Bautista Takes Superpole at Misano

June 3, 2023Ray Milton
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The 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” for the fifth round of the year at the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round. The weather stayed sunny despite early reports of rain for the weekend. As the riders headed into Superpole. Track temperatures appeared to be optimal for the early session. Championship Leader Alvaro Bautista ( Racing) led the field with 1’33.017. Despite Ducati securing a 1-2 finish in FP3 Toprak Razgatlioglu was able to find the necessary pace to secure P2 in Superpole. Bautista’s teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi settled for 3rd after running second fastest in FP3.

Jonathan Rea who was third fastest in FP3 fell to P6 in Superpole. It was a great session for Danilo Petrucci who has struggle to find chemistry with his Ducati V4R this season so far. Petrucci finished 4th fastest behind Rinaldi in his best finish this season.

Full Superpole results from Misano are below

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