2022 WorldSBK Misano Superpole Race Result: A First Time For Everything

Toprak Razgatlioglu has won the Superpole race at Misano, and his first of the 2022 season. The Pata Yamaha rider got a strong start, entering the first chicane in the lead, and tried to push on immediately. Kawasaki's Jonathan Rea had other ideas, however, attacking the Turkish rider into Quercia and getting past at Tramonto, while Ducati's Alvaro Bautista lurked behind.

Razgatlioglu countered and took back the lead at the start of the second lap, outbraking Rea into Turn 1 and holding off Rea's counterattack. Rea attacked once more at Quercia, but this time was not close enough to attempt to slide through on the inside of Tramonto. Once Razgatlioglu successfully defended that, he pushed on and opened up a gap which would prove insurmountable, going on to win comfortably.

Razgatlioglu was ably assisted by Alvaro Bautista and Jonathan Rea, Bautista launching his attack on race once Razgatlioglu had broken free. The Ducati and the Kawasaki battled heard, especially in the final third of the track, Bautista using the speed of the Ducati through Curvone, Rea countering through Turn 13, and Rea and Bautista swapping places through that section for a number o places. Bautista would emerge triumphant, but it took him three laps to finally break Rea's resistance. Bautista went on to finish second. Rea held on for third despite the attack from Honda's Xavi Vierge, who got close to the back of the Kawasaki but was never close enough to attack.

Vierge's teammate Iker Lecuona ended as fifth, winning the massive battle which emerged behind, getting clear with a couple of laps to go. Lecuona ended ahead of Axel Bassani, Alex Lowes, and Garret Gerloff. Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who had been close to the podium fight in the opening stages, dropped through the field to finish tenth.


Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
2 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 2.087
3 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 4.975
4 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 5.903
5 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 7.197
6 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1.279
7 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 8.749
8 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 9.383
9 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 9.566
10 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 2.737
11 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 12.400
12 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 19.399
13 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 21.834
14 29 L. BERNARDI Ducati Panigale V4R 22.000
15 37 I. MYKHALCHYK BMW M1000RR 24.547
16 P 53 T. RABAT Kawasaki ZX-10RR 25.000
17 2 R. TAMBURINI Yamaha YZF R1 26.420
18 16 G. RUIU BMW M1000RR 28.132
19 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 28.479
20 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2 Laps
RET 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 9
RET 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 6
RET 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 5
RET 25 A. DELBIANCO Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
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