The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team has completed the fifth WorldSBK round of the year by taking part in the second race of the weekend at Imola’s ‘Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari’. After a restart, Nicky Hayden crossed the line 12th, two places ahead of his team mate Stefan Bradl.

The race came to an early stop on the second lap due to a technical problem – with subsequent oil spill – that occurred to Badovini’s bike, which led to a red flag. The new 18-lap encounter got underway after all track-cleaning procedures were completed, with Bradl getting a great launch off the grid to enter turn two in 11th position just ahead of Hayden. The 27-year-old German rider then lost eight places, after missing the last chicane, at the end of the opening lap.

Meanwhile, Hayden found himself in the middle of a group of seven riders battling for sixth place: on lap seven, he set his personal quickest lap of the race while doing his utmost to stay in touch with the riders ahead. In the final third of the encounter, the experienced American rider dropped down to twelfth but maintained his position to the chequered flag.

Bradl went from 19th to claim a 14th place finish, despite pressure coming from De Rosa and Krummenacher in the closing stages.

The next round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at Donington Park in the UK in two weekends.

Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden 69

12th

My second start to the race was not as great as the first one, but I still managed to move up a couple of places. I was able to stay in the group fighting for sixth place for the majority of the race and I was running better than at any time over the weekend, but unfortunately towards the end I lost a balance weight off the wheel which caused a vibration. I couldn’t keep the pace, otherwise I could have been a bit closer. It’s been quite a hard weekend for us, but it’s behind us now now and hopefully we will get back in the right direction at Donington Park.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Stefan Bradl

Stefan Bradl 6

14th

Things didn’t go as well as yesterday, unfortunately. I had a bit of a problem with gear shifting and it was harder to get the ratios in, so I was focused on it more than I would normally be and everything got a bit complicated. This week was not easy for a number of reasons and luck was certainly on our side. But we now have to look forward and prepare for the next round.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Pieter Breddels

Pieter Breddels

Nicky was quite competitive in the first two thirds of the race and managed to stay in the group battling for sixth, before having to slow down a little. It was a pity, really, because he was doing quite well and looked like he could stay in the mix for a top-6 finish. We’re now investigating on what happened. Stefan, unfortunately, had an issue with shifting, which led to him missing the chicane and did not allow him to keep up a good pace throughout the race. He did a great job because he held on and finished the race with a couple of points, though.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Italian Round

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy

WorldSBK 2017, Round 5

Sunny / Dry / 27
Sunday 14 May 2017, 12:25 UTC
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Ground Temp: 44°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 25 Aruba.it Racing Ducati 32'12.361
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +3.739
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +4.342
4 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 13 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +14.441
5 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 11 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +14.596
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 10 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +32.214
7 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 9 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +33.919
8 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 8 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +35.932
9 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 7 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +36.099
10 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 6 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +37.621
11 Román Ramos 40 SPA 5 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +40.395
12 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 4 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +43.738
13 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 3 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +48.589
14 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 2 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +54.649
15 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI 1 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +54.916
16 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA 0 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +56.434
17 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1'15.311
NC Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 0 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki DNF
NC Leon Camier 2 GBR 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
NC Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
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Saturday 13 May 2017, 11:55 UTC
  • Air Temp: 24°C
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Ground Temp: 42°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 25 Aruba.it Racing Ducati 21'21.371
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +6.696
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +9.287
4 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +9.913
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 11 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +16.142
6 Leon Camier 2 GBR 10 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +21.914
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 9 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +24.638
8 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 8 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +25.792
9 Román Ramos 40 SPA 7 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +34.035
10 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 6 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +34.585
11 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 5 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +39.857
12 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 4 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +40.639
13 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI 3 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +43.089
14 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA 2 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +43.560
15 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 1 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +47.289
16 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +50.389
NC Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia DNF
NC Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Nicky Hayden 69 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 0 IodaRacing Team Aprilia DNF
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA 0 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW DNF
Sunny & Dry / 22
Saturday 13 May 2017, 09:23 UTC
  • Air Temp: 22°C
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Ground Temp: 34°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'45.662
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.032
3 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.324
4 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.772
5 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.948
6 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.955
7 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.253
8 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.854
9 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.023
10 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +2.192
11 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.226
12 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.856
13 Nicky Hayden 69 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
15 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +
16 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
17 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
18 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +
19 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
21 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
Sunny / Dry / 25
Friday 12 May 2017, 13:44 UTC
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Ground Temp: 37°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'46.229
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.465
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.896
4 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.962
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.633
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.860
7 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.872
8 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.036
9 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +2.055
10 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +2.083
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +2.105
12 Nicky Hayden 69 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.312
13 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.537
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +2.626
15 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +3.032
16 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +3.331
17 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +3.379
18 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.411
19 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +3.615
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.787
21 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +4.065
Rider Standings
Sunday, 14 May 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 235 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 161 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 160 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
4 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 124 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
5 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 94 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
6 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 84 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
7 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 78 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
8 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 65 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
9 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 64 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
10 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 55 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
11 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 44 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
12 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 43 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
13 Nicky HAYDEN 69 USA 40 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
14 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 34 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
15 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 28 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
16 Randy KRUMMENACHER 15 SWI 25 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
17 Alex DE ANGELIS 15 RSM 23 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki
18 Markus REITERBERGER 21 GER 19 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
19 Raffaele DE ROSA 35 ITA 5 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
20 Riccardo RUSSO 84 ITA 4 Guandalini Racing Yamaha
21 Joshua BROOKES 25 AUS 4 ERMotorsport-EliteRoads.com.au Yamaha
22 Julian SIMON 60 SPA 4 Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex
23 Ayrton BADOVINI 86 ITA 4 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
24 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki