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WorldSBK Indonesia Race 2: Bautista makes it win number five from tenth

Álvaro Bautista has won his fifth race of the season after taking the checkered flag first in the final race of the weekend in Indonesia.
However, he had to go it the hard way, starting the race from tenth on the grid after crashing out with five laps remaining in the Superpole race.
Yamaha completed a 1-2 in the Superpole race with Toprak Razgatlıoğlu taking the top honours ahead of Andrea Locatelli.
Kawasaki’s Alex Lowes completed the podium, with team-mate Jonathan Rea fourth. However, that doesn’t tell the whole story.
The Northern Irish rider crashed during the race, bringing out the red flag. However, the team managed to fix his bike in time and he was able to take the restart.
In Race two, Axel Bassani managed to sneak into the lead following a strong start, with Razgatlıoğlu falling down the leaderboard.
The race was then stopped on lap seven following a big crash between Michael van der Mark and Philipp Oettl. Scott Redding also came off the bike in a separate incident just moments before the red flag came out.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi lead the riders away at the restart, but Razgatlıoğlu was in fine form and put in a strong move on Bausita to move up to second.
However, it didn’t last long as the reigning World Champion got past the 2021 Champion to take second place, with Rinaldi still out front.
Andrea Locatelli was then putting pressure on Rea, who slid off the bike at turn seven, ending his race.
With two laps to go, Bautista made his move on Rinaldi and took the lead of the race, with a mistake from Rinaldi later in the lap handing victory to the Spanish rider.
This means that Bautista has won every five races out of a possible six this season, and has a 100% winning streak when he has finished a race.
Here is how the top ten looked on the leaderboard at the end of Race 2:

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