The last race of the Indonesian round of the production-derived championship gets underway, which sees Toprak Ratzgatlioglu starts from the first box chased by his teammate Andrea Locatelli. The race is interrupted on the eighth lap in turn 11 due to the crash that involves Michael van der Mark (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) e Philipp Oettl (Team GoEleven).
After the impact, the Dutch rider was transported to the medical center for tests, while the marshals green-flagged the 14-lap distance.
Rinaldi starts from pole position and immediately tries to impose the pace gaining precious meters against Alvaro Bautista, his colleague in the box, and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) fighting for second place. After Razgatlioglu got the better of him, Bautista returned the favor on lap four into turn 15 and set off in pursuit of Rinaldi.
The gap to recover for the world champion exceeds the second. Bautista also goes wide in turn 1 losing almost a second, but the Spaniard doesn’t lose heart and returns to Rinaldi’s exhausts thanks to an extraordinary comeback that sees him leading the race during the penultimate lap.
At the last lap in turn 10 the rider from Rimini Rinaldi goes wide and loses two positions towards Razgatlioglu e xavi virgin (Team HRC) who thus takes home his first podium in WorldSBK.
Rinaldi therefore finishes in fourth position ahead of Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) e Daniel Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) who brings home important points, always returning to the top ten.
Seventh place for the Australian rookie Remy Gardner (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) behind Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing), who was sanctioned by the marshals during the race and had to give up a position due to irresponsible conduct in the race. Ninth place for Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) in front of Scott Redding (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team).
on the following pages find the classification of Race 2 and the classification of the championship after the Mandalika weekend.
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