Moriwaki Althea Honda Team rider Leon Camier wrapped up day one of the opening round of the 2019 WSBK season in sixth position overall, closing just 0.465” from the front in the combined standings.

During the morning session, the Brit set the seventh fastest time, with team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari closing in sixteenth position. The Japanese rider slightly improved on his performance at the beginning of the afternoon’s session but a crash at turn 8 put paid to the rest of the practice and he ultimately ended in 17th place overall.

The riders will be back on track tomorrow morning at 10.00 am local time for FP3 which will be followed by Superpole at 12.15 pm and Race 1 at 3.00pm.

Leon Camier 2

6th 1'30.792

“We are satisfied with how things have gone so far. We’ve worked on a few little details, mainly to do with the electronics and chassis, and have been able to improve consistently throughout the day. There is still a lot we can improve on of course, we need to see how we’re fixed in terms of race distance for instance. We’ve covered race distance on the tyre and towards the end it was feeling difficult, but we’ve been working on this, also modifying the electronics and chassis setup, and I think this will make a difference. We’re not there yet of course, but so far the changes we’ve made are taking us in a good direction.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

17th 1'31.790

“We started the day improving the feeling with the bike step by step. We were a bit further back at the end of FP1 but the direction was nevertheless promising. At the beginning of the second session, I was able to improve on my lap time in the early stages but unfortunately, I later lost the front at turn eight and crashed. I’m sorry for the team and for not having chance to set a better lap time, but I look forward to tomorrow when I hope to improve.”

WSBK 2019
Free Practice Round 1   Australia

Combined Free Practice

Sunny
Humidity
65%
Track Temp
38°C
Air Temp
19°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'30.327
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'30.341
3 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'30.482
4 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'30.664
5 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1'30.783
6 Camier Leon 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'30.792
7 Cortese Sandro 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'30.850
8 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'30.862
9 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1'31.049
10 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1'31.125
11 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'31.146
12 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1'31.238
13 Melandri Marco 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'31.259
14 Davies Chaz 7 GBR ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'31.334
15 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Team Goeleven Ducati 1'31.403
16 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 1'31.545
17 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'31.790
18 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 1'32.669
19 Herfoss Troy 17 AUS Penrite Honda Racing Honda 1'34.324
Location Information

PHILLIP ISLAND CIRCUIT   Back Beach Road, Cowes, VIC, 3922 Phillip Island, Australia   phillipislandcircuit.com.au

POLE POSITION LEFT
LENGTH 4.445 Km
CORNERS 12
RIGHT CORNERS 5
LEFT CORNERS 7