The closing race of the ‘Riviera di Rimini Round’ of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship was contested today at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Stefan Bradl and the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rounded out the top-10 in what was another hot and eventful 21-lap race around the 4.226km Italian track.
Bradl maintained his position at the start of the race while steadily making his way up to tenth place, which he reached on the 18th lap. From then on, Stefan rode the remaining laps on his own to retain tenth at the chequered flag.
The next round of the World Superbike championship will take place in three-weekend’s time at Laguna Seca, United States of America.
“Today’s race was surely a better one, but it wasn’t easy! After four laps, I had some problems with the dashboard. It took me a couple of laps to figure that out and once I realised everything else was OK, I could find a bit of pace back and finish the race. Tenth place is not a bad result, especially given the circumstances, but obviously we need to find some direction for the next round because this weekend has been quite difficult for everyone.”
“Once again it was not an easy race for us. Unlike yesterday, the bike was working OK and Stefan put together a great effort by riding the bike home in tenth place despite the issue with the dashboard. We now have some time to prepare for the next race at Laguna and we will work hard to be ready for it.”