2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results

Gordon Ritchie | September 6, 2020

WorldSBK Race Two

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won a race that had three leaders after first Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and then long time leader Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) had to give way to Rea’s dash to what was his eighth race victory of 2020.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results Rea wins race two
Rea (1), Rinaldi Redding (45) had a proper battle in race two, with Rea coming out on top.

Rea made his late push after passing Rinaldi with two to go, taking a 1.244-second margin of victory and a 36 point championship lead over early challenger Redding. This was Rea’s 96th career race win.

Leon Haslam (HRC Honda) had a strong ride on the Honda for fourth place, after some other top runners like Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda) crashed out. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was a gritty fifth, just under five seconds clear of Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team). Toprak Razgatlioglu, his team-mate, was another second down in seventh place.

All five Yamahas covered the last five places in the top ten in this race, with Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha), Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha) and Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha) in one loose group at the flag, followed by lone BMW finisher, Eugene Laverty in 11th.

In the championship, Rea now has 243, Redding 207, Razgatlioglu 147 and Davies 141.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results—Race One

1 Jonathan Rea (Kaw)
2 M. Ruben Rinaldi (Duc) +1.244s
3 Scott Redding (Duc) +5.326s
4 Leon Haslam (Hon) +9.357s
5 Alex Lowes (Kaw) +10.761s

WorldSSP Race Two

As Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) won a record nine WorldSSP races in a row today an even more important happening went a very long way to help make Locatelli the eventual World Champion at the first time of asking. It is not done yet, but it seems inevitable now.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results Locatelli wins race two
Locatelli got up once again.

As Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) led the race Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) attempted a pass on the inside of turn one.

The effort was mistimed and De Rosa’s hit the back and left side of Cluzel’s bike, throwing both off into the dust.

With Cluzel taken for checks in the medical center, the race carried on.

Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) gave Locatelli as hard a time as he could but a new lap record of 1’53.990 for Locatelli took him away and clear, to win by 6.286 seconds.

The battle for third was a tight one, with Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) eventually winning in a photo-finish over the line from Philipp Öttl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing).

Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing Yamaha) placed fifth, 1.5 seconds behind Öttl, leading a closely packed fight across the stripe from Peter Sebestyen (OXXO Yamaha Team Toth), Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) and Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team). Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Yamaha) was ninth and Danny Webb (WRP Wepol Racing Yamaha) tenth.

In the championship standings, Locatelli has 225, Cluzel an unchanged 146 – making for a gap of 79. Mahias is third with 119 and Oettl has 100 exactly.

2020 Teruel WorldSSP Results—Race Two

1 Andrea Locatelli (Yam)
2 Lucas Mahias (Kaw) +6.286s
3 Isaac Vinales (Yam) +7.876s
4 Philipp Oettl (Kaw) +7.908s
5 Hannes Soomer (Yam) +9.420s

Superpole Race

For the first time this year Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) did not win the ten-lap Tissot-Superpole sprint race, which was taken by Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) after ten laps of hard pushing and great consistency. It was his first Superpole race win, and the fourth WorldSBK victory of his career.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results Rea wins Superpole race
Redding overhauled Rea for the Superpole win.

Redding made a big move inside of Rea on lap one and piled on the pace to make sure he made some ground back in the championship fight after his Saturday no-score.

Behind the ever-changing fortunes for the overall championship lead Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) posted his second podium of the weekend after his Saturday race win.

Behind the top three there was more action, as Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda) finally held off the progressing Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) for fourth, with a still suffering Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) dropping back to sixth after setting the fastest lap of the race.

Another tough day for Yamaha saw Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) seventh, just ahead of Leon Haslam (HRC Honda).

Tom Sykes lost places but finished ninth, as Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) rounded out the top ten.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results—Superpole Race

1 Scott Redding (Duc)
2 Jonathan Rea (Kaw) +0.970s
3 M. Ruben Rinaldi (Duc) +3.685s
4 Alvaro Bautista (Hon) +4.833s
5 Chaz Davies (Duc) +5.097s

WorldSBK Race One

A first win for Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) has been on the cards after his fast showings in recent races but none of this prepared the paddock for the nature of his front-running victory over no less a WorldSBK legend than Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team). Rinaldi finished 5.888 seconds ahead after 18 impeccable laps.

He was the 78th different race winner in WorldSBK history.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results Rinaldi wins race one
You never forget your first… Rinaldi put his name on the list of WorldSBK winners at Aragon.

With Rea an eventually comfortable second it was the turn of Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) to be top factory Panigale rider, in third after his immediate race rival Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda) crashed out with four to go. Chaz was ten seconds down on Rinaldi – who like Alvaro Bautista last weekend (on the podium on a X-tire) used the supposed ten-lap rear rubber option to take this win.

Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was in a podium place but fell on lap eight when his front end washed out on him at T5.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) was fourth today, but almost 16 seconds down; Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) fifth and despite all his problems with gastroenteritis, Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) moved up to a final sixth place.

Leon Haslam (HRC Honda) was seventh, Eugene Laverty (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) eighth, Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha) ninth and Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) – after running off track and losing several places – tenth.

Rea finishes day one at Teruel now 30 points up on Redding at the head of the championship fight.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results—Race One

1 M. Ruben Rinaldi (Duc)
2 Jonathan Rea (Kaw) +5.888s
3 Chaz Davies (Duc) +10.035s
4 M. van der Mark (Yam) +15.965s
5 Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yam) +19.357s

WorldSSP Race One

2020 WorldSSP wonder weapon Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) shattered his rivals’ hopes again with a Superpole win at the Teruel round followed by his eighth consecutive race win – and all in his rookie season in this class.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results Locatelli wins race one
At this point of the year, it’d be surprising if Locatelli didn’t win.

Second this time around was Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) who worked himself well clear of usual second place man – but third in this race – Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha).

A full 14 seconds back from the win, Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was fourth, and felt it was as strong a result as he could post in the warmer conditions compared to last weekend.

His team-mate Philipp Öttl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was fifth and reigning WorldSSP300 champion Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) sixth, equalling his season best result in his first 600cc campaign.

Peter Sebestyen (OXXO Yamaha Team Toth), Danny Webb (WRP Wepol Racing Yamaha), Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) and Federico Fuglini (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) completed the top ten, with one more race at Motorland coming tomorrow, Sunday 6 September.

2020 Teruel WorldSSP Results—Race One

1 Andrea Locatelli (Yam)
2 Raffaele de Rosa (MVA) +6.012s
3 Jules Cluzel (Yam) +10.079s
4 Lucas Mahias (Kaw) +14.516s
5 Philipp Oettl (Kaw) +15.525s

WorldSBK Superpole

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) scored his third straight pole position of the WorldSBK season with a new track best of 1:48.767, beating his previous best from last week’s Aragon round. He put his fastest lap in surprisingly early, to avoid traffic in the later laps.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results Rea wins superpole
Rea rocked out another Superpole win for Kawasaki.

This was his 26th career pole position and it took him to third equal in the all-time standings, alongside Troy Bayliss. Only Tom Sykes (50) and Troy Corser (43) have scored more.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) was again fully competitive with the factory riders, second fastest, 0.245 seconds behind. It was his best qualifying performance so far.

In a potentially important development for the overall championship fight, Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was third and thus on the front row for at least the first two races on this weekend at the Teruel round.

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) summoned up a fourth place in Superpole with the full HRC Honda duo of Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam in fifth and sixth places, offering up a real possibility for more Honda podiums after last weekend’s third for Bautista.

The hard braking Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) was seventh fastest, and will be joined on the third row of the grid by Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) – the latter suffering from a bout of gastroenteritis that saw him miss the morning FP3 session.

Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) completed the top ten riders in Superpole, just 0.650 seconds behind Rea’s new track best.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results—WorldSBK Superpole

1 Jonathan Rea (Kaw) 1:48.767s
2 M. Ruben Rinaldi (Duc) +0.245s
3 Scott Redding (Duc) +0.250s
4 Tom Sykes (BMW) +0.406s
5 Alvaro Bautista (Hon) +0.450s

Friday

At the Teruel round of the WorldSBK championship, held again at Motorland Aragon, Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven Ducati) used his morning session times to lead the 21 riders in the combined FP1 and 2 timesheets, keeping Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) in second place by the smallest possible margin – 0.001 seconds.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results Rinaldi
Rinaldi sprung a surprise by going fastest on Friday.

Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third quickest, just over half a second back on what was a warm Friday, with an even warmer Saturday and Sunday expected.

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) placed fourth after his two 50 minute sessions and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) fifth, the first Yamaha rider home.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) climbed to sixth overall, as he hopes for a better Superpole qualifying on Saturday to go for wins at what is his statistically favorite circuit.

The podium rider from last weekend, Alvaro Bautista (HRC Honda), placed seventh and Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) eighth. Championship challenger Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was ninth, 1.019 seconds down on the leading rider Rinaldi’s privateer Ducati. Leon Haslam (HRC Honda) rounded out the top ten, with recent top independent rider challenger Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) losing track time to a crash today, finishing 11th.

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results—Friday Combined

1 M. Ruben Rinaldi (Duc) 1:49.840s
2 Jonathan Rea (Kaw) +0.001s
3 Alex Lowes (Kaw) +0.507s
4 Tom Sykes (BMW) +0.697s
5 Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yam) +0.819s

WorldSSP

Day one at the Teruel WorldSSP round saw Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) continue his rookie season master class in front running by posting the quickest time of the day, and going over half a second faster than the next best challenger, Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse).

2020 Teruel WorldSBK Results Locatelli
Who else but Locatelli in WorldSSP?

Locatelli was so potent again that he set his fastest lap in the warmest conditions of the day, rather than during the more favorable morning session in cooler conditions.

Three different manufacturers were represented on the virtual front row after Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was third quickest, despite only setting limited laps in one session.

Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing Yamaha) progressed his growth in this class with fourth place, ahead of Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha). Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Yamaha) and Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing Yamaha) completed a running flush of four Yamaha riders, with rookie rider Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) eighth and the second official Kawasaki, of Philipp Öttl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) ninth. Peter Sebestyen (OXXO Yamaha Team Toth) was tenth – Danny Webb (WRP Wepol Racing Yamaha) 12th and Lachlan Epis (MPM Racing Routz Yamaha Racing Team) 22nd.

2020 Teruel WorldSSP Results—Friday Combined

1 Andrea Locatelli (Yam) 1:54.095s
2 Raffaele de Rosa (MVA) +0.537s
3 Lucas Mahias (Kaw) +0.566s
4 Hannes Soomer (Yam) +0.937s
5 Jules Cluzel (Yam) +0.997s

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