Having returned to the tracks just three weeks ago following an enforced break of almost four months, Team HRC has completed test sessions at the Catalunya-Barcelona and Motorland Aragón circuits in order to be as prepared as possible for round two of the 2020 Superbike World Championship, taking place this coming weekend at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
Factory riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam are looking forward to the upcoming races, having continued to train hard during the lockdown period. Testing has helped the pair to regain confidence aboard their CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP machines and get back into the rhythm of working with their technicians, also in light of the fact that the Superbikes have not raced since early March at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia. During that opening round of the championship, Haslam scored a best result of fifth in race 1, while Bautista crossed the line sixth in both of the Superbike races. Results that currently see the riders placed sixth (Bautista) and ninth (Haslam) in the championship standings.
Competing on home soil, the Spaniard is keen to put in a solid performance at Jerez, as is British rider Haslam, who also enjoys racing at the Andalusian circuit.
Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto Carretera Jerez-Arcos, km 10 – Apdo de Correos 35 11592 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) – Spain circuitodejerez.com
|Pole Record||1'38.247 (162,07 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)|
|Race Record||1'39.004 (160,83 Km/h) A.Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2019)|
|All Time Record||1'38.247 (162,07 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)|
|2020 Race 1 Winner||S. Redding (Ducati Panigale V4 R)|
|2019 Superpole Race Winner||A.Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R)|
|2019 Race 2 Winner||M. Van Der Mark (Yamaha YZF R1)|