2019 Misano World Superbike Results (Updated)

Gordon Ritchie | June 23, 2019

2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSBK Race Two

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Razgatioglu (54) gave it everything but couldn’t stop champion Rea from taking another win and closing right up in the championship.

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) had another race in the bag until he had his second front-end crash while leading in successive WorldSBK weekends.

His fall allowed an eventual man-to-man fight for the win between Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and the ever-improving Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing). Rea won after a brilliant battle with the privateer Ducati rider while Bautista remounted to finish 14th and score two points.

The final podium fight between Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) and his old mate Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) went to Haslam, after another potential podium challenge from Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) ended in a crash, then a remount from the number 33 rider to finish 16th.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) and Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) hung onto the fight for the final podium place, finishing fifth and sixth respectively. Rinaldi was the top Ducati rider in Race Two.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was seventh, Michele Pirro (Barni Racing Ducati) eighth, Lorenzo Zanetti (Team Go Eleven Ducati) ninth and Jordi Torres (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) 10th.

2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSBK Race Two (click PDF)

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2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSSP Race

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The fight for the win between Krummenacher (21) and Caricasulo (64) got nasty on the last lap, with Krummenacher coming out on top.

A fabulously competitive WorldSSP race again, this time under a hot sun and on a dry track surface, saw a big freight train of riders in the first quarter reduced to four plus one fighting for podiums, and then only two blue and yellow Yamahas fighting for the win—literally with their elbows—at the end.

Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) was the final winner, by just 0.084 seconds from Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) as they pushed each other around the final few corners, allowing third place rider Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) to close within 0.161 seconds at the flag, in what was a great grandstand finish.

Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) was fourth and Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) recovered from a tough Superpole to finish fifth after 19 breathless laps.

Highly rated CIV rider Lorenzo Gabellini (Gomma Racing Yamaha) was the top local wildcard, in sixth place, with Hannes Soomer (MPM WILSport Racedays Honda) delivering on his fast pre-race pace for the outdated CBR to take seventh.

Kevin Manfredi (Team Rosso e Nero Yamaha) came through strongly for eighth.

Thomas Gradinger (Kallio Racing Yamaha) was the final regular inside the top ten, with former regular and local wildcard Massimo Roccoli (Team Rosso Corsa) 10th.

2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSSP Race (click PDF)

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2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSBK Superpole Race

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Bautista took the win in a bizarre Superpole race in Misano.

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) took another lunge onto the top step of the podium after a crash-strewn ten-lap Tissot-Superpole race at Misano, winning by over seven seconds after early leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) fell while chasing Bautista’s shadow.

A turnaround of fortunes for Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) saw him second, after some other riders’ crashed Lowes overtook a determined – but ultimately non-finishing – Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) on his way to second in dry conditions.

Another rider on the podium upswing was Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) scoring third place. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) was fourth, right on Haslam’s tail.

Rea got going again after his fall to finish fifth, just ahead of local men Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) and Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati).

Michele Pirro (Barni Racing Ducati) secured eighth place, with Leandro Mercado (Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki) and Lorenzo Zanetti (Team Go Eleven Ducati) completing the top ten.

Potential first time podium rider Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) also crashed out from a strong position in a race where every rider bar one used the ‘X’ rear tire, designed for either Superpole or a short race.

2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSBK Superpole Race (click PDF)

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2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSBK Race One

Three attempted starts were needed to get what was a final 18-lap WorldSBK race underway for real on Saturday at Misano, a race that was won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a fight with Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team).

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Re kept his nose clean to pull away from Sykes and Bautista to record his third win of the year.

In wet conditions that fight only ended when Lowes crashed at Turn 11 while leading.

With thunder and lighting arriving at just the wrong time the rains waxed and waned but it was wet throughout, conditions that caught out several riders.

Lowes took the lead on lap eight and then moved forward confidently, until his fateful slide off while leading.

With Rea the winner out front, Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) took a superb second place, for the new BMW’s first podium finish.

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was down in sixth at one stage, and sliding down the order, but as other riders found trouble he held off a late challenge from Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) to take a damage-limiting third.

Baz was fourth, and after a battling ride Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was fifth.

Over 40 seconds back, Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) was sixth and after a big crash in the final lap as the rains started more heavily again, Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) crashed out and lost his top ten finish.

Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha), Yuki Takahashi (Moriwaki-Althea Honda Racing Team), Lorenzo Zanetti (Team Go Eleven Ducati) and Leandro Mercado (Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki) completed the top ten.

Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) went fifth on lap four of 18 lap race, then finally crashed turn eight lap 13 and had to pit and retire.

2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSBK Race One (click PDF)

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2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSSP Superpole

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Mahias finally got it together for pole for Kawasaki.

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) stepped up to score pole at Misano, by far his best performance since he joined Kawasaki this season.

He was fully 0.206 seconds ahead of next best rider Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) and 0.297 seconds up on the second Bardahl bike of Randy Krummenacher.

Hannes Soomer (MPM WILSport Racedays Honda) was a strong fourth on a day when the usual Yamaha dominance was challenged.

Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) placed fifth, but 0.710 seconds back from Mahias’ lead.

Local wildcard Luca Ottaviani (SGM Tecnic Yamaha) was sixth and Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) seventh.

The Italian MV Agusta of Raffaele De Rosa was eighth on the grid and an unhappy Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was ninth after finding problems in Superpole. One off rider Lorenzo Gabellini (Gomma Racing Yamaha) was tenth.

2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSSP Superpole (click PDF)

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2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSBK Superpole

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Rea’s love affair with Misano continued as he took the Superpole.

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) made the best of the last minute scramble for grid positions at Misano, setting a lap time 0.355 seconds faster than the second place rider, Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha).

This was Rea’s third pole of 2019, and the 19th of his career.

With some more power available this weekend, due to a new exhaust and engine mods, Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) scored third place, 0.380 seconds from Rea.

After overnight and light morning rains, Superpole got underway on a basically dry track, with times around a second slower than 2018. Several top riders had their original best times deleted for exceeding the track limits, especially at Turn 1.

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) continued to come back well after his Jerez disasters, in fourth place in Superpole, heading up Race One’s second row of the grid.

Clear championship leader Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was fifth, leaving him on a tricky second row starting position. Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) improved from tenth on day one to sixth in Superpole.

Local riders Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) and wildcard man Michele Pirro (Barni Racing Ducati) were the final two riders to get within a second of Rea, in seventh and eighth place respectively. Chaz Davies was ninth on his Aruba.it Racing Ducati.

Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) completed the top ten, on a starting grid that was without the injured Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha) who suffered wrist hand and rib injuries in his big Friday highside.

2019 Misano World Superbike Results—WorldSBK Superpole (click PDF)

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2019 Misano World Superbike Results—Qualifying

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha) overcame the pace of longtime fastest man on the Friday of the 2019 WorldSBK World Superbike Results sheet in qualifying, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), to lead the timesheets by just 0.008 seconds. The Dutch rider, his form on the upswing in recent races, then suffered a massive highside crash exiting the final corner on the next lap and was still being attended by medical start after a red flag came out to end the session only slightly early.

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van der Mark had just taken the fastest time when he highsided himself big time at Misano.

With Rea second championship leader Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was third, and rookie rider—albeit WorldSSP Champion—Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) fourth.

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) was fifth, another rider like Rea relying on his morning session-best time, with Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) moving up to sixth.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) was seventh at home and factory rider Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) eighth.

Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) and slow-speed crasher Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) completed the top ten.

Wildcard rider Michele Pirro (Barni Racing Ducati) crashed in each Friday session and finished 12th overall.

2019 Misano World Superbike Results—Qualifying (click pdf)

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