One other Ducati 1-2 in remaining WorldSBK bout at Phillip Island

2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Spherical One – Phillip Island

World Superbike Race Two

Photos by RbMotoLens

A monitor temperature approaching 40-degrees and an ambient of 21-degrees have been the situations confronting riders as they lined up on the grid for the ultimate race of the season opening weekend at Phillip Island. The gap 22-laps, 97.79 kilometres, and virtually the whole grid have been on the usual SC1 entrance and SC1-A (A1126) rear, the only real exception being Lorenzo Baldassarri working an SC2 on the entrance.

World Superbike Race Two

It was a Ducati 1-2 by Southern Loop for the primary time as Rinaldi chased Bautista whereas Andrea Locatelli and Toprak Razgatlioglu gave chase.  Fifth was Axel Bassani forward of Iker Lecuona, Jonathan Rea in seventh and Alex Lowes in eighth.

World Superbike Race Two

Remy Gardner was thirteenth early on however his possibilities for this race have been already annulled because of a protracted lap penalty that he should function punishment for colliding with team-mate Dominique Aegerter within the Superpole race.

World Superbike Race Two

Andrea Locatelli moved as much as third place, Axel Bassani fourth and Jonathan Rea then pushed Razgatlioglu again to sixth on lap three. Locatelli then sneaked method from that group, leaving them to tussle over fourth.

World Superbike Race Two

Jonathan Rea took that fourth spot from Bassiani with 18 laps to run, Razgatlioglu then adopted him by to additional relegate Bassani to sixth. Lowes and Lecuona have been additionally with that group.

World Superbike Race Two

Additional again there was one other battle unfolding for ninth place with Aegerter sneaking previous Petrucci, that pair had Oettl and Van der Mark in shut firm.

Alex Lowes then made some progress, shifting previous Bassani and Razgatlioglu to assert fifth place proper behind his KRT team-mate.

World Superbike Race Two

It was a Ducati present up entrance. Bautista main Rinaldi by 1.4-seconds with 14 laps to run.  Andrea Locatelli was an extra two-seconds again in third place however with two-seconds over fourth positioned Jonathan Rea.

Lowes obtained the higher of Rea and the team-mates traded locations a few instances with 13 laps to run. That battle over fourth was intense. Proper behind the KRT duo Razgatlioglu, Oettl, Bassani and Lecuona have been bashing fairings to stay proper with the Kawasaki pair.

World Superbike Race Two

The main trio have been properly unfold out by half-race distance. Bautista main Rinaldi by 2.6-seconds, Locatelli an extra four-seconds behind in third place. That podium order regarded fairly settled until one thing untoward ought to occur to the triumvirate.

Fourth place although was nonetheless very a lot a topic up for dialogue although as whereas Lowes, Rea, Razgatlioglu, Bassani, Oettl and Lecuona have been treading on every others toes, Danilo Petrucci and Dominique Aegerter have been coming alongside to hitch the social gathering!

Lowes and Razgatlioglu then lowered the social gathering quantity by two as they went down collectively at flip 4. Lowes misplaced the entrance on entry and skittled Razgatlioglu.

With 5 laps to run Bautista led Rinaldi by five-seconds, Locatelli was an extra five-seconds again in third. The battle over fourth place was being waged four-seconds behind Locatelli and at this juncture Axel Bassani was holding sway after an enormous balls transfer up the within of Jonathan Rea on the entry to show one.

With two laps to go Bassani nonetheless led that second group and together with Peter Oettl had began to interrupt away. A bit of additional again Lecuona had obtained the higher of Rea to push the KRT man again seventh.

On the flag we had one other Ducati 1-2, Bautista crossing the stripe six-seconds over Rinaldi.  Locatelli an extra three-seconds again in third.

Axel Bassani received that tussle for fourth with a robust finish to the race, Oettl fifth.  That pair breaking away from their pursuers within the remaining phases.  Lecuona sixth, and Aegerter obtained Rea on the ultimate lap to push the Northern Irishman again to eighth.

Danilo Petrucci ninth forward of Xavi Vierge whereas Remy Gardner simply missed out on a high ten regardless of that lengthy lap penalty. Maintain the press…  After the race Xavi Vierge was deemed to have overtaken at flip 4 beneath yellow flags so was dropped a place, selling Gardner to tenth.

World Superbike Race Two

Bautista takes a 28-point lead within the championship to Mandalika subsequent weekend. Speak about a flying begin…   However in the event you assume situations might be blended at Phillip Island, you haven’t been to Indonesia….

World Superbike Race Two

World Superbike Race Two Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time/Hole Pace
1 A. Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R 33m40.779 322.4
2 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R +6.191 314.9
3 A. Locatelli Yamaha YZF R1 +9.099 314.0
4 A. Bassani Ducati Panigale V4R +11.680 314.9
5 P. Oettl Ducati Panigale V4R +12.020 311.2
6 I.  Lecuona Honda CBR1000 RR-R +13.701 314.0
7 D. Aegerter Yamaha YZF R1 +14.316 312.1
8 J.  Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR +14.753 314.9
9 D. Petrucci Ducati Panigale V4R +18.745 323.4
10 R. Gardner Yamaha YZF R1 +21.331 313.0
X. Vierge Honda CBR1000 RR-R +21.500 322.4
12 M. Van Der Mark BMW M1000 RR +29.790 320.5
13 S. Redding BMW M1000 RR +34.265 321.4
14 G. Gerloff BMW M1000 RR +34.444 321.4
15 L. Baz BMW M1000 RR +34.846 313.0
16 L. Baldassarri Yamaha YZF R1 +45.568 309.5
17 H. Syahrin Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1m02.330 317.6
18 O. Konig Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1m02.589 305.1
19 E. Granado Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1m04.168 306.8
Not Categorised
RET A. Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6 Laps 314.9
RET T Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 6 Laps 315.8
RET T Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 18 Laps 305.1

World Superbike Championship Factors

Pos Rider Factors
 1  Alvaro Bautista  62
 2  Andrea Locatelli  34
 3  Jonathan Rea  31
 4  Michael Ruben Rinaldi  31
 5  Axel Bassani  25
 6  Toprak Razgatlioglu  23
 7  Iker Lecuona  22
 8  Philipp Oettl  20
 9  Danilo Petrucci  15
 10  Xavi Vierge  14
 11  Dominique Aegerter  12
 12  Scott Redding  10
 13  Remy Gardner  10
 14  Garrett Gerloff  8
 15  Alex Lowes  6
 16  Michael Van Der Mark  4
 17  Loris Baz  1
 18  Hafizh Syahrin  1

Phillip Island WorldSBK/ASBK Race Schedule

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 Automotive Laps ASBK Displays 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 Displays on Podium
1600 WorldSBK R3 22 97.79km