FAST FACTS: armchair ammo and home commentator notes for WorldSBK at Donington

The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship returns to where it all started back in 1988, as Donington Park prepares to host Round 5 of the 2024 season. A circuit that needs no introduction, a classic across WorldSBK and the wider motorsport world, Donington has been a mainstay on the calendar during World Superbike’s history. Ahead of the Prosecco DOC UK Round, arm yourself with some fast facts below…

2023 race winners:

  • Alvaro Bautista (Ducati: Race 1, Race 2)
  • Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha: Tissot Superpole Race)

Last three pole-sitters at Donington:

  • 2023: Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 1’26.041s
  • 2022: Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 1’26.080s
  • 2021: Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 1’40.101s

Manufacturer podium places (and wins) accumulated from all races at Donington:

  • Ducati: 59 (19)
  • Kawasaki: 54 (19)
  • Yamaha: 30 (15)
  • Honda: 22 (7)
  • Aprilia: 8
  • Suzuki: 9 (1)
  • BMW: 8 (1)
  • Bimota: 2 (2)

Key gaps from Donington 2023:

  • Front row covered by: 0.164s
  • 1 second in Superpole covered… the top 12: 0.701s
  • Closest race gap between 1st and 2nd: 0.315s (Razgatlioglu 1st, Bautista 2nd, Superpole Race)
  • Closest race podium: 0.537s (Razgatlioglu 1st, Bautista 2nd, Rea 3rd, Superpole Race)
  • Closest Donington podium of all-time: 0.537s (Razgatlioglu 1st, Bautista 2nd, Rea 3rd, Superpole Race)

Manufacturer top speeds at Donington, 2023:

  • Ducati: Alvaro Bautista – 279.6kph, Superpole Race
  • BMW: Garrett Gerloff – 278.4.kph, Superpole Race
  • Honda: Iker Lecuona – 275.5kph, Superpole Race
  • Yamaha: Andrea Locatelli – 272.0kph, Superpole Race
  • Kawasaki: Jonathan Rea – 269.3kph, Superpole Race

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