WorldSBK UK: Rapid Razgatlioglu Takes Donington Pole

WorldSBK heads to Donington this weekend for the WorldSBK UK Round. Toprak Razgatlioglu currently leads the championship, and set pole position in Superpole

Scott Redding, 2024 UK WorldSBK. - Gold and Goose

Round five of the 2024 Superbike World Championship takes the series to the UK, and Donington Park, where Toprak Razgatlioglu arrives to the WorldSBK UK Round with the championship lead. The championship leader was also fastest on Friday, and then set a new lap rcord to take pole position in Saturday morning's Superpole session.

Overview

  • Superpole - Razgatlioglu takes Donington pole by over half-a-second as Scott Redding makes the front row

  • Friday Practice - Razgatlioglu tops both Friday sessions, with Danilo Petrucci closing the gap in the afternoon

  • 2023 - Razgatlioglu denies Bautista treble with Superpole Race win

Superpole

Toprak Razgatlioglu blitzed the field at Donington Park to win Superpole for the UK Round, becoming the first rider to lap in under 1:25 at Donington in WorldSBK history.

The 1:24.8 that Razgatlioglu set on his first run of Superpole would have been comfortably enough for pole position, but on his second run he lowered that to a 1:24.629 to take pole by 0.6 seconds over Nicolo Bulega on the factory Ducati. Scott Redding made it a BMW 1-3 on the Bonovo Action machine, while Sam Lowes qualified fourth, alongside Dominique Aegerter and Michael van der Mark on the second row.

Jonathan Rea qualified on row three in eighth place, between his Pata Yamaha teammate Andrea Locatelli in seventh and Alex Lowes on the factory Kawasaki in ninth. Lowes had briefly been in third place, but was one of several riders to have their best laps cancelled. The same was true of Danilo Petrucci, who was fourth before losing his best lap to yellow flags, leaving him 13th, and reigning champion Alvaro Bautista had his best lap deleted, too, leaving him down in 11th. Remy Gardner in 10th and Garrett Gerloff in 12th join Bautista on row four.

Full WorldSBK results from Superpole at Donington are below.

2024 WorldSBK Donington Results | Superpole

2024 WorldSBK Championship | UK Round | Donington Park | Superpole Result | Rd 5/13
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:24.629
2Nicolo BulegaITAAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:25.202
3Scott ReddingGBRBonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1:25.406
4Sam LowesGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamDucati Panigale V4 R1:25.492
5Dominique AegerterSUIGYTR GRT YamahaYamaha R11:25.528
6Michael van der MarkNEDROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:25.621
7Andrea LocatelliITAPata Prometeon YamahaYamaha R11:25.630
8Jonathan ReaGBRPata Prometeon YamahaYamaha R11:25.638
9Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:25.644
10Remy GardnerAUSGYTR GRT YamahaYamaha R11:25.764
11Alvaro BautistaESPAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:25.839
12Garrett GerloffUSABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1:25.845
13Danilo PetrucciITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:25.895
14Andrea IannoneITATeam Go ElevenDucati Panigale V4 R1:25.989
15Xavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1:26.156
16Michael Ruben RinaldiITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.167
17Axel BassaniITAKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:26.197
18Bradley RayITAGMT94 YamahaYamaha R11:26.242
19Iker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1:26.393
20Tito RabatESPPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1:26.607
21Philipp OettlGERGMT94 YamahaYamaha R11:26.692
22Tarran MackenzieGBRPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:26.815
23Adam NorrodinMASPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:28.488

Friday Practice

Toprak Razgatlioglu was fastest in both WorldSBK practice sessions on Friday at the UK Round in Donington, although a number of riders are within touch on the timing sheets.

Razgatlioglu was over 0.4 seconds clear of the field after FP1, but that gap was reduced by Danilo Petrucci to just over 0.2 seconds in FP2. Indeed, three riders finished FP2 within 0.3 seconds of Razgatlioglu, as Nicolo Bulega and Alex Lowes matched Danilo Petrucci on 1:26.2-second laps.

Fifth-fastest was Scott Redding, who made an encouraging start to his home weekend for the Bonovo BMW team, while Alvaro Bautista suffered a crash at turn one in the afternoon before ending the day sixth-fastest.

Andrea Locatelli was seventh and the best Yamaha, ahead of Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Sam Lowes, and Axel Bassani who completed the top 10 for Kawasaki.

Full WorldSBK results from FP1 and FP2 at Donington are below.

2024 WorldSBK Donington Results | FP2

2024 WorldSBK Championship | UK Round | Donington Park | FP2 Result | Rd 5/13
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:26.013
2Danilo PetrucciITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.235
3Nicolo BulegaITAAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.238
4Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:26.296
5Scott ReddingGBRBonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1:26.434
6Alvaro BautistaESPAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.580
7Andrea LocatelliITAPata Prometeon YamahaYamaha R11:26.688
8Michael Ruben RinaldiITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.696
9Sam LowesGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.822
10Axel BassaniITAKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:26.838
11Dominique AegerterSUIGYTR GRT YamahaYamaha R11:26.845
12Jonathan ReaGBRPata Prometeon YamahaYamaha R11:26.886
13Michael van der MarkNEDROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:26.907
14Remy GardnerAUSGYTR GRT YamahaYamaha R11:26.938
15Andrea IannoneITATeam Go ElevenDucati Panigale V4 R1:27.101
16Garrett GerloffUSABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1:27.154
17Bradley RayITAGMT94 YamahaYamaha R11:27.247
18Tito RabatESPPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1:27.317
19Tarran MackenzieGBRPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:27.353
20Philipp OettlGERGMT94 YamahaYamaha R11:27.484
21Xavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1:27.605
22Iker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1:27.686
23Adam NorrodinMASPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:29.694

2024 WorldSBK Donington Results | FP1

2024 WorldSBK Championship | UK Round | Donington Park | FP1 Result | Rd 5/13
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:26.419
2Danilo PetrucciITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.835
3Garrett GerloffUSABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1:27.052
4Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:27.125
5Alvaro BautistaESPAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:27.157
6Remy GardnerAUSGYTR GRT YamahaYamaha R11:27.318
7Andrea LocatelliITAPata Prometeon YamahaYamaha R11:27.330
8Nicolo BulegaITAAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:27.511
9Andrea IannoneITATeam Go ElevenDucati Panigale V4 R1:27.664
10Scott ReddingGBRBonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1:27.754
11Michael van der MarkNEDROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:27.756
12Michael Ruben RinaldiITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:27.784
13Jonathan ReaGBRPata Prometeon YamahaYamaha R11:27.847
14Sam LowesGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamDucati Panigale V4 R1:27.904
15Dominique AegerterSUIGYTR GRT YamahaYamaha R11:27.953
16Bradley RayITAGMT94 YamahaYamaha R11:28.019
17Tito RabatESPPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1:28.114
18Axel BassaniITAKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:28.206
19Iker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1:28.445
20Xavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1:28.518
21Tarran MackenzieGBRPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:28.615
22Philipp OettlGERGMT94 YamahaYamaha R11:28.673
23Adam NorrodinMASPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:30.623

2023

2023 WorldSBK Donington Results | Race 2

2023 WorldSBK Championship | Donington Park, UK | Race 2 Results | Round 6 / 12
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Alvaro BautistaESPAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 RWIN
2Toprak RazgatliogluTURPata Yamaha PrometeonYamaha R12.650
3Danilo PetrucciITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R7.936
4Scott ReddingGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR9.198
5Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR9.506
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR9.960
7Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R10.292
8Andrea LocatelliITAPata Yamaha PrometeonYamaha R110.537
9Garrett GerloffUSABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR11.036
10Philipp OettlGERTeam GoElevenDucati Panigale V4 R14.317
11Dominique AegerterSUIGYRT GRT YamahaYamaha R117.697
12Remy GardnerAUSGYRT GRT YamahaYamaha R123.762
13Bradley RayGBRMotoxracing TeamYamaha R124.052
14Iker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R24.543
15Hafizh SyahrinMALPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R48.163
16Isaac VinalesESPTPR by Vinales RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR50.201
17Oilver KonigCZEOrelac Racing MovisioKawasaki ZX-10RR1:05.224
18Eric GranadoBRAPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:08.928
19Lorenzo BaldassarriITAGMT94 YamahaYamaha R11:12.643
DNFXavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFMichael Ruben RinaldiITAAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 RDNF
DNFTom SykesGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFTito RabatESPPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFLoris BazFRABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF

2023 WorldSBK Results | Donington  | Superpole Race                 

2023 WorldSBK Championship | Donington Park, UK | Superpole Race Results | Round 6 / 12
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPata Yamaha PrometeonYamaha R1WIN
2Alvaro BautistaESPAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R0.315
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR0.537
4Andrea LocatelliITAPata Yamaha PrometeonYamaha R14.247
5Danilo PetrucciITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R5.018
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR5.330
7Garrett GerloffUSABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR5.629
8Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R6.884
9Scott ReddingGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR9.047
10Philipp OettlGERTeam GoElevenDucati Panigale V4 R11.167
11Dominique AegerterSUIGYRT GRT YamahaYamaha R112.125
12Bradley RayGBRMotoxracing TeamYamaha R113.346
13Iker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R13.712
14Xavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R14.295
15Remy GardnerAUSGYRT GRT YamahaYamaha R117.793
16Lorenzo BaldassarriITAGMT94 YamahaYamaha R120.959
17Michael Ruben RinaldiITAAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R22.256
18Tom SykesGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR25.381
19Hafizh SyahrinMALPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R28.530
20Tito RabatESPPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR28.954
21Isaac VinalesESPTPR by Vinales RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR29.146
22Oilver KonigCZEOrelac Racing MovisioKawasaki ZX-10RR35.084
23Loris BazFRABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR35.269
24Eric GranadoBRAPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R36.476

2023 WorldSBK Donington Results | Race 1

2023 WorldSBK Championship | Donington Park, UK | Race 1 Results | Round 6 / 12
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Alvaro BautistaESPAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 RWIN
2Toprak RazgatliogluTURPata Yamaha PrometeonYamaha R13.718
3Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR6.115
4Danilo PetrucciITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R7.855
5Andrea LocatelliITAPata Yamaha PrometeonYamaha R110.738
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR11.143
7Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R12.025
8Scott ReddingGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR12.638
9Tom SykesGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR12.754
10Remy GardnerAUSGYRT GRT YamahaYamaha R125.944
11Xavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R26.050
12Dominique AegerterSUIGYRT GRT YamahaYamaha R130.859
13Michael Ruben RinaldiITAAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R31.558
14Lorenzo BaldassarriITAGMT94 YamahaYamaha R152.605
15Isaac VinalesESPTPR by Vinales RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR56.037
16Tito RabatESPPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR57.082
17Hafizh SyahrinMALPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R57.216
18Oilver KonigCZEOrelac Racing MovisioKawasaki ZX-10RR1:00.969
19Eric GranadoBRAPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:16.479
DNFGarrett GerloffUSABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFPhilipp OettlGERTeam GoElevenDucati Panigale V4 RDNF
DNFIker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFLoris BazFRABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFBradley RayGBRMotoxracing TeamYamaha R1DNF

2023 WorldSBK Donington Results | Superpole

2023 WorldSBK Championship | Donington Park, UK | Superpole Results | Round 6 / 12
PosRiderNat.WorldSBK TeamSuperbikeTiming
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:26.041
2Alvaro BautistaESPAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.109
3Danilo PetrucciITABarni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.205
4Toprak RazgatliogluTURPata Yamaha PrometeonYamaha R11:26.410
5Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:26.422
6Dominique AegerterSUIGYRT GRT YamahaYamaha R11:26.502
7Andrea LocatelliITAPata Yamaha PrometeonYamaha R11:26.510
8Tom SykesGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:26.524
9Michael Ruben RinaldiITAAruba.it Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.564
10Garrett GerloffUSABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1:26.648
11Philipp OettlGERTeam GoElevenDucati Panigale V4 R1:26.729
12Scott ReddingGBRROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:26.742
13Iker LecuonaESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1:27.190
14Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:27.258
15Loris BazFRABonovo Action BMWBMW M 1000 RR1:27.305
16Bradley RayGBRMotoxracing TeamYamaha R11:27.500
17Xavi ViergeESPTeam HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1:27.579
18Remy GardnerAUSGYRT GRT YamahaYamaha R11:27.608
19Tito RabatESPPuccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1:28.096
20Hafizh SyahrinMALPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:28.444
21Isaac VinalesESPTPR by Vinales RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1:28.763
22Lorenzo BaldassarriITAGMT94 YamahaYamaha R11:28.791
23Eric GranadoBRAPetronas MIE Racing TeamHonda CBR1000RR-R1:29.859
NQOilver KonigCZEOrelac Racing MovisioKawasaki ZX-10RRNo Time Set