Ryuichi Kiyonari and Takumi Takahashi today concluded the second and final day of official WorldSBK testing at the Algarve International Circuit Portimao.

Working on their bikes’ setup, Takumi was able to improve on his best time of yesterday by nearly a second, setting a fastest time of 1’43.544 and finishing in seventeenth place, while Ryuichi recorded the19th fastest lap time in 1’44.474.

Racing will resume at the same track on September 6-8 with the Portuguese championship round.

Takumi Takahashi 13

Morning session: 1'43.544 - Afternoon session: 1'44.003 Combined: 1'43.544 (P17)

“This track is quite difficult, and it is not easy to set good lap times. Having said that, I tried my best over these two days and ultimately, we were able to improve our settings and our lap times but honestly not by as much as we would have liked. Anyway, all in all, it has been a good experience”.

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

Morning session: 1'44.474 - Afternoon session: 1'46.087 Combined: 1'44.474 (P19)

“I really enjoyed these two days of testing. We tried many different settings and even if I did not make any really big improvements in terms of lap times, I feel that the potential is there to do a good job with the bike’s setup when the race weekend arrives. So, I look forward to coming back in September for the Portuguese round.”

WSBK 2019
Test   Portugal

Day 2 - Combined

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1'41.153
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'41.371
3 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1'41.428
4 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1'41.489
5 Baz Loris 19 FRA Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha 1'41.718
6 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'41.758
7 Cortese Sandro 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'42.035
8 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Team Goeleven Ducati 1'42.055
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'42.087
10 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1'42.124
11 Davies Chaz 7 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'42.161
12 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'42.172
13 Melandri Marco 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'42.212
14 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'42.264
15 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'42.457
16 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 1'42.712
17 Takahashi Takumi 13 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'43.544
18 Barrier Sylvain 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati 1'44.111
19 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'44.474
Location Information

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve Sitio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande, 8500-148 Portimão, Portugal autodromodoalgarve.com

Pole Position Right
Length 4.592 Km
Corners 15
Right Corners 9
Left Corners 6