Alvaro Bautista has taken his sixth win of the season, dominating the second Superbike race at Misano to extend his lead in the championship. Bautista was made to work for the win in the early part of the race, with Toprak Razgatlioglu getting the holeshot and rebuffing Bautista's advances through the early laps. Bautista used the superior speed of the Ducati to pass the Yamaha on the run through Curvone but Razgatlioglu was able to counter at Turn 14 by turning tighter and cutting off the Ducati's exit to slow Bautista up.
Eventually, Razgatlioglu was forced to relent. Bautista got through very early, well before Curvone, and had enough of a gap to prevent Razgatlioglu from attacking. The Pata Yamaha rider held onto the back of the Ducati, but the searing track temperatures and greasy track conditions meant he was having to take too many risks to try to stay with Bautista, and after one big slide too many, had to let the Ducati go, and settle for second.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi took the last spot on the podium, making a pass early on Jonathan Rea, the Kawasaki rider never really making an impression on the second race. Rinaldi made it two Aruba.it Ducatis on the podium, while Rea's fourth place was the first time he finished a race off the podium in 2022.
Iker Lecuona brought the Honda home in fifth place, breaking the big group battling for fifth in the final laps of the race. Andrea Locatelli finished sixth on the second Pata Yamaha, ahead of Axel Bassani on the Motocorsa Ducati and Alex Lowes on the second Kawasaki, Lowes having been handed a Long Lap Penalty for exceeding track limits. He was not the only rider to struggle with track limits, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Axel Bassani also getting warnings for running wide and onto the green.
|1||19||A. BAUTISTA||Ducati Panigale V4R|
|2||1||T. RAZGATLIOGLU||Yamaha YZF R1||7.194|
|3||21||M. RINALDI||Ducati Panigale V4R||3.925|
|4||65||J. REA||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||14.901|
|5||7||I. LECUONA||Honda CBR1000 RR-R||18.774|
|6||55||A. LOCATELLI||Yamaha YZF R1||1.443|
|7||47||A. BASSANI||Ducati Panigale V4R||21.149|
|8||22||A. LOWES||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||23.533|
|9||45||S. REDDING||BMW M1000RR||29.638|
|10||76||L. BAZ||BMW M1000RR||38.831|
|11||5||P. OETTL||Ducati Panigale V4R||40.881|
|12||2||R. TAMBURINI||Yamaha YZF R1||41.588|
|13||29||L. BERNARDI||Ducati Panigale V4R||43.353|
|14||50||E. LAVERTY||BMW M1000RR||43.833|
|15||37||I. MYKHALCHYK||BMW M1000RR||43.889|
|16||3||K. NOZANE||Yamaha YZF R1||44.697|
|17||53||T. RABAT||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||49.375|
|18||36||L. MERCADO||Honda CBR1000 RR-R||1'02.448|
|19||52||O. KONIG||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1'22.808|
|RET||97||X. VIERGE||Honda CBR1000 RR-R||10 Laps|
|RET||35||H. SYAHRIN||Honda CBR1000 RR-R||7|
|RET||25||A. DELBIANCO||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||7|
|RET||16||G. RUIU||BMW M1000RR||3|
|RET||31||G. GERLOFF||Yamaha YZF R1||2|