World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu secured his first win with the #1 plate after dominating the Superpole race.

2022 World Superbike Misano, Italy - Superpole Race Results
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK10 Laps
2Alvaro BautistaSPAAruba.It Racing Ducati+2.087s
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK+4.975s
4Xavi ViergeSPATeam HRC WorldSBK+5.903s
5Iker LecuonaSPATeam HRC WorldSBK+7.197s
6Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK+8.476s
7Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+8.749s
8Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK+9.383s
9Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team+9.566s
10Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Racing Ducati+12.303s
11Scott ReddingGBRBMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team+12.400s
12Eugene LavertyIRLBonovo Action BMW+19.399s
13Hafizh SyahrinMALMIE Honda Racing+21.384s
14Luca BernardiSMBarni Spark Ducati Team+22.000s
15Ilya MychalchykUKRBMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team+24.547s
16Tito RabatSPAPuccetti Kawasaki+25.000s
17Roberto TamburiniITAMotoxracing Yamaha WorldSBK Team+26.420s
18Gabriele RuiuITABmax Racing+28.132s
19Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+28.479s
20Oliver KonigCZEOrelac Racing Kawasaki+2 Laps
21Loris BazFRABonovo Action BMWDNF
22Philipp OettlGERGoEleven DucatiDNF
23Kohta NozaneJPNGRT YamahaDNF
24Alesandro DelbiancoITAPedercini KawasakiDNF

Starting from pole for the second time this weekend, Alvaro Bautista was again beaten to turn one by Toprak Razgatlioglu. 

Unlike race one though, Bautista also lost out to Rea as the six-time World Superbike champion then turned second into first at turn 10. 

In a surprising move, both Team HRC riders Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge opted for pure performance after choosing the SCQ tyre. 

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Eager to win his first race as world champion, Razgatlioglu wasted no time in responding to Rea’s charge as he regained the lead at turn two (lap two). 

With Rea continuing to pressure Razgatlioglu, suspicions of a jump-start were circulating as it appeared as though Rea moved before the lights went out - a check was made and Rea was cleared of any wrongdoing.

With eight laps to go, Razgatlioglu increased his pace as he dropped Rea by over a second. 

A new race lap record was set by Razgatlioglu, while Rea was now coming under intense pressure from Bautista.

After several hard responses to Bautista’s overtakes, Rea eventually lost out to the flying Spaniard at turn 13.  

Although Bautista started to gap Rea, the pace being set by Razgatlioglu was proving difficult for the championship leader to overcome.


By far his best race from what’s already been a strong rookie season in World Superbike, Xavi Vierge was beginning to pressure a struggling Rea for third.

Misano World Superbike Records

Fastest ever lap - Alvaro Bautista SPA Ducati 1:33.328s (2022)

Fastest race lap - Alvaro Bautista SPA Ducati 1:34.221s (2022)

2021 Race Winners 

Race 1 - Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Ducati

Superpole Race - Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Ducati

Race 2 - Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha 

2022 Race Winners 

Race 1 - Alvaro Bautista SPA Ducati 

Redemption for Razgatlioglu as he wins his first World Superbike race with the #1 plate

Following the close battle between Bautista and Rea, plus his own stunning pace, Razgatlioglu was able to control the final few laps. 

As was the case in the Superpole race in Estoril, Razgatlioglu was by far the quickest rider, however, the Turkish star avoided a mistake this time around despite being on the limit until the very end. 

With Razgatlioglu and Bautista in a league of their own, Rea was continuing to face pressure from Vierge, albeit the former Moto2 rider was finding it hard to attempt a move. 

After clinching their best results of the season in race one, Michael Rinaldi and Axel Bassani had much tougher Superpole races as the former slipped from fifth to tenth. 

There was a late fall for GRT Yamaha rider Kohta Nozane, as the Japanese rider’s dreadful second season in World Superbike continued. 

After suffering a broken collarbone in race one, Christophe Ponsson was declared unfit for Sunday’s races.

Remaining Sunday World Superbike Misano schedule 

14:15 Race 2