Misano World Superbike Race 2 results: Alvaro Bautista scores a dominant hat-trick


Alvaro Bautista scores three straight World Superbike hat-tricks after winning Race 2 at Misano.

Like the Superpole Race, Razgatlioglu had the best start of those on the front row as he led into the first corner.

Bautista was then pushed back to third when Rinaldi went over the poleman at the fourth corner.

However, the reigning world champion responded before the end of the round to regain P2. Coming to the end of the second sector on lap two, Bautista was back in the lead as he edged past Razgatlioglu by a huge margin in just a few corners.

After a failed pass at turn one, Rinaldi made it a factory Ducati 1-2 as he pounced on Razgatlioglu at turn eight.

Razgatlioglu was clearly struggling against the Ducatis around him, as Axel Bassani was the next to be interested in a move.

The Italian gained six tenths on lap three, although that included Rinaldi overtaking Razgatlioglu on the same lap.

But Bassani then ruined his chances of a move after making a mistake that allowed Jonathan Rea to get very close.

As the race settled into a pattern, Razgatlioglu found his rhythm as he started heading towards Rinaldi for second place.

Lowes, who was just behind Bassani and Rea for the P4 battle, crashed on lap seven. The British rider lost the front of his Kawasaki at turn four.

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With Bautista leading by nearly five seconds, the closest battle was for second as Razgatlioglu continued to pressure Rinaldi.

Executing one of his trademark moves, Razgatlioglu braked incredibly late into turn eight in order to pass Rinaldi with seven laps to go.

Eager to get back straight away, Rinaldi made a mistake on corner one braking by clipping the rear of Razgatlioglu before crashing.

Carrying way too much speed into the right-hander, Rinaldi was unable to recover his Panigale V4 R in time to avoid the Yamaha rider.

As the battles for the lowest scoring positions continued until the checkered flag, Bautista returned home for his 14th victory in 15 races.

2023 World Superbike Misano, Italy – Race Results (2)
Pos Rider Nat Crew Time
1 Alvaro Bautista SPA Aruba.It Racing Ducati 21 rounds
2 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK +8.446s
3 Axel Bassani ITA Ducati Motocross +18.368s
4 Jonathan Rea UK Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK +20.174s
5 Xavier Virgo SPA HRC WorldSBK Team +22.344s
6 Andrea Locatelli ITA Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK +23.307s
7 Danilo Petrucci ITA Barni Spark Racing Team +23.552s
8 Garrett Gerloff UNITED STATES Bonovo Stock BMW +24.905s
9 Philippe Oettl ALL Go Eleven Ducati +25.255s
ten Remy Gardner AU GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team +27.253s
11 Dominique Agerter SU GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team +27.529s
12 Loris Baz ENG Bonovo Stock BMW +36.856s
13 Tom Sykes UK ROKIT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team +38.066s
14 Scott Redding UK ROKIT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team +52.235s
15 Hafizh Syahrin EVIL PETRONAS MIE Races HONDA Races +1’02.594s
16 Isaac Vinales SPA TPR by Vinales Racing +1’09.448s
17 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Aruba.It Racing Ducati DNF
18 Alex Lowe UK Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK DNF
19 Lorenzo Baldasarri ITA Yamaha GMT94 DNF
20 Bradley Ray UK Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSBK Team DNF
21 Luca Vitali ITA Orelac Racing Kawasaki DNF
22 Ryo Mizuno JAP PETRONAS MIE Races HONDA Races DNF
23 Tito Rabat SPA Puccetti-Kawasaki DNF
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Misano World Superbike Records

Lap record – Alvaro Bautista SPA Aruba.it Ducati 1:33.017s (2023)

2022 race winners

Race 1 – Alvaro Bautista SPA Aruba.it Ducati

Superpole Race – Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha

Race 2 – Alvaro Bautista SPA Aruba.it Ducati

2023 race winners

Race 1 – Alvaro Bautista SPA Aruba.it Ducati

Superpole Race – Alvaro Bautista SPA Aruba.it Ducati

Prior to the start of Race 2, Iker Lecuona was ruled out following injuries to his left hip and ankle he suffered in an accident with Danilo Petrucci during the Superpole Race.

Loriz Baz started the race from the back of the grid after having to change bikes following a mechanical problem on the lap of the grid.


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