Today’s first race at Mandalika was ultimately cancelled due to torrential rain. The action, therefore, was postponed until tomorrow.

Alvaro Bautista will race alone this weekend, his team-mate Leon Haslam unfortunately unable to compete in these final races of the 2021 season, having not yet fully recovered following recent arm surgery.

Having placed fourth overall in yesterday’s sessions, Bautista used this morning’s final practice to make some final adjustments with his team ahead of the Superpole. 


During the brief qualifying session, Alvaro pushed hard to improve his practice times, setting a 1’34.051 with just a few minutes to go. A reference saw him place eighth at the end of the phase and earn a third-row qualifying position as a result.


Riders took to the grid at 2.40 pm local time but returned almost immediately to their garages as torrential rain began to fall. 

In light of the monsoon and subsequent track conditions with significant standing water, Race Direction ultimately decided it was impossible to race today, postponing race one until tomorrow. 

Team HRC will therefore line up for both 21-lap Superbike races during the course of tomorrow.

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Alvaro Bautista 19

“Given the conditions, the decision not to race today was the right one, but obviously, it’s always disappointing to miss a race. 

In this case, it’s doubly so because this is the Superbikes debut event at this beautiful track, and the fans deserved to see a good show. 

They waited in the grandstands until the very end, so we hope to repay them tomorrow by giving them a good show with two long and exciting races.”

Results Tissot Superpole

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 RAZGATLIOGLU Toprak 54 TUR PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1’32.877
2 REA Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1’33.201 0.324
3 REDDING Scott 45 GBR ARUBA Racing – Ducati Ducati 1’33.256 0.379
4 GERLOFF Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1’33.545 0.668
5 LOCATELLI Andrea 55 ITA PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1’33.588 0.711
6 SYKES Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1’33.672 0.795
7 BASSANI Alex 47 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1’33.775 0.898
8 BAUTISTA Alvaro 19 SPA Team HRC Honda 1’34.051 1.174
9 VAN DER MARK Michael 60 NDL BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1’34.080 1.203
10 MERCADO Leandro 36 ARG MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1’34.154 1.277
11 DAVIES Chaz 7 GBR Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1’34.427 1.550
12 PONSSON Christophe 23 FRA Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 1’34.431 1.554
13 VINALES Isaac 32 SPA ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1’34.438 1.561
14 RINALDI Michael Ruben 21 ITA ARUBA Racing – Ducati Ducati 1’34.499 1.622
15 CAVALIERI Samuele 76 ITA TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1’34.577 1.700
16 NOZANE Kohta 3 JPN GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1’34.660 1.783
17 RABAT Tito 53 SPA Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1’35.258 2.381
18 KONIG Oliver 15 CZE OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1’35.864 2.987

via HRC


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