2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results

Gordon Ritchie | August 2, 2020

WorldSBK Race Two

An early lead from Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) evaporated as new championship front-runner Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) scored his second 20-lap race win at Jerez.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results Race Two Redding
Redding looked good al weekend at Jerez and made the second win of his WorldSBK career look easy.

The reigning BSB champion and former MotoGP rider put in another top level ride in only his second WorldSBK meeting ever, to lead Rea in the championship by a final 24 points as the series now heads to Portugal next week.

A rejuvenated Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was a strong second, with the combative Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) third.

The greatest sensation was behind the podium battle, as Ducati privateer Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) went fourth, passing Rea with finality as he completed an astounding weekend in many ways.

A KRT in-fight between Rea and Alex Lowes, the latter starting from further up the grid than he had in the first two races, saw Lowes maintain his late advantage to go fifth, leaving Rea a disappointed sixth.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) placed seventh, Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda), Marco Melandri (Barni Racing Ducati) and Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha) rounding out the top ten.

In the championship points, Redding has 98, Rea 74, Lowes 72 and Razgatlioglu 66.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results—Race Two

1. Scott Redding (Duc)  
2. Chaz Davies (Duc) +3.082
3. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yam) +5.472
4. M. Ruben Rinaldi (Duc) +8.709
5. Alex Lowes (Kaw) +10.772

WorldSSP Race Two

Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) kept his perfect winning record intact with a start-to-finish domination of a shortened Sunday WorldSSP race at Jerez. It was run over 11 laps not the planned 17.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results Race Two Locatelli
Three wins in a row for Andrea Locatelli in WorldSSP.

Locatelli was finally 1.867 seconds up on second place finisher Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha), in a delayed race that had to be restarted after a collision between Axel Bassani and eventual fifth place finisher Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse), on the opening lap of the attempted first start. Track cleaning took longer than planned but the race got underway eventually.

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was a forceful third, holding back a final turn attack as he closed in on Cluzel as he was just too far away to make any desperate attempt stick.

Saturday race podium rider Philipp Öttl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was fourth after he was passed by his team-mate, with the recovered De Rosa in fifth. He had to do a lap of the track with a punctured rear tyre after his collision with Bassani on lap one of the first attempted start, before he even got to the grid to take another top five in the real race.

Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) finished sixth, with Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) seventh, Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Yamaha) eighth. The top ten was rounded out by Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing Yamaha) and the fast starting local rider Manuel Gonzalez.

Danny Webb (WRP Wepol Racing Yamaha) was 11th and Can Oncu (Turkish Racing Team Kawasaki) 12th.

In the championship, Locatelli is perfect with 75 points, Cluzel 60 and Mahias third with 42 points.

2020 Spanish WorldSSP Results—Race Two

1. Andrea Locatelli (Yam)  
2. Jules Cluzel (Yam) +1.867
3. Lucas Mahias (Kaw) +2.146
4. Philipp Oettl (Kaw) +5.553
5. Raffaele de Rosa (MVA) +7.190

WorldSBK Superpole race

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) put in a race-winning performance in the 10-lap Superpole race in Spain, with air temperatures of only 30°C to contend with.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results Race Two Rea
Rea (1) struck back to tale the Superpole race win.

With Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) tangled up in a fight with Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) it took him some time to get behind Rea, and despite closing in at the end, he was to finish half a second behind at the flag.

The Kawasaki rider became the first rider this year to take more than one race win.

Razgatlioglu was to pull out of the race with a technical issue, leaving Redding second and race one retiree for Yamaha Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) on his first 2020 podium score.

Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) was a lonely fourth finally, with Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) just behind.

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) was first BMW rider home in sixth, after his day one no score.

Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) recovered from 14th to seventh, ahead of a three way fight headed by American rider Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha), and the two HRC Honda machines of Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista, rounding out the top 10.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results—Superpole Race

1. Jonathan Rea (Kaw)  
2. Scott Redding (Duc) +0.522
3. M. van der Mark (Yam) +2.701
4. Loris Baz (Yam) +4.804
5. Chaz Davies (Duc) +6.471

WorldSBK Race One

Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) scored his first race win in the WorldSBK class shortly after his first Superpole win, sitting behind long time leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) before block passing into turn six with six laps to go.

He pushed out a gap that was never seriously threatened despite the best efforts of Rea, who finished in second place and 1.147 seconds down.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results Saturday Redding win
Redding pushed his way to the front at three-quarter race distance to take his first career WorldSBK win.

A final podium fight between Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) and Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) went to the Yamaha rider after some attempted passes from Davies, one of which lost him too much ground to make up on the very last lap.

With Davies fourth, Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) placed fifth, 3.3 seconds from the race winner Redding.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) came through strongly for sixth, well ahead of top Honda rider Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda), who finished ten seconds back from the leaders.

On his return to WorldSBK, Marco Melandri (Barni Racing Ducati) finished eighth, with an out of sort Alex Lowes (KRT) ninth and early force Leon Haslam (HRC Honda) tenth.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) and early race podium sitter Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) each went out with machine problems.

In winning Redding took the overnight lead into the two races to be held tomorrow at Jerez – one over ten laps and a second race over 20 laps.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results—Race One

1. Scott Redding (Duc)
2. Jonathan Rea (Kaw) +1.147
3. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yam) +2.252
4. Chaz Davies (Duc) +2.699
5. Loris Baz (Yam) +3.301

WorldSSP

Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) took the second race win of his WorldSSP career shortly after he scored the Superpole win to launch from the prime grid slot.

He had some early competition on the shape of perennially fast Frenchman Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha), who would finish second by just over three seconds, after 17 punishing laps.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results Saturday Locatelli win
Locatelli got the better of Cluzel for his second straight win.

The track temperatures rose to 62°C with air temperatures almost hitting 40°C.

Philipp Öttl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) scored third in only his second WorldSSP race.

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was fourth after some early fights with Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) and then eventual fifth placed finisher Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) towards the end.

Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Yamaha) was sixth, Perolari seventh; the two Yamaha riders separated by just 0.274 seconds at the flag.

Teenagers Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) and Can Oncu (Turkish Racing Team Kawasaki) were eighth and ninth, with Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing Yamaha) tenth.

The first WorldSSP Challenge rider was 11th placed Alejandro Ruis Carranza (Emperador Racing Team Yamaha) despite starting the race from the back of the grid after a low tire pressure penalty was applied. He was one place ahead of English regular Danny Webb (WRP Wepol Racing Yamaha).

2020 Spanish WorldSSP Results—Race One

1. Andrea Locatelli (Yam)
2. Jules Cluzel (Yam) +3.052
3. Philipp Oettl (Kaw) +7.766
4. Lucas Mahias (Kaw) +10.908
5. Raffaele de Rosa (MVA) +11.979

Friday

Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) put himself on top of the combined timesheets thanks to his 1:40.249 lap from this morning’s FP1 as the 2020 Spanish WorldSBK round got underway, the first since the Covid-19 pandemic put the series on hold after Phillip Island’s round one back in March.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Baz Friday
Baz got right down to business as the 2020 Spanish WorldSBK round got underway at Jerez.

Cloudy skies kept the ambient temperature down to 93°F for FP2 as the name Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) topped the times.

Five-time champion Jonathan Rea was a close second overall on his KRT factory bike. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GOELEVEN Ducati) headed up the afternoon FP2 times and was third overall—the second independent rider in the top three places.

Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda) cheered up the HRC crews no end with his fourth-place finish in the combined times.

The Aruba.it Ducati Panigales of Scott Redding and Chaz Davies went fifth and sixth, leaving the top Yamaha riders as Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) in seventh place, just over a quarter of a second from Baz.

Razgatlioglu’s teammate Michael van der Mark placed eighth, with British rivals Leon Haslam (HRC Honda) and Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) completing the top 10.

A tough day for the official BMW squad saw Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 13th and Eugene Laverty (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 15th, as returnee Superstar for the Barni Racing Ducati team, Marco Melandri, split the official Beemer squad as he replaces the injured Leon Camier.

American Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha) was a strong 11th. Superpole and race one will take place tomorrow, with Race two and the Superpole race on Sunday.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Results—Friday Combined

1. Loris Baz (Yam) 1:40.249
2. Jonathan Rea (Kaw) +0.062s
3. M. Ruben Rinaldi (Duc) +0.076s
4. Alvaro Bautista (Hon) +0.143s
5. Scott Redding (Duc) +0.193s

WorldSSP

New WorldSSP rider Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) already knows how to win, having taken the race victory at Phillip Island five months ago, and he wasted no time piling on the pace at Jerez on day one.

2020 Spanish WorldSBK Locatelli Friday
Locatelli is making it look easy in WorldSSP right now.

He was fully 0.411 seconds ahead of the next best qualifier on combined times, Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Yamaha), who had two other riders for very close company in the combined timesheets.

Philipp Öettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was third and Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) fourth, with Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) a little further back in fifth, and almost 0.6 seconds down on Locatelli.

The Spanish rider and now a series regular, Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) ended a hot opening day in sixth place.

His teammate Hannes Soomer placed seventh, with Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) eighth and part-time WorldSSP challenge rider Axel Bassani (Soradis Yamaha Motoxracing) ninth.

Tenth placed Hikari Okubo (Dynavolt Honda) was the first Honda rider home, while Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was the top F3 rider, 11th.

2020 Spanish WorldSSP Results—Friday Combined

1. Andrea Locatelli (Yam) 1:42.998
2. Steven Odendaal (Yam) +0.411s
3. Philipp Oettl (Kaw) +0.457s
4. Jules Cluzel (Yam) +0.463s
5. Lucas Mahias (Yam) +0.589s

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