Mandalika WorldSBK Superpole race results: Toprak Razgatlioglu wins thriller
Toprak Razgatlioglu took two out of two wins in Mandalika after winning a tough battle against Jonathan Rea.
After leading from pole position, Razgatlioglu failed to break away from the six-time champion during the early stages before a pass was made by Rea on lap three.
Continued fighting and overtaking then ensued before Razgatlioglu finally made the winning move in round seven.
Like in Race 1 on Saturday, Razgatlioglu started to set a very fast pace which the Kawasaki rider struggled to match, even though the margin of victory was only five tenths.
Third after one of his best performances of the season, Andrea Locatelli managed to fend off series leader Alvaro Bautista.
Only fourth, the Ducati rider’s chances of winning the title in race two are still likely as 71 points separate him from Razgatlioglu.
|2022 World Superbike Mandalika, Indonesia – Superpole Race Results|
|1||Toprak Razgatlioglu||TUR||PATA Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK||10 rounds|
|2||Jonathan Rea||UK||Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK||+0.586s|
|3||Andrea Locatelli||ITA||PATA Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK||+1.821s|
|4||Alvaro Bautista||SPA||Aruba.It Racing Ducati||+1.906s|
|5||Axel Bassani||ITA||Ducati Motocross||+4.346s|
|6||Scott Redding||UK||BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team||+5.025s|
|seven||Alex Lowe||UK||Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK||+5.686s|
|8||Michael Rinaldi||ITA||Aruba.It Racing Ducati||+6.142s|
|9||Xavier Virgo||SPA||HRC WorldSBK Team||+7.183s|
|ten||Michel Van Der Mark||SPA||BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team||+9.831s|
|11||Xavi Fores||SPA||Barni Spark Ducati Team||+14.596s|
|12||Loris Baz||ENG||Bonovo Stock BMW||+16.628s|
|13||Garrett Gerloff||UNITED STATES||GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team||+17.355s|
|14||Philippe Oettl||ALL||Go Eleven Ducati||+17.902s|
|15||Hafizh Syahrin||WRONG||MIE Honda Racing||+21.025s|
|16||Leandro Mercado||AR||MIE Honda Racing||+22.530s|
|17||Eugene Laverty||IRL||Bonovo Stock BMW||+22.925s|
|18||Olivier Konig||CZE||Orelac Racing Kawasaki||+23.371s|
|19||Kyle Smith||UK||Kawasaki Pedercini||+25.329s|
|20||Kohta Nozane||JPN||GRT Yamaha||+27.729s|
Mandalika’s WorldSBK Records:
Fastest Lap – Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha 1:31.371s
Winners of the 2021 race:
Race 1 – Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team
Race 2 – Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team
2022 race winners
Race 1 – Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha
Superpole Race – Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha
All three races will go without future rookie of the year Iker Lecuona after the Honda rider’s monster in FP2.
Lecuona suffered fractures to his vertebrae and the left side of his sacrum.
Lucas Mahias joined Lecuona being excluded from all three races after the Puccetti Kawasaki rider crashed in FP3.
Mandalika WorldSBK schedule (UK time):
Free practice 1: 02:00-02:55
Free practice 2: 05:10-05:55
Free practice 3: 00:30-01:00
Race 1: 05:30
Superpole race: 02:30
Race 2: 05:30