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Bautista victorious in ultimate WorldSBK race of the 2022 season

2022 FIM Superbike World Championship
Spherical 12 – Phillip Island

WorldSBK Race Two

The ultimate race of the 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship race was ended early following a purple flag on the finish of Lap 18 with Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) taking a hard-fought Race 2 victory on the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the Grand Ridge Brewery Australian Spherical.

Bautista fended off Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Group WorldSBK) all through the total race as he secured his sixteenth win of the season.

WorldSBK Race Two

Bautista began from pole place following his Tissot Superpole Race victory earlier on Sunday and he completed there on the finish of the race, however it was removed from straight ahead for the Spanish rider. Bautista did lose floor in the beginning however labored his well past Scott Redding (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group), who fought his method into second place within the early laps, with Bautista passing him at Flip 2 for third place earlier than he overtook Rea at Flip 1 on Lap 7.

Redding obtained as much as second place early on

Rea didn’t let Bautista draw back from him although and at all times stayed inside one second of Bautista, however he was unable to overhaul the 2022 Champion, with Bautista holding on by 0.357s when the outcomes have been taken from. The race was purple flagged after a collision involving Xavi Fores (BARNI Spark Racing Group) and Eugene Laverty (Bonovo Motion BMW) at Flip 1, with Laverty taken to the medical centre for a check-up following the crash however he was aware. Laverty was identified with a pelvic harm and brought to Alfred Hospital in Melbourne by helicopter for additional assessments.

WorldSBK Race Two

Behind the duo, there was a battle brewing for third place between Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Group WorldSBK) and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) with Lowes popping out on high, after he made the transfer at Flip 1 in the beginning of Lap 15. It meant Bautista took his sixteenth win of the yr, matching his complete from 2019, whereas he now has 32 profession wins; placing him stage with Chaz Davies and Razgatlioglu. Rea strikes on to 245 profession podiums with second place whereas Lowes now has 33 rostrum visits to his identify.

Regardless of being within the lead group, Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) took fourth place after he handed by, with Lowes shifting into the rostrum place and demoting the 2021 Champion, his final race with the #1 plate, till fourth place. Two Pata Yamaha riders completed within the high 5 with Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) taking fifth place to finish his season within the high 5. Redding had been within the podium locations within the opening laps of the 18-lap encounter, however he dropped again because the race progressed to sixth place.

WorldSBK Race Two

Seventh place went to Michael Ruben Rinaldi ( Racing – Ducati) because the second-best Ducati in Race 2, forward of Philipp Oettl (Group Goeleven) who completed as the highest Impartial rider within the ultimate race of the yr. Tetsuta Nagashima (Group HRC) rounded out a robust debut weekend as he stood in for Iker Lecuona with ninth place, whereas Loris Baz (Bonovo Motion BMW) took tenth place as prepares for a second season with the unbiased BMW outfit.

Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing) had been operating inside the highest ten throughout the early phases of the race however dropped all the way down to eleventh place, simply forward of Michael van der Mark (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group) in twelfth place.

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) rounded out his Kawasaki Puccetti profession with thirteenth place, whereas Czech rookie Oliver Konig (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) backed up his level from Indonesia with 14th place and two extra factors in Race 2 in Australia. Leandro Mercado (MIE Racing Honda) took residence the ultimate level of 2022 as he completed in fifteenth place.

Kohta Nozane (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Group) ended his WorldSBK profession with seventeenth place, ending forward of Hafizh Syahrin (MIE Racing Honda Group) and Kyle Smith (TPR Group Pedercini Racing) in 18th; the final categorized rider in Race 2.

Garrett Gerloff’s (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Group) Yamaha profession ended when he crashed at Flip 2 on the opening lap, after an incident with Xavi Vierge (Group HRC), with the Spanish rider in a position to re-join the however he introduced his bike into the pits and re-joined the race two laps down in twenty first place; he was categorized as retired after finishing 13 laps.

WorldSBK Race Two Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time/Hole Velocity
1 A. Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R / 323,4
2 J.  Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR +0.357 317,6
3 A. Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1 Sector 324,3
4 T  Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 1 Sector 322,4
5 A. Locatelli Yamaha YZF R1 2 Sectors 319,5
6 S. Redding BMW M1000RR 2 Sectors 324,3
7 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R 2 Sectors 327,3
8 P. Oettl Ducati Panigale V4R 2 Sectors 327,3
9 T Nagashima Honda CBR1000 RR-R 2 Sectors 327,3
10 L. Baz BMW M1000RR 3 Sectors 321,4
11 A. Bassani Ducati Panigale V4R 3 Sectors 324,3
12 M. Van Der Mark BMW M1000RR 3 Sectors 320,5
13 L. Mahias Kawasaki ZX-10RR 4 Sectors 311,2
14 O. Konig Kawasaki ZX-10RR 4 Sectors 314,0
15 L. Mercado Honda CBR1000 RR-R 4 Sectors 314,9
16 Okay. Nozane Yamaha YZF R1 4 Sectors 315,8
17 H. Syahrin Honda CBR1000 RR-R 4 Sectors 318,6
18 Okay. Smith Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6 Sectors 307,7
Not Categorised
RET E. Laverty BMW M1000RR DNF 323,4
RET X. Fores Ducati Panigale V4R DNF 321,4
RET  X. Vierge Honda CBR1000 RR-R DNF 327,3
RET G. Gerloff Yamaha YZF R1 DNF /

Closing 2022 WorldSBK Championship Factors

Pos Rider Factors
 1  Alvaro Bautista  601
 2  Toprak Razgatlioglu  529
 3  Jonathan Rea  502
 4  Michael Ruben Rinaldi  293
 5  Andrea Locatelli  274
 6  Alex Lowes  272
 7  Axel Bassani  244
 8  Scott Redding  204
 9  Iker Lecuona  189
 10  Xavi Vierge  164
 11  Garrett Gerloff  142
 12  Loris Baz  125
 13  Philipp Oettl  85
 14  Lucas Mahias  61
 15  Michael Van Der Mark  46
 16  Eugene Laverty  36
 17  Roberto Tamburini  36
 18  Luca Bernardi  35
 19  Xavi Fores  33
 20  Kohta Nozane  15
 21  Tetsuta Nagashima  13
 22  Illia Mykhalchyk  10
 23  Hafizh Syahrin  10
 24  Christophe Ponsson  9
 25  Kyle Smith  4
 26  Leon Haslam  4
 27  Oliver Konig  3
 28  Tarran Mackenzie  3
 29  Leandro Mercado  3
 30  Peter Hickman  2
 31  Jake Gagne  1


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