bad start for alvaro bautistawho premiered with suffering the round of the Czech Republic of the World Superbike. If already on Friday during free practice he was not seen in the leading positions due to an engine with oil pressure problems, on Saturday things did not improve and he could only be 14th in a classification that ended 1.3 behind. Toprak Razgatlioglu with his yamaha, main rival for the title. At ducati They canceled his best lap for achieving it with a yellow flag. Later, in the race, the changing conditions of the track favored those who started with intermediate tires, such as laugh, who was the winner, and toprak, who finished second, and harmed those who rode water wheels, such as Baptist, who could only be 12th and who gives up 16 points. The advantage in favor of ducati now it is 54 points, when it has reached a 98 margin. A difference that the Turk has diminished in just three races. There is world.
From those positions and with 70 points in favor of the Spaniard, race 1 of Most and with wet asphalt and rain tires for the Spaniard. It went badly, very badly, the Turk with the intermediate compound and in few curves Baptist went from 14th to fifth ahead of Toprak. The withering attack of the talaverano took him to third place behind bassani and gardner, while the prudence of the poleman, with intermediate rubber, dropped him to 12th. The loot with better wheels in the early stages was already important, as demonstrated by the more than 7 seconds that the one from Motocorsa in the head and its supersonic rhythm. It was all a mirage.
Because the conditions changed, the track dried up to favor intermediate tires, like those ridden by Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki, second in the hunt for bassaniwith full wet as Baptistwhich entered to change for the Pirelli dry and returned to the track in 19th position. There were 18 laps ahead, a world and with a turnaround in the classification. The leader of world had work, with Rea, 1st, and razgatlioglu, 4th, stretching the intermediate ones that did not decay and all at the mercy of the whim of heaven. Between Northern Irish and Turkish, redding and Petrucci.
The garage’s decision ducati It seemed right now, because it did not rain again and the dry tires began to perform better and both Baptist and bassani Fast laps alternated, but the difference was very favorable and around a minute in favor of the leaders. At this point, the champion’s war was to cut as many points as possible, since those who started with wet tires were weighed down by the pit stop. rhea was imposed to close a bad streak of victories unbecoming of a six-time champion and razgatlioglu and Petrucci accompanied him on the podium. He wasn’t far from the drawer Iker Lecuonafifth with the Honda.