2023 WorldSBK Championship standings – Round 2: Mandalika, Indonesia
The second round is over and before we head back to Europe, the standings give an interesting reading
Round 2 of the 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship has come to an end, and it has been a phenomenal Motul Indonesian Round at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit. Despite taking pole position, Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) couldn’t fend off Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) as the Spaniard made it four wins on the bounce in Race 1, whilst Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) was only P9. Second in the Championship Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) took third and was back on the podium in the Superpole Race, behind Razgatlioglu who took a first win of 2023. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) took Kawasaki’s first dry podium of 2023 after a massive crash in the first start brought out the red flag. The big news was that Bautista crashed after a pass made by arch-rival Rea at Turn 12. In a red-flagged Race 2, Bautista bounced back to head home Razgatlioglu, whilst Xavi Vierge (Team HRC) took a career-first podium in WorldSBK in third.
Top ten in the Riders’ Championship standings below, full standings here:
1. Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 112
2. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) 75
3. Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) 70
4. Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing) 51
5. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 47
6. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) 44
7. Xavi Vierge (Team HRC) 43
8. Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) 36
9. Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) 33
10. Dominique Aegerter (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) 24
Manufacturers’ Championship standings can be found here.
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