2019 Spain World Superbike Results

Gordon Ritchie | June 9, 2019

Superbike Race Two

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) had the second full distance WorldSBK race under control immediately – until he ran wide into turn one and fell, gifting the lead to the following Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team). Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) took the eventual advantage to lead, easing out an advantage of 0.7 seconds over Rea after 15 laps and then going on to win by almost three seconds – after a red flag came out to stop the race, which was classified after 18-laps.

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van der Mark (60) inadvertently helped out Alvaro Bautista’s championship lead by defeating Rea (1) in race two.

Behind the leading duo of VDM And Rea, Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) was having his second podium ride in as many weekends.

In a race littered with early crashes, besides that of Bautista, Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) fell on his own on lap one, and shortly after that Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) and Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) collided and they were both eventually non-finishers. Lowes and Bautista had got back on to try and score points – Lowes ending up 14th.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) was fourth today, Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) fifth, while Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) got the better of Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) for sixth. Jordi Torres (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki), returnee WorldSBK rider Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) and

BSB regular Tommy Bridewell (Team GoEleven Ducati) completed the top 10.

2019 Spain World Superbike Results—Race Two (click PDF)

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World Supersport Race

Six riders on three different makes of machinery battled it out for the podium places for most of the 19-lap WorldSSP race, but it was Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) who would win the race, after losing his provisional pole position on Saturday by exceeding the track limits.

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Caricasulo (64) put the hammer down with two laps to go, breaking the lap record on both laps to take the win.

After a close fight on Sunday, with any six riders possible of a podium finish until two laps from the flag, Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) was second, winning his eventual final lap contest with Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha).

Thomas Gradinger (Kallio Racing Yamaha) made it four Yamahas out front, after his dice with Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) went his way, despite some wayward last lap lines.

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was in the lead for two laps but in the final sector of the race he suffered the same drop off in pace that affected early leading group member Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). Mahias was sixth, and five seconds down; Okubo a lonely seventh.

Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) held off the close attentions of Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) as he took eighth place, with Peter Sebestyen (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) top Honda man in tenth.

In the championship points, Krummenacher has 135, Caricasulo 118, Cluzel 94 and Okubo 59.

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

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Superbike Superpole Race

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) once again ran away out front and with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) starting from the very back of the grid after his double penalty from race one, he was going to be no threat to the Spanish hometown hero even in the 10 lap Superpole race.

With Rea serving a double penalty for bashing into Alex Lowes, no one troubled Bautista (19) at the front.

As was expected Rea made up time and places like a man possessed, going fourth with less than half the race gone.

It would have been fifth at that point but Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) was unlucky once again and fell off at high speed, for his second no-score of the weekend.

Eventual podium man on Saturday, Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha), was second for most of the race, with Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) nipping at his heels as Rea closed in on them both.

VDM would pass Melandri for second place, with Rea leveling off in fourth as he had no greater final pace than the podium men.

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) finally got past Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) for fifth and stayed there to the end.

Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) was a lone seventh,

Jordi Torres (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) eighth – winning a fight with top ten men Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) and Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati).

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) was 11th and stand-in rider Tommy Bridewell (Team GoEleven Ducati) a strong 12th, just behind the regular WorldSBK runner and ahead of five other finishers.

2019 Spain World Superbike Results—Superbike Superpole Race (click PDF)

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Superbike Race One

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) took an early Race One lead from pole sitter Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) and gradually eased out an advantage that got to 1.5 seconds after just five laps of the Jerez circuit.

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Bautista dedicated his home win to his grandfather, who passed away last month.

With 12 laps to go, Rea was passed by Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team), with Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) in close attendance. He too would pass Rea, until the four-time champion came back past him on lap 14 of the 20, only for Lowes to make what appeared to be a definitive move forward.

Bautista, using the same ‘B’ front and ‘A’ rear as Rea, set the new lap record of 1:39.305 on lap two.

With Bautista and VDM safe in first and second place respectively and Rea seemingly beaten, a last corner lunge inside Lowes saw the Yamaha rider’s left handlebar clipped and he fell, with Rea riding on, apologizing with his left hand raised. He finished third but an investigation into the incident started shortly thereafter.

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Rea sheepishly crosses the line in third, aware he largely caused the crash between himself and Alex Lowes.

Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) were classified fourth and fifth, with

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) sixth.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) placed seventh, Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) eighth. Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) completed the top ten immediately after the race was completed.

2019 Spain World Superbike Results—Race One (click PDF)
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Supersport Superpole

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Caricasulo stuck it on pole with a new Supersport lap record.

Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) kept this team-mate Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) in second place after he scored pole with his 1:41.586. It was a new track best lap.

Krummenacher crashed at one stage, as did eventual third-placed rider Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing).

Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was almost one second behind Caricasulo in fourth, with yet another Yamaha rider, Thomas Gradinger (Kallio Racing Yamaha) fifth.

The transformed Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) continued his consistent top six performances in sixth place, with privateer Ayrton Badovini (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) seventh. Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) was eighth, Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) ninth and Peter Sebestyen (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) 10th.

2019 Spain World Superbike Results—Race One (click PDF)

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Superbike Superpole

The all-time WorldSBK track best at Jerez got smashed in Superpole qualifying, as Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) pushed himself on to set a 1:38.247.

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Rea broke the lap record to take the Spanish pole position.

“It is so nice to be back on pole position, especially at Jerez as I have never got the pole here,” said Rea. “I felt quite good this morning and our three-stop strategy in Superpole was good – building, building our pace.” It was Rea’s 18th career Superpole win, which makes him the stand-alone fifth best rider in history with Carl Fogarty his next target on 21.

Rea would remain on pole even after a late push by championship leader Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), who finished just 0.036 seconds behind, in second place.

Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) made best use of recent riding position changes to go third fastest, 0.251 seconds from Rea, with Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) fourth quickest and one of several riders under the old 2017 season track best, after WorldSBK missed out Jerez from the calendar in 2018.

Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) followed Rea for a time to help with his fifth best lap time, while all-time Superpole king Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) was sixth and top S 1000 RR rider.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) placed seventh and in a remarkable performance for a rider who lost track time on day one, Jordi Torres (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) was eighth.

Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) fell in Superpole but still finished ninth, with Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) tenth.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was 12th and Eugene Laverty’s replacement, Tommy Bridewell (Team GoEleven Ducati), 16th from 19 riders. Returning WorldSBK team Ten Kate Racing Yamaha finished 15th thanks to proven WorldSBK race winner, Loris Baz.

2019 Spain World Superbike Results—Superpole (click PDF)

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Superbike Qualifying

A late crash from WorldSBK returnee rider Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) saw a red flag thrown at Jerez, leaving eight frantic minutes of FP2 for Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) to prove his home circuit pace with a best lap of 1:39.423 as round seven for World Superbike 2019 got underway.

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At a track he knows well, Bautista ended day one on top.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team), fastest in the morning in FP1, was second quickest overall. He was one place ahead of Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), a rider who improved his best time in the 50-minute afternoon session.

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) placed fourth as Superpole specialist Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) piled into fifth, just over 0.5 seconds from Bautista.

Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) went sixth, his team-mate Sandro Cortese seventh – and the fourth Yamaha rider inside the top seven.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) was eighth, the second factory Kawasaki of Leon Haslam ninth and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) tenth.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was only 11th today in a field of 19-riders. Tommy Bridewell (Team GoEleven Ducati) placed 18th.

2019 Spain World Superbike Results—Qualifying (click PDF)

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Supersport Qualifying

Italy’s Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) led both FP1 and FP2 WorldSSP sessions at Jerez as he squeezed out a thin 0.048 seconds advantage over his team-mate Randy Krummenacher.

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Caricasulo (pictured) and teammate Krummenacher were almost a second clear after Friday’s running.

Both his morning and afternoon times were under not only the existing lap record but also the track best – by a margin of around one second and two seconds, respectively. The astounding new high water mark is 1’41.948, set on a recently resurfaced Jerez track surface and in warm and dry conditions after overnight rain.

Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) was third, 0.304 seconds from Caricasulo, almost one second behind the leading duo.

Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was the top non-Yamaha rider, fourth, with former World Champion Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) a battling fifth.

The increasingly competitive Thomas Gradinger (Kallio Racing Yamaha) split the official Kawasakis in sixth place, with Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) just behind in seventh place.

Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) was the top home rider in eighth, while team-mates Kyle Smith (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) and Ayrton Badovini completed the top ten in that order.

The top Honda was 11th, in the hands of Peter Sebestyen (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda).

2019 Spain World Supersport Results—Qualifying (click PDF)

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