The Most circuit in the Czech Republic is hosting round six of the 2022 Superbike World Championship, today’s mixed weather conditions making things more challenging for the WorldSBK riders who competed in both qualifying and the first race of the weekend.

The morning’s final free practice ran in wet conditions, which naturally prevented all riders from improving on their best times of yesterday. Having been passed fit to ride following a heavy crash in yesterday’s FP2, Lecuona completed seven laps on the wet asphalt to have a better understanding of his own physical condition and of his bike’s behaviour in these altered conditions. Vierge, keen to make as many laps of this new track as possible, also completed seven laps, the two Spaniards placing third and eleventh respectively in this session.

The track was dry again by 11.10 am local time as the Superpole got underway. The 15-minute phase therefore proved to be as hard-fought as ever, the entire field battling it out to secure the best possible grid positions for the weekend’s first races. Lecuona and Vierge were no exception, though both struggled to complete a totally clean lap. The factory duo rounded out the session in twelfth (1’32.359) and thirteenth place (1’32.367), meaning a fourth- and fifth-row start for the afternoon’s first race.

The weekend’s first full length Superbike race got underway as scheduled at 2pm local time in cloudy conditions. Lecuona got away well to place eleventh through the first turns, while team-mate Vierge lost a lot of ground in traffic, dropping back to twentieth off the line when another rider hit him. Xavi was quick to react, gaining five positions over the first three laps, while Lecuona’s strong pace allowed to him move in on, and pass, Baz on lap nine to place ninth. Having reached fifteenth in the early stages, Vierge struggled to maintain a strong pace and was therefore unable to gain further ground. By around lap ten, drops of rain began to fall in various sectors, causing the lap times of all riders to rise somewhat. Lecuona, comfortable and very fast in the tricky conditions, was able to pick up the pace again, lapping quicker than those immediately ahead of him and even slightly quicker than his own qualifying pace. Gaining one more position on the very last lap, the Spaniard crossed the line eighth, while team-mate Vierge finished fifteenth, just inside the points zone.

Team HRC will return to the track tomorrow for the 10-lap Superpole race followed, in the afternoon, by the second 22-lap Superbike race.

Iker Lecuona 7


“All in all, today wasn’t at all bad to be honest. After crashing in FP2 yesterday, I had a tough night as I was in quite a lot of pain and didn’t sleep much. I want to thank the doctors for their help in dealing with that. I was declared fit for action this morning, and so was back on my bike for FP3. Conditions were mixed but allowed me to understand if I was feeling physically OK or not. Things went well but the same can’t be said of the qualifying session sadly. I didn’t have good feeling with the bike and finished the session pretty angry with anyone and everyone, myself including, because twelfth place and 1.4” off the pace is too much for us. Then in the race we moved back into positive territory, with a solid performance. The start wasn’t bad, but it was a bit hectic, with some riders hitting me in the leg, but I maintained my focus and just tried to do my best. I have to say that our pace was good, especially in the second half of the race. I actually set my fastest time on the seventeenth lap, quicker than my qualifying effort in fact, and I was able to finish P8, very close to Rinaldi. So, my thanks to the team and everyone around me who believes in me and supported me after my crash yesterday. I’m happy with today and now we’ll see what we can do tomorrow.”

Xavi Vierge 97


“I’m really disappointed with today’s race because I was expecting to feel better and be fighting for a better result. At the start some other riders hit me and I had to cut the first chicane, which was a problem of course, but after a few laps, once I’d passed a few riders and finally had a free track on which to try and close the gap, the pace just wasn’t there, and I couldn’t ride comfortably. We need to understand why I no longer have the confidence to go faster, because I had a similar feeling at Donington too. It’s true that I’ve missed a few tests due to my hand injury and that has probably caused us to lose our way a little. We will try to make the most of the chance to race at this track again tomorrow, making some big changes to try and understand which way to go and regain the good feeling we had a couple of races ago. Thanks as always to the team as they continue to work hard and support me in every way.”

WorldSBK 2022
Race Round 06   Czech

Results Superpole

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'30.947
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 1 TUR PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'31.277 0.330
3 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'31.506 0.559
4 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'31.567 0.620
5 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'31.622 0.675
6 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'31.627 0.680
7 Redding Scott 45 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'31.684 0.737
8 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'31.718 0.771
9 Bassani Axel 47 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1'32.051 1.104
10 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1'32.272 1.325
11 Baz Loris 76 FRA Bonovo Action BMW BMW 1'32.282 1.335
12 Lecuona Iker 7 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'32.359 1.412
13 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'32.367 1.420
14 Bernardi Luca 29 ITA BARNI Spark Racing Team Ducati 1'32.396 1.449
15 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'32.455 1.508
16 Öttl Philipp 5 GER Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'32.501 1.554
17 Tamburini Roberto 2 ITA Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1'33.044 2.097
18 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA Team Gil Motor Sport Yamaha 1'33.266 2.319
19 Konig Oliver 52 CZE ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'33.286 2.339
20 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Bonovo Action BMW BMW 1'33.297 2.350
21 Hickman Peter 10 GBR FHO Racing BMW 1'33.373 2.426
22 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'33.456 2.509
23 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'33.481 2.534
WorldSBK 2022
Race Round 06   Czech

Results Race 1

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 25 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati Time of Race 34'00.965
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 1 TUR 20 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 2.109
3 Redding Scott 45 GBR 16 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 2.603
4 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 2.718
5 Bassani Axel 47 ITA 11 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 7.951
6 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 10 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 9.105
7 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 9 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 12.181
8 Lecuona Iker 7 SPA 8 Team HRC Honda 12.435
9 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 7 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 13.028
10 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 6 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 13.119
11 Baz Loris 76 FRA 5 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 17.379
12 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 4 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 26.631
13 Öttl Philipp 5 GER 3 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 27.364
14 Bernardi Luca 29 ITA 2 BARNI Spark Racing Team Ducati 31.278
15 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 1 Team HRC Honda 37.260
16 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 50.854
17 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 51.431
18 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 53.058
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 58.942
20 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Team Gil Motor Sport Yamaha 1'03.366
21 Tamburini Roberto 2 ITA 0 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1'03.407
22 Hickman Peter 10 GBR 0 FHO Racing BMW 1'05.450
23 Vickers Ryan James 77 GBR 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'06.797
24 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 2 Laps
Location Information

Autodrom Most,  Czech Republic Autodrom Most is a new track in WorldSBK calendar for 2021. Thanks to its attractive event line-up, it is popular destination for many motor enthusiasts and their families from whole Europe.  The track was completed in 1983 as a part of restoration of coal mine lands… read more.

Pole Position Left
Lenght 4.212 Km
Corners 21
Right 14
Left 7


Pole Record 1'30.801 166,994 Km/h T.Razgatlioglu, (Yamaha YZF-R1, 2023)
Race Record 1'31.180 166,300 Km/h T.Razgatlioglu, SPR (Yamaha YZF-R1, 2022)
All Time Record 1'30.801 166,994 Km/h T.Razgatlioglu, (Yamaha YZF-R1, 2023)
2023 Race 1 Winner J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
2023 Superpole Race Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
2023 Race 2 Winner A.Bautista (Ducati V4R)