MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Sachsenring Moto2 FP2 Result: Gardner Keeps It Going

It was a fairly unusual session to end the day for the intermediate class, who had to deal with a delayed start due to some grass being blown on track and then saw a short red flag after pit board signs flew all over the finish straight. Once clean-up was sorted, the session quickly resumed with Sam Lowes in prime position and with FP1 times under attack straight away. Remy Gardner might have been slower to improve but when he did, he took over the top of the timesheets and left teammate Raul Fernandez three tenths of a second behind. Fabio Di Giannantonio steadily progressed towards the top three, while Lowes dropped to fourth and could not improve in the closing stages due to a crash at turn 12.

Xavi Vierge completed the top 5, six tenths behind the leader and a mere three hundredths ahead of Augusto Fernandez. Simone Corsi snuck ahead of the Liqui Moli Intact GP duo of Marcel Schrotter and Tony Arbolino, while Tom Luthi makes a rare appearance in the top 10. Marcos Ramirez, Albert Arenas, Jorge Navarro and Marco Bezzecchi provisionally sit inside the combined top 14, with the likes of Joe Roberts, Bo Bendsneyder, Ai Ogura or Aron Canet hoping to change that come FP3.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'24.197    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'24.536 0.339 0.339
3 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'24.639 0.442 0.103
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'24.640 0.443 0.001
5 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'24.807 0.610 0.167
6 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'24.840 0.643 0.033
7 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'25.032 0.835 0.192
8 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'25.045 0.848 0.013
9 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'25.085 0.888 0.040
10 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'25.093 0.896 0.008
11 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'25.141 0.944 0.048
12 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'25.152 0.955 0.011
13 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'25.162 0.965 0.010
14 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'25.183 0.986 0.021
15 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'25.436 1.239 0.253
16 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'25.462 1.265 0.026
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'25.553 1.356 0.091
18 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'25.594 1.397 0.041
19 2 Alonso Lopez Kalex 1'25.600 1.403 0.006
20 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'25.699 1.502 0.099
21 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'25.717 1.520 0.018
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'25.725 1.528 0.008
23 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'25.816 1.619 0.091
24 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'25.848 1.651 0.032
25 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'25.864 1.667 0.016
26 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'25.886 1.689 0.022
27 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'25.906 1.709 0.020
28 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'25.937 1.740 0.031
29 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'26.161 1.964 0.224
30 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'26.920 2.723 0.759
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2021 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result: Oliveira Stays In The Limelight

The second practice session for the premier class got hot and hard – hot in terms of track conditions and hard when it came to tyre choice in sweltering Sachsenring. After laying low in FP1, Barcelona victor Miguel Oliveira traded the lead of FP2 with Marc Marquez and ended up on top after acing the time attack in the final five minutes of the session. The KTM man eventually demoted the factory Yamaha duo of Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales, the Frenchman particularly focused on long runs and only joining the top 10 for the time attack. With all three riders showing excellent pace throughout the 45 minutes, it was a tough ask for the recovering Alex Rins to do any better but the Spaniard managed to keep within four tenths of the leader and with pretty solid pace of his own.

After adding another crash at turn 3 to his to-do list on Friday, Pol Espargaro managed to join the top five, narrowly ahead of colleague Takaaki Nakagami. Aleix Espargaro and Johann Zarco were the last riders within half a second of the leader but with Jack Miller not too far back in ninth place. Franco Morbidelli overcame a slow start to his weekend and climbed up to claim a provisional top 10 position.

Having led the way at the halfway mark of the session, Marc Marquez focused on putting both the hard and the medium rear tyre through their paces and skipped the time attack altogether, which saw him demoted from second to 12th in the final minutes of the session. Joan Mir did have a go on soft rubber but it only served him to take 16th place and will join his compatriot in the chase for a top 10 on Saturday morning. The list of hopefuls will also include Danilo Petrucci, Brad Binder and Pecco Bagnaia, the Ducati man ending the session last.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'20.690    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'20.910 0.220 0.220
3 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'21.023 0.333 0.113
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'21.077 0.387 0.054
5 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'21.108 0.418 0.031
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'21.131 0.441 0.023
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'21.143 0.453 0.012
8 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'21.181 0.491 0.038
9 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'21.192 0.502 0.011
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'21.228 0.538 0.036
11 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'21.282 0.592 0.054
12 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'21.291 0.601 0.009
13 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'21.293 0.603 0.002
14 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'21.398 0.708 0.105
15 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'21.426 0.736 0.028
16 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'21.453 0.763 0.027
17 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'21.568 0.878 0.115
18 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'21.595 0.905 0.027
19 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'21.702 1.012 0.107
20 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'21.878 1.188 0.176
21 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'21.968 1.278 0.090
22 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'22.211 1.521 0.243
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2021 Sachsenring Moto3 FP2 Result: Acosta Back At The Front

Moto3 riders started the second round of practice sessions under a burning sun and despite an attempt at a late time attack, most FP1 times stood on the combined timesheets. John McPhee remained the fastest man on track at the end of Friday’s action, courtesy of his FP1 time, but it was championship leader Pedro Acosta grabbing the headlines for FP2. The Spaniard was one of the few to improve their time in the afternoon session, which he finished half a tenth faster than Gabriel Rodrigo. The Argentinian rider also took a quick turn at the front during the session, while Deniz Öncü joined the top three, another tenth back.

Tatsuki Suzuki climbed up to fourth, with Romano Fenati joining the top five after going quicker in the afternoon session. Stefano Nepa finished sixth in the session and sixth overall, only five thousandths of a second faster than Darryn Binder, whose late charge promoted him to 10th on the combined timesheets. Dennis Foggia, rookie Izan Guevara and Jaume Masia rounded out the top 10 positions in the session, all three safely inside the provisional top 14. Although he kept top spot in the combined standings, McPhee was 11th in FP2 and seven tenths off the lead.

Andrea Migno ended the session 17th, after his machine unhelpfully had a problem in the final minute, but the Italian’s FP1 time saved his day and keeps him provisionally in the top 14, together with Niccolò Antonelli and Filip Salac, who both had a low key session. Sergio Garcia will be looking to change that hierarchy on Saturday morning, after an early tumble at turn 3 affected his session and left him over a second slower than the leader.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'27.090    
2 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'27.134 0.044 0.044
3 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'27.269 0.179 0.135
4 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'27.376 0.286 0.107
5 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'27.497 0.407 0.121
6 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'27.505 0.415 0.008
7 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'27.510 0.420 0.005
8 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'27.554 0.464 0.044
9 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'27.736 0.646 0.182
10 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'27.782 0.692 0.046
11 17 John McPhee Honda 1'27.844 0.754 0.062
12 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'27.915 0.825 0.071
13 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'27.919 0.829 0.004
14 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'27.922 0.832 0.003
15 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'27.951 0.861 0.029
16 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'27.975 0.885 0.024
17 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'28.104 1.014 0.129
18 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'28.110 1.020 0.006
19 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'28.219 1.129 0.109
20 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'28.295 1.205 0.076
21 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'28.299 1.209 0.004
22 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'28.305 1.215 0.006
23 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'28.556 1.466 0.251
24 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'29.101 2.011 0.545
25 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'29.575 2.485 0.474
26 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'29.623 2.533 0.048
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2021 Sachsenring Moto2 FP1 Result: Gardner Stays On Top

The intermediate class took their turn in the heat of the Sachsenring and their first practice session ended with championship leader Remy Gardner in prime position. Joining him not only in the top 2 of the session but also in the premier class next season is Fabio Giannantonio, the Gresini rider a tenth of a second off the lead. Xavi Vierge led the way at the halfway mark of the morning session, before dropping to third, ahead of rookie sensation Raul Fernandez, who started FP1 at the top and ended it two tenths behind his teammate.

Augusto Fernandez joined the top five, while teammate Sam Lowes also finished within half a second of the leader but got demoted to seventh position by a last minute jump up the timesheets from Lorenzo Dalla Porta. Jorge Navarro, Marco Bezzecchi and Tony Arbolino rounded out the top 10, the rookie doing well to cling onto 10th despite a late tumble at the final corner. He wasn’t the only one to suffer at turn 13, as teammate Marcel Schrotter did that a few minutes before and Hafizh Syahrin followed their example soon after. Aron Canet chose turn 12 instead and ended the morning in 12th place, with Simone Corsi, Albert Arenas and Syahrin also provisionally inside the top 14.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'24.873    
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'24.975 0.102 0.102
3 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'25.097 0.224 0.122
4 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'25.124 0.251 0.027
5 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'25.161 0.288 0.037
6 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'25.187 0.314 0.026
7 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'25.362 0.489 0.175
8 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'25.390 0.517 0.028
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'25.483 0.610 0.093
10 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'25.495 0.622 0.012
11 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'25.518 0.645 0.023
12 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'25.551 0.678 0.033
13 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'25.565 0.692 0.014
14 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'25.594 0.721 0.029
15 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'25.609 0.736 0.015
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'25.630 0.757 0.021
17 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'25.648 0.775 0.018
18 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'25.718 0.845 0.070
19 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'25.727 0.854 0.009
20 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'25.906 1.033 0.179
21 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'25.917 1.044 0.011
22 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'25.987 1.114 0.070
23 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'26.022 1.149 0.035
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'26.110 1.237 0.088
25 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'26.141 1.268 0.031
26 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'26.162 1.289 0.021
27 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'26.436 1.563 0.274
28 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'26.475 1.602 0.039
29 2 Alonso Lopez Kalex 1'26.522 1.649 0.047
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'26.893 2.020 0.371
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2021 Sachsenring MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Marks The Spot

The Sachsenring welcomed the premier class after a pandemic-induced hiatus and its monarch enjoyed the welcome more than most, Marc Marquez quickly placing his name at the top of the timesheets. The Spaniard did the most laps and demonstrated over the course of those 25 laps that he didn’t lose any of his speed or rhythm around his German-made playpen. It even looked like a Honda top 3 for a while, until Fabio Quartararo dusted himself off from an early crash at turn 12 and climbed to second on the timesheets, a tenth and a half off the leader. That dropped Takaaki Nakagami to third and the LCR man was the final rider to post a 1:21 lap time in the morning session.

Pol Espargaro started the day with a tumble of his own at turn 3 but recovered up to fourth, while Aleix Espargaro joined his brother in the top five. Jack Miller seemed to have solid pace as well, despite being only sixth on the timesheets. Alex Rins made his return to the track after the cycling mishap in Barcelona and jumped up to seventh place late in the session. Johann Zarco in eighth place was the last rider within half a second of the leader, while Joan Mir made a late climb up to ninth on fresh rubber, having spent much of the session down in 18th. Maverick Viñales rounded out the top 10 positions ahead of Pecco Bagnaia, with Miguel Oliveira the lead KTM in 12th place, six tenths off top spot.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'21.660    
2 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'21.828 0.168 0.168
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'21.936 0.276 0.108
4 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'22.010 0.350 0.074
5 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'22.040 0.380 0.030
6 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'22.051 0.391 0.011
7 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'22.076 0.416 0.025
8 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'22.148 0.488 0.072
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'22.172 0.512 0.024
10 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'22.253 0.593 0.081
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'22.260 0.600 0.007
12 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'22.324 0.664 0.064
13 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'22.364 0.704 0.040
14 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'22.381 0.721 0.017
15 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'22.477 0.817 0.096
16 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'22.537 0.877 0.060
17 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'22.612 0.952 0.075
18 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'22.646 0.986 0.034
19 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'22.678 1.018 0.032
20 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'22.691 1.031 0.013
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'22.728 1.068 0.037
22 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'22.969 1.309 0.241
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2021 Sachsenring Moto3 FP1 Result: Fast Start For McPhee

Action returned to the Sachsenring after the pandemic cut the fun in 2020 and it was a sweltering welcome for the lightweight class. Tatsuki Suzuki was fastest on the hot asphalt for much of the session, until John McPhee picked up top spot in the final minute of FP1. That dropped Suzuki to second, one tenth behind the leader and two more tenths ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo.

Stefano Nepa in fourth was over half a second behind McPhee, while championship leader Pedro Acosta made a solid start in the top five. Dennis Foggia climbed up to sixth, ahead of the Rivacold Snipers duo of Filip Salac and Andrea Migno. Deniz Öncü and Romano Fenati rounded out the top ten, while the rest of the provisional top 14 was occupied by Niccolò Antonelli, Jeremy Alcoba, Jaume Masia and Lorenzo Fellon. Sergio Garcia missed out by six thousandths of a second but FP1 times are expected to quickly tumble in FP2.


Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 17 John McPhee Honda 1'26.739    
2 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1'26.852 0.113 0.113
3 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 1'27.109 0.370 0.257
4 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 1'27.289 0.550 0.180
5 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 1'27.336 0.597 0.047
6 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 1'27.501 0.762 0.165
7 12 Filip Salac Honda 1'27.501 0.762  
8 16 Andrea Migno Honda 1'27.593 0.854 0.092
9 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 1'27.661 0.922 0.068
10 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 1'27.679 0.940 0.018
11 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 1'27.699 0.960 0.020
12 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 1'27.798 1.059 0.099
13 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1'27.847 1.108 0.049
14 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 1'27.849 1.110 0.002
15 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 1'27.855 1.116 0.006
16 40 Darryn Binder Honda 1'27.882 1.143 0.027
17 27 Kaito Toba KTM 1'27.975 1.236 0.093
18 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 1'27.988 1.249 0.013
19 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 1'28.120 1.381 0.132
20 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 1'28.319 1.580 0.199
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 1'28.326 1.587 0.007
22 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 1'28.392 1.653 0.066
23 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 1'28.741 2.002 0.349
24 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 1'28.986 2.247 0.245
25 22 Elia Bartolini KTM 1'29.617 2.878 0.631
26 66 Joel Kelso KTM 1'30.849 4.110 1.232
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2021 Misano World Superbike Race 2 Result: Let Them Fight

Misano's leather-clad soprano, Paola Tiraferri, bashed out the Italian anthem again, under a 30ºC sun in preparation for a twenty one lap race. 

As the lights went out, Michael Ruben Rinaldi hit turn one first, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea, but a couple of turns in, Razgatlioglu made a play for the lead, pushing Rinaldi off his line, the pair going wide enough to let Rea sneak through. Rinaldi took second back on the exit and Razgatlioglu fell back to third place, ahead of Scott Redding, Alex Lowes and Tom Sykes.

On lap two, Rinaldi powered past Rea into turn eight, his Ducati's favourite sprint, but Rea kept on him and passed back when Rinaldi went wide at turn eleven and Rea capitalised at turn twelve. Behind them Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap. A lap later, Rinaldi tried to make his turn eight pass, in spite of Rea trying to block him out of the exit of turn seven with his Kawasaki, and took the lead. Rinaldi set the fastest lap in front.

On lap four, as Leon Haslam crashed at turn two behind the action, Toprak Razgatlioglu copied Rinaldi's play and passed Rea into turn eight, holding Rea off over the following corners as Rea tried to immediately strike back. Scott Redding And Alex Lowes were still in tough with the leaders as Tom Sykes dropped back from the leading five riders. Toprak Razgatlioglu set the fastest lap on lap five and Michael Ruben Rinaldi took it back a lap later. 

On lap six, Alex Lowes dropped off the leading pack as Chaz Davies pitted in with a technical issue. Over the next few laps, with Razgatlioglu setting the fastest lap on lap seven, Razgatlioglu looked like Rinaldi was holding him up in a few places and he looked for a way past, eventually making a hard pass at turn fourteen, the slowest corner of the track, to put his Yamaha into the top spot. Two laps later had enough of a gap to ride his own race. Scott Redding could no longer keep up with the leaders and had to settle for fourth place. Alex Lowes was a few seconds behind, with a gap to a resurgent Garrett Gerloff who fought his way past several riders to get to sixth place, four seconds behind Lowes, but like Razgatlioglu in the lead, his Yamaha was settling into a good pace, a few tenths faster than Lowes ahead of him. 

At half race distance, it looked like Rea still had tyre left as Rinaldi's started to wane, but he couldn't pass him. When his tyre finally caught up to Rinaldi's, he lots touch. 

There was a brief moment on lap sixteen when the leading trio were all within grabbing distance of each other, but then it passed.

Toprak Razgatlioglu strung out a small lead, a tenth a lap quicker than the riders behind, with Rinaldi doing the same to Rea. Scott Redding ticked off the last few laps between four and five seconds adrift, but comfortably ahead of Alex Lowes behind him. Lowes, however, was eventually caught by Garrett Gerloff whose pace was significantly better, and Gerloff wasted no time passing Lowes two laps from the end, around the same time, Razgatlioglu got a warning for exceeding the track limits, but he had enough of a lead to take enough care to avoid a penalty. He waved to his team, acknowledging he'd seen the warning and it didn't become an issue as the race ran out of laps. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu won his first race of the year ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Jonathan Rea. Scott Redding took his third fourth place ahead of Garrett Gerloff and Alex Lowes. 

Razgatlioglu's win closed the gap to Rea at the top of the championship to just twenty points, and increased his lead over third placed Redding to twenty five points. Alex Lowes held on to fourth place but is now only six points ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi whose two wins and second place this weekend strengthened his campaign. Garrett Gerloff, fifth place today, holds sixth place of the championship.


Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1  
2 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1.286
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2.987
4 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 6.115
5 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 10.695
6 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 13.117
7 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 17.621
8 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 17.893
9 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 22.458
10 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 25.118
11 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 27.107
12 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 28.353
13 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 33.391
14 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 38.817
15 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 41.262
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 43.046
17 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 53.844
18 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'00.109
19 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'11.934
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'23.648
RET 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 17 Laps
RET 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 18 Laps
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2021 Misano World Supersport Race 2 Result: Red Flags And Green Paint

World Supersport rounded out their weekend with eighteen laps around Misano on a fancy new tyre.

Jules Cluzel launched to the front from fourth place on the grid, ahead of Dominique Aegerter and Luca Bernardi. Steven Odendaal took fourth place from Manuel Gonzalez. At the end of the opening lap, three riders crashed out, Nikki Tuuli crashed, collecting Roberto Mercandelli and Filippo Fuligni, but only a yellow flag came out, the Marshalls able to make the site safe before the Package arrived. Steven Odendaal worked his way to second place by lap three, setting the fastest lap on the second, lap with the top twelve still tied together.

At the start of lap four, Cluzel, Odendaal, Aegerter and Bernardi broke free from the group of eight riders behind them, after Can Oncu and Manuel Gonzalez contested fifth place. Steven Odendaal took the lead from Jules Cluzel and tried to break free at the front while Manuel Gonzalez set the fastest lap with clear track in front of him, and he joined the riders in front of him. Gonzalez tried a few times to pass Bernardi, nipping under at turn eleven and holding it over the next few turns as Bernardi tried to take fourth place back. 

Five laps of eighteen, and Steven Odendaal could not escape Jules Cluzel and Dominique Aegerter, three tenths of a second covering the leading trio over the line. Can Oncu joined the leading five riders but Maria Herrera flipped her bike at turn four, landing hard, bringing out the red flag for the damage to the track caused by her tumbling bike. Maria Herrera was taken to the medical centre as a precaution. Oncu crashed out after the flag came out as he tried to close on the riders ahead of him, sliding off at the last turn, after the pit lane entrance.

The rules are that Oncu had five minutes to limp his bike to the garage to qualify for the restart, and his bike did make it back to the garage, but he wasn't ruled able to start as he didn't make it back within five minutes. The twelve lap race restart would follow the quick start procedure with places based on their last position at a timing marker. With only six of the new SCX tyres allocated for the weekend, not everyone would have a tyre left and some restarted with a used tyre. 

The race restart grid would be Steven Odendaal, Jules Cluzel and Dominique Aegerter on the front row, Manuel Gonzales and Luca Bernardi heading the second row with Raffaele de Rosa promoted to Can Oncu's sixth place. The third row was Federico Caricasulo, Philipp Oettl and Randy Krummenacher. 

Once again, Jules Cluzel got the better start, leading Steven Odendaal and Dominique Aegerter, but Odendaal took first at turn eight. After a lap, Odendaal and Cluzel led Dominique Aegerter, Manuel Gonzalez and Marc Alcoba on a new tyre. Aegerter left a gap that Gonzalez exploited, with Gonzalez following through, pushing Aegerter back to fifth. Luca Bernardi, setting the fastest lap, dragged De Rosa, Krummenacher and Oettl with him, rounding out the leading group to nine bikes. Philipp Oettl set the fastest lap in seventh place.

Odendaal, Cluzel, Gonzalez and Alcoba were at the front of the leading nine riders as Marc Alcoba got a track limits warning and lost fifth place to Luca Bernardi. Randy Krummenacher, at the back of the leading pack, crashed out at the last turn. Alcoba, Oettl and de Rosa dropped off the leading group, riding 1'39 laps as the leading five had a 1'38 pace, all five setting their best laps of the race on lap seven and the top three all setting the fastest laps of the race on lap eight. Lap nine, the fastest man, Manuel Gonazlez passed Jules Cluzel and set his sights on Steven Odendaal whole defending against Cluzel's counterattacks. 

As the Yamahas fought over second place, Steven Odendaal briefly had a gap to second, but on lap ten, as Steven Odendaal got a track limits warning, the leading five clumped together again. Dominique Aegerter stood Jules Cluzel up as he passed him. On the exit of the last turn, Steven Odendaal once again cut across a tiny bit of green track, this time clipping the triangle after the kerb, and bagged himself a long lap penalty. Gonzalez went wide at turn eleven and dropped to fifth place. Odendaal led Aegerter, Bernardi, Cluzel and Gonzales, but Odendaal's long lap penalty would hand the lead to Aegerter, with Odendaal failing to take his penalty on the last lap.

Steven Odendaal took the win, celebrating like he didn't know he was getting a three second penalty that would drop him down to fifth place. Dominique Aegerter looked disappointed with what he thought was second place. Luca Bernardi took second place behind Dominique Aegerter with Jules Cluzel inheriting the last spot on the podium. Manuel Gonzalez's mistake lost him the last spot on the podium.

Steven Odendaal celebrated throughout the cool down lap, oblivious of his penalty, whereas Dominique Aegerter arrived at parc fermé despondent until his team directed him to the centre spot. Luca Bernardi grabbed his second podium of his home race in second place and Jules Cluzel said that for once, luck fell in his favour to put him on the podium in third place. 

Dominique Aegerter's second victory of the weekend increased his championship lead over Steven Odendaal.


Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6  
3 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 0.926
4 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1.125
5P 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 0.767
6 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.165
7 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 5.243
8 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 5.919
9 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 7.623
10 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 11.577
11 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 14.653
12 27 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R6 16.224
13 88 M. PATACCA Yamaha YZF R6 19.023
14 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 20.568
15 11 L. OTTAVIANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 22.539
16 63 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 26.312
17 80 A. PONTONE Yamaha YZF R6 27.017
18 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6 28.206
19 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 39.645
20 15 E. MCMANUS Yamaha YZF R6 39.768
21 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 40.887
22 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 21.395
RET 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 3 Laps
RET 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 9 Laps
RET 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 11 Laps
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2021 Misano World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Laverty Fit To Race

Eugene Laverty was declared fit and would start the race in past place. Ten laps around Misano would determine the grid for the second race this afternoon.

Toprak Razgatlioglu led Jonathan Rea, Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Scot Redding as Chaz Davies crashed out of the first turn, tagging Lucas Mahias's rear wheel. Alex Lowes and Tom Sykes rounded out the top six as the race started to stretch out after one lap. Turn eight of lap two, Rinaldi took second place cleanly from Rea and set the fastest lap, a new lap record of 1'34.356. Tom Sykes was no longer with the leading six, as the gap between himself and Alex Lowes stretched to over a second at the start of lap four.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi could match Toprak Razgatlioglu but could not pass him into any of the turns. Michael van der Mark crashed into turn one. As Jonathan Rea struggled to keep up with the leading pair, Scott Redding in fourth found it even more difficult and was a second off the six-times champion at half race distance. At turn eight, Rinaldi lined up next to Razgatlioglu but couldn't pass on the brakes, but he kept his momentum and pulled off an overtake into turn eleven, not a traditional passing place, and Razgatlioglu kept trying to take the lead back throughout lap six and seven. Jonathan Rea kept with the leaders as they swapped places, with Scott Redding a second behind and Alex Lowes another second and a half further back. 

Lucas Mahias crashed out at turn six, behind ninth-placed Garrett Gerloff. The American having started from the back was working hard to get a good starting position for race two. Axel Bassani was in a lonely sixth place, a couple of seconds behind Alex Lowes and almost three seconds clear of Tom Sykes. 

As the last lap started, Jonathan Rea stopped pushing to join the leading duo of Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Toprak Razgatlioglu, with Scott Redding almost a second behind him.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi took his second victory of the weekend, ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu. Jonathan Rea rounded out the podium over a second behind with Scott Redding in his wake. Alex Lowes was three more seconds behind with Axel Bassani grabbing the top independent spot in sixth while Garrett Gerloff fought through to eighth place, earning a third row start for race two.

Toprak Razgatlioglu closed in to Jonathan Rea by two points as Michael Ruben Rinaldi's win consolidated his fifth place and he now sits thirteen points behind Alex Lowes and twenty six behind his teammate Scott Redding.


Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 0.485
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1.865
4 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 2.419
5 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 5.671
6 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 7.448
7 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 10.560
8 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 13.102
9 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 13.110
10 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 16.348
11 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 18.585
12 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 20.167
13 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 20.796
14 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 21.207
15 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 27.728
16 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 30.205
17 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 35.374
18 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 35.643
19 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 37.066
RET 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2 Laps
RET 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 5 Laps
RET 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R  
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2021 Misano World Supersport Race 1 Result: Everyone Gets New Tyres

World Supersport gets a Pirelli SCX tyre, and everyone chooses to use it for their first race of the weekend.

Dominique Aegerter converted his pole position to a lead, with Jules Cluzel in second place and Steven Odendaal changing through to third, then second after passing Cluzel. Manuel Gonzalez and Cluzel swapped places ahead of Can Oncu and Luca Bernardi. 

Aegerter, Odendaal and Cluzel held the front places, with the leading sixteen racers in one large group. Luca Bernardi set the fastest lap in fifth place. The Fuligni brothers disputed thirteenth place until Federico crashed out leaving Filippo to fight for family honour. Steven Odendaal set the fastest lap on lap three. 

On lap four, with the front group still closed up, Manuel Gonzalez passed Jules Cluzel. A lap later, Hannes Soomer crashed out at turn five, rejoining in twenty seventh place. At the start of lap seven, the leading six stretched out a gap from seventh placed Philipp Oettl, as Aegerter, Odendaal, Gonzalez, Cluzel, Bernardi and Oncu made up the leading peloton, Gonzalez having set the fastest lap on lap five. 

Lap seven, Luca Bernardi started to fall back towards Can Oncu with Federico Caricasulo and Philipp Oettl over a second behind Oncu. The leading four looked like they were breaking away, but Bernardi closed the gap and caught the leading troupe as Oncu lost touch in a lonely sixth place.

Dominique Aegerter in the lead had four riders behind him, all five under a second. Jules Cluzel, in that group, punted Manuel Gonzalez out of third place and was followed by Luca Bernardi who took third place from him into turn nine. Caricasulo joined the crashers at turn three, the eighth crasher of the day. 

Jules Cluzel's antics, determined to get a podium place, let the leading two stretch out a lead of over a second, and both Aegerter and Odendaal in the leading two positions, both set fastest laps on lap ten and the race was split into the leading two a second clear of Bernardi, Cluzel and Gonzalez who were themselves over a second clear of a lonely Can Oncu. On lap ten, Dominique Aegerter set the fastest lap again and started to build a gap from Steven Odendaal. 

Manuel Gonzalez looked visibly quicker than fourth-placed Jules Cluzel, but couldn't get past him, trying overtakes on the brakes and round the outside, but couldn't get past the French Supersport veteran.

As Dominique Aegerter broke free at the front, Luca Bernardi caught Steven Odendaal and started to try to take second place from him, nipping at his rear wheel, constantly under two tenths behind him. Local hero Bernardi found a way past into turn fourteen by turning tighter than Odendaal and taking second place from him as Aegerter set the fastest lap again, two seconds clear at the front. Gonzalez still couldn't find a way past Cluzel, but he hadn't stopped trying.

With three laps left, Dominique Aegerter had over two seconds of freedom behind him, with Luca Bernardi defending against Steven Odendaal while Jules Cluzel and Manuel Gonzalez kept their battle hot over two and a half seconds behind, still under two tenths of a second separating them. 

Philipp Oettl held sixth place, five seconds behind Gonzalez, but Randy Krummenacher was doing his getting good late trick to close up on sixth place ahead of Can Oncu and Niki Tuuli, and a fight for sixth broke out as Gonzalez made his third turn eight stick by turn ten but a couple of turn later, Cluzel fought back and gave us a fourth place photo finish. 

Maria Herrera became DNF number ten as Marc Alcoba came under investigation for pushing her off at the last turn attempting a pass that didn't exist and taking away her best ever result. Race Direction wasted no time in kicking Alcoba out of the points.

Dominique Aegerter took the win and, courtesy of second placed Luca Bernardi, took the championship lead from third-placed Steven Odendaal. The photo finish came out in Jules Cluzel's favour, the more experienced rider beating Manuel Gonzalez to fourth place by three hundredths of a second.

Dominique Aegerter leads the championship by three points over Sten Odendaal and thirty two points over joint third-placed Luca Bernardi and Philipp Oettl. 


Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6  
2 29 L. BERNARDI Yamaha YZF R6 1.064
3 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1.389
4 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 5.040
5 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 5.071
6 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 5.212
7 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 10.438
8 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 10.728
9 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 11.547
10 93 R. MERCANDELLI Yamaha YZF R6 14.182
11 12 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 14.532
12 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 26.375
13 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 28.031
14 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 29.342
15 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 31.438
16 P 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 33.331
17 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 37.412
18 11 L. OTTAVIANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 37.965
19 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 40.576
20 63 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 40.845
21 80 A. PONTONE Yamaha YZF R6 41.632
22 15 E. MCMANUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'05.227
23 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 4 Laps
RET 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1 Lap
RET 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 6 Laps
RET 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 10 Laps
RET 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 11 Laps
RET 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 13 Laps
RET 88 M. PATACCA Yamaha YZF R6 14 Laps
RET 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 14 Laps
RET 27 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R6 15 Laps
RET 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 17 Laps
RET 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6  
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