WSBK Assen VIDEO: Razgatlioglu and Rea get confused and for Bautista it had to happen once

While MotoGP delivered a beautiful Portuguese Grand Prix, the WSBK held its mass in Assen cathedral. A second stage of the calendar of the category after which the tenors will have to go to the confessional because many sins and blows have fallen in the Netherlands. Alvaro Bautista emerges victorious from this scrum, although he was sanctioned at one point, but the main event was this clash between Jonathan Rea, now 100 wins with Kawasaki, and World Champion Toprak Razgatlioglu who released precious points…

The cordial relationship characterized by mutual respect between Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu did it end in a gravel pit in Assen last Sunday? The future will tell soon enough, but the two men have radically different views of the racing incident that pitted them against each other and prompted their retirement. Allvaro Bautista who didn’t ask so much…

First, there are the images of the facts…

Then the suspension versions. Jonathan Rea said : ” I was riding next to him on the straight and he braked 15 meters later than usual. He braked to the curb and then took the bend. He just went too fast. I took my normal line, Bautista was behind me. In such a situation in Assen, the pilot usually gives in on the outside because other pilots like us come at high speed

I do not intend to present myself to the race director. I didn’t even get a request to go there. It was a race fact “, has been followed real leaving no doubt as to who was responsible for the accident: Toprak took a wide line, so he made the mistake. And instead of giving me space, knowing I would be there, he decided to return to the racing line† I was on the normal line and driving at my normal speed, everyone can see that in my data. I was probably even a little slower than usual. I expected to have enough space, but it wasn’t. Luckily we both survived unharmed

in ‘s house Yamahawe heard another version developed by the Turkish world champion: I braked a little hard, went wide, but I wasn’t off the track. Then I came back to the ideal line. Johnny made a mistake not looking at me so we touched† A racing accident, of course, but Johnny didn’t pay attention to my trajectory. He only looked at his line and accelerated early, but I was on his left and in the lead. Tell Johnny to take another look at the trap, from my camera’s perspective, not his. I was in front, I couldn’t see it. I can’t turn off the throttle and look behind me, you don’t do that in racing. I think he wanted to push me out ’cause I was already far away


WSBK Razgatlioglu: It’s better if we don’t talk to Rea now, maybe later

I haven’t spoken to him since the accident, he knows exactly what happened said the pilot of 25 year. † He describes his point of view, I the realityI checked my CCTV footage ten times to find out if it was my fault or his. Okay, it was a racing accident. But we only fell because he made a mistake† He must look at me, I was not off the job. It’s better if we don’t talk now, maybe later. Last year our fights were always respectful. Everybody makes mistakes. In the end we were lucky, because we crashed on the straight. I was very concerned about Bautista, he was right behind us

Precisely, Bautista, who was in the front row, what does he say? † It seemed to me that Toprak had gone a bit far. He hit the curbs, but wasn’t off the track. Jonathan was inside and behind him. Jonathan was on the ideal line, but Toprak was on the same line. They both wanted to be in the same place at the same time. But there was no room for two pilots and they touched† They have touched each other several times in the past and nothing ever happened. It was different this time and it had to happen sometime. Jonathan and Toprak’s bikes slid past me, I braked harder and harder. Then suddenly a breach opened and I passed. Otherwise I would have hit the engines. I was very lucky I didn’t fall

Bautista also had his share of frustration in this Batavian encounter by being relegated at the end of the sprint race for crossing the track limit during the final chicane on the Dutch circuit. Bautista then lost a place to Toprak, dropped to third in the final standings and lost two points overall. The Spanish rider expressed his anger on social media, saying ‘I never touched the green’ and calling the penalty he received ‘ridiculous’… The Ducati-riding Spaniard now leads the general classification WSBK with 109 points against 91 at real and 64 to Razgatlioglu