Team HRC is now in action at the Donington Park circuit in the UK, the stage for round four of the 2021 Superbike World Championship.
Riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam have taken part in the opening day’s free practice sessions, both of which played out in warm, dry conditions, although this may change tomorrow as rain is forecast over the weekend.
Working hard to find the best possible set-up for their CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADES around the technical Leicestershire track, the factory riders completed a challenging but constructive first session, in which Haslam achieved a fastest time of 1’28.843 to finish the opening phase in seventh place, while Bautista’s best – a 1’29.932 – saw him position fourteenth.
During the afternoon’s second timed practice, the Team HRC riders continued their preparations ahead of the weekend’s three races and local rider Haslam rounded out the day in a solid eighth position overall. Bautista also shaved off several tenths to set a 1’29.568, which put him fifteenth at the day’s end.
Donington Park Circuit Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP, United Kingdom Donington Park
|Pole Record||1'26.641 (167,16 Km/h) T.Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10R, 2017)|
|Race Record||1'27.166 (166,15 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)|
|All Time Record||1'26.641 (167,16 Km/h) T.Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10R, 2017)|
|2021 Race 1 Winner||T. Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)|
|2021 Superpole Race Winner||J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)|
|2021 Race 2 Winner||T. Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1)|