Sbk Misano, Bautista triumphs in Race 1 ahead of Rea: two Ducatis on the podium with Rinaldi third

The wild Spaniard wins the first race of the weekend at Misano in front of Jonathan Rea. Two Ducatis on the podium with Rinaldi’s third place. Fourth the Panigale V4 R of Axel Bassani, sixth Andrea Locatelli. Razgatlioglu retired due to technical problems

Umberto Schiavella


Alvaro Bautista wins the first race of the Superbike weekend in Romagna on the Misano track. Ducati double with Michael Ruben Rinaldi who climbs to the third step of the podium, according to Jonathan Rea. The Spaniard from Borgo Panigale, leader of the world championship standings, conquers his fifth success of the season with a great performance, showing great maturity, but above all a lot of determination. Reigning world champion Toprak Razgatlioglu was forced to retire with a technical problem with seven laps to go. Another Ducati in fourth place, the independent one of Axel Bassani, which precedes Alex Lowes’ Kawasaki and Andrea Locatelli’s R1. Seventh Xavi Vierge ahead of Garrett Gerloff and Iker Lecuona. British Scott Redding’s BMW closes the top ten. Roberto Tamburini eleventh, Luca Bernardi from San Marino fourteenth.

the chronicle

Twenty-one laps of Race 1, Bautista, Razgatlioglu and Rea start from the front row. Razgatlioglu starts well followed by Bautista and Rea. Fourth Rinaldi ahead of Bassani, Lowes and Locatelli. Rea slips on Bautista after just two laps, moving into second position and then immediately attacking the Turkish rider from Yamaha and taking the lead. Fourth Bassani. Bautista battles with Razgatlioglu, winning the second position. Bassani ever closer to Razgatlioglu. Unchanged the first positions fifteen laps from the end of the race. Retreat for Delbianco. Rea leads, glued to the Spaniard from Ducati, slightly behind Razgatlioglu.

The last ten laps

In the last 10 laps there is the mechanical knockout that puts Razgatlioglu out of action when he was fighting for the podium in the leading trio and Bautista stretches definitively on Rea.

Superbike Misano, Race 1 Classification

Here are the results (top ten) of the first race of the Sbk Romagna weekend:

1. A. Bautista (Spa – Ducati) 33’14 “661

2. J. Rea (GB – Kawasaki) +5.128

3. M. Rinaldi (Ita – Ducati) +8,289

4. A. Bassani (Ita – Ducati) +10.415

5. A. Lowes (GB – Kawasaki) +11.888

6. A. Locatelli (Ita – Yamaha) +13.320

7. X. Vierge (Spa – Honda) +14.396

8. G. Gerloff (USA – Yamaha) +14.775

9. I. Lecuona (Spa – Honda) +19.968

10. S. Redding (GB – Bmw) +26.408


This is the situation of the SBK World Championship:

1. A. Bautista (Spa – Ducati) 186 points

2. J. Rea (GB – Kawasaki) 164 points

3. T. Razgatlioglu (Tur – Yamaha) 109 points


This is the situation of the SBK World Championship:

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