Another spectacular race was decided at the last corner.
This time, however, Alvaro Bautista (P3 in this morning’s Superpole Race) is unable to repeat Saturday’s triumph: he finishes the race with a precious second place, which allows him to keep his advantage in the WorldSBK championship standings almost unchanged (+17 points).
Race-2 at the Estoril Round once again offered great entertainment for WorldSBK fans with Bautista, Rea (Kawasaki), and Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) battling it out from the first.
In the final stages of the race, Bautista and Rea built up a good gap, creating a breath-taking final lap with no less than five overtakes. However, at the last chicane, the Northern Irishman took the lead and was able to defend himself on the final straight.
“It’s a positive weekend with two really good races. If I have to be honest I had some troubles in the Superpole Race but the circuit conditions, due to the light rain, were very difficult. The battle with Rea in Race 2 was exciting. On the last lap, I was able to respond well to the first attack, but in the last corner, Johnny managed to close the door. I felt I was close to the limit so I consider second place a valuable result“.