Ducati 1-2-3-4 in WorldSBK FP2 at Phillip Island


2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Spherical One – Phillip Island

World Superbike FP2


A monitor temperature approaching 50-degrees didn’t forestall Alvaro Bautista from banging in a 1m30.927 early on in FP2 to set a brand new benchmark for the day.

It didn’t look simple although as Bautista continued his long term with the Ducati slipping and sliding everywhere beneath the diminutive Spaniard. Nonetheless he simply maintain reeling off 1min31s and appeared to be in a category of his personal in these sizzling situations.

It was a Ducati 1-2-3 for almost all of the FP2 session. Alvaro Bautista main Michael Rinaldi and Philipp Oettl. Bautista and Rinaldi two of the few riders to truly show faster this afternoon than within the cooler FP1 session.

Andrea Locatelli was the primary to have the ability to break up the Ducati trifecta, transferring as much as P3 with 18-minutes remaining within the 45-minute session.

With 15-minutes remaining within the session Jonathan Rea was languishing down in sixteenth place.

Remy Gardner was simply inside the highest ten for almost all of the session and improved to P8 with 14-minutes left on the shot clock however was nonetheless two-tenths off his FP1 finest.

The fireplace went out on Rinaldi’s V4 R as he went to exit the pits for his remaining run and needed to push his machine again to his pit storage, which fortunately was located closest to the pit exit.

With simply over eight minutes remaining Danilo Petrucci made it a Ducati 1-2-3 on high as soon as once more after pushing Locatelli again to fourth. Dominique Aegerter then pushed Locatelli additional again to fifth to develop into the quickest Yamaha within the session. Not for lengthy although as Gerloff then stole that fourth place off Aegerter subsequent time round.  Locatelli then went down at flip ten whereas making an attempt to enhance his standing.

With seven-minutes remaining Bautista was again out on contemporary rubber and went instantly faster. A 1m30.623 then backed it up with a 1m30.929.

His Aruba Ducati team-mate acquired out simply in time to get one other lap in and Rinaldi was truly faster than Bautista via the primary break up however the lap went away from him

Philipp Oettl then sprang again as much as third place to push Petrucci again to P4 and because the chequered flag got here out it was Ducati 1-2-3-4 on this second observe session. Clearly when the monitor situations are sizzling the Ducati has a definite benefit, whether or not that be via sheer mechanical grip or higher digital methods I don’t know, however one thing is certainly working of their favour.

Yellow flags then spoiled the final ditch efforts of many riders who had their laps cancelled together with Remy Gardner who completed the session tenth.

Scott Redding didn’t handle to show a wheel till the dying minutes of this FP2 session. The staff busy looking for some mechanical gremlins lurking within the BMW whereas all Scott may do was sit in his pit field in leathers within the hope that they acquired it going. They lastly did nevertheless it solely actually gave the Briton time to shake down the bike and himself and he may make no impression on the time-sheets.

On mixed occasions Bautista leads Locatelli and Lecuona, that latter pair each setting their finest time this morning.

It ought to be famous that some riders, together with most undoubtedly Jonathan Rea, are working a really tight tyre technique this weekend and saving the brand new rubber of their restricted allocation for the rest of the weekend in anticipation of doable pink flag stoppages or different interruptions, the place having an additional new tyre left at their disposal may show pivotal.  Situations are anticipated to be barely cooler tomorrow, and a superb few levels cooler on Sunday.


World Superbike FP2 Instances

Pos Rider Bike Time/Hole Velocity
1 A. Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R 1m30.623 325.3
2 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R +0.534 317.6
3 P. Oettl Ducati Panigale V4R +0.826 320.5
4 D. Petrucci Ducati Panigale V4R +0.915 328.3
5 G. Gerloff BMW M1000 RR +1.091 328.3
6 D. Aegerter Yamaha YZF R1 +1.097 316.7
7 A. Locatelli Yamaha YZF R1 +1.098 318.6
8 A. Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1.151 321.4
9 I.  Lecuona Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1.177 321.4
10 R. Gardner Yamaha YZF R1 +1.213 316.7
11 L. Baldassarri Yamaha YZF R1 +1.259 315.8
12 M. Van Der Mark BMW M1000 RR +1.268 323.4
13 T. Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 +1.492 318.6
14 J.  Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1.521 322.4
15 X. Vierge Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1.584 329.3
16 A. Bassani Ducati Panigale V4R +1.594 321.4
17 L Baz BMW M1000 RR +1.623 320.5
18 S. Redding BMW M1000 RR +2.233 317.6
19 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +2.556 314.0
20 O. Konig Kawasaki ZX-10RR +2.666 314.9
21 H. Syahrin Honda CBR1000 RR-R +3.090 320.5
22 E. Granado Honda CBR1000 RR-R +3.552 315.8

World Superbike Friday Mixed Instances

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Hole
1 A. Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R 1’30.623
2 A. Locatelli Yamaha YZF R1 +0.446
3 I.  Lecuona Honda CBR1000 RR-R +0.506
4 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R +0.534
5 J.  Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR +0.681
6 M. Van Der Mark BMW M1000 RR +0.787
7 P. Oettl Ducati Panigale V4R +0.826
8 A. Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +0.836
9 D. Petrucci Ducati Panigale V4R +0.915
10 T. Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 +0.937
11 R. Gardner Yamaha YZF R1 +1.032
12 G. Gerloff BMW M1000 RR +1.091
13 D. Aegerter Yamaha YZF R1 +1.097
14 L.  Baldassarri Yamaha YZF R1 +1.259
15 S. Redding BMW M1000 RR +1.342
16 X. Vierge Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1.349
17 A. Bassani Ducati Panigale V4R +1.357
18 L.  Baz BMW M1000 RR +1.623
19 O. Konig Kawasaki ZX-10RR +2.163
20 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +2.392
21 H. Syahrin Honda CBR1000 RR-R +3.090

 


Phillip Island WorldSBK/ASBK Race Schedule

Saturday 25 February 2023
Begin End Class Session Laps Distance
0740 0750 Timekeeping Observe System Take a look at
0810   0820 FIM Medical Inspection /// FIM Observe Inspection
0900 0920 Australian Superbike Q
0940 Australian Supersport 300 R2 8 35.56km
1015 Australian Supersport R1 10 44.45km
1050 1120 WorldSBK FP3
1140 Australian SuperbikeR1 12 53.34km
1225 1245 WorldSSP  Superpole
1310 1325 WorldSBK  Superpole
1340 1410 Pit Stroll 1 & Security Automobile Laps
1430 WorldSSP R1 18 80.01km
1505 1535 ASBK Pillion Rides
1600 WorldSBK R1 22 97.79km
1720 Australian Supersport R2 10 44.45km
Sunday 26 February 2023
Begin  End  Session  Session Laps Distance
0800 0810 Timekeeping Observe System Take a look at
0830  0840 FIM Medical Inspection /// FIM Observe Inspection
0910 Australian Supersport 300 R3 8 35.56km
0945 Australian Superbike R2 12 53.34km
1030 1045 WorldSBK WUP
1055 1110 WorldSSP WUP
1130 Australian Supersport R3 10 44.45km
1200 1235 Pit Stroll 2 & Security Automobile Laps ASBK Shows on Podium
1300 WorldSBK SPRace 10 44.45km
1340 Australian Superbike R3 12 53.34km
1430 WorldSSP R2   80.01km
1505 1535 ASBK Pillion Rides ASBK Shows on Podium
1600 WorldSBK R3 22 97.79km