Jonathan Rea declared winner of Superpole race after Razgatlioglu penalty

Jonathan Rea has been declared the winner of the Superpole race at Magny-Cours in France after Toprak Razgatlioglu received a penalty for exceeding the track limits.

Following an intense battle on the final lap, it was Razgatlioglu who nosed ahead to cross the line 0.3s ahead of the six-time World Superbike champion.

However, Razgatlioglu was later demoted one place to second position following a review by the race stewards, handing Northern Ireland rider Rea his ninth win of the season.

Turkish ace Razgatlioglu won race two from Rea on Sunday to complete a double after he also triumphed over the reigning champion in Saturday’s race, but the 24-year-old has been denied a maiden career hat-trick in World Superbike following his infringement in the Superpole race.

Jonathan Rea was promoted to first place in the Superpole race at Magny-Cours in France after Toprak Razgatlioglu received a penalty for exceeding the track limits.

After eight rounds, he leads Rea by seven points as the championship moves to Catalunya in Barcelona from September 17-19.