2019 Qatar World Superbike Results

Gordon Ritchie | October 26, 2019

2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—Race Two

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured his 17th race win of the year as he overcame the eventual combined Ducati presence of Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), easing away from them in the final laps to win by 2.978 seconds, with Davies second.

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Over and out. Another win for Rea, his 17th of the year.

After the final race of his amazing year Rea finished with another triple winning weekend, on a day when expected bad weather did not turn up to ruin Rea and WorldSBK’s big finale.

A great start to the final race of 2019 saw handlebar-to-handlebar combat between championship 1-2 Rea and Bautista.

Others were putting in tough passes too as Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team), with a third place to try and earn, took no time to get to the front of the chasing group, only for Davies to assert himself in third place.

Once the early barging and bigger moves had been completed, Davies set about reeling in Rea and his million-candle power shadow, Bautista.

Behind, the three riders chasing the eventual third place in the championship, and the bonuses that go with it, were locked together at mid-race distance; VDM, Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)

and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing), with Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) joining in on lap nine.

Razgatlioglu dropped off the back of that group, but came back into contention later, with Eugene Laverty (Team GoEleven Ducati) also making progress into that battling gaggle of riders.

Lowes, despite not having to, passed VDM to lead his group on lap 12, and he eased away to finish fourth, but more importantly ensure third place overall in a tough season for all the riders behind Rea and Bautista.

Razgatlioglu finished fifth, and won his Turkish Puccetti Racing squad the Independent Teams’ Award.

Laverty was sixth, VDM seventh and Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) recovered from a tough early start to finish eighth.

Haslam was ninth and Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) tenth. In his last ever WorldSBK race Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) was 17th.

In the final points table, Rea has 663, Bautista 498, Lowes 341, VDM 327, Razgatlioglu 315, Davies 294 and Haslam 281.

2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—Race Two

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2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—WorldSSP Race

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) took his second race win of the season, at the floodlit Losail circuit, by passing early leader Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) and securing an eventual advantage of 0.868 seconds at the flag, but only after 15 tense laps. The final podium place was secured by Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha).

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Krummenacher played it safe to seal the world title.

Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) rode with enough care to stay out of trouble and enough pace to make sure of the World title. He finished fifth in the race, one place behind his main championship rival and team-mate, Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha), who had started from pole.

A more consistent season for ‘Krummi’ right at the sharp end than any of his rivals gave him the title and the Pirelli best lap award for the year as well.

Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) was in the leading fight and looking on for a podium, but finished sixth the last rider in what was a loose second group towards the end.

Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) caught Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) for seventh, with team-mates Kyle Smith (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) and Ayrton Badovini (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) rounding out the top ten.

In the final championship standings, Krummenacher has 213, Caricasulo 207, Cluzel 200 and Mahias 168.

2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—WorldSSP Race

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2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—Race One

A pole-to-flag win for Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) gave him his 15th race win of the 2019 season, and it also delivered the Manufacturers’ Award to Kawasaki for the fifth successive time.

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Happy days for Jonathan Rea with the win and sealing the manufacturer’s title for Kawasaki.

In a race that featured crashes and big changes of fortune for some top names Rea was a clear winner, albeit by just 2.732 seconds, from the charging Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), who had started from 12th position at the start of a combative 17th laps of the 5.380km circuit.

Alex Lowes, who sat in Rea’s multiple shadows for a time dropped back to finish third, and do his overall chances of finishing in that championship position at the end of Saturday a world of good.

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) used all his V4R’s pace and power to rocket past some of his opponents on the long Losail straight, scoring an eventual fourth place from seventh on the grid.

Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) won a great battle with Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) for fifth place, in a tight final group which eventually included seventh-placed Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha).

Markus Reiterberger (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) finished eighth but after an early clash with Haslam, Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) retired with just one complete lap done, after clipping Haslam’s back wheel as the Kawasaki rider ran wide.

Eugene Laverty (Team GoEleven Ducati) and top Honda rider Leon Camier (Moriwaki-Althea Honda Racing Team) completed the top ten.

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2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—WorldSSP Superpole

Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) starts the decisive final race of the 2019 WorldSSP season from pole position after setting a lap 0.274 seconds faster than his own team-mate, and championship leader, Randy Krummenacher. Caricasulo has now taken four poles in 2019, one more than the next best rider, Krummenacher.

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Caricasulo did what he had to for his title chances by taking the Qatar pole.

The only other rider with any chance of winning the 2019 title, Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) was eventually third fastest, setting up a stunning end of the season tussle in Saturday’s 15-lap WorldSSP race.

Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) placed fourth in Superpole, one place up on top Kawasaki rider, Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). Mahias had been in second place for a time but his personal best lap was cut for exceeding the track limits, and he dropped back to fifth.

The final spot on the second row will go to Hikari Okubo (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), Mahias’ team-mate. The third straight Kawasaki rider in Tissot-Superpole qualifying was day one third-place rider, Ayrton Badovini (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) who was seventh.

Eighth fastest competitor on Friday, Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) headed up Kyle Smith (Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki) and Thomas Gradinger (Kallio Racing Yamaha).

Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was the top MV Agusta rider, in 11th place.

2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—WorldSSP Superpole

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2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—Superpole

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took his seventh Superpole win of the 2019 season with a strong 1:56.246 lap, for a time that even the charging Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) could not quite match.

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Rea looking for the opposition…

Lowes was second fastest, by 0.185 seconds, with another R1 rider, Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) third.

The second row will be headed by Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team), in fourth place on the time sheets, while Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) was 0.762 seconds behind Rea and in fifth place.

A late fight from Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team) saw him up to sixth after his tough opening day. One time clear championship leader Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was seventh, and just over a second slower than Rea.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) placed eighth, a resurgent Markus Reiterberger (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) ninth and the top ten was rounded out by a relatively muted Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing). Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was 12th and in his final WorldSBK race weekend Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) qualified 17th on the grid.

2019 Qatar World Superbike Results—Superpole

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Gordon Ritchie | World Superbike Editor You may not understand Ritchie and his Scottish accent if you had him on the phone, but you can definitely understand what he writes as our World Superbike editor.

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