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Monday, 14 November 2022 09:07 GMT

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2022 has been an unforgettable season in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship with incredible battles between the top three of Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati), Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), drama throughout the season and fierce fights throughout the entire grid. With one round left to go this season, a welcome return to Australia and Phillip Island, you can watch the Grand Ridge Brewery Australian Round for FREE when you subscribe to VideoPass for 2023!

The campaign started in April at MotorLand Aragon which set the tone for the season, with Rea and Bautista engaging in a last-lap fight for victory in Race 1 which the Ulsterman won, although Bautista responded in style on Sunday with two wins to his name. Assen was next up and rivalries reignited in Race 2 as Razgatlioglu and Rea came together, paving the way for Bautista to gain 25 points over the pair before WorldSBK headed to Estoril for what was one of the most dramatic rounds of the season. Three races, three last-lap deciders provided the drama as Rea and Bautista shared the wins and Razgatlioglu narrowly missed out.

From Estoril, WorldSBK headed to Italy and Misano with Razgatlioglu taking his first win of the season to truly kickstart his title defence, while Bautista took two wins in Italy for Ducati. Donington Park followed and there was a twist in the title face as leader Bautista came down in Race 1 and Razgatlioglu had really got the winning feeling: a hat-trick made it four wins in five races for the reigning Champion. Following Bautista’s crash in the UK, the Autodrom Most was next and hosted yet more thrilling encounters after a last-lap showdown in the Superpole Race.

After the summer break, the Championship descended on France and the drama was endless. Rea crashed in Race 1 followed shortly afterwards by Razgatlioglu as Bautista won ahead of Scott Redding (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) and Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing). There was another last-lap showdown in the Superpole Race and the drama did not stop there as, in Race 2, Rea and Bautista collided. Bautista was down and out of the race and Rea was penalised for his role in the collision. A trip to Barcelona followed and Bautista was able to take a memorable hat-trick while Garrett Gerloff (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) took his first podium of 2022.

A trip to Portimao followed and there was more of the same drama as Razgatlioglu and Bautista went head-to-head, with the pair splitting the wins in Bautista’s favour. Nine European rounds were done and now started three flyaways, starting with Argentina. Razgatlioglu’s Race 1 crash dented his title hopes but he responded in style on Sunday as he tried to limit the damage, while WorldSBK’s visit to Indonesia proved to be decisive in the title fight as Bautista was crowned the 2022 Champion.

WorldSBK and WorldSSP will both be on track as WorldSBK returns to Australia for the first time since 2020 and you will be able to watch every race from Phillip Island with expert commentary and analysis, plus every practice session and Tissot Superpole session LIVE. And, as well as all the live action, you can go back in time and watch some memorable from this season as well as years gone by.

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