Superbike, high tension in Barcelona: the program and the TV guide

This weekend, the eighth round of the 2022 World Championships takes place in Catalonia. The triple challenge between Bautista, Razgatlioglu and Rea is increasingly sparkling with the three surrounded by less than 50 points. Weekend live on Sky Sport MotoGP with Superbike 1 and 2 races on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and a Superpole race on Sunday at 11am

SBK Special

From Friday Big Bikes World Superbike Championship They will restart the engines in Montmelò after a fiery ride at Magny-Cours. All this happened in France. All three great competitors of the season have crashed at least once in one of the three races this weekend. The standings have shortened even more, and the stellar battle for the 2022 title, if possible, becomes even more exciting.

Bautista is still in the lead, Razgatlioglu in a great comeback, Rhea in difficulty

After seven of the 12 scheduled rounds, with 310 points still awarded, the Drivers Rating reports: 1. Alvaro Bautista Ducati, pt. 332, 2. Toprak Razgatlioglu, Yamaha, pt. 302 (-30), 3. Jonathan Rhea, Kawasaki, pt. 285 (-47). World Champion Yamaha, who finished second in the World Championships at Magny-Cours, has regained a good 49 points for the leader in the last 3 rounds. Razgatlioglu has won eight of the last 12 races leaving behind a rather complicated start to the season. Bautista, who has always been on the podium in the first 12 races, has handled two zeros in the last three races, the latter in the second race in France after a very difficult contact with Jonathan Rea (who was punished with a long penalty). The Spanish Ducati racer withstood a theoretically unfavorable trilogy for the Panigale V4R. After Donington, Most and Magny-Cours now come to Barcelona and Portimao, two tracks that on paper should allow Ducati to express itself at its best. The most turbulent of the “Big Three” the six-time world champion appeared at Kawasaki. Jonathan Rea has not won in 12 races and in France, before the disaster with Bautista in race 2, he had already crashed in race 1 due to a fault in the ses. In short, in the last round, it all happened on the track, considering that Razgatlioglu also ended up on the gravel in Race 1, and still manages to finish points, 11.

Rinaldi, Bassani, Locatelli fight behind the ‘Big Three’

Bautista, Razgatlioglu e Ria It is clear how they are doing “another world championship”. Not achievable for everyone in the general classification. However, in individual races, there is potential for some riders to enter the big names. Rinaldi and Bassani did well at Magny-Cours, while Locatelli seemed to struggle a bit. Michael Rubin Rinaldi, fourth in the world championship with 167 points, confirmed in the Ducati Factory also for 2023, finally climbed to the podium with a superb performance in Race 2, while Axel Bassani, the fastest independent rider in the race, returned the world with a Ducati published by Team Motocorsa to The house is a wonderful double step on the podium. The young driver from Veneto comes to Barcelona from sixth in the overall standings con 151 points. Among Ducati fans, there is Andrea Locatelli with the Factory Yamaha team’s R1, one point behind Rinaldi, looking to return to the fray on the podium at Montmelo, perhaps capitalizing on the fight between the “Big Three”.

Ducati also leads the constructors’ championship

Ducati tops all rankings in the World Championships Superbike. First with Bautista among the riders, first with Bassani among the independents, first between teams with and first with Motocorsa among the non-manufactured teams. Even among the constructors, the home of Borgo Panigale is the leader with 336 points. He was chased by Yamaha with the 338. Obviously nothing has been decided yet but it could be a record year for a Ducati.

Catalonia Tour schedules on Sky Sport MotoGP

Friday 23 September

Raw 10.30: Fp1 Superbike
15: Fp2 Superbike

Saturday 24 September
9:45 Super Bowl Super Sport 300
10:20 Super Bold SuperSport
11:00 Superpole Superbike
12:40 Gara Supersport 300
14:00 First Superbike Race
15:15 Gara Super Sport

Sunday 25 September
11:00 Superpole Superbike

12:30 Gara 2 Super Sport
14:00 The second race of the superbike
15:15 Gaara 2 Supersport 30