Bautista Wins Superbike Race 1 in Misano, Ducati 1-2
Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing) has continued his dominance at Misano with a win in Race 1 for WorldSBK. The win marked 12 wins out of 13 on the season. Ducati pulls off the 1-2 with Michael Ruben Rinaldi for Aruba.it Racing Ducati. Toprak Razgatlioglu secured third which ushered his first podium of the weekend. Razgatlioglu has only missed the podium two times during the 2023 campaign. After a flying Superpole Danilo Petrucci retired from the race after crashing ending all possibilities of a chance at a podium. He was on track to finish 4th in the race at the time of the crash Jonathan Rea fell to P5 after showing promise in free practice. In an irregular finishing fashion, Axel Bassani (Team Motocorsa Racing) rode his Ducati to a top 5 finish.
Race 2 is tomorrow and the Ducatis look to be dominant on the weekend.
The top six from WorldSBK Race 1, full results here
1 Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
2. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) +5.221s
3. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) +8.971s
4. Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing) +14.285s
5. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +18.595s
6. Dominique Aegerter (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) +19.021
Fastest Lap: Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) – 1’33.901s
You can find full results here
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