Results from Free Practice 1, round four of the 2022 World Superbike Championship in Misano, Italy.
Toprak Razgatlioglu leads the way after getting the better of team-mate Andrea Locatelli during World Superbike FP1 at Misano.
|2022 World Superbike Misano, Italy – Free Practice Results (1)|
|1||Toprak Razgatlioglu||TUR||PATA Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK||1: 34.603s|
|2||Andrea Locatelli||ITA||PATA Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK||+0.241s|
|3||Jonathan Rea||GBR||Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK||+0.264s|
|4||Michael Rinaldi||ITA||Aruba.It Racing Ducati||+0.360s|
|5||Axel Bassani||ITA||Motocorsa Ducati||+0.477s|
|6||Iker Lecuona||SPA||Team HRC WorldSBK||+0.483s|
|7||Xavi Vierge||SPA||Team HRC WorldSBK||+0.493s|
|8||Alvaro Bautista||SPA||Aruba.It Racing Ducati||+0.769s|
|9||Philipp Oettl||GER||GoEleven Ducati||+1.038s|
|10||Alex Lowes||GBR||Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK||+1.134s|
|11||Garrett Gerloff||USA||GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team||+1.153s|
|12||Scott Redding||GBR||BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team||+1.202s|
|13||Eugene Laverty||IRL||Bonovo Action BMW||+1.389s|
|14||Loris Baz||FRA||Bonovo Action BMW||+1.432s|
|15||Christophe Ponsson||FRA||Gil Motor Sport Yamaha||+1.492s|
|16||Hafizh Syahrin||MAL||MIE Honda Racing||+2.011s|
|17||Gabriele Ruiu||ITA||Bmax Racing||+2.259s|
|18||Kohta Nozane||JPN||GRT Yamaha||+2.375s|
|19||Tito Rabat||SPA||Puccetti Kawasaki||+2.595s|
|20||Luca Bernardi||SM||Barni Spark Ducati Team||+3.328s|
|21||Oliver Konig||CZE||Orelac Racing Kawasaki||+3.601s|
|22||Ilya Mychalchyk||UKR||BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team||+4.154s|
|23||Leandro Mercado||ARG||MIE Honda Racing||+4.255s|
|24||Alesandro Delbianco||ITA||Pedercini Kawasaki||+4.290s|
|25||Roberto Tamburini||ITA||Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSBK Team||+9.651s|
With rain expected for FP1, track conditions instead remained dry as Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu could only be separated by +0.005s after their initial flying laps.
As the only riders under the 1m 36s barrier, Rea further extended his lead over Razgatlioglu after setting a time of 1: 35.489s – 0.333s clear off the reigning world champion.
As two-time Misano race winner (2021) Michael Rinaldi joined the fun at the front, Razgatlioglu set a blistering time of 1: 34.975s to go fastest by three tenths from the Ducati rider.
Making their return from injury, Garrett Gerloff and Philipp Oettl both made impressive starts to FP1 with the latter settling into fourth place.
Competing at their home round, Ducati’s pace was evident as Rinaldi, Oettl, Axel Bassani and championship leader Alvaro Bautista occupied positions 2-6 early on.
As the opening stints came to a close, Rea jumped back to the top of the leaderboard by a tenth.
With rain eventually falling around mid-session, track action became limited until the final 15 minutes.
In what was a crucial session for Scott Redding and BMW given their poor start to the season, FP1 soon turned into a disaster for the former MotoGP rider as Redding failed to set a flying lap until 10 minutes were remaining.
Electronics issues were the cause for Redding missing out on most of FP1, similar issues that cost Michael Van Der Mark at times in 2021.
Regarding Van Der Mark, the Dutch rider remains sidelined for this weekend and is being replaced by World Endurance rider Ilya Mychalchyk.
As Bassani went third quickest late on, Rea was once again demoted to second as Razgatlioglu bounced back with a time of 1: 34.603s.
Misano World Superbike Records
Fastest ever lap – Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team 1: 33.416s (2021)
Fastest Race lap – Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Aruba.it Ducati 1: 34.356s (2021)
2021 Race Winners
Race 1 – Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Aruba.it Ducati
Superpole Race – Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Aruba.it Ducati
Race 2 – Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha
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World Superbike Misano schedule
09: 30-10: 15 – Free Practice 1
14: 00-14: 45 – Free Practice 2
08: 00-08: 30 – Free Practice 3
10: 10-10: 25 – Superpole
13: 00 Race 1
08: 00-08: 15 Warm-up
10: 00 Superpole Race
14: 15 Race 2