CRAZIEST RACE EVER? Watch Misano Race 1 2017 FREE, the race nobody wanted to win

Thursday, 25 May 2023 08:10 GMT

There was no shortage of drama in 2017 when WorldSBK visited as leaders crashed out in dramatic fashion in the closing stages

As the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship prepares for the 2023 Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to get ready for the next classic Misano race. This time, we head to 2017 and Race 1 – a race which, seemingly, no one wanted to win. Michael van der Mark, then at Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team, was leading but crashed out followed by Marco Melandri crashing from the podium places shortly after. Then, Ducati’s Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) came together on the final lap, with Davies out of the race and Rea taking third, allowing Tom Sykes of the Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK to claim a dramatic victory. Watch the full race for FREE by clicking the video at the top of this article.

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