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WorldSBK riders mirror on ultimate spherical and season 2022


2022 FIM Superbike World Championship
Spherical 12 – Phillip Island

Alvaro Bautista
2022 WorldSBK Champion

“What can I say: I’m actually comfortable to have ended the season like this, giving nice satisfaction to the entire Aruba.it Racing – Ducati workforce. I feel the Superpole Race was probably the greatest victories for me in World Superbike. On the grid, I spoke with Giulio (Nava) and I requested to place the slick on. I had confidence despite the fact that after the warm-up lap I had some doubts. I’m too previous for this stuff, I’ve a beautiful household, perhaps subsequent time I’ll assume twice. Joking apart, it was a beautiful Sunday. Now we go house however the celebrations are usually not over. What a season!”

Alvaro Bautista
2022 WorldSBK Champion

Toprak Razgatlıoğlu
P2 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“We tried each session to seek out good grip and good set-up, and in addition final race was very unusual as a result of I really feel after ten laps huge drop in rear tyre – additionally I see Alex, he’s additionally pushing loads and after two laps I see his rear spinning, so I feel to myself, final two laps I’ll cross him. However then we see the pink flag – however, I’m very comfortable for him, he wants the bonus as a result of he has two infants! He was very robust this weekend and so we end the final race in fourth place however second within the championship.

“Within the Superpole Race, Alvaro made a superb gamble however he’s already World Champion so he can take the chance! We have been nonetheless preventing for second within the championship, so we put the identical tyre as Johnny and simply we’re preventing with Johnny. I noticed in the beginning of the race that in all places was dry, so I assumed Alvaro would win. Congratulations to him once more for the championship and in addition Jonathan, as a result of this 12 months we’re preventing collectively each race – it was additionally an excellent season for followers, everyone seems to be watching the unbelievable races each weekend. I’m very comfortable for this as a result of I’m a part of it and everybody enjoys my fashion! Now it is vitally good to share with the followers and do many stoppies!

“Three wins in Donington and Mandalika was unbelievable for me, additionally a really huge due to my workforce and to Yamaha – we’re very robust and we’ll see subsequent 12 months if we will win the championship once more.”

Toprak Razgatlıoğlu
P2 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Jonathan Rea
P3 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“After race two there’s a combination of disappointment and happiness to complete the 12 months this manner as a result of I felt in that race that my bike set-up was a lot better. We had extra stability, extra traction, facet grip and acceleration off the nook. However in sector 4 I simply misplaced an excessive amount of. It was every little thing I might do to be there once more at Flip 4, by taking an excessive amount of danger and utilizing up some tyre. Even doing that the tyre wasn’t dropping, so kudos to Pirelli. I feel bringing these more durable development tyres for Phillip Island is the best way ahead. The race is likely to be just a little slower, however to remain within the 1’31 flat lap occasions, proper to the tip, was actually superb.

“I feel we’ve got to be actually happy with our effort this season. After all, I made just a few errors alongside the best way but additionally I feel the ultimate end result are a spotlight of the place we’re. We have to enhance, however in saying that I feel we have been kind of 25 factors away from Toprak Razgatlioglu on the finish of the season – the man who gained the championship final 12 months. This 12 months there was a brand new weapon to battle on the entrance so we have to maximise all we will. The workforce has been improbable, and within the robust moments we’ve got proven how robust a workforce we’re.”

Jonathan Rea
P3 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Michael Rinaldi
P4 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“I’m comfortable to have completed the season in fourth place despite the fact that the final two races have been fairly troublesome. In the long run, although, what counts is the truth that we improved our rating from the earlier season. That is my finest lead to Superbike despite the fact that I need to admit that expectations have been larger. The highest three, nonetheless, did one thing distinctive and because of this, I’ll work laborious within the winter to be prepared for the beginning of subsequent season”.

Michael Rinaldi
P4 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Andrea Locatelli
P5 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“We completed the season in a very great way, this is essential for testing over the winter and to restart the 2023 season. I’m actually comfortable concerning the final two rounds, however I’m just a little bit disenchanted about a few races the place we misplaced numerous factors, so perhaps we will battle for fourth place within the championship however we completed a troublesome season in fifth place.

“We must be comfortable however we have to sit up for put together for subsequent season, we’ll see what we will do to return again stronger. Right here in Phillip Island, it’s a monitor I do know properly however it’s not simple to journey, particularly as my first time right here with this bike. The wind was actually robust and the situations on monitor modified each half-hour, so it was actually troublesome however I feel this weekend I realized loads which is necessary for the longer term.

“It’s simply my second season, so I have to proceed to work, to imagine in myself and I feel we will enhance and shut the hole – like in Mandalika we have been actually shut. Right here was just a little harder however we’ll look to subsequent season, we will likely be preventing once more with my workforce and this improbable R1!”

Andrea Locatelli
P5 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Alex Lowes
P6 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“At this monitor this bike is sort of steady and that helps. I’ve all the time gone properly right here. I feel with out the pink flag I might have nonetheless fought for third place anyway within the ultimate race. After I knew I couldn’t catch Jonathan and Alvaro I dropped my lap time perhaps half a second, making an attempt to take care of my tyres on the left facet. I knew for certain that I used to be going to get ‘Topraked’ on the finish of the race! After I handed him it regarded like he was struggling greater than me; his bike was sliding and was a bit unstable. I used to be certain it was going to be a final lap battle. I used to be trying ahead to it as a result of I’ve not had a superb battle with him this 12 months. It’s simply good to be up there competing with these guys within the races, in all of the monitor and climate situations. A robust finish to the season for me.”

Alex Lowes
P6 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Scott Redding
P8 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“Right this moment was a bit completely different from the earlier days, the climate was once more fascinating. Within the Superpole Race, I gambled on coming in on the warm-up lap and switched to the intermediates which was not unhealthy concept however meant I wanted to work my method again by means of the sphere. As I began from the pit lane, I misplaced numerous time so was most likely not the most suitable choice, but it surely was ok to assert sixth which gave me a second row begin for race two. Within the second race it was once more raining barely, however all of us began with slicks. I bought an excellent begin and was battling on the entrance for the primary 5 laps however then I had just a few tyre points and managed to take sixth. The race was overshadowed by Eugene’s accident, and I want him all the very best for a speedy restoration!”

Scott Redding
P8 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Xavi Vierge
P10 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“It was one other very troublesome day as a result of climate situations, however I feel we made the appropriate determination to go together with an intermediate rear within the Superpole race because it meant we gained a grid place for Race 2. Sadly, after making an excellent begin to Race 2, I used to be hit by one other rider and crashed on the very first lap. I jumped again on the bike and pitted as a result of there was numerous mud, and I couldn’t be certain the handlebar and every little thing was OK. I then re-joined the race as a result of, after such a troublesome weekend, it was necessary to evaluate my feeling on the bike after making a setup change. Considerably regrettably, I’ve to say I felt good on the bike and that we had a superb potential. We have been capable of lap quicker than we had all weekend, and in order that was the one optimistic to return out of this race. Once more, I wish to thank my workforce, HRC and everybody concerned for working so laborious all season lengthy. We’ve not but achieved the outcomes we would like and that I imagine we deserve, however we’ve realized loads and gained a lot expertise and can quickly be again on monitor as we start our preparations for subsequent season.”

Xavi Vierge
P10 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Garrett Gerloff
P11 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“This present day has come so rapidly, trying again I can’t imagine my time with this workforce is already over. I can’t thank Yamaha sufficient for the chance to return to Europe, we loved some wonderful moments, and the GYTR GRT Yamaha workforce has been unbelievable to be part of for the final three seasons. We had some ups and downs, however we have been all the time collectively. You don’t have that sort of relationship in all places and I can’t thank them sufficient for the assist. It wasn’t the best way I needed to finish the season, I’m considerably happy with the Superpole Race however in Race 2 sadly I made contact and wasn’t capable of make the second nook. It’s disappointing to finish this chapter like this, however I can solely look forwards. All the very best to the workforce and Yamaha for the approaching years, we’ll see one another on monitor!”

Garrett Gerloff
P11 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Loris Baz
P12 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“That’s not the occasion we had needed for Eugene’s final race, however an important factor is that he’s sort of okay. I simply hope that he will likely be again on his toes quickly. For me, this Sunday was no higher than the remainder of the weekend. I used to be very disenchanted after the Superpole Race. The tyre was passed by all the wear and tear. I used to be within the prime 9 that decide the grid for race two till three corners from the tip however then my entrance tyre was fully gone. It meant I needed to begin once more from 18th on the grid in race two. That wasn’t simple, however I managed to return again by means of into the highest ten. I had good tempo, not sufficient for seventh or eighth, but it surely might simply have been ninth. I simply misplaced an excessive amount of time battling with Michael however not less than had enjoyable battling on this final race. It’s simply so unhappy as we had deliberate one thing for Eugene. I had 50 {Dollars} in my boot to cease after the chequered flag to drink a beer with Eugene someplace on the monitor, so we actually must make this occur subsequent 12 months after we are right here. I’ll ship him to someplace on the monitor with the scooter and we’ve got a beer. I’m simply considering of Eugene now and the race isn’t necessary. I simply wish to thank the workforce for all their efforts, and we’ll come again stronger subsequent 12 months.”

Loris Baz
P12 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Michael van der Mark
P15 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“This Sunday was not very best. In warm-up this morning, I felt okay however we had a technical subject, so I misplaced numerous monitor time. Then earlier than the Superpole Race, it began to rain actually laborious. We have been on the rain tyres, and I knew the monitor was drying however I didn’t count on it to dry that fast. From the primary lap I knew it was the mistaken determination so modified to slicks and did what I might. In race two, I had an okay begin however was within the mistaken group. I felt that I might go quicker if I might simply get previous all the opposite guys. I had some good battles however in direction of the tip I struggled an increasing number of from the sting of the tyre and couldn’t enhance. Sadly, Eugene then had the accident. I hope he will get properly very quickly. General, it was a season to overlook however we’ll put it behind us and sit up for the beginning of the brand new season.”

Michael van der Mark
P15 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Kohta Nozane
P20 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“It wasn’t simple, I attempted to push one hundred pc each lap. Sadly, I collided with one other rider within the earlier levels of the characteristic race and misplaced positions, then my tempo was constant, however I couldn’t make it in time for factors. That might’ve been a great way to say farewell, however it’s what it’s. I want to say an enormous thank to Yamaha the GYTR GRT Yamaha workforce for the 2 years we spent collectively, I want all of them the very best for subsequent 12 months, they deserve it.”

Kohta Nozane
P20 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Tetsuta Nagashima
P21 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

“It was a enjoyable however robust day. The Superpole race was a bit disappointing as a result of, having I by no means tried the intermediate tyres, we opted for the moist spec entrance and rear and after two or three laps the tyres have been already cooked. That’s the legislation of racing! It was a studying expertise anyway. Race 2 was not so unhealthy; I used to be comfortable sufficient with my tempo however not with my begin. I would like some extra racing follow in that respect, having misplaced a few of that sensitivity. As I’ve stated although, our tempo was good and my feeling on the bike a bit higher than yesterday. I’m nonetheless curious as to what we would have been capable of do with a bit extra time and extra steady climate. In FP3 for instance I crashed whereas following Jonathan as a result of I hadn’t but understood the restrict of the Pirelli tyres – I’ve extra to study that’s for certain. Anyway, general, this weekend has been a really pleasurable expertise and I wish to thank Honda and the workforce for this chance. I hope that, with the work accomplished and knowledge I’ve collected, they’ll maintain enhancing. I sit up for seeing the workforce do properly subsequent 12 months.”

Tetsuta Nagashima - Image 2snap
Tetsuta Nagashima
P21 in 2022 WorldSBK Championship

Remaining 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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