2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results

Rennie Scaysbrook | October 18, 2020

WorldSBK Race Two

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) signed off his official Ducati factory career with one last race win after he took an early lead and pushed the pace out front for all 21-laps of race two in Estoril.

There was no ton-up 100th race win for Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) as he fell in an attempt to pass Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team). He got going again for 14th.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results Davies wins race two
Finishing off Ducati with a win for Chaz Davies.

Razgatlioglu had to give way to the onrushing Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), who finally got to within 55 points of the championship winner with his second place.

A 1-2 finish for Ducati saw Davies and Redding celebrating together on the slowing down lap, for the last time.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) was fourth and Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda) a positive fifth in the final race, albeit 15 seconds down on the win.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati), Leon Haslam (HRC Honda) and Xavi Fores (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) finished in a group, from sixth to eighth.

Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha) was ninth after his team-mate Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha) crashed out, and the final race top ten was completed by Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team).

Kawasaki won the Manufacturers’ Championship by one single point from Ducati.

The final championship top three finished Rea, with 360 points, Redding with 305 and Davies 273.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results—Race Two

1 Chaz Davies (Duc)  
2 Scott Redding (Duc) +1.951s
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yam) +2.556s
4 M. van der Mark (Yam) +10.423s
5 Alvaro Bautista (Hon) +15.473s

WorldSSP Race Two

A superb finish to the 2020 WorldSSP season saw a freight train of ten riders separated by just over a second at half distance, as the warring early leading bunch was joined by the second group.

After 18 laps, and what felt like a hundred changes of the leading positions, Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) took the race win with a late surge, with World Champion Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) winning a drag race to the finish line against third placed rider – and himself frequent leader – Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse). Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Yamaha) was fourth.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results Mahias wins race two
Mahias (44) took the last WorldSSP race win of his career before stepping up to Superbikes next year.

Philipp Öttl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was possibly the biggest ‘winner’ in fifth, being forced to sacrifice his possible podium but claiming an eventual third place in the championship.

The recently injured Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) came back to race in Estoril to try and save third place overall, but finishing ninth today saw him fourth in the final points table.

Sixth was Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha), Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) was seventh and Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing Yamaha) eighth. With Cluzel ninth – and still only 4.518 seconds behind the winner – Danny Webb (WRP Wepol Racing Yamaha) rounded out his year with a top ten.

In the 2020 championship Locatelli scored 12 wins in all, and in the final points tally has 333, Mahias 229, Öttl 162 and Cluzel 160.

2020 Estoril WorldSSP Results—Race Two

1 Lucas Mahias (Kaw)  
2 Andrea Locatelli (Yam) +0.886s
3 Raffaele de Rosa (MVA) +0.888s
4 Steven Odendaal (Yam) +1.018s
5 Philipp Oettl (Kaw) +1.465s

WorldSBK Superpole Race

Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) rode to his second start-to-finish victory of the Estoril weekend heading up Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha) by just under two seconds and Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) by almost three, for what was a first ever all-Yamaha podium in WorldSBK history.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) looked set for third place in the race but a fantastic battle with VDM went the way of the Dutchman as the final of the ten laps unfolded, and Davies had to settle for fourth.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results Razgatlioglu wins superpole race
Razgatlioglu (54) made it win number three of 2020.

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), from 15th on the grid again, was fifth, and from the back of the grid Scott Redding placed sixth.

Redding had a job to get past the Hondas of Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda) and Leon Haslam (HRC Honda), as they finally finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) won the Independent Riders’ championship outright in the sprint race, with his ninth place finish.

Xavi Fores (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was tenth and Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 11th.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results—Superpole Race

1 Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yam)  
2 Garrett Gerloff (Yam) +1.928s
3 M. van der Mark (Yam) +2.940s
4 Chaz Davies (Duc) +4.074s
5 Jonathan Rea (Kaw) +4.745s

WorldSSP Race One

Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) won yet again in his championship-winning debut season, in a race which was stopped after a crash, and then run over only 12 laps.

Second place – a personal best so far – went to Philipp Öttl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) who was just under 1.6 seconds from what would have been his first WorldSSP win, with Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing Yamaha) a podium rider again third. The Estonian rider has now scored three straight WorldSSP podiums.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results Locatelli wins race one
One more race win for Locatelli.

Potential podium runners Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) clashed in the first lap of the restart and both crashed and no scored.

Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) was fourth 4.6 seconds from the win, while Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Yamaha) was fifth and Can Öncü (Turkish Racing Team Kawasaki) was a career best equalling sixth, with another young rider, Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) seventh.

Axel Bassani (Soradis Yamaha Motoxracing) was eighth and returning rider Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) ninth, one place up on his team-mate Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha).

With first (Locatelli) and second (Mahias) in the championship already decided, Öttl is now only two points behind Cluzel in the fight for third place, with just one race of the year left to run in Estoril.

2020 Estoril WorldSSP Results—Race One

1 Andrea Locatelli (Yam)  
2 Philipp Oettl (Kaw) +1.591s
3 Hannes Soomer (Yam) +1.968s
4 Isaac Vinales (Yam) +4.634s
5 Steven Odendaal (Yam) +6.211s

WorldSBK Race One

Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) won the 21-lap Saturday WorldSBK race at Estoril but Jonathan Rea (KRT) made up for his Superpole woes by being crowned champion for the sixth year in succession, after his only arithmetical rival Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) went out with a technical issue even before half race distance.

Rea was not content to just score enough points and set about going from 15th to second in only nine laps.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results Razgatlioglu
Razgatlioglu came away with his second win of the season.

Razgatlioglu was already 3.474 seconds ahead after ten laps and would win by just over three seconds, for his second Yamaha victory of the season.

After 12 Rea had lost his second place to Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and a slip-up under braking allowed Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha) to get back into third, until Rea re-passed, with Davies having made a small gap up ahead and running out a confident second.

Gerloff got ahead again in search of another rookie season podium, and he eased out ahead of the number 1 Kawasaki to finish third – leaving Rea a lonely fourth but the World Champion yet again.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results Rea
Title number six for Jonathan Rea.

Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda), Leon Haslam (HRC Honda) and Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) had a fight well behind the leading four, until Bautista fell out of contention. Haslam won that war to finish fifth.

The Lowes and Haslam fight was joined by a squall of riders for a while with only Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) staying with them for seventh, and Xavi Fores (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) and Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) completing the top ten.

2020 Estoril WorldSBK Results—Race One

1 Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yam)
2 Chaz Davies (Duc) +3.039s
3 Garrett Gerloff (Yam) +4.220s
4 Jonathan Rea (Kaw) +9.645s
5 Leon Haslam (Hon) +15.732s

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.