The closest title fight in recent history continues this weekend as we head to Magny Cours for round eight of the 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship campaign.
With six rounds left of the WorldSBK calendar, the standings are as tight as they could get with Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) leading the way over Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) by virtue of more full-length race victories; Razgatlioglu with five compared to Rea’s four. The pair are tied on 311 points heading into the French Round.
A strong and consistent run of podiums for Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) means he has launched himself back into title contention, with seven visits to the rostrum in the last seven races including three victories. With both Rea and Razgatlioglu scoring podiums consistently all season (17 podiums in 21 races for Razgatlioglu and 19 in 21 for Rea), Redding will know he has to keep up his current form to stand a chance of snatching the title in 2021 for Ducati before his move to BMW.
Action gets underway on Friday morning and the full schedule can be seen below.
Friday, September 3rd (all times Local Time (GMT+2))
Yamaha R3 Cup Free Practice – 09:00-09:45
WorldSSP300 FP1 – 09:45-10:15
WorldSBK FP1 – 10:30-11:15
WorldSSP FP1 – 11:25-12:10
Yamaha R3 Cup Superpole – 13:30-14:00
WorldSSP300 FP2 – 14:15-14:45
WorldSBK FP2 – 15:00-15:45
WorldSSP FP2 – 16:00-16:45
Saturday, September 4th
WorldSBK FP3 – 09:00-09:30
WorldSSP300 Tissot Superpole – 09:45-10:05
WorldSSP Tissot Superpole – 10:25-10:45
WorldSBK Tissot Superpole – 11:10-11:25
Yamaha R3 Cup Race 1 – 11:45
WorldSSP300 Race 1 – 12:45
WorldSBK Race 1 – 14:00
WorldSSP Race 1 – 15:15
Yamaha R3 Cup Race 2 – 16:15
Sunday, September 5th
WorldSBK Warm-Up – 09:00-09:15
WorldSSP Warm-Up – 09:25-09:40
WorldSSP300 Warm-Up – 09:50-10:05
WorldSBK Tissot Superpole Race – 11:00
WorldSSP Race 2 – 12:30
WorldSBK Race 2 – 14:00
WorldSSP300 – 15:15
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