Repeated twists and turns in Superbike Race 1 at Magny-Cours, where the dealer jumped several times in the fight for victory and podium. Smiling among the Three Musketeers is the least likely of all: Alvaro Bautista wins foreighth time this season on one of the less favorable tracks for Ducati, taking advantage of the gifts made by Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu. The two contenders for the 2021 title set the exact same time in Superpole, but starting from the front was the Northern Irishman by virtue of his second best time, faster than that of the Turkish. At the start however he was burned by Toprak and from Scott Redding, crashing at the last chicane in an attempt to keep up with the reigning champion. For its part Razgatlioglu made a mistake at Turn 13 while he was lonely in the lead, with a braking boat that made him end up in the gravel where he fell. They both started again, but while Toprak took the points from eleventh place, Rea finished lapped.
Bautista flies in the standings: +56 points over Rea
Bautista then briefly battled with Redding before fly away to success, with which he climbs to fifty-six points ahead of Rea and two more points over Razgatlioglu. For Aruba Ducati is an unexpected triumph, but one that confirms the solidity of the package and the rider. As for Redding, the Englishman from BMW finishes on the podium for the third time this season, while the third place is Axel Bassani: the Motocorsa Racing rider managed the race phases in the best possible way avoiding any errors, unlike Loris Baz And Michael Rinaldiwho were wrong when they were third. Alex Lowes closes fourth ahead of Garrett Gerloff and precisely in Rinaldi, with Andrea Locatelli seventh. The top-10 is completed by Philipp Oettl, Iker Lecuona And Lucas Mahias. Razgatlioglu mocked Michael Van Der Mark and Xavi Vierge on the last lap, with Baz and Luca Bernardi in the points. Nineteenth Roberto Tamburini.