Summary and results of the second World Supersport race at Misano:
Standings after the sprint race at Misano:
Results and summary of the WorldSBK sprint race at Misano
WorldSBK standings after Race 1 at Misano:
Standings for the Supersport 300 class after the first race at Misano:
Standings for the WorldSSP class after the first race in Misano:
World Supersport at Misano had Valentino Rossi wandering the track as the riders lined up for the first race of the only Italian weekend this year. Ducati put in a good performance in qualifying and hoped for a win under the warm Italian sun. Dominique Aegerter leads the championship by forty four points ahead of the eighteen lap race.
A warm track and new tyres would give us a dramatic race with Garrett Gerloff and Philipp Oettl returning to race after injuries.
A sunny 26°C day warmed the track up to 37°C, giving riders good conditions to try the new SCX tyres.
A 34ºC track gave the riders a more predictable session that was plagued with riders exceeding track limits as they tried to set fast laps.
Continuing his run of form, Alvaro Bautista topped Saturday morning's free practice session, ahead of Iker Lecuona and Philipp Oettl, with a hotter temperature than yesterday's overcast track.
Another session, another Italian putting a Next Generation bike on top, this time it was Nicolo Bulega with the Ducati holding off Stefano Manzi on the triumph. Dominique Aegerter was third quickest and the only Yamaha in the top five.
With everyone apart from Andrea Locatelli improving on their morning's times, Alvaro Bautista held off Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea in a predictable top three ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Philip Oettl and Garrett Gerloff marked their return with fifth and sixth quickest laps. Kohta Nozane was barred from entering qualifying for the first ten minutes of the session for "failing to comply with the marshals’ instructions" after his morning's crash.
Stefano Manzi set the quickest time in the morning's session on his Triumph, ahead of Dominique Aegerter.
Can Oncu, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Federico Caricasulo and race-winner Andy Verdoia rounded out the morning's top six, putting four different manufacturers in the top five.
Under grey clouds and a few drops of rain, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Andrea Locatelli topped the timing sheets ahead of Jonathan Rea and Michael Ruben Rinaldi.