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2022 Estoril World Superbike Race Two Result: World Superbike Delivers

The World Superbike race two grid avoided the threat of rain that has been looming all morning, but the sky remained grey, like the sky you'd see out of the window in a 70s episode of Pipkins. Jonathan Rea's team made a big show of running a new tyre to the grid, fitting an SC-X tyre with time to spare before the start. Twenty one riders lined up, the weekend's toll increasing with Lucas Mahias's absence.

Toprak Razgatlioglu led into the first turn, beating Jonathan Rea into turn one. Andrea Locatelli tried round the outside of Rea as he took third place from Alvaro Bautista. Jonathan Rea took the lead into turn six as the white flags waved at the side of the track. Bautista took third place from Locatelli who clashed with Alex Lowes through the turn nine chicane. A front mudguardless Iker Lekuona took fourth place during the contretemps. At the end of lap two, Lowes set the fastest lap, a 1'37.222, as he took fourth place from Lecuona. 

And spots of rain showed up.

Alex Lowes took third place from Alvaro Bautista and set a 1'37.039 on lap three behind Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu. At the start of lap four, Jonathan Rea led Toprak Razgatlioglu and Alex Lowes with Alvaro Bautista between Lowes and Andrea Locatelli. Jonathan Rea slid at turn one but Razgatlioglu couldn't capitalise on it as Bautista closed up to the leading trio. Thea leading quartet were one second clear of Locatelli and Lecuona in the battle for fifth place. Isaac Vinales tested his airbag, reducing the field to just twenty racers. 

Lap seven, and Razgatlioglu took the lead on the brakes into turn one and Rea once again leant on his Yamaha, but the Yamaha held the tighter line in the lead. A lap later, Rea beat Razgatlioglu into turn one, but he overshot the apex and Razgatlioglu slipped past, setting a fastest lap of 1'37.022. On lap eight, Alex Lowes set the fastest lap, a 1'36.978, remaining in third place between Razgatlioglu and Bautista as Rea took the lead down the straight and into turn one. 

With four bikes in the leading group, Andrea Locatelli was in a lonely fifth place, over a second off Bautista and over a second clear of Iker Lecuona and Axel Bassani. The rain remained almost imperceptible as Bautista powered past Lowes down the straight, the Ducati holding a five kilometre an hour advantage over the Kawasaki, to take third place. 

At the start of lap elevenn, Alvaro Bautista threaded through Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea down the straight to take the lead off the pair into turn one. Rea closed up through the chicane, and held onto Bautista down the straight. Alex Lowes lifted and twitched his rear as he outbraked Razgatlioglu for third. In turn five, Bautista slid the rear and let Rea past on a hard line into turns, but down the straight Bautista pulled out in front of Rea, only for Rea to take the lead into turn one of lap thirteen on the brakes. 

Alvaro Bautista couldn't break free in the lead but he took the lead back into turn one of lap fourteen. Bautista led Rea, Razgatlioglu and Lowes, over two seconds clear of Locatelli in fifth. Rea gently skipped his rear tyre as he closed up on Bautista into turn six, but he couldn't get close enough to show him a wheel. Bautista increased the lead down the straight but Rea couldn't close up enough in the first few turns to make a pass. Bautista eked out a couple of tenths of a second around lap fifteen, but Rea was able to close them up in the second half of the track. 

Alex Lowes finally dropped off the leading trio, settling into a comfortable fourth place, almost two seconds clear of Andrea Locatelli. With five laps to go, it was time for tyre life to come into play and only half a second covered the leading trio of Bautista, Rea and Razgatlioglu. Rea had two slow behind Bautista into almost every corner, his Kawasaki faster everywhere round the lap apart from the straight. 

With three laps to go, Alvaro Bautista led Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu. Alex Lowes was almost four seconds off the leading trio, with Andrea Locatelli and Iker Lecuona over a second behind him. Two laps from the flag, Toprak razgatlioglu settled for third place, dropping over a second from Bautista and Rea. Bautista looked like he had enough of a lead to keep Rea from making a pass attempt as they started the last lap. Jonathan Rea set a fastest lap of 1'36.919 to start the last lap, but not close enough to pass into turn one.

Jonathan Rea pushed under into turn seven but Bautista held the inside line into eight, and the pair headed to the chicane of turn nine. Rea clawed his way into the lead through the chicane and held the lead until the last turn where he slid in the apex and had to cut his throttle until the grip returned. He held the power on on the exit of the turn and somehow held the lead to the flag.

Jonathan Rea took a powerful victory ahead of Alvaro Bautista as even the rain didn't dare to interrupt an incredible last lap battle for the win. Once his tyre went off, Toprak Razgatlioglu took the last step of the podium almost three seconds clear of Alex Lowes with Andrea Locatelli fending off Iker Lecuona by less than a tenth of a second. Eurosport's Xavi Fores was tenth. 

Jonathan Rea closed to within seventeen points of Alvaro Bautista with Toprak Razgatlioglu a further thirty five points behind. Andrea Locatelli, Iker Lecuona and Michael Ruben Rinaldi remained in fourth to sixth places. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 0.194
3 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 4.156
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 7.125
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1.107
6 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 8.309
7 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 10.865
8 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 5.217
9 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 18.292
10 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale V4R 18.412
11 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 19.758
12 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 25.193
13 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 27.753
14 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 38.391
15 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 38.424
16 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 41.541
17 17 M. FRITZ Yamaha YZF R1 42.555
18 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 49.775
19 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 51.353
20 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'14.141
RET 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 5
Round Number: 
3
2022
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2022 Estoril World Supersport Race Two Result: Oh-oh, Rain Threatens.

Race two of World Supersport this weekend would be missing Niki Tuuli and Andy Verdoia. The track was dry after this morning's rain but was only 18ºC. Drops of rain on the sighting lap threatened to mix things up.

Nicolo Bulega beat Dominique Aegerter to turn one, but Lorenzo Baldassarri pushed Aegerter aside, letting Can Oncu follow him through. Oncu and Baldassarri swapped back and forth behind Bulega's Ducati. Into turn one of lap two, Baldassarri outbraked Bulega to take the lead and Oncu pushed Bulega to third in turn three. Federico Caricasulo set the fastest lap after passing Aegerter and Bulega as the red-on-white flags started flapping. Jules Cluzel and Stefano Manzi pitted in with technical problems. Filippo Fuglini crashed out and was ridden over by Sander Kroeze but it wasn't enough to bring out the red flags. Fuglini and Kroeze were both taken to the medical centre.

Lap four, and Can Oncu led Federico Caricasulo, Nicolo Bulega, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Yari Montella and Dominique Aegerter. Montella missed turn one on lap five and nearly crashed returning to the track on the damp kerbs, and he reduced the lead group to five bikes. Glenn van Straalen in sixth place started to close the gap to the leading five, setting a fastest lap of 1'41.305 as Caricasulo took and lost the lead into turn one and went off track into turn six with a mechanical issue. Caricasulo pulled into the pits and had his team work on his gear change. 

Lap seven, and the rain was picking up. Lorenzo Baldassarri led Nicolo Bulega, Can Oncu and Dominique Aegerter with Glenn van Straalen closing up. Can Oncu pulled alongside Nicolo Bulega, making a broad windbreak in front of Dominique Aegerter who tucked in and passed the pair into turn one but a few turns later, Oncu pushed Aegerter aside letting himself and Bulega pass Aegerter, pushing him back to fourth.

Rain was now reported in all sectors and the pace dropped. Can Oncu seized his moment into turn six of lap nine and took the lead from Baldassarri. 

At half race distance, Can Oncu led Lorenzo Baldassarri and Dominique Aegerter, but Aegerter took second place into turn one. Nicolo Bulega was further back, being hounded by Oli Bayliss, Adrian Huertas and Glenn van Straalen. Only Aegerter and Huertas had the harder front tyre which could be decisive. Van Straalen fell off the fight for fourth place as Bulega and Bayliss swapped back and forth. 

The start of lap twelve, the end of which would be two-thirds of race distance, Baldassarri passed Oncu into turn one and Aegerter took advantage into turn three to take second place. Bulega caught Oncu, bringing Bayliss and Huertas with him to make the leading group six bikes long, only for Ondrej Vostatek and Glenn van Straalen to catch them. 

At turn nine, Aegerter took the lead from Baldassarri only to lose it into turn one of lap fourteen. Kyle S with started carving through the pack as his pace increased to a second a lap quicker, carving from tenth to sixth ion a couple of laps. 

At the start of lap fifteen, riders slid weirdly into turn one after a massive bunched up slipstream down the straight, rearranging the order to Aegerter, Baldassarri, Smith, Oncu, Montella, and Bayliss as a leading group of six bikes. Kyle Smith tried to take second round the outside of Baldassarri at the start of lap sixteen as three Yamahas held the podium places. Smith took a tighter line round the parabolic to take second place from Baldassarri. Nicolo Bulega bashed into Simon Jespersen on the inside to take both of them out, another racing incident with two riders trying to contest the same patch of apex. 

With two laps left, Aegerter pushed the lead gap to over a second over Kyle Smith while Lorenzo Baldassarri fought off Yari Montella and Can Oncu. Montella and Baldassarri swapped back and forth, but Baldassarri held third place. Dominique Aegerter set a fastest lap of 1'41.072 over a second free of Kyle Smith. The raging battle for third was over a second behind Smith on the last lap. Montella tried to pass Baldassarri, sitting next to him for the last few corners, but he lost out on his Kawasaki to Baldassarri's Yamaha.

Dominique Aegerter won by over two seconds, spending what was left of his tyres on the last two laps, ahead of Kyle Smith. Smith's climb from the middle of the pack after he got used to the reduced adhesion earned him a hard-fought second place. Lorenzo Baldassarri held off the Kawasakis of Yari Montella and Can Oncu and the Ducati of Oli Bayliss to take the last step of the podium. Ten starters didn't finish the race. 

Dominique Aegerter increased his championship lead by nine points over Lorenzo Baldassarri giving him a lead of forty four points. Nicolo Bulega's DNF allowed Glenn van Straalen to close up to to within nine points of his third place in the championship. Can Oncu remains in fifth place of the championship.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6  
2 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 2.344
3 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 3.762
4 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.105
5 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.790
6 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 0.047
7 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 6.218
8 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 8.562
9 71 T. EDWARDS Yamaha YZF R6 17.876
10 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 17.895
11 13 L. OTTAVIANI Yamaha YZF R6 18.818
12 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 20.252
13 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 6.361
14 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 32.668
15 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 12.320
16 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 0.099
17 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 46.982
18 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'36.773
RET 9 S. JESPERSEN Yamaha YZF R6 2 Laps
RET 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 3 Laps
RET 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 5 Laps
RET 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 6 Laps
RET 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 8 Laps
RET 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 12 Laps
RET 12 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 16 Laps
RET 36 S. KROEZE Yamaha YZF R6 16 Laps
RET 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 16 Laps
RET 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2  
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3
2022
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2022 Estoril World Superbike Superpole Result: Crash, Crash, No Crash

World Superbike's Sunday Superpole race was a ten lap sprint race, with a drying track after the morning's rain. The front riders lined up on slicks, adding to the excitement around this short track. Iker Lecuona and Michael Ruben Rinaldi and a couple of fitted an intermediate front tyre.

Toprak Razgatlioglu got the hole shot again, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding. Lucas Mahias fell in turn one, Marvin Fritz fell midway round the lap and Xavi Vierge fell at turn seven. Alvaro Bautista passed Redding before the start of the second lap with Iker Lecuona holding off Andrea Locatelli. Iker Lecuona set a 1'38.443 fastest lap on the intermediate front tyre as he took fourth place from Redding while the usual suspects held the top three spots with Rea leading Razgatlioglu and Bautista.

Lap four, Lecuona set another fastest lap, a 1'38.073, as he joined the leading trio to make the leading group four riders long. Scott Redding dropped to a second off the leading group, ahead of Andrea Locatelli with Alex Lowes two seconds behind. Razgatlioglu set a fastest lap on lap four, a 1'37.371, as the Rea and Razgatlioglu broke free of Bautista and Lecuona after a twitch from Bautista's Ducati put him two seconds off Razgatlioglu.

At half race distance, Jonathan Rea led Toprak Razgatlioglu with Alvaro Bautista and Iker Lecuona two seconds further back. Another two seconds to Scott Redding and Andrea Locatelli while Rea at the front set a fastest lap of 1'37.246.

Rea and Razgatlioglu increased the pace, both setting fastest laps, with Razgatliuoglu setting a 1'36.926 before taking the lead into turn one. Razgatlioglu nudged Rea's elbow as Rea leant on the Yamaha, pushing the Kawasaki offline in turn one and giving Razgatlioglu a margin of seven tenths of a second. 

At the start of lap eight, Razgatlioglu had broken free of Rea with Bautista three seconds further back. Lecuona and Locatelli were both a over a second free of the riders in front and behind, with Redding fending off Alex Lowes who closed on him at a pace of almost a second a lap. Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap on lap eight, a 1'36.836, but it was only a tenth of a second quicker than Razgatlioglu who was managing the lead of under a second. Another fastest lap by Rear 1'36.801, still wasn't enough to look like he could mount a challenge on the last lap. 

Into turn nine, Toprak Razgatlioglu lost the front, sliding the bike through the damp chicane on his knee and elbow. He somehow picked the bike up as Jonathan Rea avoided hitting him to take the lead. Razgatlioglu immediately returned to racing, as if nothing had happened. The pair exited the chicane side by side, but Rea's exit speed was higher, what with not having crashed mid-chicane, and he held the lead to the flag, winning the race by under two tenths of a second. Razgatlioglu's save assured him of second place, almost five seconds ahead of Alvaro Bautista. Iker Lecuona's choice of intermediate front tyre was an advantage in early laps but held him from challenging for the podium at the end, finishing two seconds from Bautista and over a second clear of Andrea Locatelli and Alex Lowes. Scott Redding was under two seconds further back in seventh place, and nineteen seconds behind him, Michael Ruben Rinaldi almost lost eighth place to Eurosport Commentator Xavi Fores who rounded out the top nine. 

Alvaro Bautista maintained his championship lead, but it was reduced by five points to twenty two over Jonathan Rea after Rea's win. Toprak Razgatlioglu was a further twenty six points behind in third place, twenty points ahead of fourth placed Andrea Locatelli.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 0.174
3 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 4.751
4 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 7.050
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1.190
6 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 8.684
7 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 10.293
8 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 19.223
9 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale V4R 29.541
10 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 32.114
11 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 32.141
12 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 52.258
13 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 53.209
14 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 55.481
15 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'06.281
16 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'07.723
17 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'07.758
RET 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 4
RET 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 3
RET 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 9 Laps
RET 17 M. FRITZ Yamaha YZF R1  
RET 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
Round Number: 
3
2022
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2022 Estoril World Supersport Race One Result: Passes And Crashes

World Supersport was eighteen laps of a cool Estoril as a cloudy sky limited the temperature to 20ºC. Dominique Aegerter led the championship by thirty points at the start of the race.

Nicolo Bulega and Jules Cluzel passed Dominique Aegerter for the lead and Can Oncu carved his way from eighth to fourth place. Bulega went wide into turn six after pushing too hard trying to escape, and at the start of lap two, Can Oncu led Aegerter and Cluzel into turn one after the three rode three abreast down the straight. Federico Caricasulo and Glenn van Straalen overhauled Nicolo Bulega ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri.

Can Oncu set a 1'40.751 fastest lap in the lead ahead of Aegerter and van Straalen at the end of lap two. A lap later, Nicolo Bulega set a 1'40.571 fastest lap in fifth place, behind Jules Cluzel. Into turn one of lap five, as Lorenzo Baldassarri set a fastest lap of 1'40.472, Aegerter tried to sneak under Can Oncu into turn one, but the Kawasaki rider held the lead on the brakes. At the start of lap six, Oncu, Aegerter and van Straalen crossed the line three abreast but entered turn one in the order that they started the straight.

A lap later, as Baldassarri once again set a fastest lap, a 1'40.437, the leading three rode into turn one together again, only this time van Straalen was able to take second place from Aegerter. Over the line to start lap eight, Glenn van Straalen took the lead over the line but Dominique Aegerter passed the leading pair to take the lead into turn one and he led van Straalen, Oncu, Cluzel and Baldassarri. With nobody in front of him for a lap, Aegerter set a 1'40.222 to set the fastest lap ahead of van Straalen, Oncu, Cluzel and Baldassarri. Raffaele De Rosa got a ride through penalty for not taking his long lap penalty as Glenn van Strallen dropped his bike in the chicane. After Aegerter set another fastest lap, a 1'40.058, Jules Cluzel crashed out of third place into turn one. Glenn van Straalen picked up his bike and recovered in twelfth place as Niki Tuuli crashed as well. 

Ten laps down, Dominique Aegerter had a lead of over three seconds over Can Oncu and Lorenzo Baldassarri with Nicolo Bulega and Federico Caricasulo. Lorenzo Baldassarri took second place from Oncu, over three seconds behind Aegerter in the lead. With six laps to go, Aegerter led Baldassarri by over three seconds with Can Oncu and Nicolo Bulega behind him. Federico Caricasulo was under a second off fourth place with Yari Montella five seconds behind him and Adrian Huertas a further six seconds behind until Glenn van Straalen caught Huertas to pass him ahead of race winner Andy Verdoia. 

Four laps remaining, Dominique Aegerter held a comfortable three lead of more than three seconds over Lorenzo Baldassarri, Can Oncu and Nicolo Bulega. The lead extended to four seconds a lap later as the three-way battle for second place became a two-way battle for third place a second behind Lorenzo Baldassarri. 

Two laps left, the top two spots were decided by Aegerter and Baldassarri while Oncu held off Bulega for the last step of the podium. Bulega's right glove started flapping about, but it didn't seem to trouble him as he passed Can Oncu into turn one of the last lap for the last step of the podium.

Dominique Aegerter won the first race of the weekend, three seconds ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri with Nicolo Bulega a second and a half further back. Can Oncu took fourth place almost three seconds clear of Federico Caricasulo. Glenn van Straalen recovered from his crash to pick up seventh place. 

Dominique Aegerter, leading the MotoE World Cup as well as the World Supersport championship, increased his championship lead to thirty five points over Lorenzo Baldassarri. Nicolo Bulega in third place held onto third place in the championship. Can Oncu benefitted from Niki Tuuli's DNF to climb up to fifth place. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6  
2 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 3.029
3 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 1.501
4 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.335
5 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 2.710
6 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 7.950
7 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 20.515
8 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 20.772
9 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 21.076
10 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 21.396
11 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 22.143
12 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 1.924
13 9 S. JESPERSEN Yamaha YZF R6 28.721
14 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 29.521
15 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 29.597
16 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 33.281
17 71 T. EDWARDS Yamaha YZF R6 38.692
18 36 S. KROEZE Yamaha YZF R6 40.202
19 12 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 0.654
20 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 3.607
21 13 L. OTTAVIANI Yamaha YZF R6 46.130
22 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 11.987
23 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'00.270
24 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 24.270
25 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1 Lap
RET 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 4 Laps
RET 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 5 Laps
RET 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 7 Laps
RET 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 9 Laps
RET 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 14 Laps
RET 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS  
Round Number: 
3
2022
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2022 Estoril World Superbike Race One Result: Cold Track, Hot Race

World Superbike race one was twenty one laps on a cold track as the clouds held off the sun a a 19ºC and 31ºC track. Jonathan Rea fitted the development front tyre and a harder rear than his direct competition. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu hit the lead first, beating Jonathan Rea to the first turn as the Ducatis of Alvaro Bautista and Michael Ruben Rinaldi missed the apex letting Andrea Locatelli claim third place. Ahead of Bautista, Alex Lowes and Scot Redding. After a lap, the leading four were just under a second clear of Scott Redding and Iker Lecuona. Alvaro Bautista looked for a way past Locatelli as Razgatlioglu and Rea started breaking away. Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap and passed Razgatlioglu before the finish line only for Razgatlioglu to take the lead back into turn one on the brakes. 

After missing the apex at turn five, Razgatlioglu slowed slightly and Rea hit the Yamaha's rear tyre sending smoke from his front tyre, but both of them escaped without incident and the pair resumed their escape attempt, clearing over a second from Locatelli. 

At the start of lap five, Rea had set another fastest lap, a 1'36.204, half a second behind Razgatlioglu. Behind the leading pair, Bautista took third from Locatelli down the straight, starting the lap two seconds off Rea. A lap later and he was two and a half seconds off the leading pair, but no longer had Locatelli in his slipstream. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu went wide, lifting his rear too high for it to land properly, and let Jonathan Rea past only to have Rea go wide at turn six but remaining in the lead. Razgatlioglu caught up and started hounding Rea throughout lap seven. 

Lap eight and Rea led Razgatlioglu over the line but Razgatlioglu blocked him into turn one on the brakes, the pair at the limit of adhesion. Bautista was two and a half seconds behind with Locatelli almost two seconds further back. Scott Redding held off Iker Lecuona to keep his grip on fifth place. 

Lap nine and Rea led over the line as Razgatlioglu led into turn one again, but Rea tried to lean on Razgatlioglu and overtake on the outside. Razgatlioglu led Rea but the pair were constantly wishing a tenth or two through out the lap. Rea once more took the lead over the line at the start of lap ten, but Rea held the inside line to take the lead from his rival and hold it through the first few turns as Alvaro Bautista closed to within two seconds as the leading pair duelled. 

At half race distance, Jonathan Rea led Toprak Razgatlioglu by under a tenth of a second with Alvaro Bautista almost two seconds behind. Andrea Locatelli was four seconds further back, two and a half seconds clear of Scott Redding and Iker Lecuona. 

At the start of lap eleven, Razgatlioglu once again took the lead into turn one, leading Rea throughout the lap by under two tenths of a second. Alvaro Bautista was the only rider in the 1'36s, metronomically maintaining his pace, as he closed to just over a second from the fight at the front. 

Lap thirteen, with Jonathan Rea leading Toprak Razgatlioglu, Alvaro Bautista closed to within a second as the leaders tripped each other up at the start of the lap. Bautista closed three tenths of a second lap after lap until he was close to their slipstream at the start of lap fourteen where the pair swapped the lead once more. 

Scott Redding and Iker Lecuona closed to within two seconds of fourth-placed Andrea Locatelli who was over eight seconds from the soon-to-be three way fight at the front. Toprak Razgatlioglu took the lead into turn one, as it was his turn, as Bautista finally closed the gap to sit in the clean air behind the duo to start lap sixteen as a threesome.

Lecuona took fifth place from Redding, two seconds from Locatelli as Razgatlioglu shooed Rea off the line into turn one, taking the lead and allowing Bautista to take second place from Rea. Razgatlioglu escaped at the front only for Bautista and Rea to close up before the lap was up. 

With four laps to go, Razgatlioglu led Bautista as Rea dropped off the leading pair with Locatelli over eleven seconds off the pace in fourth place. Behind Locatelli, Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge held off Scott Redding in the fight for fifth place. 

With three laps to go, Rea looked like he had no tyre left to fight for the win, as Bautista challenged Razgatlioglu for the lead, unable to pass on the brakes. Razgatlioglu looked very much at the limit with Bautista holding some rubber in reserve for the last few laps. Bautista powered past Bautista down the straight but he lost out to the defending world champion into turn one on the brakes. 

The last lap, Bautista tucked into behind Razgatlioglu down the straight, but couldn't pass him in to turn one and Razgatlioglu couldn't get close enough on the brakes, turn after turn. Turn six and turn nine, the overtake spots, Razgatlioglu held off Bautista on the brakes, but coming out of the last turn, Razgatlioglu's Yamaha lifted the front wheel as Bautista drifted out of the last turn to pass him down the straight under power. Razgatlioglu watched Bautista and shook his head as Bautista drove past to steal the win in the last few metres. 

Alvaro Bautista took a calculated win, refusing to let go of Toprak Razgatlioglu, while Jonathan Rea took a careful third place having run out of tyres, finishing almost five seconds further back. Andrea Locatelli sat in a comfortable fourth place, two seconds clear of Xavi Vierge and Iker Lecuona. Alex Lowes took seventh place, ahead of Scott Redding and Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Eurosport's Xavi Fores took a respectable eleventh place, behind Loris Baz. 

The championship lead was increased as Alvaro Bautista extended his lead to twenty seven points over Jonathan Rea and fifty points over Toprak razgatlioglu. Andrea Locatelli maintains fourth place ahead of Iker Lecuona and Michael Ruben Rinaldi. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R  
2 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 0.126
3 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 4.835
4 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 12.244
5 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 19.107
6 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 19.215
7 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 21.956
8 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 23.090
9 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1.014
10 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 25.212
11 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale V4R 27.516
12 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 30.686
13 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 39.599
14 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 39.643
15 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 41.735
16 17 M. FRITZ Yamaha YZF R1 41.854
17 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 42.790
18 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 50.082
19 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'08.940
20 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'08.979
21 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2 Laps
RET 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R  
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2022
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2022 Estoril World Superbike Superpole Result: Depleted Grid And A New Lap Record

Fifteen minutes for World Superbike to determine the grid for this afternoon's race opened under a cloudy sky but rain had still not made an appearance. Garrett Gerloff joined Michael van der Mark in being ruled unfit for the remainder of the round after a crash in this morning's free practice session, suffering an injury to his left knee. Xavi Fires was pulled off Eurosport commentary duties and plonked on a Ducati to replace an injured Philipp Oettl.

Jonathan Rea opened the session with a 1'36.030 ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu before pitting in. Iker Lecuona and Andrea Locatelli were third and fourth quickest before the customary mid-session tea break. At the halfway mark, the track was empty as everyone had new tyres fitted. 

Axel Bassani was the first rider out on a second tyre, followed by Jonathan Rea who was immediately on pace to improve his lap time. Rea set a new lap record of 1'35.346 as Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding took second and third places with two and a half minutes left. 

Jonathan Rea pitted in and watched the clock tick down as he sat on a six tenths of a second lead over his title rivals. Toprak Razgatlioglu Joined the front row less than a tenth of a second off Rea's pole position lap, pushing Alvaro Bautista dow to third place on the grid.

With the championship leading trio on the front row, Scott Redding headed the second row with his best qualifying position on the BMW. Andrea Locatelli and Michael Ruben Rinaldi rounded out the second row ahead of Iker Lecuona, Alex Lowes and Eugene Laverty. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.346   314,0
2 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.437 0.091 314,0
3 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'35.963 0.617 321,4
4 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'35.979 0.633 317,6
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.198 0.852 314,0
6 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'36.236 0.890 318,6
7 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'36.433 1.087 316,7
8 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.538 1.192 318,6
9 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'36.659 1.313 315,8
10 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.674 1.328 304,2
11 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'36.747 1.401 323,4
12 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'36.755 1.409 310,3
13 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.980 1.634 308,6
14 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.015 1.669 310,3
15 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.105 1.759 315,8
16 17 M. FRITZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.124 1.778 307,7
17 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.521 2.175 307,7
18 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.775 2.429 305,9
19 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.867 2.521 310,3
20 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.065 2.719 309,5
21 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.436 3.090 305,9
22 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.709 3.363 305,1
Round Number: 
3
2022
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2022 Estoril World Supersport Superpole Result: Dominant Aegerter Favourite For Pole

World Supersport superpole started with Moto-E and World Supersport championship leader Dominique Aegerter dominating the free practice sessions, with multiple laps quicker than the rest of the grid. The Ducatis were gifted a few more horsepower in the Next Generation rules.

Race-winner Andy Verdoïa opened the session with a 1'41.822 as Raffaele De Rosa's bike was summoned off the track for a smoking engine. Glenn van Straalen and Can Oncu held the top spot briefly until Dominique Aegerter took a third of a second off the quickest time with a 1'40.242, a quicker lap than any other rider's best this weekend, albeit slower than Aegerter's lap record pace.

Jules Cluzel climbed up to the top only to be knocked off by Aegerter's 1'39.786. Another lap and another step up with a 1'39.573, putting Aegerter over half a second ahead of Nicolo Bulega and Jules Cluzel. A lap later, the absolute lap record fell to Aegerter, finding a tenth of a second in the last sector to post a 1'39.484 before he pulled in for the mid-session break. 

With six minutes left, riders started rejoining the track for a last couple of attempts to improve their lot. Lorenzo Baldassarri knocked Nicolo Bulega off second place, pushing Jules Cluzel off the front row, with just under three minutes left. Yellow flags made their customary appearance in the final minutes as riders pushed too hard in a last ditch attempt to improve. Federico Caricasulo crashed after pushing into second place and Nicolo Bulega knocked him down a spot.

With under a minute left, Dominique Aegerter set a 1'39.262 and crossed the line for one last lap, secure in pole position ahead of Nicolo Bulega and Glenn van Straalen with Caricasulo pushed to seventh place by riders giving it their all on the last lap. 

After the grid places were settled, Dominique Aegerter posted a 1'39.046 to take pole position by over eight tenths of a second, leading Nicolo Bulega, a lone Ducati in the front two rows, and Glenn van Straalen on the front row, ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri, Jules Cluzel and Andy Verdoïa on the all-Yamaha second row. The third row was headed by crasher Federico Caricasulo, leading Can Oncu and Niki Tuuli. Stefano Manzi was quickest Triumph in tenth place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.046   268,7
2 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 1'39.884 0.838 272,7
3 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.952 0.906 268,7
4 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.106 1.060 275,5
5 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.171 1.125 274,1
6 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.180 1.134 270,0
7 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.247 1.201 269,3
8 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.453 1.407 274,1
9 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'40.490 1.444 268,7
10 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 1'40.517 1.471 270,7
11 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.640 1.594 270,0
12 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.694 1.648 272,0
13 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.779 1.733 273,4
14 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 1'40.957 1.911 269,3
15 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.967 1.921 268,7
16 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.074 2.028 276,2
17 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 1'41.132 2.086 274,8
18 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.137 2.091 272,0
19 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.166 2.120 264,1
20 71 T. EDWARDS Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.350 2.304 268,0
21 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 1'41.455 2.409 263,4
22 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1'41.735 2.689 273,4
23 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.738 2.692 274,1
24 13 L. OTTAVIANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.745 2.699 267,3
25 36 S. KROEZE Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.839 2.793 267,3
26 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'41.860 2.814 262,8
27 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'41.875 2.829 269,3
28 9 S. JESPERSEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.910 2.864 273,4
29 12 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'41.994 2.948 274,1
30 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.162 3.116 272,0
31 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.980 3.934 273,4
Round Number: 
3
2022
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2022 Estoril World Superbike FP3 Result: Razgatlioglu Beats Threat Of Rain

Toprak Razgatlioglu was quickest in a foggy session as rain threatened, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista. The leading trio's teammates took the next three spots with Michael Ruben Rinaldi the best of the rest.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.233   310,3
2 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.571 0.338 311,2
3 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.015 0.782 321,4
4 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.199 0.966 316,7
5 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.202 0.969 311,2
6 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.386 1.153 309,5
7 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'37.406 1.173 315,8
8 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.446 1.213 315,8
9 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.506 1.273 310,3
10 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.636 1.403 322,4
11 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'37.783 1.550 314,9
12 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.930 1.697 305,9
13 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.069 1.836 305,1
14 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.069 1.836 300,8
15 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale V4R 1'38.159 1.926 309,5
16 17 M. FRITZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.167 1.934 305,9
17 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'38.546 2.313 317,6
18 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'38.572 2.339 315,8
19 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.780 2.547 300,8
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.031 2.798 302,5
21 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'39.069 2.836 305,9
22 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'39.911 3.678 300,0
23 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.070 3.837 307,7
Round Number: 
3
2022
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2022 Estoril World Supersport FP2 Result: Aegerter Sets Lap Record

Dominique Aegerter was the only rider in the 1'39s as he set a new lap record ahead of Jules Cluzel, Andy Verdoia and Glenn van Straalen in a top-four Yamaha lock-out. The Ducatis of Federico Caricasulo and Nicolo Bulega were fifth and sixth quickest.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.806   280,5
2 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.501 0.695 277,6
3 94 A. VERDOIA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.537 0.731 276,9
4 28 G. VAN STRAALEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.607 0.801 274,8
5 64 F. CARICASULO Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.758 0.952 280,5
6 11 N. BULEGA Ducati Panigale V2 1'40.905 1.099 281,3
7 7 L. BALDASSARRI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.906 1.100 280,5
8 56 P. SEBESTYEN Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.928 1.122 283,5
9 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.061 1.255 281,3
10 62 S. MANZI Triumph Street Triple RS 1'41.161 1.355 280,5
11 55 Y. MONTELLA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.167 1.361 284,2
12 3 R. DE ROSA Ducati Panigale V2 1'41.246 1.440 276,2
13 10 U. ORRADRE Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.310 1.504 277,6
14 69 T. BOOTH-AMOS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.357 1.551 282,0
15 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'41.385 1.579 273,4
16 38 H. SOOMER Triumph Street Triple RS 1'41.429 1.623 279,1
17 50 O. VOSTATEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.659 1.853 279,8
18 25 M. BRENNER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.684 1.878 273,4
19 71 T. EDWARDS Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.723 1.917 279,1
20 99 A. HUERTAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.763 1.957 278,4
21 17 K. SMITH Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.883 2.077 273,4
22 13 L. OTTAVIANI Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.162 2.356 281,3
23 32 O. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale V2 1'42.164 2.358 282,7
24 24 L. TACCINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.172 2.366 279,1
25 21 B. CURRIE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.295 2.489 276,9
26 54 B. SOFUOGLU MV Agusta F3 800 RR 1'42.307 2.501 279,1
27 12 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'42.671 2.865 278,4
28 73 M. KOFLER Ducati Panigale V2 1'42.687 2.881 283,5
29 22 F. FULIGNI Ducati Panigale V2 1'42.758 2.952 277,6
30 36 S. KROEZE Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.296 3.490 278,4
31 6 J. BUIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.390 3.584 277,6
Round Number: 
3
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2022 Estoril World Superbike FP2 Result: Razgatlioglu, Bautista, Rea

The three championship frontrunners topped the afternoon's timing sheet, with Toprak Razgatlioglu leading Alvaro Bautista by under two tenths of a second. Third-quickest Jonathan Rea was fourth quickest overall as he couldn't beat Garrett Gerloff's time from the morning's session. Xavi Vierge was quickest Honda with Loris Baz quickest BMW.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.290   317,6
2 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'36.463 0.173 323,4
3 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.595 0.305 320,5
4 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.081 0.791 320,5
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.189 0.899 317,6
6 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.201 0.911 319,5
7 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.281 0.991 330,3
8 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'37.346 1.056 320,5
9 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'37.375 1.085 327,3
10 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.467 1.177 314,9
11 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.483 1.193 317,6
12 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'37.487 1.197 320,5
13 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.601 1.311 316,7
14 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'37.710 1.420 325,3
15 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 1'37.713 1.423 318,6
16 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.765 1.475 314,0
17 17 M. FRITZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.286 1.996 312,1
18 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.301 2.011 312,1
19 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.528 2.238 315,8
20 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'38.776 2.486 322,4
21 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'38.933 2.643 314,9
22 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.023 2.733 308,6
23 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.292 4.002 309,5
Round Number: 
3
2022
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