october 17, 2020 - Pirelli

Saturday at the Pirelli Estoril Round crowned Jonathan Rea FIM Superbike World Champion for the sixth year in a row and Jeffrey Buis FIM Supersport 300 World Champion

Estoril (Portugal), 17 October 2020 – After no less than seventeen years of absence from the Portuguese circuit, the MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship was back in action at the Estoril Circuit for a first and thrilling day of races at the Pirelli Estoril Round.

 

In WorldSBK, Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team / Yamaha YZF R1), after taking his first career TISSOT Superpole, confirmed his brilliant form in the afternoon as well, finishing Race 1 on the top step of the podium. Second place went to Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati / Ducati Panigale V4 R) on Ducati and finishing third was American Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team / Yamaha YZF R1). However, it was Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK / Kawasaki ZX-10RR) and his fourth-place finish that stole the show. With these thirteen precious points, the Northern Irish rider earned the title of World Superbike Champion for the sixth time in a row.

 

In WorldSSP, the win went to Italian Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team / Yamaha YZF R6), ahead of Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-6R) and Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing / Yamaha YZF R6), whereas in the WorldSSP300 class, the world title was assigned to Frenchman Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT / Kawasaki Ninja 400). Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300 / Kawasaki Ninja 400), on the other hand, took the 2020 WorldSSP300 Pirelli Best Lap Award for having done the most number of fast laps – no less than four – in the season.

 

In WorldSBK, most of the riders chose to race on the standard Pirelli solutions, in other words, those tyres that are sold regularly on the market and accessible to motorcyclists all over the world. On the front, the most used solution was the standard soft DIABLOTM SUPERBIKE SC1 (option B), whereas on the rear, all the riders but one chose to race on the standard soft DIABLOTM SUPERBIKE SC0 (option B).

 

In WorldSSP, most of the riders raced with the standard soft solutions: on the front, the most used solution was the standard soft SC1 (option A), and on the rear it was the standard soft SC0 (option A).

 

WorldSBK Race 1:

 

Pole man Toprak Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team / Yamaha YZF R1) started well, immediately moving into the race lead ahead of Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team / Yamaha YZF R1) who snatched a position from Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GOELEVEN / Ducati Panigale V4 R). Behind them were Leon Haslam (Team HRC / Honda CBR1000RR) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK / Kawasaki ZX-10RR) who, after starting fifteenth on the grid, made an incredible comeback ride that took him to fifth place, only to achieve a virtual podium position by the end of the fourth lap. With an outstanding pace, Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati / Ducati Panigale V4 R) was also able to climb back up through the ranks from the last spot on the starting grid, but on the seventh lap, he was forced to retire from the race due to a technical problem. In the meantime, Gerloff, Rea and Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati / Ducati Panigale V4 R) battled it out for second with a constant back and forth of positions. In the meantime, the Turkish Yamaha rider steadily increased the gap ahead of the rest of the group, finishing first for his second win of the season. Second place went to Chaz Davies and third to American rider Gerloff to give him the second podium finish of his rookie Superbike year. Rea finished off the podium, but the thirteen points he took home for fourth confirmed his title as 2020 World Champion in WorldSBK.

 

WorldSBK Race 1 Standings:

 

  1. T. Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team / Yamaha YZF R1)
  2. C. Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati / Ducati Panigale V4 R)
  3. G. Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team / Yamaha YZF R1)
  4. J. Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
  5. L. Haslam (Team HRC / Honda CBR1000RR)
  6. A. Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
  7. M. R. Rinaldi (Team GOELEVEN / Ducati Panigale V4 R)
  8. X. Fores (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
  9. L. Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha / Yamaha YZF R1)
  10. T. Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team / BMWS1000 RR)
  11. J. Folger (Bonovo Action by MGM Racing / Yamaha YZF R1)
  12. E. Laverty (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team / BMW S1000 RR)
  13. L. Mercado (Motocorsa Racing / Ducati Panigale V4 R)
  14. T. Takahashi (MIE Racing Althea HONDA Team / Honda CBR1000RR)
  15. E. Granado (MIE Racing Althea HONDA Team / Honda CBR1000RR-R)
  16. S. Morais (ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
  17. Á. Bautista (Team HRC / Honda CBR1000RR)
  18. L. Cresson (OUTDO Kawasaki TPR / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
  • RT. S. Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati / Ducati Panigale V4 R)
  • RT. M. van der Mark (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team / Yamaha YZF R1)
  • RT. F. Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team / Yamaha YZF R1)
  • RT. M. Ferrari (Barni Racing Team / Ducati Panigale V4 R)

 

WorldSSP Race 1:

 

Raffaele de Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse / MV Agusta F3 675) took the race lead for most of the first lap with an outstanding start, but Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team / Yamaha YZF R6) was in rare form and wasted no time snatching the lead. Behind them were Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-6R), Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-6R) and Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team / Kawasaki ZX-6R) battling for the third step of the podium. However, the red flag came out on the third lap, interrupting the race, and at the second start, there was no lack of upsets and surprises. After just a few corners, contact between de Rosa and Mahias took both riders off track and ended the race early for them. Andrea Locatelli continued dominating the race, increasing the gap ahead of the rest, while the battle for second raged between Philipp Oettl and Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing / Yamaha YZF R6). The German Kawasaki rider came out on top, finishing on the second step of the podium ahead of Soomer, who took his third podium of the season, with Andrea Locatelli finishing first.

 

WorldSBK Race 1 Standings:

 

  1. A. Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team / Yamaha YZF R6)
  2. P. Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-6R)
  3. H. Soomer (Kallio Racing / Yamaha YZF R6)
  4. I. Viñales (Kallio Racing / Yamaha YZF R6)
  5. S. Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Racing / Yamaha YZF R6)
  6. C. Öncü (Turkish Racing Team / Kawasaki ZX-6R)
  7. M. Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team / Kawasaki ZX-6R)
  8. A. Bassani (Soradis Yamaha Motoxracing / Yamaha YZF R6)
  9. J. Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha / Yamaha YZF R6)
  10. C. Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha / Yamaha YZF R6)
  11. D. Webb (WRP Wepol Racing / Yamaha YZF R6)
  12. H. Okubo (Dynavolt Honda / Honda CBR600RR)
  13. F. Fuligni (MV Agusta Reparto Corse / MV Agusta F3 675)
  14. K. Manfredi (Altogoo Racing Team / Yamaha YZF R6)
  15. A. Verdoïa (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing / Yamaha YZF R6)
  16. G. Hendra Pratama (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing / Yamaha YZF R6)
  17. G. Van Straalen (MPM Routz Racing Team / Yamaha YZF R6)
  18. P. Hobelsberger (Dynavolt Honda / Honda CBR600RR)
  19. V. Falcone (OXXO Yamaha Team Toth / Yamaha YZF R6)
  • RT. R. De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse / MV Agusta F3 675)
  • RT. A. Carranza (EMPERADOR Racing Team / Yamaha YZF R6)
  • RT. A. Barros (Palkalgar Yamaha - Evan Bros / Yamaha YZF R6)
  • RT. L. Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing / Kawasaki ZX-6R)
  • RT. P. Sebestyen (OXXO Yamaha Team Toth / Yamaha YZF R6)
  • RT. K. Hanika (WRP Wepol Racing / Yamaha YZF R6)

 

WorldSSP300 Race 1:

 

Race 1 of the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship closed out the first day of the Pirelli Estoril Round and it was an all-Kawasaki podium. Taking the victory was Spaniard Mika Perez (Prodina Ircos Team WorldSSP300 / Kawasaki Ninja 400) ahead of Dutchman Koen Meuffels (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT / Kawasaki Ninja 400) and Brit Tom Booth-Amos (RT Motorsports by SKM - Kawasaki / Kawasaki Ninja 400). However, it was Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT / Kawasaki Ninja 400) who was crowned 2020 FIM Supersport 300 World Champion, whereas Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300 / Kawasaki Ninja 400) won the 2020 Pirelli Best Lap Award.

 

The Pirelli solutions chosen by the riders for WorldSBK Race 1 and WorldSSP Race 1:

 

In WorldSBK, most of the riders chose to race on the Standard Pirelli solutions. On the front, the most used solution was the standard soft SC1 (option B), with the exception of Yamaha riders Toprak Razgatlioglu and Michael van der Mark, as well as Tom Sykes and Loris Cresson, who preferred the Y1231 SC1 development solution (option A). On the rear, all the riders raced with the standard soft SC0 solution (option B) except for Loris Baz, who chose the super soft standard SCX solution (option A).

 

In WorldSSP Race 1\, most of the riders raced with the standard soft solutions: on the front, the most used solution was the standard soft SC1 (option A), and on the rear it was the standard soft SC0 (option A). Galang Hendra Pratama, Andy Verdoïa and Alejandro Ruiz Carranza, on the other hand, chose the Y1006 development solution (option C), whereas Raffaele de Rosa switched from the standard SC0 solution to the Y1006 development tyre for the second part of the race after the red flag.

 

Pirelli statistics for WorldSBK Race 1:

 

  • Winner of the PIRELLI BEST LAP AWARD: Michael van der Mark (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team / Yamaha YZF R1) in 1’37.200 on the 6th lap

 

  • Most used front solution: standard SC1 (19 out of 22 riders)

 

  • Most used rear solution: standard SC0 (21 out of 22 riders)

 

  • Number of solutions (dry, intermediate and wet) for the Superbike class: 5 front and 7 rear

 

  • Number of tyres available for each Superbike rider: 68, including 32 front and 36 rear

 

  • Air temperature: 19° C

 

  • Asphalt temperature: 33° C

 

 

Pirelli statistics for WorldSSP Race 1:


  • Winner of the PIRELLI BEST LAP AWARD: Isaac Viñales (Kallio Racing / Yamaha YZF R6) in 1’40.053 on the 5th lap

 

  • Most used front solution: standard SC1 (24 out of 25 riders)

 

  • Most used rear solution: standard SC0 (21 out of 25 riders)

 

  • Number of solutions (dry, intermediate and wet) for the Supersport class: 4 front and 5 rear

 

  • Number of tyres available for each Supersport rider: 50, including 26 front and 24 rear

 

  • Air temperature: 18° C

 

  • Asphalt temperature: 34° C