FAST FACTS: armchair ammo and home commentator notes for WorldSBK in Barcelona

The 2023 Catalunya Round was the best-attended Catalunya Round to-date but we’ll be trying to beat it again this year. However, not only is this the fifth season featuring the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on the WorldSBK calendar but it’s been five years of history-making too, with 12 different podium finishers. Get our full preview here, with fast facts below!

2023 RACE WINNER: one rider dominates, as in 2022

  • Alvaro Bautista (Ducati, Race 1, Superpole Race and Race 2)

Polesitters at Barcelona-Catalunya: 4 different riders and 4 different manufacturers

  • 2023: Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) 1’40.264
  • 2022: Iker Lecuona (Honda) 1’40.766
  • 2021: Tom Sykes (BMW) 1’40.408
  • 2020: Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 1’41.619 (old layout)

Manufacturer podium places (and wins) from all WorldSBK races at Barcelona-Catalunya:

  • Yamaha: 12 (1)
  • Ducati: 16 (9)
  • Kawasaki: 7 (2)

Key gaps Catalunya in 2023:

  • Front row covered by: 0.497s
  • 1 second in Superpole covered… the top 10: 0.969s
  • Closest race gap between 1st and 2nd: 2.110s (Bautista 1st, Razgatlioglu 2nd, Superpole Race)
  • Closest race podium: 2.385s (Bautista 1st, Razgatlioglu 2nd, Locatelli 3rd, Superpole Race)
  • Closest-ever WorldSBK race podium in Barcelona: 1.377s (Bautista 1st, Rea 2nd, Lowes 3rd, Superpole Race)

Manufacturer top speeds at Catalunya 2023):

  • Honda: Iker Lecuona – 331.3kp/h, Superpole Race
  • BMW: Garrett Gerloff – 330.2 kp/h, Superpole Race and Race 2
  • Ducati: Danilo Petrucci – 329.2 kp/h, Superpole Race
  • Yamaha: Toprak Razgatlioglu – 323.3kp/h, FP2
  • Kawasaki: Alex Lowes – 326.2kp/h, FP2

12 podium finishers in Barcelona: Alvaro Bautista (7), Jonathan Rea (6), Toprak Razgatlioglu (6), Michael Ruben Rinaldi (4), Scott Redding (3), Chaz Davies (2), Michael van der Mark (2), Garrett Gerloff (2), Loris Baz (1), Axel Bassani (1), Alex Lowes (1) and Andrea Locatelli (1).

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