Locatelli leaves Phillip Island second in the championship standings after a super consistent weekend, a culmination of a well-deserved third-place podium in Sunday’s feature Race 2 and strong fifth-place finish in the Superpole Race this morning.
For Razgatlıoğlu, his challenge for a top five finish ended abruptly on Lap 17, when the crashing Kawasaki of Alex Lowes collected the #54 rider after a mistake on entry of Turn 4 “Miller Hairpin”. The Turkish rider’s excellent podium in the Superpole Race this morning was of little consolation to a “non-fault” DNF so early in the season.
The team moves directly to Mandalika for the second round the season next week, a favourite venue for both riders where Razgatlıoğlu took a clean sweep of the races in 2022 and Locatelli shared the podium with his teammate as well as his first front-row start in WorldSBK.
Full WorldSBK Superpole Race results