The sixth Superbike World Championship round officially opened today at the Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic, with Team HRC taking part in the first timed practice sessions with riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam.

This morning saw the Superbike field head out for its first practice at what is a new circuit for almost everyone, Most having never featured on the WorldSBK calendar before now. Conditions remained ideal this morning, the weather dry and not too hot. Bautista and Haslam used the opening session to familiarise themselves with the layout of the Czech track and start to make modifications to the set-up of their CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADES. By the end of this phase, Bautista was lying eighth with a time of 1’34.085, just over four tenths off a provisional front row spot, while Haslam was a further half a second back (1’34.548), in fourteenth place.

A light rain unfortunately affected the afternoon’s second session, the majority of the riders opting to remain in the garage before heading out with around 15 minutes left to run. Despite having lost out on a good part of the practice, Team HRC attempted to make the most of the remaining track time, but it was of course the morning’s lap times, recorded in dry conditions, that remained the quickest of this opening day. Bautista and Haslam therefore held eighth and fourteenth place respectively at the end of day one, the pair determined to make the most of tomorrow morning’s third and final free practice.

Alvaro Bautista 19

P8

“Today was spent discovering a new track and I must say I really like it. Even though I raced here twenty years ago, I had no clear memories of the layout and I didn’t expect it to be so enjoyable. It’s quite fast except for the first chicane, which is the only part I don’t like because it’s very tight and the asphalt is quite bumpy and worn. That sector is nothing like the rest of the track. So this morning we worked to try and find good feeling. We were lacking something in terms of our turning and rear grip but we had clear ideas to try in the afternoon. Unfortunately, as soon as we went out for the first run in FP2, the rain began and disrupted our plans. I eventually made a few laps in the wet but with those conditions the track has no grip at all and the bike was spinning a lot. Anyway, the weather forecast looks better for tomorrow so we will use the third free practice to work to improve before the Superpole and Race 1”.

Leon Haslam 91

P14

“This first day at Most hasn’t been so bad. This morning we kept the same harder tyre for the whole session, so the actual lap time wasn’t great if we look at the final results, but we were quite competitive compared to others on the same solution. We still have things to learn and change but I was quite happy this morning. In the afternoon it was raining from the very first lap. We made a small change to head out towards the end of the session, still in the wet. I think I was the fastest in those conditions, but we still have things to improve upon of course. Anyway, we will see what the weather brings tomorrow and keep trying.”

WorldSBK 2021
Free Practice Round 06   Czech

Free Practices Combined Results after FP2

Mixed
Humidity
73%
Track Temp
30°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'33.022
2 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'33.622 +0.600
3 Redding Scott 45 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'33.663 +0.641
4 Marvin Fritz 17 GER IXS-YART Yamaha Yamaha 1'33.809 +0.787
5 Locatelli Andrea 55 ITA PATA YAMAHA with BRIXX WorldSBK Yamaha 1'33.861 +0.839
6 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'33.862 +0.840
7 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'34.006 +0.984
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Team HRC Honda 1'34.085 +1.063
9 Hanika Karel 98 CZE IXS-YART Yamaha Yamaha 1'34.142 +1.120
10 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'34.155 +1.133
11 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'34.267 +1.245
12 Bassani Alex 47 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1'34.278 +1.256
13 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'34.528 +1.506
14 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Team HRC Honda 1'34.548 +1.526
15 Folger Jonas 94 GER Bonovo MGM Racing BMW 1'34.615 +1.593
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1'35.267 +2.245
17 Davies Chaz 7 GBR Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'35.385 +2.363
18 Nozane Kohta 3 JPN GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'35.408 +2.386
19 Vinales Isaac 32 SPA ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1'35.853 +2.831
20 Ponsson Christophe 23 FRA Alstare Yamaha Yamaha 1'36.068 +3.046
21 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 1'36.077 +3.055
22 Cresson Loris 84 BEL TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1'37.193 +4.171
23 Uribe Jason 14 USA OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 1'39.148 +6.126
Location Information

Autodrom Most,  Czech Republic Autodrom Most is a new track in WorldSBK calendar for 2021. Thanks to its attractive event line-up, it is popular destination for many motor enthusiasts and their families from whole Europe.  The track was completed in 1983 as a part of restoration of coal mine lands… read more.

Pole Position Left
Lenght 4.212 Km
Corners 21
Right 14
Left 7

Records

Pole Record 1'31.684 (165,39 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2021)
Race Record 1'31.996 (164,82 Km/h) J.Rea SPRC (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2021)
All Time Record 1'31.684 (165,39 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2021)
2021 Race 1 Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)
2021 Superpole Race Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)
2021 Race 2 Winner S. Redding (Ducati)