With Iker Lecuona finishing tenth in Race 2, Team HRC concludes the seventh WorldSBK round at the Nevers Magny-Cours Circuit with an awareness that, for various reasons, the team was unable to exploit its potential at this track.

At 11am local time, the SBK riders lined up for the short 10-lap Superpole race. From thirteenth on the grid, Lecuona did not get away well and dropped back to seventeenth through turn one, while Vierge was in tenth by the end of the opening lap. Passing two riders on the subsequent lap, Xavi progressed to eighth, while Iker also gained a little ground, moving into fourteenth by lap three. Vierge unfortunately suffered a fall on lap four, allowing team-mate Lecuona to move into eleventh and then tenth place. Battling hard with his closest rivals through the final laps, the Spaniard concluded this sprint race in eleventh position.

The Team HRC duo started the afternoon’s second and final race from thirteenth and fourteenth once again. Lecuona was up into tenth through the first turns, with Vierge not far behind him, in fourteenth. Xavi worked hard to gradually close in on his team-mate, but his efforts were in vain, a crash on lap nine putting paid to his race. The Spaniard was unhurt, but unable to return to the track. Lecuona gave it his all in the second half of the race to secure final tenth position, scoring another handful of useful points as a result.

Lecuona now places ninth in the general standings with 140 points, Vierge tenth with a tally of 82. Team HRC will now prepare for the eighth Superbike World Championship round, which will take place over the weekend of 23-25 September at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit in Spain.

Iker Lecuona 7

P11 (SPRC) P10 (Race2)

“This has been a very tough weekend for us, for several reasons. A new track, we lost Friday due to the bad weather and struggled with the bike setup… It seems we were lacking something in various areas, which prevented us from learning and improving. My start in the Superpole race was very bad today and I found myself seventeenth on the first lap! I felt very strong though and was able to climb back up to tenth before the rear tyre dropped with two laps to go. Finishing eleventh meant that I had to start further back in Race 2 and I felt really frustrated about that. I started better anyway, passing some riders through the first corner and trying to push to make up further positions. But again something happened and I almost lost the front through turn eight. I managed to save it, picking up the bike somehow, after which I stuck more or less with Locatelli, Baz and Gerloff but wasn’t unable to catch them, despite trying right the way to the last corner. We need to learn from this, to understand what happened during the weekend so we can come back stronger for the next race.”

Xavi Vierge 97

DNF (SPRC) DNF (Race2)

“It has been a weekend of ups and downs because we showed some speed but weren’t able to put it to good use to reach our targets. Yesterday we had very good pace but couldn’t maintain it until the end of the race. In today’s Superpole race I was making a very good comeback but then I made a small mistake in my braking and crashed. Then I failed to make a strong start to race 2 and lost more ground when Van der Mark crashed in front of me, as I had to avoid him. In trying to push hard to recover, I then crashed again. I can only apologize to my team for these two mistakes, I was giving 100% every lap and I will continue to give it my all.”

WorldSBK 2022
Race Round 07   France

Results Tissot Superpole Race

Sunny
Humidity
65%
Track Temp
26°C
Air Temp
20°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 1 TUR 12 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha Time of Race 16'07.145
2 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 9 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1.891
3 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 7 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 2.040
4 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 6 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 3.983
5 Redding Scott 45 GBR 5 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 5.019
6 Bassani Axel 47 ITA 4 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 5.690
7 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 3 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 6.713
8 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 2 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 11.797
9 Baz Loris 76 FRA 1 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 12.194
10 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 0 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 13.092
11 Lecuona Iker 7 SPA 0 Team HRC Honda 13.794
12 Öttl Philipp 5 GER 0 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 14.285
13 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 14.413
14 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 0 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 16.345
15 Bernardi Luca 29 ITA 0 BARNI Spark Racing Team Ducati 23.491
16 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 25.030
17 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 26.046
18 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 28.588
19 Tamburini Roberto 2 ITA 0 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha 28.675
20 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 28.837
21 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Team Gil Motor Sport Yamaha 29.338
22 Gutierrez Oscar 99 SPA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 29.476
23 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 34.839
24 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 0 Team HRC Honda 6 Laps
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Race Round 07   France

Results Race 2

Sunny
Humidity
51%
Track Temp
36°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 1 TUR 25 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha Time of Race 34'04.476
2 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 20 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 2.024
3 Bassani Axel 47 ITA 16 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 4.742
4 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 5.084
5 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 10.679
6 Redding Scott 45 GBR 10 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 11.955
7 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 9 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 15.188
8 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 8 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 15.443
9 Baz Loris 76 FRA 7 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 16.870
10 Lecuona Iker 7 SPA 6 Team HRC Honda 18.367
11 Öttl Philipp 5 GER 5 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 25.740
12 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 4 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 33.872
13 Bernardi Luca 29 ITA 3 BARNI Spark Racing Team Ducati 38.188
14 Tamburini Roberto 2 ITA 2 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha 41.389
15 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 1 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 42.657
16 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 0 Team Gil Motor Sport Yamaha 50.863
17 Gutierrez Oscar 99 SPA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 54.487
18 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'04.981
19 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'13.308
20 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 10 Laps
21 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 0 Team HRC Honda 12 Laps
22 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 19 Laps
23 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 19 Laps
24 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 20 Laps
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Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 332 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 1 TUR 302 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha
3 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 285 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
4 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 167 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
5 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 166 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha
6 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 151 Motocorsa Racing Ducati
7 Redding Scott 45 GBR 145 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
8 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 145 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
9 Lecuona Iker 7 SPA 140 Team HRC Honda
10 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 82 Team HRC Honda
11 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 76 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
12 Baz Loris 76 FRA 75 Bonovo Action BMW BMW
13 Öttl Philipp 5 GER 53 Team GOELEVEN Ducati
14 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 41 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
15 Bernardi Luca 29 ITA 27 BARNI Spark Racing Team Ducati
16 Tamburini Roberto 2 ITA 25 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha
17 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 18 Bonovo Action BMW BMW
18 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 15 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
19 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 13 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
20 Fores Xavi 15 SPA 12 Team GOELEVEN Ducati
21 Mykhalchyk Illia 37 UKR 10 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
22 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 8 Team Gil Motor Sport Yamaha
23 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 4 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda
24 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 4 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
25 Mackenzie Tarran 95 GBR 3 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha
26 Hickman Peter 10 GBR 2 FHO Racing BMW
27 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 2 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda
28 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 0 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha
29 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
30 Marvin Fritz 17 GER 0 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha
31 Ruiu Gabriele 16 ITA 0 B-Max Racing Team BMW
32 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki
33 Vickers Ryan James 77 GBR 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
34 Gutierrez Oscar 99 SPA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
35 Delbianco Alessandro 25 ITA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
36 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
Location Information

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Technopole – 58470 Magny-Cours – France Magny Cours

POLE POSITION RIGHT
LENGTH 4.411 Km
CORNERS 17
RIGHT CORNERS 9
LEFT CORNERS 8

Records

Pole Record 1'35.683 (165,96 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2021)
Race Record 1'36.374 (164,77 Km/h) J.Rea (SPRC) (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2021)
All Time Record 1'35.683 (165,96 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2021)
2022 Race 1 Winner A. Bautista(Ducati)
2022 Superpole Race Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
2022 Race 2 Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)