STATS GUIDE: will Ducati take a first win at Mandalika, or is a Toprak triple guaranteed?
Important numbers and armchair knowledge for the weekend ahead, so you can be up to speed and have everything at your disposal as racing unfolds in Indonesia
After a titanic first round of the 2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season, the paddock has arrived in one of the most picturesque settings on the calendar. The Motul Indonesian Round at the Mandalika International Street Circuit welcomes riders and teams, with a question hanging over everyone: was Phillip Island a true indicator? Well, whether or not it was, we have some key stats to look out for across Mandalika’s magical weekend in prospect.
400-400 – Last year at Mandalika, two similar milestones were recorded: in the Superpole Race, Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) scored the 400th podium by an Italian rider, whilst Race 2 was the 400th with at least one Kawasaki rider on the podium.
100 – Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) is set for his 100th start for Yamaha on the Superpole Race in Mandalika. The record for the Japanese manufacturer is 181 (Noriyuki Haga).
98 – Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) doesn’t occupy one of the first three Championship spots for the first time since Phillip Island Race 2, 2020, 98 races ago.
51 – In 2021, Mandalika became the 51st track in WorldSBK history. It came after Most, introduced earlier in 2021, as well as Navarra.
25 – In 2021, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) equalled the record of Troy Corser for podiums on different tracks: 25.
21 – In 2021, Mandalika became the 21st track in which Rea recorded at least a win: he’s the all-time leader in this. Carl Fogarty and Noriyuki Haga follow at 19 different winning tracks each.
5 – Rea is the only rider who claimed five podiums (out of five races) at Mandalika.
5 – Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) is on a streak of five wins, his second-best after the 11 he had in the first 11 races of 2019, an all-time record, back-to-back with Rea: the last 11 of 2018. Since those two sequences, only Rea has won six in a row: Misano Race 2 to Laguna Seca 2, 2019.
5 – The last time a German rider took back-to-back top five finishes was Max Neukirchner at Portimao Race 2 2008 and Phillip Island Race 1, 2009 (4th and 2nd). Philipp Oettl (Team GoEleven) aims for a second straight top five in Race 1 at Mandalika.
2 – For the first time, Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) is 2nd in the Championship standings, his best-ever position.
3 – Three manufacturers took pole in Indonesia: Ducati (1994); Honda (1995, 1997); Yamaha (1996, 2021, 2022).
3x3 – Three riders are the most successful in Indonesia: Carl Fogarty and John Kocinski won at Sentul three times. Fogarty won in 1994 Race 2, 1995 Race 1 and in 1997 Race 2. Kocinski took a double in 1996 and won Race 1, 1997. They were joined last year by Toprak Razgatlioglu.
2 – In 2021, Mandalika became the second Indonesian track to host WorldSBK after Sentul (1994-1997).
2x2 – Two times out of two weekends run here, Mandalika was the Championship decider: in 2021 in favour of Toprak Razgatlioglu, last year in favour of Alvaro Bautista.
1 – Toprak Razgatlioglu is the sole polesitter at Mandalika (2021, 2022).
2022 race winner:
- Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha, Race 1, Superpole Race and Race 2)
Last polesitters at Mandalika International Street Circuit:
- 2022: Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) 1’31.371s
- 2021: Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) 1’32.877s
Manufacturer podium places (and wins) in WorldSBK at Mandalika International Street Circuit:
- Kawasaki: 5 (2)
- Ducati: 4
- Yamaha: 5 (3)
- BMW: 1
Key gaps from Mandalika International Street Circuit in 2022:
- Front row covered by: 1.052s
- 1 second in Superpole covered… the top 1: 1052s (from P2 to P11: 0.941s)
- Closest race gap between 1st and 2nd: 0.586s (Razgatlioglu 1st, Rea 2nd, Superpole Race)
- Closest race podium: 1.821s (Razgatlioglu 1st, Rea 2nd, Locatelli 3rd, Superpole Race)
- Closest race podium of all time: 1.821s (Razgatlioglu 1st, Rea 2nd, Locatelli 3rd, Superpole Race, 2022)
Manufacturer top speeds at Mandalika International Street Circuit in 2022:
- Ducati: Alvaro Bautista – 292.6 km/h, Superpole and Superpole Race
- Honda: Xavi Vierge – 292.6 km/h, Superpole Race
- BMW: Scott Redding – 288.0 km/h, Superpole
- Yamaha: Garrett Gerloff – 287.2 km/h, Superpole Race
- Kawasaki: Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes – 287.2 km/h, FP3, Superpole and Superpole Race
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