Wild WorldSBK Superpole race shakes issues up at Mandalika

2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Spherical Two – Mandalika, Indonesia

WorldSBK Superpole Race

Remy Gardner missed Saturday as a result of gastro thus he needed to begin from the again of the grid for the Sunday morning Superpole race at Mandalika.

Toprak Razgatlioglu on pole alongside his Pata Yamaha team-mate Andrea Locatelli and race one victor Alvaro Bautista. Michael Rinaldi headed row two and hoped for extra success as we speak after taking place at flip one on Saturday.

Razgatlioglu and Locatelli began the Superpole Race with an SC2 entrance and SCX-A rear whereas Bautista was on an SC1 entrance and SC0 rear. The observe temperature was 44-degrees and the ambient 31-degrees.

Bautista acquired an ideal launch however Toprak was bravest into flip one to take the early lead. Tumbling out of the race behind them was Loris Baz and Alex Lowes, whose incident additionally despatched Danilo Petrucci off observe however Petruci rejoined in the back of the sphere after working by the gravel lure.

Lowes was gesturing in direction of Petrucci when he acquired to his ft, deeming the Italian to have squeezed him on the entry to that flip. Baz was an harmless bystander skittled by the ZX-10RR of Lowes.

On the finish of the opening lap it was Razgatlioglu main Bautista, Locatelli and Bassani whereas Jonathan Rea was fifth and Michael Rinaldi sixth. At flip one on that second lap Jonathan Rea went down after which gestured that flags needs to be out as a result of one thing on the observe floor. Officers responded shortly with a purple flag.

There was some delay for observe cleansing earlier than riders gridded up as soon as once more. The observe temperature had elevated to 48-degrees by the point issues acquired underway once more. Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes had taken the chance to alter to an SCX-A rear whereas Michael Rinaldi slotted a more durable SC0 into the again of the Aruba Ducati for the re-start.

Alvaro Bautista took the lead into flip one however then ran in a little bit deep which gave Razgatlioglu the early lead within the shortened eight-lap race.

Michael Rinaldi was in third place on the opening lap and Andrea Locatelli fourth, however Jonathan Rea first picked off Locatelli earlier than instantly shifting to problem Rinaldi for third. Rea acquired the higher of the Italian and Locatelli then adopted him by a couple of turns later to push the Ducati man again to fifth.

Loris Baz was seventh however Alex Lowes then clipped the dangling proper leg of the Frenchman which compelled Baz to retire. He returned to the BMW pits the place he was carried into the pit bay. He was later identified with a fracture of the correct proximal fibula and proper ankle fracture (suspected medial talus), topic to affirmation by way of CT scans.

With 5 laps to run it was Razgatlioglu, Bautista, Rea, Locatelli, Lowes fifth and Bassani sixth.

Jonathan Rea slung his ZX-10RR underneath Bautista on a right-left change of route which despatched the Spaniard off-line. The Ducati spun up on the soiled a part of the observe and flicked Bautista over the bars. His unbeaten run coming to an finish as we speak at Mandalika.

Rea had additionally ran a little bit huge and virtually suffered the identical destiny however held on to it, the Northern Irishman did lose a few positions because of this although, each Andrea Locatelli after which Alex Lowes demoting him to fourth.

Benefitting from the Rea and Bautista conflict was Toprak Razgatlioglu, the Turk having fun with a useful lead with 4 laps to run over his team-mate Andrea Locatelli. The Italian nonetheless had Alex Lowes in shut firm however managed to carry him off to safe that second place.

Toprak Razgatlioglu the victor and Andrea Locatelli made it a Pata Yamaha 1-2.

A KRT 3-4 with Lowes third whereas Jonathan Rea simply managed to carry of Axel Bassani to assert fourth place.

Xavi Vierge sixth forward of Michael Rinaldi and Michael van der Mark.

Dominique Aegerter crossed the road in tenth place however was later relegated to eleventh after being penalised for irresponsible using.

Remy Gardner crossed the road 13.5-seconds behind the winner to assert 14th place forward of Lorenzo Baldassarri and Iker Lecuona.

WorldSBK Superpole Race Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time/Hole Velocity
1 T.   Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 12m26.052 285.7
2 A.  Locatelli Yamaha YZF R1 +1.110 287.2
3 A.  Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1.372 289.5
4 J.   Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR +3.073 291.1
5 A.  Bassani Ducati Panigale V4R +3.234 292.7
6 X.   Vierge Honda CBR1000 RR-R +4.251 291.1
7 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R +4.617 293.5
8 M. Van Der Mark BMW M1000 RR +4.792 290.3
9 S.  Redding BMW M1000 RR +5.797 290.3
10 D.  Aegerter Yamaha YZF R1 +8.068 288.0
11 D.  Petrucci Ducati Panigale V4R +8.347 295.1
12 G.  Gerloff BMW M1000 RR +8.442 293.5
13 P.   Oettl Ducati Panigale V4R +10.592 290.3
14 R.  Gardner Yamaha YZF R1 +13.534 287.2
15 L.   Baldassarri Yamaha YZF R1 +16.839 286.5
16 I.    Lecuona Honda CBR1000 RR-R +17.365 289.5
17 H.  Syahrin Honda CBR1000 RR-R +18.881 284.2
18 O.  Konig Kawasaki ZX-10RR +33.614 276.9
19 E.   Granado Honda CBR1000 RR-R +42.022 277.6
Not Labeled
RET T.   Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3 Laps 281.3
RET A.  Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R 5 Laps 292.7
RET L.   Baz BMW M1000 RR 6 Laps 287.2

World Superbike Championship Factors

Pos Rider Factors
 1  Alvaro Bautista  87
 2  Andrea Locatelli  59
 3  Toprak Razgatlioglu  55
 4  Jonathan Rea  44
 5  Axel Bassani  43
 6  Michael Ruben Rinaldi  34
 7  Xavi Vierge  27
 8  Danilo Petrucci  26
 9  Iker Lecuona  26
 10  Philipp Oettl  23
 11  Dominique Aegerter  20
 12  Alex Lowes  19
 13  Michael Van Der Mark  16
 14  Scott Redding  11
 15  Remy Gardner  10
 16  Garrett Gerloff  10
 17  Loris Baz  6
 18  Lorenzo Baldassarri  1
 19  Hafizh Syahrin  1

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 Might 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