After qualifying second-fastest this morning for the fourth round of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship, Razgatlıoğlu led the opening race from the front, before settling into a rhythm behind main rivals Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki). The Turkish ace was building momentum to make a move on Rea to retake second place when an electrical problem in the bike’s charging circuit halted his challenge at Turn 16 on Lap 13.
Teammate Locatelli was the first Yamaha to finish in sixth position, taking valuable points to work towards solidifying fourth place in the Riders’ Championship. “Loka” hopes to improve tomorrow with further set-up changes to maximise results at his home round this weekend.
Tomorrow is another day for Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK, with two more races in an action-packed Sunday following a short 15-minute Warm-Up session at 09:00 (CEST). The 10-lap Superpole Race will take place at the usual time of 11:00 with Race 2 at the later start time of 15:15.