Team HRC was unable to bring home the desired results on the final day of the Misano WorldSBK race weekend after making a promising start with Alvaro Bautista in Saturday’s race 1. Two top ten results for the Spaniard today leave the squad wanting and ready to work hard to achieve their target.

Team HRC has now concluded the third round of the Superbike World Championship at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’. The 10-lap Tissot Superpole race got underway at 11am local time in hot and sunny conditions. Bautista and Haslam were lying eighth and eleventh through the opening stages, but each dropped back a couple of positions as the race progressed. Pushing hard to the line, the Spaniard closed the 10-lap sprint in tenth place, immediately followed by his team-mate, eleventh.

Lining up for race 2 later in the afternoon, the HRC riders both started from the fourth and fifth row based on their results in the earlier sprint race. Bautista made an excellent start and was lying seventh by the end of lap one. The Spaniard held this position for the best part of the race, losing just a little ground in the final stages to cross the line eighth. Haslam immediately made up a couple of positions to place eleventh, but his race was unfortunately brought to a premature end on lap three when he crashed through turn 1.

In the championship standings, Bautista now lies eleventh with 43 points while Haslam positions fourteenth with 18 points. Team HRC will soon return to the track for a testing session at the Navarra Circuit, a new entry on the 2021 calendar, on 21-22 June, before round 4 of the championship plays out at Haslam’s home track of Donington Park in the UK over the weekend of 2-4 July.

Alvaro Bautista 19

SPRC P10 RC2 P8

"Today was tougher than yesterday because in the Superpole race we had a problem with the set-up that affected our whole race, in that I couldn't lap as fast as I did yesterday. Finishing outside the top nine also dropped us back on the grid for Race 2. I'm sorry because it was a small mistake, but it prevented us from performing well. In Race 2 I was able to make a good start and gain a lot of positions but, on a more slippery track and considering the braking and corner entry problems we’ve been having all weekend, I struggled more than yesterday. In the end I think eighth was the best possible result today. We have work to do, we know that, but we’ll get it done. I just want to thank HRC and the team as everyone’s working hard on this project. We will be back on track soon for some testing at Navarra and it will be very important to understand the track, one where we’ve never ridden of course, but also continue to work on the bike using the data we have collected this weekend".

Leon Haslam 91

SPRC P11 DNF

“Obviously the last race was a bit of a disaster as I lost the front in turn one, ran onto the green to try and save it but ultimately crashed. We have struggled with a few issues throughout the whole weekend, things we’ve been carrying since the first race actually. It’s a little strange as I’ve felt very positive during all the tests we have done. So yes, it was a less than ideal weekend here in Misano but we will work together as a team to seek a solution. We have some tests in a few days’ time before my home race at Donington where I hope to arrive feeling more like I did at the beginning of the year”.

WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 03   Rimini

Superpole Race

Sunny
Humidity
43%
Track Temp
41°C
Air Temp
30°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 12 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 15'50.711
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 9 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 0.485
3 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 7 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1.865 / 1.380
4 Redding Scott 45 GBR 6 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 2.419 / 0.554
5 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 5 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 5.671 / 3.252
6 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 4 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 7.448 / 1.777
7 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 3 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 10.560 / 3.112
8 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 2 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 13.102 / 2.542
9 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 1 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 13.110 / 0.008
10 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Team HRC Honda 16.348 / 3.238
11 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 0 Team HRC Honda 18.585 / 2.237
12 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 20.167 / 1.582
13 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 RC Squadra Corse BMW 20.796 / 0.629
14 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 21.207 / 0.411
15 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 27.728 / 6.521
16 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 30.205 / 2.477
17 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 35.374 / 5.169
18 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 35.643 / 0.269
19 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 37.066 / 1.423
20 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 0 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 2 Laps
21 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 5 Laps
22 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 0 Team GOELEVEN Ducati
WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 03   Rimini

Results Race 2

Sunny
Humidity
44%
Track Temp
49°C
Air Temp
31°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 25 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 33'24.487
2 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 20 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1.286
3 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 2.987 / 1.701
4 Redding Scott 45 GBR 13 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 9.102 / 6.115
5 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 11 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 10.695 / 1.593
6 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 10 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 13.117 / 2.422
7 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 9 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 17.621 / 4.504
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 8 Team HRC Honda 17.893 / 0.272
9 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 7 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 22.458 / 4.565
10 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 6 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 25.118 / 2.660
11 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 5 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 27.107 / 1.989
12 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 4 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 28.353 / 1.246
13 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 3 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 33.391 / 5.038
14 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 2 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 38.817 / 5.426
15 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 1 RC Squadra Corse BMW 41.262 / 2.445
16 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 43.046 / 1.784
17 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 53.844/10.798
18 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 1'00.109/6.265
19 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'11.934/11.825
20 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'23.648/11.714
21 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 0 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 17 Laps
22 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 0 Team HRC Honda 18 Laps
Location Information

Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” Via Daijiro Kato, 10 47843 Misano Adriatico (RN) – Italy Misanocircuit.com

POLE POSITION RIGHT
LENGTH 4.226 Km
CORNERS 16
RIGHT CORNERS 10
LEFT CORNERS 6

Records

Pole Record 1'33.416 (162,859 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2021)
Race Record (SPRC) 1'34.356 (161,24 Km/h) M.Rinaldi (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2021)
All Time Record 1'33.416 (162,859 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2021)
Race 1 Winner M.Rinaldi (Ducati Panigale V4 R )
Superpole Race Winner M.Rinaldi (Ducati Panigale V4 R )
Race 2 Winner T. Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)