WorldSBK Misano, Race 2: Bulega Caught, Passed, Dropped by Razgatlioglu

WorldSBK Misano, Race 2: Bulega Caught, Passed, Dropped by Razgatlioglu


The fourth round of the 2024 WorldSBK Championship, the Emilia-Romagna Round, takes place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Toprak Razgatlioglu set pole position in Superpole, and converted that to a victory in both Race 1 and the Superpole Race, before securing the treble in Race 2.

Race 2

Toprak Razgatlioglu secured a dominant treble in Misano as he caught, passed, and gapped Nicolo Bulega in WorldSBK Race 2.

The Turkish rider made a sluggish start from the pole position he earned by winning the Superpole Race, dropping to fifth. As he made his way through on Andrea Locatelli at turns nine and 10 on the first lap, Andrea Iannone ran wide, and he made two positions. Another pass on Alex Lowes at turn 14 meant he ended the first lap in second place, but already over a second down on Bulega.

Bulega then extended his advantage to 1.5 seconds over the next few laps, but by lap eight the advantage was erased and Razgatlioglu took the lead at turn eight.

It was game over at that point. Razgatlioglu extended his lead as far as five seconds, before rolling the pace off on the final lap to allow Bulega back within three. It was Razgatlioglu’s second treble, his fourth win in succession, and his sixth win in the last nine races.

Bulega secured second place, four seconds clear of Alvaro Bautista in third. Bautista ran fourth for much of the race but made pass on Alex Lowes to secure the final podium spot.

Lowes himself took fourth, ahead of Andrea Locatelli, while Danilo Petrucci rounded out the top six thanks to a late pass on Axel Bassani, who finished seventh. Remy Gardner, Iker Lecuona, and Jonathan Rea completed the top 10.

2024 WorldSBK Championship | Emilia-Romagna Round | Misano World Circuit | Race 2 Result | Rd 4/13
Pos Rider Nat. WorldSBK Team Superbike Timing
1 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR WIN
2 Nicolo Bulega ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 2.980
3 Alvaro Bautista ESP Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 6.920
4 Alex Lowes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 9.951
5 Andrea Locatelli ITA Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 11.974
6 Danilo Petrucci ITA Barni Spark Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 15.900
7 Axel Bassani ITA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 16.055
8 Remy Gardner AUS GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 19.125
9 Iker Lecuona ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 22.535
10 Jonathan Rea GBR Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 27.237
11 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Go Eleven Ducati Panigale V4 R 27.292
12 Scott Redding GBR Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 29.948
13 Sam Lowes GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4 R 31.044
14 Tito Rabat ESP Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 38.090
15 Philipp Oettl GER GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 43.840
16 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 43.852
17 Bradley Ray ITA GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 44.363
18 Garrett Gerloff USA Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 45.078
19 Tarran Mackenzie GBR Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 48.580
DNF Dominique Aegerter SUI GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 DNF
DNF Michael van der Mark NED ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR DNF
DNF Xavi Vierge ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R DNF
DNF Michele Pirro ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R DNF
DNF Adam Norrodin MAS Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R DNF

Superpole Race

Toprak Razgatlioglu, 2024 Emilia-Romagna WorldSBK. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Toprak Razgatlioglu took his second race win of the WorldSBK Emilia-Romagna Round in the Superpole Race at Misano, after Alvaro Bautista crashed out of fourth place.

Razgatlioglu made the holeshot, but lost the lead at turn 14 on the first lap to Nicolo Bulega. The Italian hung on for a few laps, but had nothing to respond to Razgatlioglu with when the Turkish rider made his way through and into the lead at turn eight on lap four.

Razgatlioglu then extended his lead to over a second, and went unchallenged to the flag, extending the championship lead he took over yesterday. Bulega hung on to second place, while Alex Lowes took third.

Lowes was perhaps going to come under pressure from Alvaro Bautista late on in the race, but the Spaniard crashed at turn 10 on lap five which ended his hopes even of points. Bautista remounted, but only got to 17th.

Behind Lowes, in the end, was Andrea Locatelli, while Andrea Iannone and Axel Bassani made it an Italian 4-5-6. Iker Lecuona put in a solid performance on the Honda for seventh place, ahead of Jonathan Rea in eighth, and Danilo Petrucci who took the final point in ninth. Dominique Aegerter rounded out the top 10.

2024 WorldSBK Championship | Emilia-Romagna Round | Misano World Circuit | SP Race Result | Rd 4/13
Pos Rider Nat. WorldSBK Team Superbike Timing
1 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR WIN
2 Nicolo Bulega ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1.651
3 Alex Lowes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 4.779
4 Andrea Locatelli ITA Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 8.061
5 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Go Eleven Ducati Panigale V4 R 10.913
6 Axel Bassani ITA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 12.013
7 Iker Lecuona ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 12.436
8 Jonathan Rea GBR Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 14.981
9 Danilo Petrucci ITA Barni Spark Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 15.255
10 Dominique Aegerter SUI GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 16.071
11 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 17.038
12 Michael van der Mark NED ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 19.858
13 Xavi Vierge ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 20.227
14 Scott Redding GBR Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 20.317
15 Tito Rabat ESP Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 23.507
16 Michele Pirro ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 24.417
17 Alvaro Bautista ESP Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 26.037
18 Tarran Mackenzie GBR Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 26.969
19 Philipp Oettl GER GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 27.588
20 Bradley Ray ITA GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 27.798
21 Adam Norrodin MAS Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 34.941
DNF Remy Gardner AUS GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 DNF
DNF Garrett Gerloff USA Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR DNF
DNF Sam Lowes GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4 R DNF

Race 1

Toprak Razgatlioglu, 2024 Emilia-Romagna WorldSBK. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Toprak Razgatlioglu dominantly won WorldSBK Race 1 in Misano. He took the lead on lap five, after Remy Gardner had led early having made the holeshot from third on the grid.

After passing Gardner, Razgatlioglu went unchallenged to the flag. Both factory Ducati riders, Alvaro Bautista and Nicolo Bulega, were able to swiftly find their respective ways past Gardner, too, but neither had the pace to catch Razgatlioglu.

Bulega passed Bautista for second with 14 laps to go, and dropped his teammate to the tune of a second, but he was already two seconds adrift of the leader by that point, a gap he barely dented.

There were seven seconds behind third-placed Bautista to Andrea Locatelli in fourth place, while Alex Lowes took fifth. Gardner rounded out the top six in the end, ahead of Andrea Iannone who was fairly anonymous – despite an excellent special helmet design – on his way to seventh.

Michael van der Mark was eighth, 19 seconds behind his race-winning teammate, and just over a second ahead of Danilo Petrucci, who made his return to WorldSBK with a ninth place after his huge motocross crash before the Dutch Round. Iker Lecuona rounded out the top 10.

2024 WorldSBK Championship | Emilia-Romagna Round | Misano World Circuit | Race 1 Result | Rd 4/13
Pos Rider Nat. WorldSBK Team Superbike Timing
1 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR WIN
2 Nicolo Bulega ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1.782
3 Alvaro Bautista ESP Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 3.176
4 Andrea Locatelli ITA Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 10.337
5 Alex Lowes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 11.671
6 Remy Gardner AUS GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 14.822
7 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Go Eleven Ducati Panigale V4 R 16.637
8 Michael van der Mark NED ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 19.044
9 Danilo Petrucci ITA Barni Spark Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 20.686
10 Iker Lecuona ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 24.041
11 Axel Bassani ITA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 26.233
12 Garrett Gerloff USA Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 30.303
13 Michele Pirro ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 32.536
14 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 35.186
15 Scott Redding GBR Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 35.566
16 Xavi Vierge ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 45.895
17 Philipp Oettl GER GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 46.811
18 Bradley Ray ITA GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 54.387
19 Tito Rabat ESP Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:04.508
20 Adam Norrodin MAS Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:10.077
DNF Sam Lowes GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4 R DNF
DNF Dominique Aegerter SUI GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 DNF
DNF Jonathan Rea GBR Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 DNF
DNF Tarran Mackenzie GBR Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R DNF

Superpole

Toprak Razgatlioglu, 2024 Emilia-Romagna WorldSBK. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Toprak Razgatlioglu set pole position in WorldSBK Superpole in Misano, although Nicolo Bulega set a faster lap.

The Italian was on pole with a 1:32.221 as the clock ran out, but that lap was then cancelled, putting Razgatlioglu on pole with a 1:32.320. Bulega, meanwhile, ended up second with a 1:32.556. Only Remy Gardner was able to get into the 1:32s other than Razgatlioglu and Bulega, the Australian qualifying third by almost 0.6 seconds off pole.

Alex Lowes heads up row two in fourth place, ahead of Alvaro Bautista – still without a front row start in 2024 – and Andrea Locatelli, who matched his best qualifying of the year with sixth place.

Andrea Iannone, Sam Lowes, and Dominique Aegerter make up row three, while Michael Ruben Rinaldi completes the qualifying top 10; Tito Rabat and Scott Redding join him on row four.

2024 WorldSBK Championship | Emilia-Romagna Round | Misano World Circuit | SP Result | Rd 4/13
Pos Rider Nat. WorldSBK Team Superbike Timing
1 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1:32.320
2 Nicolo Bulega ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:32.556
3 Remy Gardner AUS GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:32.906
4 Alex Lowes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:33.075
5 Alvaro Bautista ESP Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.111
6 Andrea Locatelli ITA Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:33.129
7 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Go Eleven Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.188
8 Sam Lowes GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.196
9 Dominique Aegerter SUI GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:33.234
10 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.521
11 Tito Rabat ESP Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:33.544
12 Scott Redding GBR Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 1:33.600
13 Axel Bassani ITA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:33.608
14 Danilo Petrucci ITA Barni Spark Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.632
15 Garrett Gerloff USA Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 1:33.634
16 Iker Lecuona ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:33.644
17 Jonathan Rea GBR Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:33.682
18 Michael van der Mark NED ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1:33.774
19 Xavi Vierge ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:33.834
20 Michele Pirro ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.942
21 Tarran Mackenzie GBR Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:34.422
22 Philipp Oettl GER GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:35.022
23 Bradley Ray ITA GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:35.538
24 Adam Norrodin MAS Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:36.082

FP2

Nicolo Bulega was fastest in WorldSBK FP2 at Misano, but was unable to beat the best time of Toprak Razgatlioglu in FP1.

Toprak Razgatlioglu, 2024 Emilia-Romagna WorldSBK. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Bulega, though, was still over 0.4 seconds ahead of Alvaro Bautista in FP2, while Remy Gardner and Andrea Iannone also dipped into the 1:33s.

Razgatlioglu, despite a crash in the middle of the session that called his afternoon early, was fifth, ahead of Iker Lecuona by 0.001 seconds. Alex Lowes took seventh, ahead of Sam Lowes, Dominique Aegerter, and Michael Ruben Rinaldi who rounded out the top 10.

2024 WorldSBK Championship | Emilia-Romagna Round | Misano World Circuit | FP1 Result | Rd 4/13
Pos Rider Nat. WorldSBK Team Superbike Timing
1 Nicolo Bulega ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.511
2 Alvaro Bautista ESP Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.913
3 Remy Gardner AUS GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:33.921
4 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Go Eleven Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:33.960
5 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1:34.221
6 Iker Lecuona ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:34.222
7 Alex Lowes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:34.287
8 Sam Lowes GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.382
9 Dominique Aegerter SUI GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:34.384
10 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.417
11 Andrea Locatelli ITA Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:34.438
12 Danilo Petrucci ITA Barni Spark Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.476
13 Jonathan Rea GBR Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:34.544
14 Michael van der Mark NED ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1:34.592
15 Xavi Vierge ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:34.754
16 Axel Bassani ITA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:34.756
17 Tito Rabat ESP Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:34.794
18 Michele Pirro ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.803
19 Scott Redding GBR Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 1:34.832
20 Tarran Mackenzie GBR Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:35.105
21 Garrett Gerloff USA Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 1:35.137
22 Philipp Oettl GER GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:35.755
23 Bradley Ray ITA GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:36.666
24 Adam Norrodin MAS Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:37.933

FP1

Toprak Razgatlioglu was fastest in ominous fashion in WorldSBK FP1 at Misano, with over 0.3 seconds separating him from second place.

Alex Lowes, 2024 Dutch WorldSBK. Credit: Gold and Goose.

It was Alex Lowes, fresh off re-signing for Kawasaki’s new Bimota project for 2025, who was closest to Razgatlioglu, but 0.560 down.

Lowes had been fastest early in the session, before a red flag came out for Philipp Oettl, whose GMT94 Yamaha expired exiting turn six.

Razgatlioglu dominated from then on, though, lapping multiple times in the 1:33s, when the rest couldn’t manage one lap below 1:34.

Nicolo Bulega was third-fastest, ahead of Axel Bassani and Andrea Iannone. Alvaro Bautista was sixth, and Michael van der Mark in seventh was the final rider to lap within a second of Razgatlioglu’s best. Jonathan Rea, Remy Gardner, and Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro rounded out the top 10.

2024 WorldSBK Championship | Emilia-Romagna Round | Misano World Circuit | FP1 Result | Rd 4/13
Pos Rider Nat. WorldSBK Team Superbike Timing
1 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1:33.448
2 Alex Lowes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:34.008
3 Nicolo Bulega ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.029
4 Axel Bassani ITA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:34.245
5 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Go Eleven Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.320
6 Alvaro Bautista ESP Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.323
7 Michael van der Mark NED ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1:34.436
8 Jonathan Rea GBR Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:34.462
9 Remy Gardner AUS GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:34.462
10 Michele Pirro ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.515
11 Iker Lecuona ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:34.544
12 Andrea Locatelli ITA Pata Prometeon Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:34.612
13 Dominique Aegerter SUI GYTR GRT Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:34.751
14 Danilo Petrucci ITA Barni Spark Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.857
15 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.910
16 Sam Lowes GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:34.914
17 Tito Rabat ESP Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:34.945
18 Garrett Gerloff USA Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 1:34.978
19 Xavi Vierge ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:35.079
20 Scott Redding GBR Bonovo Action BMW BMW M 1000 RR 1:35.109
21 Philipp Oettl GER GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:35.602
22 Tarran Mackenzie GBR Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:35.930
23 Bradley Ray ITA GMT94 Yamaha Yamaha R1 1:36.823
24 Adam Norrodin MAS Petronas MIE Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:37.399



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