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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.

Results:

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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3
2021
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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.

Results:

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 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 7 Laps
RET 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 9 Laps
RET 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 11 Laps
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3
2021
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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.

Results:

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  
Round Number: 
3
2021
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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. 

Results:

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  
Round Number: 
3
2021
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2021 Misano World Superbike Race 1 Result: Save It On Your Elbow

Five thousand spectators were allowed into Misano to watch racing on a 28ºC day. All riders on the grid chose the SCX rear tyre, having taken the weather and the 48ºC track in to account, so there wasn't a tyre war in play. 

Jonathan Rea led into turn one, but had Toprak Razgatlioglu and Michael Ruben Rinaldi trying to push past. Rinaldi pushed past at turn two, and as they continued their fight into turn three, Razgatlioglu slipped under the pair to nip underneath for the lead, but Rinaldi, whose house is a mere twenty minutes from the track, passed Razgatlioglu a few turns later. Scott Redding and Jonathan Rea swapped back and forth, fighting over third place, with Rea winning out enough to take second off Razgatlioglu before the end of the lap. 

Lap two, Rinaldi and Rea stretched out a lead from Redding and Razgatlioglu who had Alex Lowes, Tom Sykes, Lucas Mahias and Chaz Davies. Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap keeping up with Michael Ruben Rinaldi, and for a few laps they eked out a lead over Scott Redding as Toprak Razgatlioglu and Redding dropped Alex Lowes. 

On lap four, with the leading pair over a second clear, Toprak Razgatlioglu slipped under Scott Redding but the Ducati rider doesn't like giving up a place and the pair fought over several corners until Razgatlioglu made it stick at turn eight. By lap nine Razgatlioglu had over a second of a gap to Redding, and was three seconds behind Rea.

Then, Jonathan Rea crashed, right on the tail of Michael Ruben Rinaldi, sliding the front at turn two fully leaned over. His right elbow and knee held the bike up and he pushed really hard on the front until it gripped and he recovered, only to be facing off the track. After a short excursion off track, he watched Toprak Razgatlioglu pass him and rejoined the race behind him and in front of Scott Redding, turning a crash into a four second blip and one lost place.

On lap twelve, Chaz Davies crashed out at turn four which elevated Garrett Gerloff into fifteenth place and a point scoring position. The remaining race at the front was a stretched out affair, with Rinaldi, Razgatlioglu, Rea, Redding, Lowes and Sykes all nursing at-least-second-wide gaps front and back, looking for all intents and purposes like they were settled in their places, and the only on-track action happened when Alvaro Bautista and Axel Bassani caught Tom Sykes, the pair eventually passing him on the last lap.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi took a convincing win on an Italian bike at an Italian track with the first crowd in a while able to see a local hat trick, the first since Melandri won at this track in 2017. Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea rounded out the podium with Scott Redding and Alex Lowes taking fourth and fifth places.

With his first win of the year, Michael Ruben Rinaldi kept up five places in the charts to fifth place. Toprak Razgatlioglu's second place consolidated his second place in the championship, reducing Jonathan Rea's lead to thirty one points, and increasing his lead over Scott Redding by seven points to ten. Alex Lowest in fifth lost a few points to Redding ahead of him and to Rinaldi who ended up twenty three points behind him.

On the podium, Razgatlioglu asked, after the Italian anthem played once, if they were going to play it again, once for rider and once for manufacturer. As it became clear they wouldn't, he made his alcohol-free exit clear as Rinaldi and Rea wasted their bottles of Prosecco in style, with Rea wearing most of Rinaldi's fizzy wine on his back. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 3.657
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 5.104
4 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 5.143
5 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 13.474
6 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 14.766
7 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 15.587
8 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 16.694
9 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 6.918
10 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 28.364
11 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28.699
12 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 31.757
13 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 35.395
14 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 35.603
15 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 38.211
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 38.372
17 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 47.720
18 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'06.736
19 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'11.668
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'14.491
NC 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 7 Laps
Round Number: 
3
2021
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2021 Misano World Superbike Superpole Result: Two Fancy Tyres Now

In response to the yellow flags in Estoril ruining several riders' qualifying on their only one-shot tyre, the rules have been changed for Superpole in World Superbike. Still at a short fifteen minutes, riders now get two of the super sticky qualifying tyres with which to set their qualifying times. Eugene Laverty would miss this session after his morning's crash. 

Michael Ruben Rinaldi, an Italian rider on an Italian bike at an Italian track with a limited Italian audience, has been quickest heading to Superpole, and his nemesis from last weekend, Garrett Gerloff, will start from pit lane this afternoon, but his superpole time will be used in tomorrow's sprint race.

After one lap, Jonathan Rea set a 1'33.778 ahead of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Lucas Mahias. Scott Redding and Garrett Gerloff waited for everyone else to get their fast lap in before heading out, new strategies turning up with the second Q tyre. 

Scott Redding pushed up to fourth place, half a second off Rea's top lap, as Garrett Gerloff crashed out into turn one, ensuring he starts from the back of the grid for Sunday's sprint race. 

With five minutes left, riders started circulating for their last laps and Lucas Mahias tucked in behind Jonathan Rea, the number one rider leaving the pits early to get a clear track. Rea set a 1'33.416, a new lap record, with Mahias half a second behind him and Alex Lowes made it a provisional all-Kawasaki front row with just over two minutes to go.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi spoiled the colour scheme on the front row, slipping in to second place, knocked to third place then fourth as Scott Redding then Toprak Razgatlioglu stole second place. 

The top three riders in the championship finished on the front row in the order they stand in the title chase. The second row will be Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Tom Sykes and Alex Lowes, Sykes finishing outside the top three in his first Superpole of the year. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.416   268,0
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.515 0.099 269,3
3 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'33.534 0.118 274,8
4 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'33.678 0.262 272,7
5 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'33.860 0.444 270,0
6 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.897 0.481 272,7
7 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.924 0.508 264,1
8 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.012 0.596 272,7
9 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.217 0.801 272,7
10 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.453 1.037 273,4
11 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.464 1.048 270,0
12 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'34.520 1.104 268,0
13 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.674 1.258 270,0
14 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.677 1.261 268,7
15 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.892 1.476 268,7
16 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.156 1.740 272,7
17 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.622 2.206 267,3
18 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.909 2.493 268,0
19 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.465 3.049 260,9
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.365 4.949 263,4
Round Number: 
3
2021
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2021 Misano World Supersport Superpole Result: Five Rows, One Second

World Supersport qualifying culminated in Superpole on Saturday morning, twenty minutes determining the grid for both races. 

Federico Caricasulo briefly held the benchmark lap time only for Luca Bernardi - with a 1'38.717 - Federico Fuligni and Philipp Oettl to knocked him off the top. On the second timed lap, Dominique Aegerter put in a 1'38.202 as Niki Tuuli crashed out at turn three, a short chicane, after setting a mid-pack lap. 

Aegerter increased the pace with a 1'38.187, ahead of Fuligni, Oettl and Randy Krummenacher as riders started to pit in. 

Federico Fuligni crashed as riders around him set faster laps, knocking him off the front two rows as Manuel Gonzalez and Hannes Soomer moved into the 1'37s, Gonzalez setting a 1'37.861 on the closest they're allowed to a qualifying tyre. Luca Bernardi slapped down a 1'37.739 with two minutes left. 

The fastest six riders slowed for a lap before a last ditch attempt to take their places on the grid. Dominique Aegerter hit the flag with a 1'37.726 with nobody on a lap that could challenge it. Niki Tuuli crashed again.

Dominique Aegerter took pole position alongside Luca Bernardi and Manuel Gonzalez on the front row. The second row was headed by Jules Cluzel just a thousandth off the front row, with Hannes Soomer a thousand of a second further back. Steven Odendaal rounded out the second row, a massive four and a half hundredths of a second off Soomer and Cluzel's times.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.726   236,8
3 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.861 0.135 237,9
4 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.862 0.136 238,9
5 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.863 0.137 237,4
6 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.908 0.182 240,0
7 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'37.941 0.215 236,8
8 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'37.956 0.230 235,3
9 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.036 0.310 238,9
10 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.120 0.394 237,4
11 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.121 0.395 235,3
12 12 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.167 0.441 242,2
13 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.334 0.608 236,8
14 93 R. MERCANDELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.514 0.788 237,9
15 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.696 0.970 234,8
16 27 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.770 1.044 239,5
17 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.842 1.116 235,3
18 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.941 1.215 236,8
19 88 M. PATACCA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.000 1.274 238,9
20 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.026 1.300 238,4
21 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.054 1.328 237,4
22 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.143 1.417 234,8
23 63 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.193 1.467 236,8
24 11 L. OTTAVIANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.248 1.522 235,3
25 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.309 1.583 238,9
26 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.337 1.611 237,4
27 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.474 1.748 234,3
28 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.493 1.767 238,4
29 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.507 1.781 236,8
30 80 A. PONTONE Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.918 2.192 234,8
31 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.172 2.446 232,8
32 15 E. MCMANUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.653 2.927 236,3
33 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.613 3.887 236,3
Round Number: 
3
2021
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2021 Misano World Superbike FP3 Result: Red Bikes, Red Flags

Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Scott Redding were quickest in the morning's short qualifying, a session plagued with cancelled laps and a red flag. Eugene Laverty was taken to the medical centre after his red flag crash.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.018   275,5
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.326 0.308 276,2
3 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.386 0.368 270,7
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.614 0.596 270,7
5 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.639 0.621 270,0
6 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.705 0.687 269,3
7 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.791 0.773 274,8
8 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'34.910 0.892 271,4
9 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.939 0.921 275,5
10 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.978 0.960 272,0
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.058 1.040 268,7
12 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.110 1.092 270,7
13 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.235 1.217 271,4
14 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.323 1.305 268,0
15 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.347 1.329 266,7
16 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.364 1.346 272,0
17 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.441 1.423 276,2
18 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.984 1.966 273,4
19 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.358 2.340 270,0
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.433 2.415 268,7
21 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.183 3.165 263,4
22 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.292 4.274 263,4
Round Number: 
3
2021
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2021 Misano World Supersport FP2 Result: Gonzalez Leads Odendaal

Miguel Gonzalez and Steven Odendaal ended the day within four hundredths of a second of each other, as twenty riders ended the day within a second of Gonzalez's best laptime.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.473   234,8
2 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.511 0.038 238,9
3 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.596 0.123 236,3
4 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'38.605 0.132 236,3
5 93 R. MERCANDELLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.674 0.201 242,7
6 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.794 0.321 235,8
7 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.821 0.348 235,8
8 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.927 0.454 235,8
9 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.975 0.502 237,9
10 12 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.031 0.558 234,3
11 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.032 0.559 233,3
12 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.197 0.724 231,8
13 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.282 0.809 236,8
15 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.318 0.845 237,4
16 11 L. OTTAVIANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.351 0.878 235,8
17 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.356 0.883 233,8
18 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.383 0.910 234,3
19 27 M. ROCCOLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.386 0.913 234,8
20 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.430 0.957 234,8
21 88 M. PATACCA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.595 1.122 238,4
22 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.694 1.221 232,8
23 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.702 1.229 236,3
24 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.795 1.322 233,3
25 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.924 1.451 237,9
26 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.026 1.553 236,8
27 80 A. PONTONE Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.040 1.567 234,8
28 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.221 1.748 234,8
29 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.727 2.254 235,8
30 63 D. STIRPE MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.897 2.424 233,8
31 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.201 2.728 234,8
32 15 E. MCMANUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.898 3.425 236,8
33 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.202 3.729 234,8
Round Number: 
3
2021
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2021 Misano World Superbike FP2 Result: Rinaldi Holds Off Kawasakis

Michael Ruben Rinaldi ended Friday quickest overall, ahead of Alex Lowes and Toprak Razgatlioglu, with Jonathan Rea third quickest in the second session as Razgatlioglu was unable to improve on his morning's time. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.334   272,7
2 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.628 0.294 272,7
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.848 0.514 268,7
4 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.909 0.575 270,0
5 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.076 0.742 272,0
6 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.202 0.868 272,0
7 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.232 0.898 268,7
8 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.287 0.953 273,4
9 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'35.328 0.994 267,3
10 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.383 1.049 266,7
11 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.396 1.062 267,3
12 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.531 1.197 269,3
13 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.614 1.280 270,7
14 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.896 1.562 269,3
15 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'35.927 1.593 271,4
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'36.010 1.676 270,0
17 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.044 1.710 268,0
18 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.182 1.848 266,0
19 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.340 2.006 266,0
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.966 2.632 265,4
21 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.211 2.877 262,1
22 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.235 4.901 262,8
Round Number: 
3
2021
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