Last exciting race day of the season for the Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team, celebrated by the team from Ravenna with a beautiful podium finish. Credit to Lorenzo Baldassarri, who was able to take 3rd place in Race 2. Good race also for Peter Sebestyen, 13th at the finish line.
After finishing the warm up - wet - in 1st and 3rd position respectively, Peter and Lorenzo took to the track for Race 2, held in dry conditions. Starting well from the second row Baldassarri immediately moved into the top positions, finding himself in a battle for victory with Aegerter and Caricasulo in the middle of the race. In the second part of the race Lorenzo slightly lost ground to his two rivals, but still managed to obtain a 3rd position, just a few tenths from the second step of the podium.
A comeback race for Sebestyen, who despite starting from the back managed to enter the points zone as early as lap 4. In the following stages the Hungarian rider continued to maintain a good pace, finishing 13th on the finish line.
By virtue of today's results Baldassarri finished his debut season in WorldSSP in 2nd position in the overall standings, with 388 points, the result of 4 victories and a total of 16 podiums. In his first full season with the Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team, however, Sebestyen finished 19th overall, with a total of 40 points.
In the team standings, the Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team confirmed its position as one of the benchmark teams in the category, taking 3rd place with 428 points. The Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team would like to thank all its partners for their support during this exciting 2022 season, and is now looking forward to 2023.
Race 2 results #AUSWorldSBK
P1 - Dominique Aegerter (Yamaha)
P2 - Federico Caricasulo (Ducati)
P3 - Lorenzo Baldassarri (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team, Yamaha)
P4 - Nicolò Bulega (Ducati)
P5 - Yari Montella (Kawasaki)
P13 - Peter Sebestyen (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team, Yamaha)
Lorenzo Baldassarri: "It was a great race: I was looking forward to at least one dry race at this beautiful track, and the result rewarded us. I really want to thank the team, Yamaha and all the people who helped me, as they allowed me to turn the page after thinking about quitting. I finish the season with a smile".
Peter Sebestyen: "I made a pretty good start today and then managed to enjoy the race. I struggled a bit with overtaking, which prevented me from getting further ahead, despite an interesting pace. It wasn't a satisfying season in terms of results, which I regret, but I thank the team for their effort".
Fabio Evangelista (Team Principal): "The 2022 season is officially over. I'm very happy that the team has confirmed its ability to fight for the title again this year: Baldassarri's 2nd place finish is an excellent result that motivates us in view of the future. Peter struggled more than expected, but I want to thank both him and Lorenzo for thrilling us round after round. Thanks to everyone who makes this dream come true".