The tenth round of the 2021 Superbike World Championship has concluded at Jerez in Spain, a very difficult event for all involved. Following on from the tragic accident involving Dean Berta Viñales in yesterday’s Supersport 300 race, the championship organiser decided that all classes would race today, in Dean Berta Viñales’ memory and in consultation with his family. This meant that the first Superbike race, originally scheduled to take place yesterday afternoon, instead ran this morning, in place of the Tissot Superpole race.

During yesterday’s Superpole qualifying phase, Haslam powered his CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE to a best of 1’39.423 to finish eighth, while a 1’39.609 for Bautista saw him conclude right behind his team-mate in ninth place. This meant that the Team HRC riders lined up together on row three of the grid for today’s two races.

This morning therefore saw the Superbike field line up for Race 1, which got underway at 11am in cool, sunny conditions. From eighth and ninth on the grid, the Team HRC pair were quickly up into sixth and seventh place. Lap four saw Bautista pass team-mate Haslam to move into fifth. While the Spaniard maintained fifth and tried his best to make inroads into the three second gap that had opened up in front of him, the Brit lost a little ground battling with Bassani and found himself tenth at the mid-race point. Alvaro ran a rather solitary second half of the race, holding fifth all the way to the line to score another eleven points, while Haslam battled to ride around various problems, holding on to cross the line eleventh.

At 2pm it was time for the second of the day’s Superbike races. The Team HRC pair again made up one position apiece through the opening turns, placing sixth and seventh. In a similar fashion to race 1, Haslam gradually slipped back through the first half of the race, finding himself twelfth in lap eight. Unfortunately, the Englishman was unable to make up ground throughout the second half of the race, crossing the line twelfth. Team-mate Bautista meanwhile held sixth, passing Rea to move into fifth place on lap seven. From here, the Spaniard proved strong and consistent aboard his CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE, pushing to reach the two riders in front of him. He soon passed Rinaldi, on lap seventeen, and Locatelli on the very next lap to place third. Bautista maintained a strong pace to hold third all the way to the line, thus scoring his second podium in two weeks, his fourth consecutive top five result, as well as sixteen important championship points.

At the end of this tenth WorldSBK round, Bautista moves into ninth place in the general standings with 169 points, Haslam thirteenth with 104 points. The riders will immediately have chance to build on their points tally, with round eleven taking place already next weekend at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão, Portugal.

Alvaro Bautista 19

RC1 P5 RC2 P3

“In light of yesterday, it was difficult to remain focused today. Even if we are professionals, it is not easy. I did my best to concentrate on my bike and on the track action. In Race 1, I made a good start but in the opening laps I couldn’t fully exploit the tyres, something we have been struggling with for a while. So a gap opened between me and the riders ahead and I was unable to catch them. It was a physically demanding race as, with a lot of grip, the bike was a bit aggressive and I had to fight to control it. Anyway, our pace was very similar to that of the leaders and another top five finish was really good after Catalunya, on a quite different track. I was expecting to struggle even more in Race 2 but with the warmer temperatures, the bike actually became easier and smoother to ride right from the start. Particularly from mid-race onwards, I was able to lap fast and consistently. I started to catch the riders ahead and then pass them. I enjoyed passing the other riders on the brakes and battling with them. In the end, we scored another podium and I’m happy because I felt so much better on the bike even if the conditions were worse than they had been this morning. We are all working so hard on the bike, never giving up, and so this progress and results are a reward for us all.”

Leon Haslam 91

RC1 P11 RC2 P12

“Both of today’s races were disappointing in the end. Our pace earlier in the weekend meant that we should have been in line for a top five finish here, we’d worked hard on the tyres and were looking more consistent. But in race 1 I really struggled and had issues relating to both traction control and the engine brake. In the second race, we made a big change, and although this brought positives and negatives, the result was more or less the same as in race 1. So I’m frustrated as I really thought we’d be stronger. We need to understand how to improve this and now look ahead to Portimao.”

WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 10   Spain

Results Tissot Superpole (Qualifying)

Sunny
Humidity
72%
Track Temp
31°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'38.512
2 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'38.539 0.027
3 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'38.614 0.102
4 Redding Scott 45 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'38.661 0.149
5 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'38.860 0.348
6 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'39.056 0.544
7 Baz Loris 11 FRA Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'39.322 0.810
8 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Team HRC Honda 1'39.423 0.911
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'39.609 1.097
10 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'39.747 1.235
11 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'40.023 1.511
12 Bassani Alex 47 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1'40.081 1.569
13 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'40.092 1.580
14 Folger Jonas 94 GER Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 1'40.121 1.609
15 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'40.206 1.694
16 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'40.273 1.761
17 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'40.367 1.855
18 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'40.433 1.921
19 Marvin Fritz 17 GER IXS-YART Yamaha Yamaha 1'40.490 1.978
20 Mantovani Andrea 9 ITA Vince64 Kawasaki 1'40.795 2.283
21 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 1'41.030 2.518
22 Cresson Loris 84 BEL TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'41.255 2.743
23 Epis Lachlan 83 NZL OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1'42.626 4.114
WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 10   Spain

Results Race 1

Sunny
Humidity
78%
Track Temp
29°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 25 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 33'37.061
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1.225
3 Redding Scott 45 GBR 16 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 2.791
4 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 13 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 3.227
5 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 11 Team HRC Honda 8.652
6 Baz Loris 11 FRA 10 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 10.414
7 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 9 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 12.294
8 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 8 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 12.384
9 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 7 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 13.478
10 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 6 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 15.594
11 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 5 Team HRC Honda 24.783
12 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 4 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 26.917
13 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 3 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 27.252
14 Folger Jonas 94 GER 2 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 30.594
15 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 1 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 31.317
16 Marvin Fritz 17 GER 0 IXS-YART Yamaha Yamaha 35.902
17 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 48.269
18 Mantovani Andrea 9 ITA 0 Vince64 Kawasaki 49.932
19 Epis Lachlan 83 NZL 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 4 Laps
20 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG DNF MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 8 Laps
21 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA DNF ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 16 Laps
22 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA DNF TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 16 Laps
WorldSBK 2021
Race Round 10   Spain

Results Race 2

Sunny
Humidity
44%
Track Temp
45°C
Air Temp
28°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 25 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 33'49.883
2 Redding Scott 45 GBR 20 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 0.113
3 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 16 Team HRC Honda 4.247
4 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 13 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 5.172
5 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 6.339
6 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 10 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 7.780
7 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 9 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 11.035
8 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 8 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 11.993
9 Baz Loris 11 FRA 7 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 12.311
10 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 6 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 16.651
11 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 5 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 27.224
12 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 4 Team HRC Honda 27.266
13 Folger Jonas 94 GER 3 Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 27.713
14 Cavalieri Samuele 76 ITA 2 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 33.438
15 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 1 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 46.941
16 Marvin Fritz 17 GER 0 IXS-YART Yamaha Yamaha 47.308
17 Epis Lachlan 83 NZL 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 54.670
18 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 3 Laps
19 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 16 Laps
20 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 17 Laps
Location Information

Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto Carretera Jerez-Arcos, km 10 – Apdo de Correos 35 11592 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) – Spain circuitodejerez.com

POLE POSITION RIGHT
LENGTH 4.423 Km
CORNERS 13
RIGHT CORNERS 8
LEFT CORNERS 5

Records

Pole Record 1'38.247 (162,07 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)
Race Record 1'39.004 (160,83 Km/h) A.Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2019)
All Time Record 1'38.247 (162,07 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)
2021 Race 1 Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)
2021 Superpole Race Winner Cancelled
2021 Race 2 Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)