The UK Round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship has come to a close with the second WorldSBK race of the weekend, which took place today under sunny skies at Donington Park. Stefan Bradl was eleventh at the chequered flag on board his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machine.

The outcome of the race for the 27-year-old German rider was largely dictated at the start by a crash in front of him at turn one. When the rider fell ahead of him, it forced Stefan almost to a stop to which naturally cost him a lot of ground to the leaders. From the very back of the field, Bradl fought back as he went from 21st place to 14th in the first third of the race. Then, with a big gap to bridge from the riders ahead, Bradl rode a lonely race to cross the finish line in 11th at the end of the 23-lap encounter.

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team will now be on the road to Misano, where a two-day private test will be carried out from Wednesday with Stefan Bradl and test rider Michele Magnoni. The next round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at the same track in three weekends time.

Stefan Bradl

Stefan Bradl 6

11th

We made a couple of changes to the chassis set-up before the race to improve the rear-end grip and it turned out to be a little bit better. Just after the start of the race, though, at turn one Krummenacher crashed in front of me and I had to brake and almost stop, so I lost a lot of time. I found myself last so I had to do my best to recover as many positions as possible. Eleventh place is an OK result, but there is still a lot of work to do, but fortunately we have a test coming up in Misano which will be very important for us.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Pieter Breddels

Pieter Breddels

Before the race we decided to make a couple of adjustments to the set-up and things improved. Still, we seem to be skirting around the problem because we haven’t yet found the right throttle connection for Stefan. We will take this 11th place, though, and get ready for the Misano test, where we’ll be able to evaluate a lot of new material. We will welcome back Michele Magnoni, who was also our test rider some years ago. He will help us to go through all the things we have to try and hopefully we will be able to make that step forward we’ve been looking for.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
UK Round

Donington Park, United Kingdom

WorldSBK 2017, Round 6

Sunny & Dry / 20
Sunday 28 May 2017, 14:44 UTC
  • Air Temp: 20°C
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Ground Temp: 39°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'53.138
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.601
3 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +12.200
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 13 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +12.984
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 11 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +18.953
6 Leon Camier 2 GBR 10 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +23.971
7 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 9 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +29.892
8 Román Ramos 40 SPA 8 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +44.742
9 Jake Dixon 27 GBR 7 Royal Air Force Regular and Reserve Kawasaki Kawasaki +50.662
10 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA 6 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +51.749
11 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 5 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +59.459
12 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 4 Guandalini Racing Yamaha +1'12.794
13 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1'22.719
14 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 2 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +5 Laps
NC Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia DNF
NC Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 0 IodaRacing Team Aprilia DNF
NC Marco Melandri 33 ITA 0 Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA 0 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW DNF
NC Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia DNF
NC Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 0 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki DNF
NC Leon Haslam 91 GBR 0 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki DNF
NC Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI 0 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki DNF
Cloudy & Windy / 18
Saturday 27 May 2017, 14:45 UTC
  • Air Temp: 18°C
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Ground Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'56.457
2 Leon Haslam 91 GBR 20 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +16.500
3 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 16 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +19.170
4 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 13 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +19.699
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 11 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +21.454
6 Leon Camier 2 GBR 10 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +23.376
7 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 9 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +24.979
8 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 8 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +26.988
9 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 7 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +34.910
10 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 6 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +35.178
11 Román Ramos 40 SPA 5 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +38.585
12 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 4 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +39.824
13 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 3 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +44.623
14 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI 2 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +52.539
15 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA 1 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +58.875
16 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1'03.994
17 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 0 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +1'06.816
18 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1'14.800
NC Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
NC Stefan Bradl 6 GER 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Jake Dixon 27 GBR 0 Royal Air Force Regular and Reserve Kawasaki Kawasaki DNF
Sunny & Dry / 23
Saturday 27 May 2017, 10:55 UTC
  • Air Temp: 23°C
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Ground Temp: 31°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'26.641
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.364
3 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.697
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.897
5 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.177
6 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.239
7 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.514
8 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1.613
9 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.667
10 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.696
11 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.892
12 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +2.009
13 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
14 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +
15 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +
16 Jake Dixon 27 GBR Royal Air Force Regular and Reserve Kawasaki Kawasaki +
17 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
18 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
19 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
20 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +
21 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
22 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
Sunny & Dry / 25
Friday 26 May 2017, 14:37 UTC
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Ground Temp: 42°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'27.740
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.122
3 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.399
4 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.413
5 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.426
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.634
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.664
8 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.881
9 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.941
10 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +0.943
11 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +0.970
12 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.156
13 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.165
14 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +1.255
15 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.327
16 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.548
17 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.660
18 Jake Dixon 27 GBR Royal Air Force Regular and Reserve Kawasaki Kawasaki +1.769
19 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1.782
20 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +2.055
21 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +2.555
22 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +2.848
Rider Standings
Sunday, 28 May 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 260 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 205 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
3 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 185 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
4 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 137 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
5 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 121 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
6 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 102 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 99 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
8 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 84 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
9 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 72 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
10 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 58 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
11 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 57 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
12 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 48 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
13 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 43 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
14 Nicky HAYDEN 69 USA 40 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
15 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 32 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
16 Randy KRUMMENACHER 15 SWI 27 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
17 Alex DE ANGELIS 15 RSM 23 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki
18 Leon HASLAM 91 GBR 20 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
19 Markus REITERBERGER 21 GER 19 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
20 Raffaele DE ROSA 35 ITA 12 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
21 Riccardo RUSSO 84 ITA 8 Guandalini Racing Yamaha
22 Jake DIXON 27 GBR 7 Royal Air Force Regular and Reserve Kawasaki Kawasaki
23 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 6 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
24 Ayrton BADOVINI 86 ITA 6 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
25 Joshua BROOKES 25 AUS 4 ERMotorsport-EliteRoads.com.au Yamaha
26 Julian SIMON 60 SPA 4 Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex