The first of the weekend’s Superbike races at the Mandalika International Street Circuit proved positive for Team HRC and rider Xavi Vierge, as they battled their way to final sixth place.

Earlier in the day, Vierge was out for the last of three free practices. Building on what he learned yesterday (this is the Spaniard’s first visit to the Indonesian track), he was able to lower his time by another four tenths to set a 1’34.661. The high temperatures persisted all day, with the Superpole qualifying session already taking place on hot and slippery asphalt. During the short 15-minute phase, Vierge set two fast laps, the best of which in 1’33.125. This time saw him conclude the session seventh and secure a spot on the third row of the grid for Race 1.

The first of the weekend’s three races got underway at 1.30pm local time. Vierge held his position off the line, seventh, through the initial stages before conceding one position in the subsequent laps. Pushing hard but careful to avoid any mistakes, Xavi climbed to sixth by mid-race. Part of a group comprising four riders, the Team HRC rider did well to defend his position and was able to cross the line six to score solid points for the championship.

Team-mate Iker Lecuona was unable to compete this weekend after sustaining injuries during a crash that occurred in Friday’s FP2. After visiting the team in the morning, he left the paddock and is now already on his way home to Spain, where he will undergo further medical tests and begin the recovery path.

Xavi Vierge 97

P6

“Sixth is a solid result but, overall, it’s been a tough day. Since yesterday’s FP1 the track conditions have been tricky to say at the least, with lap times dropping by seconds every session and this made the work with the team really difficult because you never quite understand if the setup you are trying is going in a really good direction of if it’s simply the tarmac that is getting better. Having said that, we did a good job, qualifying in one of the best positions of the year and making no mistakes in a race where it would have been easy to make them. We were expecting a bit more honestly, but it is what it is and now it will be crucial to carefully analyse all the information we have to try and improve tomorrow and get closer to the top four, which I think is within our reach.”

Iker Lecuona 7

DNS

“Not the best way to end a weekend, but this is racing and we know it can happen. I’m happy with the work we’ve done and with our performance. I want to thank the entire team for all their hard work. Today honestly, I don’t feel too bad, better than I was expecting after yesterday when I was really in a lot of pain. I didn’t sleep too well but am feeling better by the hour, and I could walk much better this morning. It’s a pity to miss the races of course, particularly as I was feeling great yesterday, P2 in the first session, but this is racing, as I said. Once I get home, I’ll undergo more medical checks, and then we’ll see. I want to thank everyone for the huge support I’ve received from the fans and from other riders who’ve texted me on social media, and I hope to be back soon.”

WorldSBK 2022
Race Round 11   Indonesia

Results Tissot Superpole

Sunny
Humidity
69%
Track Temp
48°C
Air Temp
32°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 1 TUR PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'31.371
2 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'32.423 1.052
3 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'32.463 1.092
4 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'32.514 1.143
5 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'32.823 1.452
6 Bassani Axel 47 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1'32.936 1.565
7 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'33.125 1.754
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'33.127 1.756
9 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'33.138 1.767
10 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'33.208 1.837
11 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'33.364 1.993
12 Öttl Philipp 5 GER Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'33.493 2.122
13 Fores Xavi 15 SPA Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'33.529 2.158
14 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'33.582 2.211
15 Baz Loris 76 FRA Bonovo Action BMW BMW 1'33.932 2.561
16 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'33.997 2.626
17 Konig Oliver 52 CZE ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'34.315 2.944
18 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'34.409 3.038
19 Smith Kyle 11 GBR TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'34.743 3.372
20 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Bonovo Action BMW BMW 1'35.208 3.837
WorldSBK 2022
Race Round 11   Indonesia

Results Race 1

Sunny
Humidity
56%
Track Temp
58°C
Air Temp
36°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 32'47.209
2 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 20 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 4.324
3 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 11.855
4 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 13 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 19.954
5 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 11 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 23.992
6 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 10 Team HRC Honda 27.114
7 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 9 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 27.776
8 Bassani Axel 47 ITA 8 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 31.015
9 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 7 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 31.363
10 Baz Loris 76 FRA 6 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 39.809
11 Fores Xavi 15 SPA 5 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 39.895
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR 4 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 56.317
13 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 3 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'00.618
14 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 2 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 1'04.247
15 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 1 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'05.242
16 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'06.538
17 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 4 Laps
18 Smith Kyle 11 GBR 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 9 Laps
19 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 10 Laps
20 Öttl Philipp 5 GER 0 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 11 Laps
Location Information

Mandalika International Street Circuit (MISC) Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83573 Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia E-mail: admin@themandalikagp.com Website: www.themandalikagp.com (source and image credits: Dorna)

Pole Position Left
Length 4.310 Km
Corners 17
Right 11
Left 6

Kuta, Kec. Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83573 - View in Google Maps

Records

Pole Record 1'31.371 (169,459 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
Race Record 1'32.163 (167,963 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu - SPR (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
All Times Record 1'31.371 (169,459 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)
Race1 Winner 2022 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
Superpole Winner 2022 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)
Race2 Winner 2022 T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)