Just a few days after completing the sixth Superbike World Championship round at Most in the Czech Republic, Team HRC has carried out a very productive test session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
While continuing the relentless work involved in developing the bike, factory riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam have worked with their respective technicians to identify a good base set-up for use during the Catalunya race weekend. The factory squad worked all day Thursday, breaking briefly for lunch, and completed a morning session on Friday, making full use of the track time and taking advantage of the summer conditions, the weather remaining sunny and quite warm throughout the tests.
As well as testing a series of new elements that the team made available for this test, the two riders worked more generally with their technicians to refine the overall set-up and geometries of their CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADES and also the engine set-up. Both Bautista and Haslam are satisfied with the work completed and feel optimistic ahead of the ninth round, set to take place at the Catalunya track on 17-19 September. But the Superbikes have two more tracks to visit before landing in Barcelona, starting with the Navarra circuit in Spain, which will host the seventh championship round already on 18-20 August.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Carrer Mas Moreneta, 08160 Montmeló, Barcelona, Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
|Pole Record||1'40.408 (166,971 Km/h) T. Sykes (BMW M 1000 RR, 2021)|
|Race Record||1'41.493 (165,19 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2021, SPRC)|
|All Time Record||1'40.408 (166,971 Km/h) T. Sykes (BMW M 1000 RR, 2021)|
|2021 Race 1 Winner||S. Redding (Ducati V4 R)|
|2021 Superpole Winner||J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)|
|2021 Race 2 Winner||M. Rinaldi (Ducati V4 R)|