Iker Lecuona has been declared unfit to compete in the remainder of the Indonesian WorldSBK round after an highside during the second practice at the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia saw him hit the ground hard at turn 4.

With the track offering more grip than it had in FP1, times immediately begun to tumble in FP2, Iker up into third when the unfortunate incident occurred. Lecuona was taken to the circuit medical center for an initial medical assessment and was later airlifted to the RSUD Provinsi NTB Hospital in Mataram for further tests. Following CT and MRI scans, doctors have diagnosed a stable fracture of the T12 vertebra (with no neurological damage) as well as a fracture to the left side of the sacrum. With no need for stabilization surgery, Lecuona has already been discharged from the hospital and will now rest and begin conservative treatment.

Earlier in the day, Team HRC had enjoyed one of its strongest first outings of the season. Despite high temperatures and the fact that the track offered very little grip after recent resurfacing, Lecuona and Xavi Vierge were able to soon build confidence with what is a new track for them both. Quickly improving on their times on what was a dirty and slippery track, Lecuona had finished the first practice session in second place, followed by team-mate Vierge in fifth.

Vierge spent session two making a few small setup changes that clearly worked and allowed him to pick up the pace and lap almost three seconds quicker than he had during FP1. Setting an impressive best of 1’35.022 in the final minutes, Xavi projected himself into eighth position overall by the end of day one.

Xavi Vierge 97

P8

“A positive day, albeit a rather challenging one due to the track conditions and the fact it’s a brand-new track for us. I simply love the layout but with the tarmac resurfaced just recently, the grip is terrible right now. As the day progressed, a line formed and there was more grip there, but the outer line is still so dirty. It was so easy to crash at the slightest “mistake” and it was hard to go fast without making mistakes. Having said that, we made good progress throughout the day while also collating useful information so that we can try to make a step tomorrow and get closer to the top guys. I wish Iker all the best and hope he will soon be fit and ready to return.”

WorldSBK 2022
Free Practice Round 11   Indonesia

Free Practices Combined Results after FP2

Sunny
Humidity
55%
Track Temp
61°C
Air Temp
36°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'33.626
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 1 TUR PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'34.088 0.462
3 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'34.590 0.964
4 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'34.595 0.969
5 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'34.843 1.217
6 Fores Xavi 15 SPA Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'34.871 1.245
7 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'34.941 1.315
8 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'35.022 1.396
9 Bassani Axel 47 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1'35.139 1.513
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'35.213 1.587
11 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'35.265 1.639
12 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1'35.414 1.788
13 Öttl Philipp 5 GER Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'35.610 1.984
14 Lecuona Iker 7 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'35.766 2.140
15 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'36.331 2.705
16 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Bonovo Action BMW BMW 1'36.948 3.322
17 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'37.088 3.462
18 Baz Loris 76 FRA Bonovo Action BMW BMW 1'37.156 3.530
19 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'37.346 3.720
20 Smith Kyle 11 GBR TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'37.790 4.164
21 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'38.249 4.623
22 Konig Oliver 52 CZE ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'39.095 5.469
Location Information

Mandalika International Street Circuit (MISC) Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83573 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

Kuta, Kec. Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83573 - View in Google Maps

Records

Pole Record 1'31.371 (169,459 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
Race Record 1'32.163 (167,963 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu - SPR (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
All Times Record 1'31.371 (169,459 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
Race1 Winner 2022 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
Superpole Winner 2022 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
Race2 Winner 2022 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)