WSBK – Jonathan Rea wins Race 2, taking the title lead back from Redding
Jonathan Rea won a dramatic race 2 in Aragon, re-taking the championship lead back from Scott Redding.
Race 2 at Aragon was nothing short of fantastic with action throughout the whole race, eventually it was Jonathan Rea who would take the race win and championship lead back from Scott Redding. Chaz Davies fought as hard as he could to beat Rea, with Rea going wide with 4 laps to go at the last corner, this allowed Davies to overtake Rea into T1 before a small fight begun, the pair were swapping places every corner until Rea could establish dominance and get back to his rhythm, opening up a lead of 0.5 seconds to eventually take the chequered flag.
In third place finished Alvaro Bautista who started the race fighting with Michael van der Mark before the Dutchman faded to sixth place on the Pata Yamaha R1. Bautista’s podium was Honda’s first since Magny-Cours Race 2 in 2016.
Scott Redding finished in a lonely fourth place, after dropping to fifth place before retaking P4 with nine laps to go, Redding would finish the race here after attempting to catch Bautista did not work out for him, he now sits in second in the championship standings, 10 points behind rival Jonathan Rea.
Further down the field there was a race-long scrap between Alex Lowes, Leon Haslam, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Xavi Fores with Garett Gerloff joining in later in the race, the battle was fierce with Alex Lowes making his way to the front of the pack before losing 3 places in one lap.
Eventually, Leon Haslam won the fight in seventh place ahead of Razgatlioglu then Lowes followed by Gerloff who overtook Fores very late in the race to take the tenth position, Xavier Fores finished in 11th.
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