Team HRC has concluded the final round of the 2020 Superbike World Championship at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal, the day’s two races bringing Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam a best result of fifth and seventh respectively.

The 10-lap Tissot Superpole race got underway at 12pm. Starting from the front row, Haslam was lying third through the opening laps, but slipped to sixth in the scrum of the first few laps. Meanwhile, Bautista made up several places though the opening stages, up into seventh by lap seven, right behind his team-mate. The Spaniard overtook his British team-mate on lap four, although the final stages of the race saw both Team HRC riders lose a little ground before crossing the line in seventh (Bautista) and eighth (Haslam) place.

Today’s second race marked Haslam’s 100th start with Honda. Only three riders have commenced more races with Honda, namely Aaron Slight (163), Jonathan Rea (140) and Colin Edwards (127). This final race of the season saw Bautista and Haslam line up on row three of the grid thanks to their results in the Superpole race. Retaining their positions through the opening stages, they were lying seventh and eighth until lap eight when they both moved up one position. In the later stages, Bautista was able to gain another position and hold fifth all the way to the line, while Haslam was briefly caught up in a battle with two other riders before crossing the line seventh in the season’s final race.

Thanks also to this weekend’s results, Bautista and Haslam round out the season with the same points tally, 113 apiece, to finish ninth and tenth respectively in the Championship standings. 

Both Team HRC riders are feeling very motivated ahead of the new season and are looking forward to starting their preparation during the winter tests.

Alvaro Bautista 19

SPRC 7th | RC2 5th

“The season has been challenging for us, considering we were a new team having to develop a new bike during what has been a shortened championship. We’ve had some good results but there have been teething problems, as you expect with a new project. As for today’s performance, after yesterday’s crash, I wanted to complete the final races of the season without any setbacks. Track conditions were a little trickier today, offering me less rear grip, but I focused on interpreting the track and riding at the limit, without exceeding it of course. In the end, top five is not our target as we want to win, but we have to take the positives when considering the season as a whole. When all is said and done, we have collated a lot of data this year and are very motivated to work hard this winter in order to be more competitive next season.”

Leon Haslam 91

SPRC 8th | RC2 7th

“Today’s racing was a little more difficult than yesterday. The first half of race 2 was not too bad but some vibration with the bike in the later stages made it hard for me to maintain my pace and hold on to seventh place. In the end, Alvaro and I round out the year with the same points, we’ve learned a lot throughout the season, and I feel we have a clear understanding in terms of the direction we’ll take with winter testing. So it’s been a challenging year, with everything that has happened, but we’re feeling very positive as we move forward. I personally cannot wait to start the winter tests.”

WorldSBK 2020
Race Round 08   Portugal

Results Superpole Race

Sunny
Humidity
72%
Track Temp
20°C
Air Temp
17°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 12 PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha
2 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 9 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 1.928
3 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 7 PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 2.940
4 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 6 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 4.074
5 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 5 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 4.745
6 Redding Scott 45 GBR 4 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 5.915
7 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 3 Team HRC Honda 7.969
8 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 2 Team HRC Honda 11.835
9 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 1 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 12.293
10 Fores Xavi 12 SPA 0 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 12.342
11 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 12.643
12 Caricasulo Federico 64 ITA 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 12.714
13 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Bonovo Action by MGM Racing Yamaha 14.984
14 Mercado Leandro 38 ARG 0 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 22.177
15 Ferrari Matteo 71 ITA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 22.349
16 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 22.581
17 Takahashi Takumi 13 JPN 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 27.889
18 Granado Eric 51 BRA 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 29.975
19 Morais Sheridan 32 POR 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 30.067
20 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 50.259
21 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Ten Kate Racing Yamaha Yamaha
22 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
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Race Round 08   Portugal

Results Race 2

Dry
Humidity
47%
Track Temp
31°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 25 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
2 Redding Scott 45 GBR 20 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1.951
3 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 16 PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 2.556
4 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 13 PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 10.423
5 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 11 Team HRC Honda 15.473
6 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 10 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 20.277
7 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 9 Team HRC Honda 21.074
8 Fores Xavi 12 SPA 8 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 21.291
9 Caricasulo Federico 64 ITA 7 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 22.427
10 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 6 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 25.168
11 Folger Jonas 94 GER 5 Bonovo Action by MGM Racing Yamaha 26.945
12 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 4 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 28.511
13 Mercado Leandro 38 ARG 3 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 32.281
14 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 2 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 38.800
15 Ferrari Matteo 71 ITA 1 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 46.083
16 Granado Eric 51 BRA 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 47.000
17 Takahashi Takumi 13 JPN 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 47.295
18 Morais Sheridan 32 POR 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'01.053
19 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1'31.338
20 Lowes Alex 22 GBR DNF Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 6 Laps
21 Baz Loris 76 FRA DNF Ten Kate Racing Yamaha Yamaha 7 Laps
22 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA DNF GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 19 Laps
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Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 360 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
2 Redding Scott 45 GBR 305 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
3 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 273 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
4 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 228 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha
5 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 223 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha
6 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 189 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
7 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 186 Team Goeleven Ducati
8 Baz Loris 76 FRA 142 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 113 Team HRC Honda
10 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 113 Team HRC Honda
11 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 103 GRT Yamaha Junior Team Yamaha
12 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 88 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
13 Fores Xavi 12 SPA 61 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
14 Caricasulo Federico 64 ITA 58 GRT Yamaha Junior Team Yamaha
15 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 55 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
16 Mercado Leandro 38 ARG 24 Motocorsa Racing Ducati
17 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 23 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
18 Folger Jonas 94 GER 19 Bonovo Action by MGM Racing Yamaha
19 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 14 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
20 Barrier Sylvain 20 FRA 12 BRIXX Ducati Ducati
21 Scheib Maximilian 77 CHI 11 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki
22 Takahashi Takumi 13 JPN 6 MIE Racing Althea Honda Team Honda
23 Ferrari Matteo 71 ITA 5 Motocorsa Racing Ducati
24 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 4 Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia
25 RAMOS Román 40 SPA 4 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
26 Zanetti Lorenzo ITA 3
27 Debise Valentin 53 FRA 2 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
28 Pinsach Xavier 34 SPA 1 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki
29 Granado Eric 51 BRA 1 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda
30 Morais Sheridan 32 POR 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki
31 Cavalieri Samuele 97 ITA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
32 Gabellini Lorenzo 63 ITA 0 MIE Racing Althea Honda Team Honda
33 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki
Location Information

Circuito Estoril – Av. Alfredo César Torres2646 – 901 Alcabideche – Portugal www.circuito-estoril.pt The Circuito Estoril, situated just 30km from the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon, will host the WorldSBK class, along with the FIM Supersport World Championship and the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship from the 16th – 18th… read more.

POLE POSITION Left
LENGHT 4.182 Km
CORNERS 13
RIGHT CORNERS 9
LEFT CORNERS 4