Interrupted loopy last WorldSBK bout at Mandalika

2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Spherical Two – Mandalika, Indonesia

WorldSBK Race Two

The observe temperature had risen to 53-degrees when time for race two got here round at Mandalika on Sunday afternoon. Many of the entrance runner had chosen the Pirelli SC2 entrance and SC0 rear.

Bautista needed to begin from tenth on the grid after happening within the Superpole race however was as much as eighth place by flip one. Up entrance it was Superpole race victor Toprak Razgatlioglu main his Pata Yamaha team-mate Andrea Locatelli and being chased exhausting by Jonathan Rea, Axel Bassani, Alex Lowes, Xavi Vierge and Michael Rinaldi in seventh.

Bautista ran vast into flip two on the second lap however misplaced just one place. Andrea Locatelli took the lead a couple of turns later and as soon as that door was opened Locatelli was adopted by means of by Rea, Lowes and Rinaldi all handed Razgatlioglu to shuffled the Turk again to fifth place. Bassani really clipped Razgatlioglu on his manner by means of and that was what had allowed the opposite riders to additionally slip by means of.

Bassani then took the lead after slipping up the within of Locatelli on change of route which despatched the Yamaha man vast and slip all the best way right down to seventh by the point he was again up to the mark on the racing line.

Michael Rinaldi was making progress, passing Lowes for fourth place, then up the within of Rea to take second place and make it a Ducati 1-2 up entrance. A lap later Rinaldi then took the lead from Bassani.

With 16 laps to run second positioned Axel Bassani was ordered by stewards to drop one place for irresponsible using. Bassani appeared over his shoulder then opened the door to permit Lowes by means of however Toprak Razgatlioglu additionally slipped by means of and stood the Ducati man up as he did so.

Toprak Razgatlioglu then took second place from Alex Lowes however by lap 15 Michael Rinaldi had a two-second lead. Alex Lowes took evasive motion to not run into the again of Toprak which noticed the KRT man lose plenty of place.

Jonathan Rea then slipped up the within of Bassani and ran him so vast that he himself additionally ran vast which allowed Xavi Vierge by means of on not solely Bassani, but in addition practically himself.

Bautista had been steadily working his manner ahead and with 15 laps to run the defending champ was as much as sixth place.

Danilo Petrucci slotted his Ducati up the within of Michael van der Mark and pushed him vast to take ninth place from the BMW man who was then pushed additional again by Iker Lecuona.

Xavi Vierge then bought the higher of Jonathan Rea for third place.

Michael van der Mark had an enormous high-side out of eleventh place which additionally took down Peter Oettl.

Alvaro Bautista then stole fourth place from Jonathan Rea with an inside transfer and latched onto the again of Xavi Vierge.

Scott Redding was working eighth however then misplaced the rear and low-sided whereas making an attempt to take seventh place from Locatelli.

The purple flag then got here out to interrupt proceedings with 14 laps nonetheless to run. The motion had been unrelenting over that previous few laps so I’m not shocked that officers cried ‘sufficient’.

Michael Rinaldi was main Toprak Razgatlioglu by 2.4-seconds when the race was halted. Xavi Vierge was third, Alvaro Bautista fourth and Jonathan Rea fifth. Remy Gardner was working eleventh.

WorldSBK Race Two Half One Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time/Hole Pace
1 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R 10m56.263 292.7
2 T.   Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 +2.425 291.9
3 X.   Vierge Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1 Lap 289.5
4 A.  Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R +1 Lap 288.8
5 J.   Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1 Lap 288.8
6 A.  Bassani Ducati Panigale V4R +1 Lap 294.3
7 A.  Locatelli Yamaha YZF R1 +1 Lap 291.1
8 D.  Petrucci Ducati Panigale V4R +1 Lap 288.8
9 I.    Lecuona Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1 Lap 289.5
10 D.  Aegerter Yamaha YZF R1 +1 Lap 285.7
11 R.  Gardner Yamaha YZF R1 +1 Lap 288.8
12 A.  Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1 Lap 290.3
13 G.  Gerloff BMW M1000 RR +1 Lap 291.1
14 S.  Redding BMW M1000 RR +1 Lap 287.2
15  L.   Baldassarri Yamaha YZF R1 +1 Lap 284.2
16 H.  Syahrin Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1 Lap 285.7
Not Categorized
NC T.   Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR / 284,2
RET M. Van Der Mark BMW M1000 RR / 289,5
RET P.   Oettl Ducati Panigale V4R / 285,7
RET O.  Konig Kawasaki ZX-10RR / /

WorldSBK Race Two Half Two

The observe temperature had risen additional to 55-degrees forward of the 14-lap re-start. Andrea Locatelli, Axel Bassani, Xavi Vierge, Michael Rinaldi and Scott Redding selected the SCX-A rear whereas the rest of the highest ten began on the SC0 rear. The one riders within the prime ten not to decide on the SC2 entrance had been Alvaro Bautista and Michael Rinaldi, the Aruba Ducati pairing choosing the SC1 entrance.

Toprak Razgatlioglu bought an excellent run off the road however Michael Rinaldi nonetheless took the lead at flip one whereas Alvaro Bautista moved to 3rd forward of Xavi Vierge, Axel Bassani and Jonathan Rea. Bassani misplaced that fifth place to Rea on the opening lap.

Rinaldi instantly began constructing a strong lead out entrance whereas Razgatlioglu tried to maintain Bautista at bay. Bautista lastly made his well beyond the Turk with 11 laps to run.

The defending world champion then set about chasing down his team-mate. Whittling the hole right down to seven-tenths with seven laps to run however he then ran vast and misplaced one other second to his team-mate.

Jonathan Rea was working fifth behind Xavi Vierge however the Northern Irishman then crashed out at flip seven.

Bautista had been on the hunt for Rinaldi once more and with 4 laps to run he was all around the again of his team-mate, the Spaniard’s SC0 rear having extra life left in it than the softer SCX-A on the Italian’s Panigale V4 R. Bautista may afford to bide his time, realizing that he had the velocity up his sleeve to make his transfer at a protected alternative. He waited two laps earlier than pulling alongside after which transferring into the lead earlier than instantly pulling away.

On the final lap board Bautista led Rinaldi by six-tenths. Toprak Razgatlioglu was in third place forward of Xavi Vierge, Andrea Locatelli and Danilo Petrucci as Remy Gardner moved previous Axel Bassani to take seveth place.

The on that last lap Michael Rinaldi ran very vast whereas chasing Bautista and was shuffled right down to fourth place as Razgatlioglu and Vierge made their well beyond unchallenged.

Bautisa the victor, Razgatlioglu second and Vierge rounded out the rostrum forward of Rinaldi, Locatelli, Petrucci and Remy Gardner scored nine-points for his seventh place end.

Bautista leaves Indonesia with a 37-point lead over Razgatlioglu whose Pata Yamaha team-mate is an additional five-points behind.

Michael van der Mark was identified with a fracture of the bottom of the center phalanx of the fourth and fifth fingers on the left hand whereas Jonathan Rea has deep abrasions on his proper thigh.

The championship now has a six-week break earlier than reconvening at Assen on the weekend of April 23.

WorldSBK Race Two Outcomes

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Hole Pace
1 A.  Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R  21m43.781 296.7
2 T.   Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 +1.218 290.3
3 X.   Vierge Honda CBR1000 RR-R +3.050 293.5
4 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R +4.068 293.5
5 A.  Locatelli Yamaha YZF R1 +4.848 289.5
6 D.  Petrucci Ducati Panigale V4R +5.838 293.5
7 R.  Gardner Yamaha YZF R1 +6.339 290.3
8 A.  Bassani Ducati Panigale V4R +6.796 292.7
9 I.    Lecuona Honda CBR1000 RR-R +9.095 289.5
10 S.  Redding BMW M1000 RR +9.659 291.9
11 G.  Gerloff BMW M1000 RR +9.832 293.5
12 D.  Aegerter Yamaha YZF R1 +11.264 288.8
13 A.  Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +15.167 291.1
14 L.   Baldassarri Yamaha YZF R1 +15.663 285.0
15 H.  Syahrin Honda CBR1000 RR-R +37.461 284.2
Not Categorized
NC T.   Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 10 Laps /
RET J.   Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6 Laps 290.3
RET M. Van Der Mark BMW M1000 RR 8 Laps /
RET P.   Oettl Ducati Panigale V4R 8 Laps /
RET O.  Konig Kawasaki ZX-10RR / /

World Superbike Championship Factors

Pos Rider Factors
 1  Alvaro Bautista  112
 2  Toprak Razgatlioglu  75
 3  Andrea Locatelli  70
 4  Axel Bassani  51
 5  Michael Ruben Rinaldi  47
 6  Jonathan Rea  44
 7  Xavi Vierge  43
 8  Danilo Petrucci  36
 9  Iker Lecuona  33
 10  Dominique Aegerter  24
 11  Philipp Oettl  23
 12  Alex Lowes  22
 13  Remy Gardner  19
 14  Scott Redding  17
 15  Michael Van Der Mark  16
 16  Garrett Gerloff  15
 17  Loris Baz  6
 18  Lorenzo Baldassarri  3
 19  Hafizh Syahrin  2

2023 FIM Superbike World Championship Calendar

Date Circuit WSBK WSSP600 WSSP300
24-26 Feb Phillip Island X X
3-5 Mar Mandalika X X
21-23 Apr Assen X X X
5-7 Could Catalunya X X X
2-4 Jun Misano X X X
30 Jun-02 Jul Donington Park X X
14-16 Jul  Imola X X X
28-30 Jul Autodrom Most X X X
8-10 Sep Magny-Cours X X X
22-24 Sep Aragón X X X
29-Sep-01 Oct Algarve X X X
13-15 Oct San Juan Villicum X X