Indonesian World Superbike outcomes: Alvaro Bautista a category of his personal as Jonathan Rea suffers shock consequence


Alvaro Bautista retains his 100% successful file intact with a dominating efficiency in Race 1 of the Indonesian spherical of World Superbike.

Because the lights went out, Toprak Razgatlioglu acquired off to a superb begin main from pole into the primary nook, nonetheless, drama occurred instantly behind the Yamaha rider.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi appeared to clip the rear finish of Axel Bassani’s Ducati, whereas almost eliminating teammate Bautista.

Rinaldi suffered a right away crash after contact, which was sufficient to finish his race on the opening lap.

With Razgatlioglu unable to extricate themselves from Bautista, a gaggle of seven riders together with Rea, who was in the back of the main group, remained in rivalry.

Keen to affix the occasion up entrance, Rea acquired caught as he made fast passes over Alex Lowes and Danilo Petrucci.

Then got here a change for the lead on lap 5 as Bautista hit the entrance with a transfer at very quick Flip 15.

Searching for to reply, Razgatlioglu was relegated to 3rd place by Bassani, with the Italian making his overtake below braking at flip ten.

As Bautista started to tug away from Razgatlioglu after the Turkish rider got here again previous Bassani for second place, Rea misplaced contact with Locatelli in fourth.

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A transfer that appeared inevitable then befell when Lowes jumped on his teammate for P5.

Lowes’ progress then continued as he put in a superb maneuver on Bassani for fourth place between Turns 11 and 12.

Enduring a nightmarish race, Scott Redding lastly pulled into the pit lane to retire as he hit the bike in frustration.

Rea’s race went from unhealthy to worse as Petrucci relegated the six-time world champion to seventh on lap 15.

2023 World Superbike Mandalika, Indonesia – Race Outcomes (1)
Pos Rider Nat Crew Time
1 Alvaro Bautista SPA Aruba.It Racing Ducati 21 rounds
2 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK +4.809s
3 Andrea Locatelli ITA Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK +6.586s
4 Axel Bassani ITA Ducati Motocross +8.871s
5 Danilo Petrucci ITA Barni Spark Racing Group +11.667s
6 Michel Van Der Mark NDE ROKIT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group +12.685s
7 Xavier Virgo SPA HRC WorldSBK Group +13.610s
8 Dominique Agerter SU GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Group +13.961s
9 Jonathan Rea UK Kawasaki Racing Group WorldSBK +14.454s
ten Alex Lowe UK Kawasaki Racing Group WorldSBK +14.590s
11 Loris Baz ENG Bonovo Inventory BMW +16.431s
12 Iker Lecuona SPA HRC WorldSBK Group +16.793s
13 Philipp Oettl ALL Go Eleven Ducati +26.167s
14 Garrett Gerloff UNITED STATES Bonovo Inventory BMW +30.580s
15 Lorenzo Baldasarri ITA Yamaha GMT94 +35.520s
16 Hafizh Syahrin EVIL PETRONAS MIE Races HONDA Races +1’02.195s
17 Olivier Konig CZE Orelac Racing Kawasaki +1’09.875s
18 Tom Sykes UK Puccetti-Kawasaki +4 Turns
19 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Aruba.It Racing Ducati DNF
20 Scott Redding UK ROKIT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group DNF
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One other first nook braking error from Rea then gave Xavi Vierge eighth place, whereas Michael Van Der Mark was subsequent to line up a go.

A Lowes error in sector one additionally dropped him one place as Petrucci moved as much as fifth.

Contact was then made between Van Der Mark and Rea, with the latter making a late transfer in response to the Dutch driver passing by way of Flip 10, which pushed the BMW driver out of the way in which.

A late flurry from Van Der Mark noticed him go over Lowes and Virgin for sixth, whereas Aegerter took eighth from Rea after a daring transfer by the Kawasaki rider on Lowes pushed all of them out. two aside.

Within the lead, Bautista took a dominant win forward of Razgatlioglu and Locatelli.

Eric Granado joined Remy Gardner within the lacking Race 1, after the Brazilian driver was additionally dominated out with acute gastroenteritis.


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