Bautista and Razgatliolgu Finish With Three Podiums in Catalunya

March 24, 2024Ray Milton

Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) got the weekend started off with back to back wins in the Race 1 and the Superpole Race. After the Superpole race Razgatlioglu said, “I am really happy; I didn’t have more chances because at Turn 10, I lost it because I wasn’t close enough to attack,” said Toprak in Parc Ferme. “I was then just thinking in the last corner and what Valentino Rossi did many years ago, so I thought ‘why not now?’ and I was close enough. I used second gear in the last corner, took the line and the plan was perfect. The acceleration wasn’t bad and I am winning again. I’m not surprised, I was just thinking in the last corner!”

Unfortunately for him he wasn’t able to complete the hat trick in Race 2 because Alvaro Bautista had other plans. It was a positive day for the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Especially in race 2 where the team finished with both riders in the top 5.

Bautista Bounces Back

The champ is back! Alvaro Bautista secured his first win of 2024 in race 2. It’s no secret that Bautista has been fighting to get back to 100% fitness after a last season injury lingered preventing him from participating in the majority of pre season testing. However, those troubles seem to be behind him now. In Race 1 he showed his prowess fighting from P14 to a podium. That success continued as he pushed through the weekend. The win in Race 2 resulted in his 4th podium of the season and drew him closer to the championship leader; his teammate Nicolo Bulega. Bulega has had a sensational start to his rookie World Superbike season but fell short this weekend for two P2 finishes in Race 1 and Race 2. He currently leads the championship ahead of Bautista by 8 points.

Full Catalunya-Barcelona Round Race 2 Results