Jonathan Rea (KRT) won both Sunday WorldSBK races in Portugal to take the championship lead for the first time in 2020 and lift his total of race win this year to five. Alex Lowes (KRT) was fourth in the Tissot Superpole race and then a non-finisher in the 20-lap finale to the weekend’s hot and intense action at Portimao.
It was a perfect WorldSBK weekend for Rea at what is now his statistically strongest circuit. Three race wins saw him take his personal race-winning total to 12 at Portimao. With more podium finishes overall than even at Assen, where he has also won 12 times, the Algarve circuit is now Jonathan’s most rewarding track.
The five-time world champion also scored the fastest lap in each race and was fastest qualifier in Tissot-Superpole on Saturday.