Table of contents:
- Razgatlioglu arrives in Jerez with only one point of advantage over Rea
- The usual Superbike schedules in Jerez return
- Schedules SBK Spain 2021
The Superbike World Championship has put the direct. The series derived motorcycles face the second weekend of an Iberian triplet that will serve to give way to the outcome of the contest. Jerez hosts the fourth and last Spanish Superbike event after the presence of Aragon, Navarra and Barcelona.
The swords come to the top after the three entertaining races in Barcelona. There Toprak Razgatlioglu could not score any victory, but maintains the lead in the general of the World Cup despite bad luck taking its toll on him. A point separates the Turk from Jonathan Rea in the standings.
Razgatlioglu arrives in Jerez with only one point of advantage over Rea
The dynamics of the season invite you to think that Razgatlioglu could be favorite in Jerez. Not only because the Yamaha must adapt perfectly to the Andalusian track, but because we are constantly seeing that the Turk is the strongest rider in the category, although Rea still resists in the battle.
Razgatlioglu was broke the engine when he was leading in Barcelona, Garrett Gerloff threw it in Assen and one of his victories at Magny-Cours was withdrawn in the most ridiculous way. The misfortunes are preying on him, but that does not prevent him from continuing to be the world leader. Perhaps without all this I would have the title almost in hand.
On the other side, a Rea who is managing to stay in the fight for the season in which it is being seen the most overcome. Sometimes he is seen very hung up on Razgatlioglu, taking too much risk to pursue the Turk. Only in this way can it be justified that he is making so many unusual mistakes in him.
What's more, Jerez is not the circuit that Rea likes the most, always bearing in mind that the Kawasaki has an enviable track record on practically all the tracks. But we remember some moments of trouble for the champion, especially in 2019, so perhaps he faces this weekend how to minimize damage.
In Ducati the doubt remains about if Scott Redding is a true title contender. He closed the gap a lot again in Barcelona, but now comes a circuit that does not seem the best for his Ducati Panigale V4 R. It will not be Magny-Cours, but it is a track to lose again the reborn title options.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi also arrives very plugged after winning in Barcelona, and his battle with Andrea Locatelli and Alex Lowes to see who is the best squire is also interesting. At these points the team and brand world championships can go, as well as key aids in the drivers' championship. It is not a minor thing.
Honda will probably wake up from the dream in Jerez, as the Andalusian circuit will not suit its Honda CBR1000RR-R as well as Barcelona-Catalunya did. Yes, sure Álvaro Bautista gives everything he has inside to shine in his last race with Honda in front of his public. He and Isaac Viñales will be the Spanish representatives.
At BMW the great unknown is going to be if someone will replace Tom Sykes, who suffered a very hard fall in Barcelona and it is practically ruled out that he will be able to race in Jerez. They should go back to their usual place, that is, to be at least ahead of Honda and prowl the podium if the races are bumpy.
The usual Superbike schedules in Jerez return
Going to the way to follow the races, DAZN continues to be the holder of the broadcasting rights of the World Superbike Championship. But there are other alternatives. Starting with Movistar +, which broadcasts all DAZN content. Eurosport will always broadcast the races live on its online platform, although it will sometimes be delayed on analogue channels.
RTVE also owns part of the rights, but they will only broadcast some live sessions. LaLigaSporstsTV, TV3 and the Superbikes videopass are other options to follow the races online. The schedules are once again the usual ones for series-derived motorcycles and a peaceful time is expected all weekend.
Schedules SBK Spain 2021
- FP1 SBK: 10:30 (DAZN)
- FP2 SBK: 15:00 (DAZN)
- FP3 SBK: 9:00 (DAZN)
- Superpole SBK: 11:10 (DAZN)
- SSP300 first race: 12:45 (DAZN, Esport 3, Teledeporte)
- First SBK race: 14:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Teledeporte)
- First SSP race: 15:15 (DAZN, Esport 3, Teledeporte)
- WUP SBK: 9:00 (DAZN)
- Superpole Race SBK: 11:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)
- Second SSP race: 12:30 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)
- Second SBK race: 14:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)
- Second race SSP300: 15:15 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)