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- Razgatlioglu wants to confirm that it is a real alternative to Rea
- Superbikes will race alone, without Supersport and Supersport 300
- SBK Great Britain Schedules 2021
The Superbike World Championship returns after a three-week break with the fourth round of the championship, a very special one, that of Donington Park. Not only for stepping on British soil, where a large part of the pilots are from, but also also because Superbikes will race alone, without Supersport and Supersport 300.
The excitement for the World Cup comes with renewed interest after Toprak Razgatlioglu beat Jonathan Rea in all Misano races, putting only 20 points in the general of the world cup. Donington Park will largely depend on whether there is excitement until the end or not, and the previous week has been plagued with rains.
Razgatlioglu wants to confirm that it is a real alternative to Rea
Donington Park has never been a dream track for Jonathan Rea, beyond 2019, when in the rain he achieved the triplet. He has always been good enough to be on the podium, in his usual vein, but it is not one of those tracks where he wins, so there is hope for his rivals.
Yes indeed, the new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR has been very forceful so far also in MotorLand as in Estoril. He only gave some sign of weakness in Misano, but it will be at Donington Park where we can confirm 100% if there is going to be a real rivalry for the title. It's not just up to Rea.
The other leg of the bank is Toprak Razgatlioglu, who has had two impressive weekends in Estoril and Misano, and now he is going to run into adverse territory, the house of Jonathan Rea. What the Turk lacked last season was consistency when it came to being on the podium. It had mountains and valleys according to the circuit, and thus it is impossible to win the title.
Razgatlioglu is in extraordinary shape, braking as hard as ever but controlling his aggressiveness. His only mistake, which could cost him a victory, was skipping the start in Estoril. And we already know that He doesn't dislike the water, as we saw from his first win at Magny-Cours.
Who must react is Scott Redding, who even in Misano was not able to surpass Rea In no race, he is hanging down in the world championship and seeing not only that the main alternative to Rea is Razgatlioglu, but that within Ducati a Michael Ruben Rinaldi who was great at Misano begins to overshadow him.
After Rinaldi's dominance at Misano, which touched the treble, Redding excused himself explaining that it weighs too much for the Ducati Panigale V4 R. We will see if running at home can react and regain the reins of the Borgo Panigale brand, which could soon be tempted to treat his compatriot as the first sword if he continues to win.
For Álvaro Bautista and Honda, life goes on the same. More than a new one, the one for 2021 seems simply an extension of the 2020 season. The problems remain the same, the starts are terrible and when the Honda CBR1000RR-R finds the rhythm, there is little race left and the leaders are escaped.
BMW will want to take advantage of possible adverse weather situations to seek a podium that they have already grazed at MotorLand, also with water on the track. Know that Tom Sykes is a specialist, although the performance of Michael van der Mark, still in adaptation, is being Guadianesco.
Superbikes will race alone, without Supersport and Supersport 300
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 will be British, that is, one hour later in Spain and only the queen category will be there.
SBK Great Britain Schedules 2021
- FP1 SBK: 10:00 (DAZN)
- FP2 SBK: 16:00 (DAZN)
- FP3 SBK: 10:00 (DAZN)
- Superpole SBK: 12:10 (DAZN)
- First SBK race: 15:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Teledeporte)
- WUP SBK: 10:00 (DAZN)
- Superpole Race SBK: 12:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)
- Second SBK race: 15:00 (DAZN, Esport 3, Eurosport, Teledeporte)