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Jonathan Rea wins opening P.I. WorldSBK race that included pit stops

2022 FIM Superbike World Championship
Spherical 12 – Phillip Island

WorldSBK Race One

WorldSBK Race One – Picture RbMotoLens

Alvaro Bautista’s Ducati appeared to stutter off the moist begin line however that didn’t cease him taking the lead into flip one forward of Toprak Razgatlioglu, Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. The rain had stopped however the observe was nonetheless fairly damp and virtually the entire discipline had began on full wets, solely Oettl selecting an intermediate rear.

WorldSBK Race One - Image RbMotoLens
WorldSBK Race One – Picture RbMotoLens

Early on lap two Jonathan Rea ran vast at flip one however one way or the other gathered it as much as retain third place, not solely that, however in a while that very same lap he began to indicate a wheel to Razgatlioglu and problem for that second place. Rea took that place in flip one as they began the following lap and instantly began closing onto the rear wheel of Bautista’s Ducati. Rea then took the lead at flip 4 and began to drag away from Bautista.

Razgatlioglu then pushed Bautista again to 3rd, then Alex Lowes put a reasonably arduous transfer on Bautista to push the Spaniard additional again to fourth.

Toprak Razgatlioglu then obtained nice drive onto the primary straight and took Rea at flip one for the race lead with 17 laps to run.  The observe was now drying quickly and it was going to be attention-grabbing to see who would have any tyre left on the finish of the race, or who would select to pit first…

Razgatlioglu ran somewhat vast out of Southern Loop which allowed each Rea after which Lowes to additionally cross the Turk and make it a KRT 1-2 up entrance, however little separated that high 4.

Alex Lowes then took the race lead on the finish of most important straight with 15 laps to go after placing in a brand new quickest lap of the race. He then went faster once more subsequent time round as he tortured his rear Pirelli.

On lap 9 Xavi Fores entrered the pits to place what seemed like an intermediate into the again of his Barni Ducati. Rinaldi then got here in for brand spanking new rubber. On the following lap the primary of the leaders got here in for slicks, Jonathan Rea, Toprak Razgatlioglu, Alex Bassani additionally adopted go well with. Alex Lowes and Alvaro Bautista each stayed out on observe, however the Ducati man got here in subsequent time round, whereas Lowes selected to do one more lap on his wets and now had a 28-second lead over the now second positioned Scott Redding.

Race chief Alex Lowes then got here in with 11 laps to run whereas Scott Redding stayed out and took the race lead, the Brit had 1.5-seconds on Kyle Smith. Kyle Smith although then began closing in on him.  Jonathan Rea was now in third positioned after rejoining the race and was operating 1m32s, nine-seconds faster than what Redding and Smith may muster on their wets. The hole between Rea and the leaders was over 20-seconds however was coming down quickly.

Redding lastly got here in for rubber with 9 laps to run as Kyle Smith took the race lead.  Not for lengthy although as Rea reeled him in simply and blew previous him with seven and a half laps to go. Razgatlioglu then pushed Smith additional again to 3rd whereas the Turk slotted himself into second place just below eight-seconds behind Rea. Bautista then moved in to 3rd, Lowes fourth and Locatelli fifth as Smith obtained shuffled additional down the sphere.

Razgatlioglu was chasing Rea arduous and had the hole beneath six-seconds with six laps to run, however the battle for third place was actually hotting up, Lowes, Bautista and Locatelli all in shut firm.

With three laps to run Rea led Razgatlioglu by 5.2-seconds whereas Lowes and Locatelli had been an additional 10-seconds again, Bautista was beginning to lose contact with them.

WorldSBK Race One – Picture RbMotoLens

Jonathan Rea took a calculated win, his first victory in 24 races, his final coming at Estoril early within the 12 months. Toprak Razgatlioglu house in second place and Alex Lowes secured the ultimate step on the rostrum forward of Alex Locatelli and Alvaro Bautista.

Jonathan Rea

Yeah very good race as a result of it was a little bit of the whole lot, I needed to preserve my composure and my mentality. I attempted to make the pit cease on the proper time as a result of I may see the observe was drying in a short time. Alex was very quick to start with, so I assumed why not, lets go and roll the cube and it labored. My guys did an important pit cease and so they gave me a very good bike, compromised on a moist and dry arrange and I used to be in a position to regulate the bike whereas I used to be using as properly so an enormous due to the Kawasaki Racing Group, my household right here at Phillip Island as properly, and all my followers right here thanks very a lot and lets hope we are able to do a very good job tomorrow and end the 12 months robust.

“It was so blistery developing by hayshed [Turn 8] I used to be getting blown onto the moist a part of the observe after which happening into MG that a part of the circuit remained moist, I used to be at all times braking early. I used to be racing within the 31’s cautiously. With pit stops we now have a process.

“It’s a second house race for me, I can roll out my very own mattress, my son jogged my memory it’s a 6 minute drive it’s superb. I’ve lots of help and household right here and it’s a wonderful observe, it was the scene of my first win with Kawasaki in 2015 so there’s lots of particular recollections for me.

WorldSBK Race One – Picture RbMotoLens

Kyle Smith accomplished the whole race on wets to finally end twelfth, 66-seconds behind the race winner.

Kyle Smith's wet after 22 laps of Philllip Island today
Kyle Smith’s moist after 22 laps of Philllip Island as we speak
Toprak Razgatlioglu – P2

After the race as we speak I used to be feeling higher, particularly within the moist circumstances I really feel the bike is significantly better. Right this moment we begin the race feeling observe isn’t nice (moist), the rear was sliding and everybody was the identical. After we see a dry line, I used to be closing to Johnny as a result of I used to be not consuming the tyre. Right this moment was unusual climate, I used to be ready for extra rain however I see very clear sky and after I see Jonny enter the field I enter in straight. The entrance tyre was not moving into, there was an issue with the entrance tyre. The crew is no longer pleased for this, however anyway that is teamwork it’s why I’m right here as a result of we’re collectively. Anyway, Championship is sort of completed, I’m second and I wish to struggle with Jonny for the win however perhaps tomorrow.”

Alex Lowes

Yeah it was an odd race I felt like I used to be one of many quickest riders, I used to be quick within the moist quick within the dry so I’m simply pleased to be on the rostrum. I simply wish to be battling with the entrance and present my velocity. I loved my race it’s at all times unusual when it’s a must to pit within the center. In the long run I’m on the bike, I can are available at any time when I need. Possibly. I used to be too late to pit, I used to be pondering I’ll pit when the primary particular person pits, however I used to be in entrance so I didn’t know when to pit and I wished to make use of the moist tyre as a lot as attainable. I simply missed the window somewhat bit.”

WorldSBK Race One Outcomes

Pos Rider Bike Time/Hole Pace
1 J.  Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 36m47.340 315,8
2 T Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 +6.247 316,7
3 A. Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +15.435 319,5
4 A. Locatelli Yamaha YZF R1 +18.342 317,6
5 A. Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R +19.369 323,4
6 G. Gerloff Yamaha YZF R1 +36.235 317,6
7 A. Bassani Ducati Panigale V4R +37.641 316,7
8 X. Vierge Honda CBR1000 RR-R +43.137 322,4
9 L. Baz BMW M1000RR +57.704 314,9
10 T Nagashima Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1m01.086 327,3
11 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R +1m03.075 324,3
12 Ok. Smith Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1m06.326 296,7
13 X. Fores Ducati Panigale V4R +1m07.099 316,7
14 L. Mahias Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1m08.976 309,5
15 H. Syahrin Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1m12.006 313,0
16 S. Redding BMW M1000RR +1m12.785 319,5
17 L. Mercado Honda CBR1000 RR-R +1m16.024 314,9
18 E. Laverty BMW M1000RR +1m22.552 316,7
19 O. Konig Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1m33.661 306,8
20 P. Oettl Ducati Panigale V4R 1 Lap 317,6
Not Categorized
RET M. Van Der Mark BMW M1000RR 3 Laps 305,9
RET Ok. Nozane Yamaha YZF R1 / /

WorldSBK Championship Factors

Pos Rider Factors
 1  Alvaro Bautista  564
 2  Toprak Razgatlioglu  507
 3  Jonathan Rea  475
 4  Michael Ruben Rinaldi  284
 5  Andrea Locatelli  258
 6  Alex Lowes  250
 7  Axel Bassani  239
 8  Scott Redding  190
 9  Iker Lecuona  189
 10  Xavi Vierge  162
 11  Garrett Gerloff  139
 12  Loris Baz  119
 13  Philipp Oettl  77
 14  Lucas Mahias  58
 15  Michael Van Der Mark  42
 16  Eugene Laverty  36
 17  Roberto Tamburini  36
 18  Luca Bernardi  35
 19  Xavi Fores  32
 20  Kohta Nozane  15
 21  Illia Mykhalchyk  10
 22  Hafizh Syahrin  10
 23  Christophe Ponsson  9
 24  Tetsuta Nagashima  6
 25  Kyle Smith  4
 26  Leon Haslam  4
 27  Tarran Mackenzie  3
 28  Peter Hickman  2
 29  Leandro Mercado  2
 30  Oliver Konig  1
 31  Jake Gagne  1


Phillip Island WSBK/ASBK Spherical Schedule

Sunday November 20
0850 Pillion Rides 20 min
0920 ASBK SS300 Race Three 8 laps
0950 ASBK SBK Race Two 12 laps
1030 WorldSBK Heat Up 15 min
1055 WorldSSP Heat Up 15 min
1130 ASBK SS Race Three 10 laps
1205 Pit Stroll / ASBK SS Trophy Presentation 30 min
1300 WorldSBK Superpole Race 10 laps
1340 ASBK SBK Race Three 12 laps
1430 WorldSSP Race Two 18 laps
1505 Security Automobile Laps / ASBK SS & SBK Displays 25 min
1600 WorldSBK Race Two 22 laps


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