Sbk Misano: Bautista dominates in Race 2 and wins over Razgatlioglu and Rinaldi

The Ducati Spaniard ends a super weekend at Misano and takes home his sixth success of the season. Razgatlioglu struggled from mid-race onwards and was satisfied with second place ahead of the Italian Rinaldi. Rea is 4th

Lorenzo Baroni and Luca Frigerio were sent

– Misano adriatico (RN)

Alvaro Bautista triumphs in front of the Ducati home crowd in the last race of the weekend at the Misano Adriatico circuit. The Spaniard number 19 kept a pace out of the ordinary: the whole race below the wall of 1’35 and an advantage under the checkered flag of over 7 seconds. Toprak Razgatlioglu, winner of the Superpole Race, tried always driving sideways and giving 110% for almost half the race, but the unsustainable pace of the Ducati driver forced him to raise the white flag and settle for second position.

Bautista so it still stretches in the league on Rea reaching more than 36 on the English of the Kawasaki and more than seventy-nine on the Toprak, but the Turk brings home important points, given the zero of Race 1. On the podium, however, in Race 2 Rea does not climb, 4th after a not very gritty race: the third place is for a super Michael Ruben Rinaldi and his official Panigale V4, who started from the tenth place and particularly in shape on the home track where he runs. many tests, we hope he will confirm his excellent performances also on the other circuits of the world championship. Rea contains fourth, driving over the problems as usual but his technical package today was obviously not up to the competition.

New Pirelli tires at Misano

On the circuit Marco Simoncelli also wins together with Bautista Pirelli’s approach of developing Superbike tires in the race. considered of range. In fact, the standard SCXs are defined as standard because they are tires that we remember are sold to the public and produced in large volumes and available to national riders as well as amateurs. Those brought to the race at the debut here at Misano instead will be the development base for the 2023 compounds. In particular, it is interesting to note that with three rear tires available for the race, the choices of the top riders were very different.

Bautista has seen the front A (ie the new front compound) and the rear B (ie the second variant between the two new compounds brought here by Pirelli). Rea preferred a very similar but not identical solution using the new A at the front and always the A at the rear (i.e. the other development solution brought here from scratch). The choice of Toprak is completely different, preferring to stay on the classic with the rear C (i.e. the one used in previous races and available to everyone since the beginning of the year) and the front B (i.e. the SXC of the range used so far).


Fifth position for Iker Lecuona, who at each round finds more and more confidence with his Honda Cbr. Locatelli is behind number 7 and manages to keep up with Axel Bassani, very fit this weekend and once again the best rider on a “customer” bike. Lowes was not present and passed under the checkered flag in eighth position in front of compatriot Redding and Frenchman Loris Baz. Otima the wild card Tamburini twelfth, fast and steady.

The declarations of the pilots

Bautista beaming as he greets the audience and in the corridor towards the podium tries to give a high five on both sides, risking to fall: “it was a fantastic weekend, it wasn’t easy but we went fast, we made some changes on Sunday morning. for the superpole race but it didn’t work and we went back to the standard setting used on Saturday (when he won ed). The track was very similar to yesterday and I started shooting immediately but Toprak was very motivated and it was not easy to take him off. But I thank Ducati for the whole team and also the public and we hope to continue along this line. ”

Less radiant but still happy Ratzgatioglu: “it was a very hard race, I pushed a lot and always tried to reach the limit but the ducati was very fast, I tried to take them but in the end I decided to settle for the podium.”

Michael Ruben Rinaledi was also radiant: “I had to do the first laps very hard, working hard to impose a strong pace right away and not lose contact with the first others. team and the public. Ducati is working hard and well and Bautista is doing another job, he is very strong but we have found a good set-up that has allowed us to use the tire well until the end “.

superbike misano 2022: race 2 ranking

Here is the result of the last race of the Misano GP with the top 10 riders at the finish:

1. A. Bautista (Spa – Ducati) 33’12 “030

2. T. Razgatlioglu (Tur – Yamaha) + 7,194

3. M. Rinaldi (Ita – Ducati) +11.119

4. J. Rea (GB – Kawasaki) +14.901

5. I. Lecuona (Spa – Honda) +18.774

6. A. Locatelli (Ita – Yamaha) +20.217

7. A. Bassani (Ita – Ducati) +21.149

8. A. Lowes (GB – Kawasaki) +23.533

9. S. Redding (GB – Bmw) +29.638

10. L. Baz (Fra – Bmw) +38.831

11. P. Oettl (Ger – Ducati) +40.881

12. R. Tamburini (Ita – Yamaha) +41.588

13. L. Bernardi (Ita – Ducati) +43.353

superbike 2022: championship standings

Here is the situation of the series-derived championship at the end of Race 2 at Misano:

3. Toprak Razgatlioglu, 141

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