The pole achieved a few hours before and under the frying pan of the Jerez-Ángel Nieto circuit has achieved his first victory in the Superbike World Championship, that surely will not easily forget, since it is also worth being the new leader of the contest. A career in which Álvaro Bautista he had to settle for being seventh, although far from the winner, at 10 ”, although he has the consolation of being the first official Honda and of overcoming his teammate Haslam.
After the start, Jonathan Rea took the lead in the race, ahead of Razgatlioglu, Redding and Baz. The five-time world champion tried to set a strong pace, but at no time could he leave his rivals behind, who let him wear himself out until they saw that they could discuss his privileged position. But before, with 15 laps to go Sykes BMW, third best time in the Superpole, said enough and twelve turns the engine of the Van der Mark’s Yamaha said enough.
Redding got up to second place and increasingly clung to the wheel of a Rea that could not leave and that was how with six laps left the Ducati He overtook Kawa with a superb interior in the Dani Pedrosa turn, “throwing” a few meters out of it to Rea and preventing him from leaving it in first position. Redding had more pace and only one error on the next lap and at the same corner made Rea come back to him, although he learned the lesson and already put the direct to achieve his first victory in the Superbike World and the leadership of the competition, waiting for what happens in this Sunday’s race (14.00).
Behind, Davies wanted to discuss third place on the podium Razgatlioglu, but could not overcome the Turkish pilot. Highlight the eighth place of Marco Melandri, who finished eighth, behind Álvaro Bautista, leaving on the 19th. Alex Lowes he finished ninth and in this way he lost the World Cup at the hands ofe Scott Redding. This Sunday, more