, and on lap 13 Redding’s teammate Chaz Davies threw away the place with a fall of his personal at Turn 14.

That allowed Leon Haslam to safe his finest end of the 12 months thus far in fourth on the very best of the Hondas, adopted by Rea’s Kawasaki teammate Alex Lowes.

Michael van der Mark and Toprak Razgatlioglu topped off a weekend to neglect for Yamaha with sixth and seventh locations, though Razgatlioglu regained third within the riders’ standings because of Davies crashing out forward of him.

The satellite tv for pc Yamahas of Ten Kate man Loris Baz and GRT pair Federico Caricasulo and Garrett Gerloff accomplished the highest 10.

Eugene Laverty was BMW’s solely finisher in eleventh as Tom Sykes was compelled out of the race on the opening lap with a technical difficulty.

Matteo Ferrari, standing in for the injured Leandro Mercado at Motocorsa Ducati, scored his first WSBK factors in 14th place.

Race outcomes:

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