Intermittent rain affected the second day of WorldSBK action at the Donington Park circuit, meaning that both the 11am Superpole qualifying session and the 2pm Race 1 were declared wet.

After setting the sixth fastest lap time in FP3, Ryuichi Kiyonari qualified in thirteenth place on a damp track.

As the race got underway, a less than perfect start saw the Japanese rider lapping in last place at the end of lap one. Positive sensations with his bike in the wet however, as well as good track knowledge, allowed “Kiyo” to make up many places over the course of the race, the rider ultimately crossing the line in eleventh position.

Tomorrow’s Superpole Race will kick off at 11am and will be followed by Race2 at 2pm.

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

11th

“I think today was positive for us in terms of the work we were able to carry out on the bike’s setup and the information we were able to collect. Of course, it was also good to be able to make a good recovery after a poor start. The experience we gained in Superpole, the session taking place in part wet, part damp conditions, prompted us to try and make a change to the setup which proved to be a bit challenging to adapt to at the beginning of the race, but ultimately improved my feeling on the bike lap after lap. The fact that I know this track better than others on the calendar is helping me to get more reliable feedback from the bike”.

WSBK 2019
Race Round 8   United Kingdom

Race 1 (wet)

Wet
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 38'22.405
2 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 20 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 11.348
3 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 23.071
4 Baz Loris 19 FRA 13 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha 29.935
5 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 11 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 37.641
6 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 10 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 46.917
7 Hickman Peter 10 GBR 9 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'00.135
8 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 8 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1'07.062
9 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 7 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 1'10.752
10 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 6 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'11.453
11 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 5 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'15.161
12 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 4 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1'24.259
13 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 3 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1'26.777
14 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 2 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1 Lap
15 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA DNF ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 13 Laps
16 Cortese Sandro 11 GER DNF GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 14 Laps
17 Torres Jordi 81 SPA DNF Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 9 14 Laps
WSBK 2019

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 339 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
2 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 330 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati
3 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 196 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha
4 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 175 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha
5 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 169 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
6 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 130 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
7 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 124 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
8 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 120 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati
9 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 118 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
10 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 93 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
11 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 81 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
12 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 75 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
13 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 56 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
14 Baz Loris 19 FRA 41 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha
15 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 36 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki
16 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 32 Team Goeleven Ducati
17 Camier Leon 2 GBR 26 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda
18 Zanetti Lorenzo 87 ITA 21 Motocorsa Racing Kawasaki
19 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 19 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda
20 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 17 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda
21 Bridewell Tommy 46 GBR 12 Team Goeleven Ducati
22 Takahashi Yuki 72 JPN 11 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda
23 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 10 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
24 Hickman Peter 10 GBR 9 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
25 Cavalieri Samuele 97 ITA 6 Motocorsa Racing Ducati
26 Barbera Hector 80 SPA 3 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki
27 Warokorn Thitipong 99 THA 0 Kawasaki Thailand Racing Team Kawasaki
28 Schmitter Dominic 9 SWI 0 iXS Racing powered by YART Yamaha
29 Herfoss Troy 17 AUS 0 Penrite Honda Racing Honda
Location Information

Donington Park Circuit Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP, United Kingdom Donington Park

POLE POSITION LEFT
LENGHT 4.023 Km
CORNERS 12
RIGHT CORNERS 7
LEFT CORNERS 5