World Superbikes Round 7 Review and Round 8 TV Schedule

Lamb-Stephen
By Steve Lamb

Production Manager - Still considers himself a novice rider, despite passing his test over twenty years ago. Steve has only ever owned four bikes - a '95 Suzuki GSX600F (which he dropped in the first minute of ownership), an '04 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and currently a '16 Ducati Scrambler Classic, as well as (very slowly) building a '94 Yamaha SR125 'brat tracker'.

 

The weekend of the 23rd June saw the World Superbike paddock travel to the Italian coastal resort of Misano Adriatico for the Pata Riviera di Rimini Round at the 4.23KM Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli".

In case you missed the action, or just need a reminder, here's a brief rundown of what happened…

 

World Superbikes Round 7 Review and Round 8 TV Schedule

 

World Superbikes

Despite some sketchy, weather influenced times during free practice, Britain's Jonathan Rea managed to compose himself for Superpole and secured pole position for race one, ahead of Pata Yamaha's Sandro Cortese and BMW rider Tom Sykes. Ducati's Alvaro Bautista could only manage fifth on the grid, behind Alex Lowes.

With the weather worsening by the minute, Race one was red flagged after just three laps, and the start delayed to allow the standing water to clear.

The restarted race saw Jonathan Rea take the lead on the first lap and hold an advantage over Alex Lowes, until lap seven, when Lowes took the upper hand. Lowes's advantage was short-lived though as just two laps later he crashed at Turn 12 and was unable to re-join the race. With a clear track ahead and a good three-second gap back to his nearest rival, Rea was able to keep his nose clean and chalk-up what was amazingly just his third win of the season. Tom Sykes gave BMW their best result of the season so far, in second, a clear second ahead of Ducati's Alvaro Bautista in third. Ex-MotoGP rider Loris Baz gave Ten Kate racing a dream first race by bringing his Yamaha home in fourth, ahead of Chaz Davies on the second Aruba.it Ducati. Kawasaki's Leon Haslam failed to finish after an off with just 6 laps to go.

Sunday dawned bright and dry for the remaining two races. In the Superpole Race, Bautista's winning ways returned with a seven second lead over Pata Yamaha's Alex Lowes and Kawasaki's Leon Haslam. Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu brought his Kawasaki home in fourth, ahead of Rea in fifth.

In race two, Bautista's troubled returned after a second-lap low side saw him drop to dead last place. Despite some spirited riding, he could only manage to claw himself back up to 14th place and a single championship point at the chequered flag. Meanwhile, Kawasaki dominated the lead with Rea, Razgatlioglu and Haslam sharing the lead and taking one-two-three at the line.

With all three riders on the KRT factory endurance bike at the Suzuka-8H at the end of July, I wouldn't be averse to putting a few-bob on them for the win!

 

World Supersport

The Bardahl Evan Bros. Yamaha fight between teammates Krummenacher and Caricasulo picked up from their last outing, with the two riders swapping the lead four times during the race before Swiss rider Randy Krummenacher took the win by just eight-hundredths of a second from Federico Caricasulo. Puccetti Kawasaki's Lucas Mahias completed the podium, just one-tenth behind Caricasulo and two seconds ahead of GMT94 Yamaha's Jules Cluzel.

Britain's Kyle Smith came home is a respectable 19th place.

 

World Supersport 300

Despite qualifying third on the grid, 2018 World Champion Ana Carrasco showed that she can still deliver with a strong performance in the Supersport300 race, taking the win by just under a second from championship leader Manuel Gonzalez. BCD Yamaha's Andy Verdoïa recorded his best finish of the season so far to take the final podium place with only two seconds covering the top six riders.

 

World Superbikes Round 7 Review and Round 8 TV Schedule

 

Here's how the Championship tables stand after seven rounds, with six to go: 

WSBK Rider's Championship Table (Top 10)

POS

RIDER

BIKE

PTS

NEXT

LEADER

1

BAUTISTA, Alvaro (ESP)

DUCATI

330

-

-

2

REA, Jonathan (GBR)

KAWASAKI

314

16

16

3

VAN DER MARK, Michael (NED)

YAMAHA

188

126

142

4

LOWES, Alex (GBR)

YAMAHA

164

24

166

5

HASLAM, Leon (GBR)

KAWASAKI

153

11

177

6

RAZGATLIOGLU, Toprak (TUR)

KAWASAKI

121

32

209

7

MELANDRI, Marco (ITA)

YAMAHA

116

5

214

8

DAVIES, Chaz (GBR)

DUCATI

114

2

216

9

SYKES, Tom (GBR)

BMW

110

4

220

10

CORTESE, Sandro (GER)

YAMAHA

93

17

237

 

WSSP Rider's Championship Table (Top 10)

POS

RIDER

BIKE

PTS

NEXT

LEADER

1

KRUMMENACHER, Randy (SWI)

YAMAHA

160

-

-

2

CARICASULO, Federico (ITA)

YAMAHA

138

22

22

3

CLUZEL, Jules (FRA)

YAMAHA

107

31

53

4

OKUBO, HIKARI (JPN)

KAWASAKI

70

37

90

5

MAHIAS, Lucas (FRA)

KAWASAKI

66

4

94

6

GRADINGER, Thomas (AUT)

YAMAHA

60

6

100

7

DE ROSA, Raffaele (ITA)

MV AGUSTA

58

2

102

8

VINALES, Isaac (ESP)

YAMAHA

45

13

115

9

PEROLARI, Corentin (FRA)

YAMAHA

41

4

119

10

SEBESTYEN, Peter (HUN)

HONDA

33

8

127

 

WSSP300 Rider's Championship Table (Top 10)

POS

RIDER

BIKE

PTS

NEXT

LEADER

1

GONZALEZ, Manuel (ESP)

KAWASAKI

108

-

-

2

CARRASCO, Ana (ESP)

KAWASAKI

65

43

43

3

DEROUE, Scott (NED)

KAWASAKI

65

-

43

4

GARCIA, Marc (ESP)

KAWASAKI

50

15

58

5

OLE JAHNIG, Jan (GER)

KTM

48

2

60

6

DE CANCELLIS, Hugo (FRA)

YAMAHA

47

1

61

7

VERDOIA, Andy (FRA)

YAMAHA

45

2

63

8

STEEMAN, Victor (NED)

KTM

42

3

66

9

HENDRA PRATAM, Galang (INA)

YAMAHA

36

6

72

10

BONOLI, Omar (ITA)

YAMAHA

24

12

84

 

World Superbikes Round 7 Review and Round 8 TV Schedule

 

The season continues this weekend at the Prosecco DOC UK Round at Donington Park, Derby.

TV coverage is split between Eurosport 2 for live action, and ITV for highlights, as follows:

 

Friday 5th July 2019

Free Practice 1 - LIVE

Eurosport 2

10:25 - 11:30

Free Practice 2 - LIVE

Eurosport 2

14:55 - 15:55

WSSP Free Practice

Eurosport 2

15:55 - 16:55

FP1 and FP2 Highlights

Eurosport 2

19:00 - 19:45

Saturday 6th July 2019

Qualifying and Race 1 - LIVE

Eurosport 2

10:30 - 15:15

Highlights

Eurosport 1

18:45 - 20:00

Sunday 7th July 2019

WSBK Superpole Race

Eurosport 2

 

10:30 - 16:15

WSSP Race

Eurosport 2

WSBK Race 2

Eurosport 2

Highlights

Eurosport 2

19:00 - 19:45

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Highlights

ITV4

20:00 - 21:00

 

Photo credits:

www.photopsp.com/FIM/WSBK

 

 

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