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Rinaldi victorious in front of a home crowd at Misano

WorldSBK Race 1: Home hero Rinaldi claims stunning Race 1 victory at Misano

In front of fans for the first time in 2021, local hero Michael Ruben Rinaldi claimed his first victory on the factory Ducati

The action kicked off almost immediately at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” as Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) claimed an emotional victory in front of fans in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship to claim the second win of his career, and the first on the factory Ducati.

LIGHTS OUT AND RINALDI’S ON A MISSION

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) got a superb start, first passing Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) as well as teammate Scott Redding, before sweeping around the outside of turn one on reigning champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK).
Rea tried to defend on the outside of the left-hander of turn two, which forced Rinaldi around the outside of the next corner but allowed Turkish star Razgatlioglu to briefly take the lead of the race. Soon, Rinaldi made his move on Rea to seize the lead but was unable to build up a gap.

THE BATTLE FOR VICTORY

Rinaldi resisted all pressure from the six-time world champion, Rea, in the first ten laps of the race, with the gap fluctuating up to a maximum of half-a-second but with Rea not able to even consider making a move on the race leader. It was a similar story throughout as the two riders looked to apply pressure to each other.

The pressure would eventually pay off for Rinaldi when Rea made a rare mistake at turn one, having to save a massive slide on his ZX-10RR; Rea able to stay on his machine but lost time to Rinaldi as well as second place to Razgatlioglu – the pair around four seconds behind home town hero and victor Rinaldi.

It was Rinaldi’s first victory with the Ducati factory team after a difficult start to the 2021, his second career win in world superbike, and the first Italian winner at Misano since Marco Melandri in 2017. For Rea, his third place was his 150th podium with Kawasaki, while it was Kawasaki’s 350th race on the podium. Rea also set a new lap record for world superbike at Misano, with the fastest lap of the race, a1’34.476s scorcher.

COMPLETING THE TOP TEN

Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) claimed fifth place on his Kawasaki ZX-10RR, just finishing ahead of Team HRC’s Alvaro Bautista after the Spanish rider showed strong pace throughout the weekend. Less than a second behind was rookie and the youngest rider on the grid, Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing), with Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) in eighth. Bautista, Sykes and Bassani engaged in a titanic three-way battle for sixth place, with Sykes holding on until the penultimate lap of the race.

Italian rider Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) claimed a ninth-place finish after a quiet but solid race battling his way up the order, finishing ahead of the rider he replaced at Pata Yamaha as Michael van der Mark (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) completed the top ten.

IN THE POINTS…

After a strong Tissot Superpole session, Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) came home in 11th place while Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) battled from the pitlane, starting there after being sanctioned for a crash with Rinaldi at Estoril, to finish in 12th place. Kohta Nozane (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) and Leon Haslam (Team HRC) engaged in a battle for the majority of the second half of the race, with the Japanese rookie coming out on top; Nozane finishing 13th and Haslam 14th. Tito Rabat (Barni Racing Team) completed the points paying positions with 15th. Haslam and Gerloff were the only two riders to use the standard SCX tyre provided by Pirelli, with the other 19 opting to use the development SCX solution for Race 1.

THE REST OF THE FIELD

Jonas Folger (Bonovo MGM Action) just missed out on a points finish at Misano, finishing just 0.161s behind Rabat in 16th place, with Isaac Viñales (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) in 17th place, nine seconds behind Folger. Frenchman Christophe Ponsson (Alstare Yamaha) was 18th with TPR Team Pedercini Racing duo Samuele Cavalieri and Loris Cresson rounding out the classified finishers. Chaz Davies (Team GoEleven) had been running in the top ten when he had a crash at turn four and was unable to re-join the race.

WorldSBK Race 1 Podium
  1. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
  2. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) +3.657s
  3. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +5.104s

Michael Rinaldi: “Winning the home grand prix is a unique emotion. Today it was even more exciting due to the fans back on the stand after a long time: they are always able to give an extra motivation.
The race was long and difficult and I tried to find my pace. Then Rea’s mistake while I was pushing hard allowed me to have less pressure. The smell of victory made the last two laps incredible for me. Now, however, maximum concentration on the two races tomorrow.”

 

Tissot Superpole Race: Doubling up: Rinaldi makes it two from two at Misano after battling victory

Rinaldi claimed his second victory of the weekend with a fighting performance in the Tissot Superpole Race

The Tissot Superpole Race for the Pirelli Made in Italy Emilia-Romagna Round featured the same winner as Saturday’s Race 1 as Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) claimed his second Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” victory in as many races after overtaking his rivals throughout the 10-lap race for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, becoming the first Italian to win twice on the same weekend at Misano since Max Biaggi in 2012.

LIGHTS OUT AND RAZGATLIOGLU HITS THE FRONT

Razgatlioglu was able to get the jump on polesitter Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), before Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) followed the Turkish star through on the reigning Champion a lap later, moving Rinaldi into second place after starting from fourth.

Rinaldi soon had his eyes set on Razgatlioglu for the race lead as he searched for two wins from two so far at Misano, with the pair going side-by-side through Turn 8 on Lap 3 despite taking alternative racing lines through the corner. Razgatlioglu held on until Lap 6 of 10 before Rinaldi pulled off a stunning move at Turn 11 to take the lead of the race. Razgatlioglu tried to stick with Rinaldi but the Italian was able to hold on, with Rea coming home in third place; the trio securing the front row starts for Race 2. Razgatlioglu podium meant Yamaha secured their 280th race on the podium.

SETTING THE TOP NINE GRID FOR RACE 2

Redding came home in fourth place to claim a row two start for this afternoon’s Race 2 where he will be joined by Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) and Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing); the youngest rider on the 2021 grid securing a top-six finish and his best ever result in the Championship in the Superpole Race.

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) came home in seventh place to take a third row start ahead of American Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) who finished eighth after battling from the back of the grid after not setting a time in yesterday’s Tissot Superpole. Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) will start ninth for Race 2.

NOTEWORTHY TALKING POINTS

Chaz Davies (Team GoEleven)’s race ended before it had really started after he crashed on his Ducati Panigale V4 R between Turns 1 and 2 after making contact with Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), forcing the British rider to retire from the race. Mahias would also retire from the race after a crash on Lap 9 after he crashed at Turn 6; the Frenchman able to take his bike back to the pits. Michael van der Mark’s (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) was also an early retirement after he came off his BMW M 1000 RR at Turn 1.

Eugene Laverty (RC Squadra Corse) also battled through the field from the back of the grid to finish in 13th place after missing out on Tissot Superpole and Race 1 following his crash in Free Practice 3.

Tissot Superpole Race Podium
  1. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
  2. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) +0.485s
  3. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +1.865s

WorldSBK Race 2: Razgatlioglu scores his first win of 2021, and denies Rinaldi a home hat-trick at Misano

The Turkish star secured his first win of the 2021 season after a battle with Rinaldi to take a stunning Race 2 victory

Turkish sensation, Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK), claimed his first victory of the season in round three of the 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the Italian circuit of Misano, denying local hero Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) a hat-trick of wins on home soil.

LIGHTS OUT, RINALDI DROPS DOWN

The start was a precursor of what was to come throughout the 21-lap race as Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) moved to the front after he took advantage of Razgatlioglu’s aggressive move on Rinaldi on the opening lap, ducking down the inside the pair of them at turn four. Rinaldi was able to recover to pass Razgatlioglu.
Rinaldi soon made his move on Rea to take the lead of the race before a slight mistake from the Italian allowed Rea to respond; although Rinaldi was able to take the lead a lap later. Razgatlioglu made his move on Rea at turn eight to move into second place and soon set his sights on Rinaldi in search of his first victory of the 2021 campaign.

BATTLE FOR THE PODIUM

Rinaldi was unable to pull a gap out to Razgatlioglu with the Turkish rider keeping the pressure on the two-time race winner in 2021, before Razgatlioglu caught Rinaldi by surprise at turn 14 on lap eight to take the lead, instantly pulling out a gap of around half-a-second before extending that to over a second at the start of lap one, with Rea able to put pressure on Rinaldi.
As Razgatlioglu continued out in front, Rea started to apply the pressure to Rinaldi with the Italian able to resist the six-time champion and, as the laps counted down, Rinaldi started closing the gap to Razgatlioglu at the front as the trio broke away from Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati). The gap closed to around three tenths between the pair of them before Razgatlioglu once again extended the gap to claim his first victory of the season, with Rinaldi coming home in second ahead of Rea; closing the gap at the top of the standings to just 20 points.

COMPLETING THE TOP TEN

Redding came home in fourth place, the only time in his WorldSBK career that the British rider has not collected a podium finish. Following was Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) after the American recovered from a challenging weekend to claim a top five position after a late-race battle with Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), who rounded out the top six.
Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing) continued his impressive weekend on home soil with seventh place, his third top seven finish from Misano and the best weekend of his young WorldSBK career to date. Bassani and Alvaro Bautista (Team HRC) battled it out for seventh place with the Spanish rider finishing eighth, clear of Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) and Michael van der Mark (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) who completed the top ten; all five manufacturers taking a top ten finish in race two.

TAKING POINTS HOME

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) secured 11th place, bouncing back from a Tissot Superpole Race crash to finish ahead of Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team), with the British rider unable to convert a top ten start to a top ten finish. Following was Kohta Nozane (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team), Tito Rabat (Barni Racing Team) and Eugene Laverty (RC Squadra Corse); the Irish rider securing a points finish in race two after missing out on Saturday’s action after a crash in practice.

JUST MISSING OUT…

German rider Jonas Folger (Bonovo MGM Action) finished just outside the points after a wide moment through turn four in the latter stages of the race, but he was able to finish ahead of Isaac Viñales (Orelac Racing VerdNatura), Samuele Cavalieri (TPR Team Pedercini Racing) and teammate Loris Cresson rounding out the classified runners.
Leon Haslam (Team HRC) was the first retirement of the race when he crashed on his Honda machine in the early stages of lap four, while Chaz Davies (Team GoEleven) retired for the third race at Misano with a technical issue.

The top six following WorldSBK Race 2, full results here:
1. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK)
2. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) +1.286s
3. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +2.987s

WorldSBK Race 2 Podium
  1. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK)
  2. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) +1.286s
  3. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +2.987s

Toprak Razgatlıoğlu: “I am really happy, because this weekend we worked really hard to make a good bike. Two races, second position in both – I say, ok, last race, now I need to win! Because too much second, second, second, second, I need the first win! I’m so happy this afternoon because I just ride without stress, I enjoyed it – but it’s also important to have a good bike and my team have made a great job this weekend and yeah, we did it! I am not looking at the championship points, because this makes me feel really stressed! For the first time I am close to Jonathan and I am building step by step, but this year there are many races to come. This weekend has been very good motivation for Donington and I am normally strong there, so we will see.”

WorldSBK Championship Standings After Round 3

  1. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) 149 points
  2. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with BRIXX WorldSBK) 129 points
  3. Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 104 points

WorldSSP Race 1: Aegerter takes back-to-back wins as Yamaha win their 100th WorldSSP race

Dominique Aegerter’s lights-to-flag victory at Misano ensured a milestone for Yamaha in the World Supersport class

It was a race full of tension, drama and excitement for the FIM Supersport World Championship at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” as rookie Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) claimed his second victory in as many races and took the Championship lead at the Pirelli Made in Italy Emilia-Romagna Round.

LIGHTS OUT

It was Aegerter who stole a march on his rivals at the start as he got a superb launch off the line, with the Swiss rider remaining at the front of the field after he secured pole position in the morning Tissot Superpole session. It was a complete contrast to Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha ParkinGo Team) and Luca Bernardi (CM Racing), who joined Aegerter on the front row, with both losing ground at the start of the race.

Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) jumped up from the second row of the grid to second place and immediately put Estoril Race 2 winner Aegerter under pressure, although the Swiss rider was able to withstand that pressure in the early stages of the race.

THE PODIUM BATTLES

Gonzalez found himself being forced wide by Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) in the middle stages of the race as the Frenchman looked to move into the podium places, and although he was able to briefly jump up into third place, he found himself shifted down to fourth place by a resurgent Bernardi, who also took advantage of Gonzalez running wide to move up the order.

Once Bernardi passed Cluzel, he set about closing down Odendaal for second place while Aegerter pulled a gap on the South African rider, with Aegerter able to make it back-to-back wins following his success at Race 2, while also claiming Yamaha’s 100th victory in WorldSSP. Bernardi was able to pass Odendaal on Lap 14 in the 18-lap to move into second place, with Aegerter his next target. Odendaal had other ideas, though, and kept the pressure on the Sammarinese rider although Bernardi was able to hold on for second place.

Cluzel had no answer to Bernardi’s pace while he also had to hold back Gonzalez who was looking to move back ahead of Cluzel, with the battle ongoing throughout the second half of the race; Cluzel just about holding on by just 0.031s on a race to the line coming out of the final corner.

STRONG SHOWINGS INSIDE THE TOP TEN

Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) claimed a sixth place finish ahead of 2019 Champion Randy Krummenacher (EAB Racing Time) as the Swiss rider secured his best result of the 2021 season with seventh place, after working his way through the field and battling with Can Öncü (GMT94 Yamaha) as the Turkish rider taking his best result in 2021.

Finnish rider Niki Tuuli (MV Agusta Corse Clienti) finished in ninth place after battling back from two crashes in Tissot Superpole to secure a top ten finish, ahead of One Event rider Filippo Fuligni (D34G Racing) who rounded out the top ten after a strong one-off weekend for the Italian rider, although Roberto Mercandelli (Team Rosso e Nero) had crossed the line in tenth, he was demoted one place after the chequered flag after he exceeded track limits on the last lap; Mercandelli classified in 11th place.

COMPLETING THE POINTS

Kevin Manfredi (Altogo Racing Team); Manfredi the highest place WorldSSP Challenge competitor in the field. Indonesia’s Galang Hendra Pratama (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) finished inside the points with 13th place, ahead of Finland’s Vertti Takala (Kallio Racing) and Leonardo Taccini (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) completing the points; Taccini claiming points in WorldSSP for the first time in his career.

Indonesia’s Galang Hendra Pratama (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) finished inside the points with 13th place, ahead of Finland’s Vertti Takala (Kallio Racing) and Leonardo Taccini (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) completing the points; Taccini claiming points in WorldSSP for the first time in his career.

JUST MISSING OUT…

Marc Alcoba (Yamaha MS Racing) had crossed the line in the points but was penalised for irresponsible riding with a four-position drop following a collision with Maria Herrera (Biblion Iberica Yamaha Motoxracing) at the final corner on the final lap; Alcoba classified in 16th place with Herrera forced to retire.

Luigi Montella (Chiodo Moto Racing) came home in 17th place, ahead of One Event rider Luca Ottaviani (RM Racing) in 18th place, while Stephane Frossard (Moto Team Jura Vitesse) and Davide Stirpe (Extreme Racing Service) completed the top 20. Armando Pontone (Bike e Motor Racing Team finished in 21st with Eugene James McManus (WRP Wepol Racing) and Federico Fuligni (VFT Racing) completing the classified runners.

Italian rider Davide Pizzoli (VFT Racing) was the first retirement following a crash at Turn 10 on the opening lap of the race, with Shogo Kawasaki (G.A.P. MOTOZZO Racing by Puccetti) crashing out on Lap 2. Massimo Roccoli (Promodriver Organization) was a retirement on Lap 3 following a crash, after the Italian was forced to start at the back of the grid following a tyre pressure infringement, while Sweden’s Christoffer Bergman (Wojcik Racing Team) retired with a technical issue in the early stages.

Matteo Patacca (Bike e Motor Racing Team) crashed out of the race at Turn 5 on Lap 5, while Raffaele De Rosa was also a retirement following his crash at the Turn 1-2 chicane. Federico Caricasulo’s (GMT94 Yamaha) re-adjustment to WorldSSP continues to be a difficult affair after he crashed out at Turn 3, while Italian veteran Michel Fabrizio (G.A.P. MOTOZOO Racing by Puccetti) also retired.

WorldSSP Race 1 Podium
  1. Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha)
  2. Luca Bernardi (CM Racing) +1.064s
  3. Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) +1.389s

WorldSSP Race 2: Aegerter makes it three WorldSSP victories in a row after late Odendaal penalty

Steven Odendaal had led most of the race, but a late penalty meant Aegerter claimed victory in Race 2 at Misano

Race 2 for the FIM Supersport World Championship was a thrilling battle at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” as Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) claimed his third consecutive victory in a sensational battle for the Pirelli Made in Italy Emilia-Romagna Round.

LIGHTS OUT AND CLUZEL MAKES THE JUMP

Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) started the race from fourth place but soon found himself in the lead of the race, moving into second place before Turn 1 and then sweeping around the outside of Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) around the right-hander of Turn 1, with the Frenchman soon trying to pull away from the field.

South African Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) was also making moves and passed both Aegerter and Cluzel in the opening laps of the race as he took the lead of the race as he went in search of win number four of the 2021 season. The trio were separated just three tenths, with Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha ParkinGo Team) and Luca Bernardi (CM Racing) closing in on the lead group.

RED FLAG AND 12-LAP RESTART

Maria Herrera (Biblion Iberica Yamaha Motoxracing) retired from the race after a crash at the right hander of Turn 4 with the Spanish rider taken to the medical centre for a check-up following the incident. The crash resulted in a Red Flag to be displayed due to track conditions at Turn 4. Can Öncü (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) crashed out at the final corner just as the Red Flags were shown, and the Turkish rider was unable to re-join the restarted race after he did not get his bike back to the pitlane within five minutes of the Red Flag being shown.

Cluzel repeated his start on the restart as he jumped Odendaal into Turn 1 but it was Marco Alcoba (Yamaha MS Racing) who made the most from the second start with the Spanish rider moving up to fifth place. Aegerter and Gonzalez battled it out for fourth place with 2019 WorldSSP300 Champion Gonzalez aiming for his first podium in the class.

The lead group began to expand as Bernardi brought Raffaele De Rosa (Orelac Racing VerdNatura), Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Randy Krummenacher (EAB Racing Team) with the top nine separated by just two seconds on Lap 4 of the 12-lap restarted race. Aegerter soon made his move on Alcoba to move himself up the order into fourth place before Sammarinese rider Bernardi, celebrating his home race, followed him through for fifth place as Alcoba fell down to sixth place.

DRAMATIC CONCLUSION

Gonzales appeared to have a pace advantage of Cluzel and used this to move himself into second place ahead of the Frenchman with an aggressive overtake on Cluzel at Turn 2 on Lap 9 after closing in throughout the eighth place. Odendaal had looked like he would return to winning ways, but a late-race Long Lap Penalty for track limit infringements; the South African finishing fifth. As Odendaal did not have time to take the penalty, it was converted into a three-second time penalty.

It meant Aegerter would claim a third consecutive WorldSSP victory ahead of Sammarinese Bernardi in second for the third consecutive race with Cluzel taking third spot on the podium. Gonzalez had been in position to take advantage of Odendaal’s penalty, but an error meant he fell down to fifth place before being classified in fourth, ahead of Odendaal.

COMPLETING THE POINTS

Oettl came home in sixth place after a strong showing from the German rider in Race 2, coming home a quarter-of-a-second ahead of Italian rider Raffaele De Rosa (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) who secured a top seven finish. Despite strong pace in the restarted race, Alcoba fell down the order to finish in eighth, just ahead of Federico Caricasulo (GMT94 Yamaha) and Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing).

Swedish rider Christoffer Bergman (Wojcik Racing Team) claimed 11th place with Wild Card rider Massimo Roccoli (Promodriver Organization) in 12th place in his first appearance of the 2021 campaign, with One Event rider Matteo Patacca (Bike e Motor Racing Team) taking 13th ahead of Indonesia’s Galang Hendra Pratama (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) in 14th. Luca Ottaviani (RM Racing) completed the points with 15th place as Davide Stirpe (Extreme Racing Service) just missing out in 16th.

OTHERS TO NOTE…

Armando Pontone (Bike e Motor Racing Team) just missed out on the points with 17th place, ahead of Davide Pizzoli (VFT Racing) in 18th and Leonardo Taccini (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) in 19th; the Italian serving two Long Lap Penalties across the two starts of the race for a jump start from the original grid. Eugene James McManus (WRP Wepol Racing), Federico Fuligni (VFRT Racing) and Shogo Kawasaki (G.A.P. MOTOZOO Racing by Puccetti) were the last classified finishers

There was a Lap 1 collision during the original start at Turn featuring Filippo Fuligni (D34G Racing), Roberto Mercandelli (Team Rosso e Nero) and Niki Tuuli (MV Agusta Corse Clienti) with all three riders forced to retire on the opening lap of the original race; Tuuli taken to the medical centre for a check-up following the crash. Kevin Manfredi (Altogo Racing Team) and Stephane Frossard (Moto Team Jura Vitesse) also retired after incidents during the first stage of the race; Manfredi retiring with technical problems.

Finnish rider Vertti Takala (Kallio Racing) retired from the race after a crash at the final corner while Luigi Montella (Chiodo Moto Racing) came off his bike at Turn 3, forcing the Italian rider to retire. Federico Fuligni (VFT Racing), brother of Filippo, was another retirement from the race after a crash at Turn 4. Krummenacher was still in the lead group but found himself sliding off the track and his bike at Turn 13, forcing the Swiss rider to retire, with Michel Fabrizio (G.A.P MOTOZOO Racing by Puccetti) also not finishing the race.

WorldSSP Race 2 Podium
  1. Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha)
  2. Luca Bernardi (CM Racing) +0.807s
  3. Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) +0.926s

WorldSSP Championship Standings After Round 3

  1. Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) 119 points
  2. Steven Odendaal (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) 102 points
  3. Luca Bernardi (CM Racing) 82 points
Words courtesy of worldsbk.com and photos courtesy of WorldSBK, Ducati & Yamaha
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