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.
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)|
|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|
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.