The 2021 Superbike World Championship has now drawn to a close at the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia, with Team HRC crossing the line seventh and tenth in the final races with rider Alvaro Bautista. His team-mate Leon Haslam was unfortunately unable to race this weekend as he is still recovering after recent arm surgery.

While torrential rain saw yesterday’s race 1 postponed to today, race 2 was shortened to 12 laps this afternoon after a very long delay owing to another downpour minutes before the scheduled start.

The first race got underway soon after 11am local time (replacing the originally scheduled Superpole sprint race), the start slightly delayed due to the onset of light rain in certain sectors. As a result, Race Direction applied the ‘rain on grid’ procedure, the riders given an extra five minutes on the grid after the sighting lap to change tyres if required and the race distance reduced by one lap to twenty. During yesterday’s Superpole qualifying session, Bautista set the eighth fastest time, which translated into a third row start for today’s race. Bautista got away well when the lights went out, placing eighth by the end of lap one. As the track dried, the pace picked up across the field, with the Spaniard holding his own but unable to gain any real ground with respect to his rivals. Lying ninth until lap twelfth, the Team HRC rider then made up two places in quick succession to place seventh on lap thirteen, a position he ultimately held to the line.

In a repeat of yesterday afternoon’s scene, the day’s second race was delayed by an hour and a half due to the onset of torrential rain shortly before the original start time. As the race finally got underway on a full wet track, Bautista lost a little ground off the line, lying eleventh through the opening turns. The Spaniard worked hard to get into a consistent rhythm but was unable to gain ground on those ahead of him during the shortened race. Bautista made up one position during the course of the twelve laps to cross the line tenth in the final race of the 2021 season.

As the 2021 season concludes, Alvaro Bautista places tenth in the final rider standings with 195 points. Bautista, who turned 37 today, also takes home the Hyundai N-Spired award for having made up the most positions during the year’s races. Leon Haslam closes in thirteenth place, having scored 134 points throughout the season.

Team HRC takes the opportunity to wish Alvaro and Leon all the best for the future.

Alvaro Bautista 19

RC1 | P7 RC2 | P10

“As for today’s races, I really just tried to do the best I could. Conditions were very difficult of course, but it was important to try and race for all the Indonesian fans who are really passionate about our sport. At least we stayed upright and brought the bike home in both races, which was not easy because there were several corners that were still wet in race 1 while it continued to rain steadily during race 2. I would like to thank everyone at HRC and Honda as well as all the guys on the team and all our sponsors for the two seasons we’ve spent together. Over these last two years, we’ve worked very hard, and I don’t think the results truly reflect all the work that has gone in, which has been significant and demanding. I'm pleased in that we never stopped trying to improve and have got closer and closer to the guys in front and that's very important. I can say that I am really very happy with this experience. I have learned a lot too and I just want to wish the team, HRC and the whole Honda family all the best for the future. Lastly, I would like to congratulate Toprak on his world title. He has been very strong this year, very competitive, making no mistakes at all. He was the most consistent and strongest of the riders, so congratulations to him because he totally deserves it.”

WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 13   Indonesia

Results Race 1

Drizzle, Sunny
Humidity
75%
Track Temp
39°C
Air Temp
30°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 32'12.219
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 20 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 0.670
3 Redding Scott 45 GBR 16 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 2.155
4 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 13 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 7.644
5 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 11 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 8.133
6 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 10 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 9.809
7 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 9 Team HRC Honda 13.949
8 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 8 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 14.059
9 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 7 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 22.907
10 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 6 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 25.525
11 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 5 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 25.609
12 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 4 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 26.267
13 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 3 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 27.168
14 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 2 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 43.748
15 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 1 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 50.244
16 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA DNF Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 6 Laps
17 Rabat Tito 53 SPA DNF Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 11 Laps
18 Konig Oliver 15 CZE DNF OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 19 Laps
WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 13   Indonesia

Results Race 2 (12 Laps)

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 20'53.598
2 Redding Scott 45 GBR 20 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 0.283
3 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 16 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 7.437
4 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 13 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 10.641
5 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 11 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 21.707
6 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 10 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 24.555
7 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 9 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 27.772
8 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 8 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 29.481
9 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 7 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 38.615
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 6 Team HRC Honda 47.233
11 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 5 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 50.369
12 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 4 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 50.591
13 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 3 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 53.099
14 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA DNF TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'00.069
15 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA DNF ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1 Lap
16 Bassani Alex 47 ITA DNF Motocorsa Racing Ducati 9 Laps
17 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 10 Laps
WorldSBK 2021

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 564 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 551 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
3 Redding Scott 45 GBR 501 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
4 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 291 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha
5 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 282 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
6 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 262 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
7 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 228 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
8 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 213 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
9 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 210 Motocorsa Racing Ducati
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 195 Team HRC Honda
11 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 184 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
12 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 143 Team GOELEVEN Ducati
13 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 134 Team HRC Honda
14 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 64 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
15 Baz Loris 11 FRA 53 Team GOELEVEN Ducati
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 53 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
17 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 45 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki
18 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 44 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 40 RC Squadra Corse BMW
20 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 36 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha
21 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 33 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda
22 Folger Jonas 94 GER 21 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW
23 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 14 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
24 Marvin Fritz 17 GER 6 IXS-YART Yamaha Yamaha
25 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 3 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
26 Mantovani Andrea 9 ITA 2 Vince64 Kawasaki
27 Mossey Luke 12 GBR 2 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
28 Ruiu Gabriele 16 ITA 0 B-Max Racing Team BMW
29 Uramoto Naomichi 6 JPN 0 JEG Racing Suzuki
30 Uribe Jason 14 USA 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
31 Epis Lachlan 83 NZL 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
32 Mantovani Andrea 9 ITA 0 Vince64 Kawasaki
33 Konig Oliver 15 CZE 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
34 Hanika Karel 98 CZE 0 IXS-YART Yamaha Yamaha
35 Solorza Marco 39 ARG 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
36 Ribodino Luciano 4 ARG 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
37 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda
Location Information

Mandalika International Street Circuit (MISC) Kawasan Ekonomi Khusus Mandalika, LOT BS2, Pujut, Kuta, Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia E-mail: admin@themandalikagp.com Website: www.themandalikagp.com (source and image credits: Dorna)

Pole Position Left
Length 4.310 Km
Corners 17
Right 11
Left 6

Records

Pole Record 1'32.877 (166,672 km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2021)
Race Record 1'34.288 (164,18 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2021)
All Times Record 1'32.877 (166,672 km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2021)
Race1 Winner 2021 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
Superpole Winner 2021 Cancelled due to weather conditions
Race2 Winner 2021 J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)