Team HRC has now concluded what turned out to be a challenging seventh round of the Superbike world championship at Nevers Magny-Cours, the race results failing to reflect the riders’ potential and not helped by the cold and wet conditions.

Continuing the weekend’s trend, this morning’s 10-lap Tissot Superpole race ran in wet conditions. Leon Haslam was lying twelfth through lap one, soon finding himself part of a group of four riders. Increasing his pace, the Brit was able to make up three places over the course of the short sprint, placing ninth by lap seven. Losing a little ground in the final laps, the Team HRC rider crossed the line in eleventh place. Alvaro Bautista lost several places through the first turns, placing seventeenth at the end of lap one. Working hard to get into a constant rhythm and make up positions, the Spaniard was up to fourteenth by lap seven, a position he then held to the line.

Lining up on a still wet track for race 2 later in the afternoon, the HRC riders were lying eleventh (Haslam) and fifteenth (Bautista) through the opening stages. Leon was soon able to make up two places but then began to lose ground in the later stages of the race and finished thirteenth as a result. For Alvaro, the race proved similar to yesterday’s race 1, in that he found himself undisturbed by those behind but unable to reach the riders immediately up ahead due to a lack of rear feeling, crossing the line in fifteenth place.

Both riders look forward to the final round of the WorldSBK championship, scheduled to take place at the Estoril circuit in Portugal over the weekend of 16-18 October, where they will seek to regain the positive feeling they had with their machines in recent races.

Leon Haslam 91

SPRC 11th | RC2 13th

“To be honest, today ended up being more challenging than yesterday’s race. We had some small problems in the Superpole race, mainly with corner entry, and then in the afternoon race we struggled with some setup issues. As the race went on, and as the track continued to dry, everyone else picked up the pace while I got increasingly slower. A pity as I hoped we could have battled for the top five again, but in the end today was not the day.”

Alvaro Bautista 19

SPRC 14th | 15th

“Its been a difficult weekend. We tried different solutions during the sessions but I never found the right feeling with the rear. In race 2, with a little less water on track, I perhaps improved my feeling a little but not my overall performance, and not in relation to everybody else of course. So these new conditions have caused us problems and although we knew we’d have grip issues in slippery conditions, this became worse on a full wet track. We have a lot of work still to do, and I’ll now try to put this weekend behind us and reset ahead of the final championship round.”

WorldSBK 2020
Race Round 07   France

Results Superpole Race

Wet
Humidity
83%
Track Temp
11°C
Air Temp
11°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 12 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 18'01.545
2 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 9 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 2.387
3 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 7 PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 3.206
4 Redding Scott 45 GBR 6 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 3.348
5 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 5 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 7.042
6 Baz Loris 76 FRA 4 Ten Kate Racing Yamaha Yamaha 8.555
7 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 3 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 11.164
8 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 2 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 12.628
9 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 1 PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 19.836
10 Mercado Leandro 38 ARG 0 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 20.341
11 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 0 Team HRC Honda 20.455
12 Fores Xavi 12 SPA 0 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 26.570
13 Barrier Sylvain 20 FRA 0 Brixx Performance Ducati 27.360
14 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Team HRC Honda 29.826
15 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 31.213
16 Debise Valentin 53 FRA 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 32.239
17 Cavalieri Samuele 97 ITA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 41.527
18 Pinsach Xavier 34 SPA 0 ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 50.504
19 Takahashi Takumi 13 JPN 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 57.837
20 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1 Lap
21 Caricasulo Federico 64 ITA DNF GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 5 Laps
WorldSBK 2020
Race Round 07   France

Results Race 2

Wet
Humidity
70%%
Track Temp
15°C
Air Temp
13°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Redding Scott 45 GBR 25 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 37'54.626
2 Baz Loris 76 FRA 20 Ten Kate Racing Yamaha Yamaha 2.551
3 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 16 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 3.648
4 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 4.261
5 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 11 PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 7.409
6 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 10 Team GOELEVEN Ducati 16.505
7 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 9 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 19.409
8 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA 8 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 21.612
9 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 7 PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 27.621
10 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 6 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 28.079
11 Caricasulo Federico 64 ITA 5 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 32.422
12 Barrier Sylvain 20 FRA 4 Brixx Performance Ducati 41.498
13 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 3 Team HRC Honda 42.450
14 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 2 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 45.588
15 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 1 Team HRC Honda 46.318
16 Cavalieri Samuele 97 ITA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1'14.050
17 Debise Valentin 53 FRA 0 OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1'14.050
18 Takahashi Takumi 13 JPN 0 MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'47.214
19 Fores Xavi 12 SPA DNF Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 16 Laps
20 Pinsach Xavier 34 SPA DNF ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 20 Laps
21 Mercado Leandro 38 ARG DNF Motocorsa Racing Ducati
Location Information

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Technopole – 58470 Magny-Cours – France   Magny Cours

POLE POSITION RIGHT
LENGTH 4.411 Km
CORNERS 17
RIGHT CORNERS 9
LEFT CORNERS 8

Records

Pole Record 1'35.696 (165,94 Km/h) T.Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2018)
Race Record 1'37.018 (163,68 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)
All Time Record 1'35.696 (165,94 Km/h) T.Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2018)
2020 Race 1 Winner J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
2020 Superpole Race Winner J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
2020 Race 2 Winner S. Redding (Ducati Panigale V4 R)