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18/10/2021 News

Three podiums for Rea

SAN JUAN, Argentina, October 18th - With three podiums at the San Juan circuit in Argentina, Jonathan Rea remains one of only two riders still in contention for the 2021 World Championship title, along with Toprak Razgatlioglu.

With just one round left to go, in Indonesia at the new Mandalika circuit, Jonathan Rea remains in contention for a seventh consecutive world championship title. In the last round in Argentina, the Kawasaki rider managed three podium finishes, battling from start to finish with Scott Redding and Toprak Razgatlioglu, his two main rivals. Rea finished second in both rounds at the San Juan circuit and third in the Sprint Race. Second in the overall standings, the Briton is only 30 points behind leader Toprak Razgatlioglu. With 62 points still to race for, nothing is decided. “I'm satisfied with the work we did in Argentina," commented Rea. “We managed to find solutions to improving the bike in terms of grip and traction. The next race is going to be at a track we are all going to discover, so it will be very interesting." Still struggling with the hand he broke in Spain, Alex Lowes had a great first round, riding at the front of the field before crossing the line in fourth place. Unfortunately, his injury came back to haunt him the next day.

Only ninth in the Sprint Race and lacking strength and in too much pain, he had to give the last race a miss.

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Kawasaki brand, Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes rode in Argentina on ZX-10RRs with special livery.  The six-time world champion had a bike decorated in the colours of the famous Kawasaki ZXR 750 from the 90s. A machine that has shone in Endurance and World Superbike, notably in the hands of Scott Russel. Alex Lowes raced in San Juan with a livery similar to that of the Kawasaki GPZ 900 R ridden by Tom Cruise in the Top Gun movie. An anniversary operation in which the Elf brand, long time partner of the Japanese manufacturer, was obviously involved.

CATEGORY RIDER RACE 1 SPRINT RACE RACE 2 CHAMPIONSHIP

SUPERBIKE

Jonathan Rea

2nd

3rd

2nd

2nd (501 points)

Alex Lowes

4th

9th 

DNS

7th (213 points)