Team HRC rider Xavi Vierge rounds out a solid penultimate Superbike World Championship round at the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia with a ninth and seventh place finish in Sunday’s races.

The day brought two Superbike races, both of which ran in extreme conditions with a track temperature that reached over 60°C in Race 2. As the Superpole race got underway mid-morning, Vierge held seventh through the first corners. Lying just a couple of tenths from sixth, Xavi was working hard to close in on his nearest rival when another rider made contact on lap four which unfortunately saw him run off the clean trajectory and slip back to tenth. Having lost precious time, Xavi was able to make up one place but no more, also considering the limited number of laps available, to cross the line ninth.

His result in the earlier Superpole race was nevertheless enough to keep him on the third row of the grid for the weekend’s full-length second Superbike race. Getting away well when the lights went out, Vierge was eighth through the first corners and moved into seventh on lap two. Battling with Redding and then Lowes, Xavi moved into sixth place on lap seven. Despite dropping one place in the final stages to finish the race seventh, he ran a consistent race all the way to the line, roughly 15 seconds up on his time in yesterdays’ race.

With Alvaro Bautista crowned 2022 World Champion and just one round left to run, Iker Lecuona, unable to collect points this weekend, positions ninth in the rider standings with 189 points, while Xavi Vierge places tenth with 154 points. Team HRC will now travel directly to Phillip Island in Australia where the WorldSBK season finale will play out in just seven days’ time.

Xavi Vierge 97

SPRC P9 RC2 P7

“Looking at the positives of the weekend, we made a big step with respect to yesterday, with the team working so well on the bike setup to give me a bike with which I felt much stronger and faster right from warm-up. The races were both hard fought and run in very tough conditions and even if the final results don’t clearly reflect the improvement we made, the times do, and our race time was 15 seconds faster than yesterday. This is definitely a step forward; we are getting closer to the top guys for sure. I just want to thank the team for their commitment and again wish a speedy recovery to my teammate. Finally, of course big congratulations to Alvaro who has run an amazing season and ultimately achieved what he fully deserves.”

WorldSBK 2022
Race Round 11   Indonesia

Results Tissot Superpole Race

Sunny
Humidity
62%
Track Temp
53°C
Air Temp
34°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 15'28.792
2 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 9 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 0.586
3 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 7 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1.821
4 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 6 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1.906
5 Bassani Axel 47 ITA 5 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 4.346
6 Redding Scott 45 GBR 4 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 5.025
7 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 3 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 5.686
8 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 2 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 6.142
9 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 1 Team HRC Honda 7.183
10 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 9.831
11 Fores Xavi 15 SPA 0 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 14.596
12 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 16.528
13 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 17.355
14 Öttl Philipp 5 GER 0 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 17.902
15 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 21.035
16 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 22.530
17 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 22.925
18 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 23.371
19 Smith Kyle 11 GBR 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 25.329
20 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 27.729
WorldSBK 2022
Race Round 11   Indonesia

Results Race 2

Sunny
Humidity
57%
Track Temp
61°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 32'44.141
2 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 20 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1.230
3 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 2.825
4 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 13 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 7.595
5 Bassani Axel 47 ITA 11 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 8.205
6 Redding Scott 45 GBR 10 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 12.478
7 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 9 Team HRC Honda 15.245
8 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 8 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 17.574
9 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 7 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 17.976
10 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 6 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 19.698
11 Fores Xavi 15 SPA 5 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 21.980
12 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 4 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 22.218
13 Baz Loris 76 FRA 3 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 36.192
14 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 2 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 41.465
15 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 1 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 44.142
16 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Bonovo Action BMW BMW 45.600
17 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 50.490
18 Smith Kyle 11 GBR 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 9 Laps
19 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 11 Laps
WorldSBK 2022

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 553 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
2 Razgatlioglu Toprak 1 TUR 487 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha
3 Rea Jonathan 65 GBR 450 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
4 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 279 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati
5 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA 245 PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha
6 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 234 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
7 Bassani Alex 47 ITA 230 Motocorsa Racing Ducati
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR 190 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
9 Lecuona Iker 7 SPA 189 Team HRC Honda
10 Vierge Xavi 97 SPA 154 Team HRC Honda
11 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 129 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
12 Baz Loris 76 FRA 112 Bonovo Action BMW BMW
13 Öttl Philipp 5 GER 77 Team GOELEVEN Ducati
14 Mahias Lucas 44 FRA 56 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
15 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 42 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
16 Tamburini Roberto 2 ITA 36 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha
17 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 36 Bonovo Action BMW BMW
18 Bernardi Luca 29 ITA 35 BARNI Spark Racing Team Ducati
19 Fores Xavi 15 SPA 29 Team GOELEVEN Ducati
20 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN 15 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
21 Mykhalchyk Illia 37 UKR 10 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
22 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA 9 Team Gil Motor Sport Yamaha
23 Syahrin Hafizh 35 MAL 9 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 Gagne Jake 33 USA 1 Attack Performance Yamaha Racing Yamaha
29 Konig Oliver 52 CZE 1 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki
30 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA 0 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha
31 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
32 Marvin Fritz 17 GER 0 Yamaha MotoxRacing WorldSBK Team Yamaha
33 Ruiu Gabriele 16 ITA 0 B-Max Racing Team BMW
34 Vickers Ryan James 77 GBR 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
35 Gutierrez Oscar 99 SPA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
36 Smith Kyle 11 GBR 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
37 Scheib Maximilian 27 CHI 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda
38 Solorza Marco 39 ARG 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
39 Delbianco Alessandro 25 ITA 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
40 Cresson Loris 84 BEL 0 TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
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)