Team HRC is preparing for the penultimate round of the 2020 Superbike World Championship, set to play out at the French circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours this coming weekend.
Just over a week ago, official riders Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam were competing at the Barcelona-Catalunya track in Spain. Further improving their pace and speed over the course of the weekend’s races, the Spaniard scoring a front row start and a fifth-place finish in Race 1, the Brit finishing the two Superbike races inside the top ten.
The Magny-Cours track will pose another new and exciting challenge for Team HRC, which fields its CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP2 machines on French soil for the first time. Both riders are keen to build on the potential seen so far and round out the season with strong results at the final two rounds.
The ‘Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours’ was constructed in 1960 and is located close to the towns of Magny-Cours and Nevers, and roughly 250 km from Paris. In the past, the structure has hosted both Formula 1 and MotoGP races and has been a permanent fixture on the Superbike calendar since 2003. 4441 m in length, the track boasts 17 turns and runs in a clockwise direction.
The first free practice session will get underway on Friday at 10.30 am local time, while the two Superbike races and the Tissot Superpole race will play out over Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend schedule (CET):
10.30 – 11.20 – SBK Free Practice 1
15.00 – 15.45 – SBK Free Practice 2
9.00 – 9.20 – SBK Free Practice 3
11.00 – 11.25 – Superpole
14.00 – SBK Race 1
9.00 – 9.15 – SBK Warm-up
11.00 – Superpole race
14.00 – SBK Race 2
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Technopole – 58470 Magny-Cours – France Magny Cours
|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)|