Buriram WSBK: Bautista completes clean sweep with race 2 win

Spanish rider continues his win streak with another very dominant win.

Bautista, who started from pole, got off the start the best and retained the lead into turn 1 and quickly built the lead over his closest rivals, winning by 10s at the end of 20 laps long encounter.

Jonathan Rea, who could not keep with dominant Ducati rider, spent majority of the race fending off Pata Yamaha rider Alex Lowes, finally breaking the Linconshire rider advances to finish second, with Lowes finishing in last podium place in third position. His Pata Yamaha Dutch team mate Michael van der Mark finished the race in fourth position, after being unable to capitalise on strong start to the race, as some smaller issues thwarted his progress, leaving him in tha battle with KRT’s Leon Haslam and GRT Yamaha rider Marco Melandri for most of the race, with British and Italian rider finishing the race in fifth and sixth position in the end. Melandri’s team mate Sandro Cortese finished the race in seventh and ahead of Barni Ducati’s Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who concluded very positive weekend for him in eight position. Kawasaki pair of Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jordi Torres finished the race in ninth and tenth position while being involved in very entertaining, but fair fight on the track.

Markus Reiterberger was the lonely BMW rider across the line in eleventh position in what was very lonely race for the German, as he finished the race with sizeable gap ahead of Moriwaki Althea rider Ryuichi Kiyonari, who was across the line in P12. Alessandro Delbianco was the last rider, who finished the race, as he completed the race in P13, thus scoring his first championship points.

There were few retirements from the race as both BMW’s Tom Sykes and Aruba Ducati’s Chaz Davies retired from the race with technical issues on laps 3 and 7 respectively, while Orelac Kawasaki rider Leandro Mercado crashed from the race on opening lap of the race. GoEleven Ducati rider Eugene Laverty didn’t start the race as his Ducati V4 R dropped oil before the race start, while second Moriwaki Althea Honda rider Leon Camier and Thai Kawasaki rider Thitipong Warokorn didn’t start the race due to injuries suffered in Superpole race.

Race 2 results:


World Superbike riders return to the track in Aragon from 5th to 7th April.

Featured Image Credit: Official Ducati website (www.ducati.com)

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