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Misano World Circuit and WorldSBK agree on 5-year contract extension

WorldSBK is excited to announce the continuation of its partnership with Misano World Circuit, ensuring the Emilia-Romagna Round will remain in the iconic Motor Valley through 2029.

The Emilia-Romagna Round will continue to thrill fans at the Misano World Circuit for another five years, thanks to the new agreement signed with Santa Monica SpA. This contract renewal solidifies Misano’s prestigious place in WorldSBK history, where it has been a beloved venue since 1991.

The Emilia-Romagna Round is not only a highlight in the WorldSBK calendar but also a significant event for local tourism, generating substantial economic impact. A survey by Trademark Italia estimates the event now brings over 30 million euros to the region.

This extension ensures that Misano will continue to be a vital part of the WorldSBK calendar, offering fans and teams an exceptional racing experience in the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley.

Gregorio Lavilla, WorldSBK Executive Director, expressed his enthusiasm for the renewed partnership: “We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Misano World Circuit. The Emilia-Romagna Round is a cornerstone event for WorldSBK, known for its passionate fans and excellent organisation. This extension to 2029 reflects our commitment to bringing world-class racing to this historic venue. We look forward to many more years of thrilling races and memorable moments here at Misano.”

Luca Colaiacovo, President of Santa Monica SpA: “After a season of significant investments in the structure by the Financo ownership, we are laying the groundwork to ensure MWC and the territory a calendar that is always worthy of one of the world capitals of motorsport. The synergy is winning: MWC guarantees organizational capacity and a destination that multiplies the success of events thanks to our collaborative efforts. We are experiencing a record-breaking 2024, expecting to reach 800,000 attendees, and at the same time, we are laying the groundwork for further developments. Essentially, we never stop.”

Andrea Albani, Managing Director of Misano World Circuit: “Major events like WorldSBK fuel the interest in motorsport and simultaneously drive the development of a long and articulated supply chain, to which we have given increasing value. Opportunities thus multiply commercial appointments, manufacturer tests, and the expansion of the business network at MWC Square are positive and concrete effects, up to the organization of ITS Maker to train quality professionals useful to companies. The renewal until 2029 generates confidence and therefore optimism among entrepreneurs in our field.”

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PICKING UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF: Toprak tops WorldSBK Warm Up at Misano; Bulega P2

The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is well and truly back, and Sunday morning firmly picked up where Saturday left off, with Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) once again topping the timesheets.

 Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) continued to mount the pressure on “El Turco”, finishing the morning’s Warm Up session right behind his title rival in P2. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) continued his impressive form from Saturday by rounding out the top three in Sunday morning’s Warm Up session. Reigning World Champion Alvaro Bautista continued his work to try and find an optimum race setup by finishing P4, whilst Australian Remy Gardner (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) maintained his impressive pace from Saturday by finishing the Warm Up as the fastest Yamaha on track in P5. After showing such impressive pace during the start of Race 1 yesterday, Gardner might well look for another searing start during the Tissot Superpole Race.

The remainder of the top ten on Sunday morning saw Michael van der Mark (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) maintain his solid season start by finishing P6, whilst Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team Motocorsa Racing) finally showed signs of speed with a P7 finish. Dominique Aegerter (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) had enough pace for P8, whilst Andrea Locatelli (Pata Prometeon Yamaha), yesterday’s highest finishing Yamaha, finished the Warm Up in P9. Britain’s Scott Redding (Bonovo Action BMW) rounded out the top ten.

Elsewhere within the Warm Up on Sunday morning, Jonathan Rea (Pata Prometeon Yamaha) continued his struggles in a difficult opening to the season by finishing the morning session in a lowly P15. The Ulsterman will see if he is able to participate further on Sunday following a medical review. Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) was Honda’s highest finisher in P17, despite suffering a crash at turn 5 earlier in the session.

Top six after WorldSBK Warm Up, full results here:

  1. Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 1’33.049s
  2. Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) +0.195s
  3. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +0.675s
  4. Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) +0.712s
  5. Remy Gardner (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) +0.892s
  6. Michael van der Mark (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) +0.912s

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Saturday Belongs to Sanchez with Race 1 Victory in Misano

The field of 23 riders took to the San Marinese circuit during the hottest part of the day when air temperatures were at 31 degrees Celsius and track temperatures at 45 degrees. Japan’s Shoma Yamane made the initial launch from pole position, but he was quickly joined by Italian wildcard Gianmaria Ibidi and Sanchez. Before the end of the first lap, the 15-year-old Spaniard had made his move to the front, a position he held until the end of the 10-lap race. As Sanchez pulled away at the front, a big group of riders fought it out for the remaining podium places.

Brazil’s Eduardo Burr had been in the fight but a double-long lap penalty due to a jump start pushed him down the order, this initially left the fight to Marc Vich and Mario Salles, but the home riders were quick to climb through the order. Wildcard Christian Pucci showed his strength throughout the race and went on to claim third place. Vich held on to an important second place which keeps him close to Sanchez in the championship standings. Alessandro di Persio pushed hard to set the fastest lap of the race, but narrowly missed out on the podium in fourth, Salles completed the Top 5.

Race 2 will start at 16:15 CET on Sunday 16th June and you can watch it live on the Yamaha Racing YouTube channel.

FULL RESULTS – R3 bLU cRU – RACE ONE

Gonzalo Sanchez had this to say following the race: “Today I won, even though yesterday I didn’t feel very good with the bike. My team and I worked really hard together with the Yamaha staff, and I spent a long time studying the data to find where I could improve. All of this paid off and I took another victory, four out of five sounds great! I am keeping my feet on the ground and not taking anything for granted because I know tomorrow will be another big fight. A big thanks to my family and to Yamaha, and also to the fans at the circuit – I’m so grateful to them all!”

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Razgatlioglu after taking Championship lead: “I’m not focused on this… I need some improvements for tomorrow!”

Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) emerged victorious in Race 1 at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, claiming BMW’s first victory at the Italian circuit after fending off the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati duo of Nicolo Bulega and Alvaro Bautista. With the #1 finishing in third, Razgatlioglu moved into the lead of the Championship standings, something BMW have not experienced in WorldSBK in more than a decade.

The #54 headed into the round six points back from Bautista but his 25-point haul for victory, coupled with Bautista’s 16 points, means the 2021 Champion has surged into the standings lead, three points clear of the 2022 and 2023 Champion. It’s the first time a BMW rider has led the standings since Marco Melandri was P1 in Russia way back in 2012.

Despite moving into the Championship standings lead, Razgatlioglu refused to be drawn into talk about the title and instead preferred to focus on Sunday’s two races, an approach that has served him so well during his WorldSBK career including when he claimed the 2021 title. He did, however, speak about his race – describing it as ‘really hard’ – and reiterated that his dream is to claim a hat-trick at Misano.

Razgatlioglu stated: “It was a really hard race for everyone because of the hot conditions, the bike was just spinning. I felt the front tyre not working a lot because I used it a lot, but I’m just focused on riding the bike and improving the pace. Finally, we won, and for BMW, the first winner here. We are Championship leaders, but I’m not focused on this, I’m just focused on tomorrow because we have two more races. I’ll try to do my best again. Three race wins is my dream, my target.”

The Turkish superstar opted for an alternative front tyre selection for Race 1, going for the SC2 hard compound tyre while his rivals used the SC1 medium. It proved to be a masterstroke after some incredible race pace. He was in the high 1’33s or low 1’34s for all but two of the 21 laps – the first and last being the outliers – while Bulega dipped into the mid-to-high 1’34s and had one lap come in at 1’35.002s. Bautista’s pace was consistent for third, but none of his laps were in the 1’33s.

Explaining his tyre choice, Razgatlioglu said: “In hot conditions, I like a harder tyre, because the SC1 sometimes I feel is over the limit after 8-10 laps. But with the SC2, after 10-12 laps, I felt a lot of movement. I’ll keep fighting. Tomorrow, we need to improve the bike because after 10 laps, I need more grip. I’ll need to speak with the team, but I need some improvements for tomorrow. For the Superpole Race, I don’t need to save the rear tyre and I can use the SC1 front tyre. I think we are pushing more than today because it’s 10 laps and cooler conditions. I’m just focused on Race 2 because I’m stronger than in the shorter races, and tomorrow looks hotter than today.”

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HISTORY MADE: Herrera beats Carrasco in stunning last-lap WorldWCR Race 1 fight

Saturday saw history being made, with the maiden FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship Race 1 taking place at Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. In a day which saw several red flags, the fans were ultimately gifted the finish that such an occasion deserved, with Maria Herrera (Klint Forward Racing Team) beating rival Ana Carrasco (Evan Bros Racing Yamaha Team) during Race 1 for the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round.

THE BEGINNING: race red flagged after Rusthen crash

There was drama as soon as the lights went out for the original start, with Ornella Ongaro (Yamaha Motoxracing WCR Team) and Tayla Relph (TAYCO Motorsport) colliding at Turn 2, while wildcard Beatrice Barbera (Team GP3 AD11 by Tirso) crashed at Turn 4, with all three riders retiring from the race. Relph was taken to the medical centre for a check-up, while the incident will be investigated by the FIM Stewards after the race.

Herrera grabbed the holeshot from pole position, leading through the first half of the opening lap, but Ana Carrasco (Evan Bros Racing Yamaha Team) didn’t let her have it all her own way. Through the high-speed sector three, the #22 tried to pass Herrera but the #6 was able to resist her challenge over the initial running before trying to build a gap with the 2018 WorldSSP300 Champion leading across the line, although Herrera was able to respond quickly. Carrasco didn’t let her get away, keeping the pressure on, with less than a second separating the top four. On Lap 6, the race was red flagged for a crash at Mia Rusthen (Rusthen Racing) at Turn 16, when she came down at the end of Lap 5. Rusthen has suffered a head concussion and is receiving treatment at the Bufalini Trauma Centre in Cesena; her condition is stable.

RACE RESTARTED: Second red flag of the day

The race was eventually re-started, and then immediately red-flagged again for a crash that involved Jessica Howden (Team Trasimeno). Howden ultimately suffered a concussion but was onscious following the accident. Following the accident, the remaining riders on the grid followed the quick start procedure and rolled back out onto the track for a five-lap race.

THRILLING ENDING: Herrera and Carrasco duel to the finish

With five laps to be completed, it ultimately proved to be Herrera and Carrasco that would fight it out to determine who would make history as the first ever race winner in the WorldWCR Championship. Herrera spent four laps monitoring Carrasco, matching her pace through every sector and turn. In the last sector, Herrera made her move, sliding the bike under Carrasco to take a lead that would ultimately prove to be the win.

The top six from WorldWCR Race 1, full results here:

  1. Maria Herrera (Klint Forward Factory Team)
  2. Ana Carrasco (Evan Bros Racing Yamaha Team) +0.067s
  3. Sara Sanchez (511 Terra&Vita Racing Team) +0.986s
  4. Roberta Ponziani (Yamaha Motoxracing WCR Team) +1.454s
  5. Beatriz Neila (Ampito/Pata Prometeon Yamaha) +1.591s
  6. Isis Carreno (AD78 FIM Latinoamerica by Team GP3) +7.127s

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Double Ducati podium… but is there more to come from Bulega and Bautista on Sunday?

Ducati were able to celebrate a double podium in Race 1 for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship with Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) claiming second place and teammate Alvaro Bautista in third. Despite the two podium finishes, both riders were left with a ‘what might have been’ feeling for different reasons at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, after they were beaten by Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team).

The #54 started from pole position for the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna Round but lost out at the start after Remy Gardner (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) got a mega start from P3 on the grid, leading in the early stages before the 2021 Champion was able to pass him. Bautista also got a good start, moving up from fifth on the grid to move into second, while teammate Bulega moved back after a poor start.

However, Bulega, despite running wide, had better pace than his Champion teammate, and made light work of Gardner with both Aruba Ducatis passing the #87 in a few seconds, before overtaking his teammate in the first sector on Lap 8. From there, Bautista was unable to challenge his rookie teammate, although the gap was just 1.4 seconds at the end of the 21-lap race. Speaking after, both revealed different issue they had that might have potentially cost them a better result.

When asked when a poor start might have cost him victory, Bulega replied: “Unfortunately, my start was not so good and then I had to overtake some riders, so I lost a lot of time. When I overtook the other riders and I got into second, my pace was good. I also had a little bit of belief that I could overtake Toprak, but it was too late. He never gave up. He had a fantastic race. It’s my first race in Italy in WorldSBK, with a podium and almost pole position this morning, so if the weekend is going well. In the beginning, I lost a lot of time. I was much faster, but it was impossible to overtake. You can never know how the race will go.”

For Bautista, a good start helped the #1 fight at the front, but he was unable to keep second place from his teammate. Bulega hounded the reigning Champion before getting past him at Turns 4 and 5, before pulling out a gap over Bautista. The 61-time race winner did close some time back to the #11 towards the race’s conclusion, but he had to settle for third place; his eighth podium in 10 races this season.

Explaining why he was unable to fight for victory, Bautista said: “Conditions are different every year and the level of the category is really high. We worked to get a good feeling with the bike but it’s still not as we wanted. Today, with the really hot conditions, I struggled to stop the bike especially on the front tyre. In the first few laps, I couldn’t push really hard because every time I tried to force the front, I lost it, and I had many slides in a lot of corners. It was really difficult. The only thing I could do was try to get to the end and get the maximum I can. After mid-race, the pace was similar to the leader and the guys in front, but the problem was I was over the limit. I tried to push more, lost the front and I nearly crashed 10 or 12 times! The only thing was to finish the race, try to get more information and some references for tomorrow.”

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Rusthen, Howden suffer concussions in respective Race 1 crashes

Medical updates have been provided on Mia Rusthen (Rusthen Racing) and Jessica Howden (Team Trasimeno) following their respective crashes in Race 1 of the FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship. Rusthen crashed at the final corner at the end of Lap 5 and was transported to hospital with polytrauma. She suffered a head concussion and is currently receiving treatment at the Bufalini Trauma Centre in Cesena; her condition is currently stable. In the restarted race, Howden came down on the opening lap at Turns 1-2. The South African rider suffered concussion in the crash and was transported to the same hospital as Rusthen. She is conscious.

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ANOTHER LAST CORNER THRILLER! Huertas edges Montella in thrilling Race 1 at Misano

With the FIM World Supersport Championship back in full swing, it was the turn of the middleweight class to take to the track for Race 1 action on Saturday. And it certainly did not disappoint. As has been the story of the season, Adrian Huertas (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team) and Yari Montella (Barni Spark Racing Team) decided to fight it out between themselves to determine the race win, as well as the lead of the Championship.

HUERTAS HUNTS MONTELLA DOWN: Spaniard pips Italian at the line to win Race 1

Adrian Huertas continued his incredible start to the WorldSSP season by engaging in yet another all-action battle with title rival Yari Montella. The Spaniard stalked Montella around the track for nearly the entirety of the race, before starting to close in on his rival towards the final sector of the track. By the time the final corner came, Huertas capitalised on a slight slide by Montella to level his bike alongside the Italian and just pip him to the line. A truly exciting championship battle, indeed. Stefano Manzi (Pata Yamaha Ten Kate Racing) rounded out the podium with a solid P3 performance.

TOP SIX SECURED: Championship contenders continue to push

Many of the Championship contenders rounded out the top six to continue their title ambitions. Valentin Debise (Evan Bros WorldSSP Yamaha Team) quietly continued his impressive season to date as he claimed P4, whilst Jorge Navarro (Orelac Racing Verdnatura) claimed a very solid P5 placing. German Marcel Schroetter (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) completed the top six.

BEST OF THE REST: Oli Bayliss makes the top ten

As has been the story of the weekend, it was an extremely competitive fight for the top ten. Federico Caricasulo (Motozoo ME AIR Racing) continued his impressive weekend by finishing P7, whilst long-touted prodigy Oli Bayliss (D34G Racing WorldSSP Team) picked up P8. Finnish rider Niki Tuuli (EAB Racing Team) finished P9, and Glenn Van Straalen (Pata Yamaha Ten Kate Racing) completed the top ten. Also worth noting is the performance of Tom Edwards (D34G Racing WorldSSP Team), who finished in P12. He was the highest finishing WorldSSP Challenge rider out of anyone on the grid.

Top six from Race 1, full results here:

1. Adrian Huertas (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team)

2. Yari Montella (Barni Spark Racing Team) +0.021s

3. Stefano Manzi (Pata Yamaha Ten Kate Racing) +4.667s

4. Valentin Debise (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) +5.892s

5. Jorge Navarro (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) +14.686s

6. Marcel Schroetter (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) 17.884s

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TOP-RAK! Razgatlioglu leads the Championship after Race 1 at Misano

The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship saw Race 1 action on Saturday, with Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) securing a stunning Race 1 win to become the new Championship leader. Aruba.it Racing – Ducati continued the hunt however, with both Nicolo Bulega and Alvaro Bautista securing P2 and P3 to keep the pressure firmly on.

RIVETING RAZGATLIOGLU: BMW’s ace comes up trumps yet again

Once again, Toprak Razgatlioglu made all the difference on Saturday in Race 1 at Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. “El Turco”, who started on pole following an epic Tissot Superpole session earlier in the day, initially surrendered his lead, but was able to regain it again. However, this time, he never looked like relinquishing his advantage; the Turk stretched out a commanding advantage before crossing the line in P1.

DUCATI PUSH THE PACE: Bulega and Bautista continue the hunt

Nicolo Bulega and reigning World Champion Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) both enjoyed successful races, with both riders finishing P2 and P3 consecutively. Bulega, in particular, showed strong pace and stable consistency throughout Race 1, especially at the beginning. Reigning World Champion Bautista started to come on strong towards the end of the race, having struggled for pace in the opening laps of Race 1. Bautista has been vocal about his struggles in finding a consistent race setup for his Panigale V4 R; however, the reigning Champion will be hopeful that he has found something positive based off of his late-race pace on Saturday.

TOP TEN BATTLE: Diversity at the top of the timesheets

A very interesting variety of riders was aptly represented at the end of Saturday’s Race 1. Yamaha, in particular, enjoyed a successful day on the Adriatic Coast, with both Andrea Locatelli (Pata Prometeon Yamaha) and Remy Gardner (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) securing P4 and P6 respectively. Fellow Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki also enjoyed a very successful Race 1, with Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) rounding out the top five. Andrea Iannone (Team GoEleven) and Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team – Ducati) ensured strong representation for Ducati at their home round. Michael van der Mark (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) finished in a respectable P8, whilst Iker Lecouna (Team HRC) secured an impressive top ten finish.

REST OF THE ACTION: Rea, Sam Lowes fail to finish

It was mixed fortunes for the rest of the grid, as Jonathan Rea (Pata Prometeon Yamaha) and Sam Lowes (ELF Marc VDS Racing Team) both failed to finish. Rea, whose struggles onboard the R1 have been much publicised, suffered a massive crash on the opening lap. He was then taken to the medical center for a check-up and will be reassessed before the Warmup session tomorrow morning. Lowes was forced to retire following a sliding crash towards the end of the race.

Top six from Race 1 at Misano. For the full results, see here:

1. Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team)

2. Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) +1.782s

3. Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) +3.176s

4. Andrea Locatelli (Pata Prometeon Yamaha) +10.337s

5. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +11.671s

6. Remy Gardner (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) +14.822s

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BY A TYRE WIDTH! Iglesias pips Mahendra by 0.007s in Misano Race 1 of WorldSSP300

The action has firmly resumed in the FIM World Supersport 300 Championship, and Race 1 on Saturday delivered in spades. Inigo Iglesias (Fusport-RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki) and Aldi Mahendra (Team BrCorse) delivered a last lap battle for the ages, with the Spaniard pipping the Indonesian rider to the chequered flag by just seven-thousandths of a second.

EPIC LAST LAP DUEL: Iglesias and Mahendra fight to the finish

In one of the closest race finishes in recent memory, Inigo Iglesias and Aldi Mahendra delivered a truly titanic last lap battle, one more than worthy of the occasion at Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. Swapping first place several times over the course of the last lap, Mahendra stole a march on Iglesias heading into the final sector, before Iglesias straightened up on the final straight in a drag race to the line. Iglesias’ momentum just nudged him ahead of Mahendra to pick up an epic win in Race 1. Mirko Gennai (MTM Kawasaki) put together a very impressive performance to pick up a very solid P3, securing his place on the podium.

TOP SIX: Marc Garcia leads the way

In an equally intense affair, Marc Garcia (KOVE Racing Team) secured P4 with a rock-solid performance. P5 and P6 were rounded out by Spaniard Jose Osuna Saez (DEZA-BOX 77 Racing Team) and reigning World Champion Jeffrey Buis (Freudenberg KTM-PALIGO Racing), who both confirmed solid showings during the race.

ROUNDING OUT THE TOP TEN: Intense battle for the best of the rest

Like the other battles at the top of the standings, the fight for the top ten was an intense affair. Dutchman Loris Veneman (MTM Kawasaki) secured P7, whilst P8, P9 and P10 were all secured respectively by Matteo Vannucci (Pata Yamaha AG Motorsport Italia), David Salvador (MS Racing) and Marco Gaggi (Team BrCorse).

CRASHES, DRAMA AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN: Huge drama in title race

Elsewhere within the chaos of Race 1, there were several incidents and accidents amongst the grid, including some that could have huge implications in the WorldSSP300 title race. Julio Garcia Gonzalez (KOVE Racing Team) and Petr Svoboda (Fusport-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) were involved in a crash at turn 3, with Czech rider Svoboda later confirmed to have suffered a left lower leg displaced fracture. Most crucially, Championship leader Daniel Mogeda (Team #109 Retro Racing Kawasaki) was involved in two incidents; the first incident he was able to get away from, but the second one brought him down. A crash at turn 15 saw Mogeda’s Championship lead converted into a deficit.

Top six from Race 1 of WorldSSP300, full results here:

1. Inigo Iglesias (Fusport-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki)

 2. Aldi Satya Mahendra (Team BrCorse) +0.007s

 3. Mirko Gennai (MTM Kawasaki) +0.227s

 4. Marc Garcia (KOVE Racing Team) +0.308s

 5. Pepe Osuna (DEZA-BOX 77 Racing Team) +0.482s

 6. Jeffrey Buis (Freudenberg KTM-PALIGO Racing) +1.092s

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