Yuki Takahashi took his first Championship points today at Jerez, concluding Race 2 in 13th place. More than that, however, the Japanese rider was satisfied with the work he carried out on the set-up of his Fireblade together with his team and engineers, work that allowed him to improve his feeling on the bike and steadily improving his lap times and race pace over the weekend.

A similar pattern was traced by Ryuichi Kiyonari, despite him riding at the Spanish track for the first time. “Kiyo” improved both his speed and race pace during every session and especially in Race 2 when he unfortunately crashed out while lying fourteenth with just one lap to go.

In the morning’s Superpole race, Takahashi and Kiyonari crossed the line in 14th and 17th place respectively.

The next event, the Pata Riviera di Rimini Round, will be held at Misano (Italy) on June 21-23. Leon Camier’s path to recovery will be re-assessed prior to that.

Yuki Takahashi 72

Superpole Race 14th Race-2 13th

“Generally speaking, I think we saw a positive trend over the weekend, although in terms of race results, we are still nowhere near where we would liked to be. Anyway, as I said, together with the team we completed constructive work regarding the bike’s setup. Thanks to the experience and data we gathered yesterday, we decided to try a change to the setup which resulted in a good improvement regarding both my feeling and speed. Also choosing a different Pirelli rear tyre spec (“A” on Saturday, “B” on Sunday) helped us to find more grip. So, already in the Superpole race I could ride better and be faster. In Race 2 we took another little step forward and finishing in the points was a nice way to conclude the weekend. I enjoyed the experience and once again I wish to thank the Moriwaki Althea Honda Team and HRC for this. I hope I was able to provide useful feedback to the engineers and I wish Leon (Camier) a speedy recovery.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

Superpole Race 17th Race-2 NC

“Crashing is never good, but I was pushing hard during the entire Race 2 and was faster than I’d been all weekend. That’s the positive side of the coin. It has been a weekend with some ups and downs, especially this morning when we tried a change that did not work as we expected but at the same time it gave us a lot of good information. So, in the end, I think that by working closely together and analyzing all the data we were able to find a good direction. I think this was a useful weekend from a bike setup standpoint.”

WSBK 2019
Race Round 6   Spain

Superpole Race

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 12 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 16'39.591
2 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 9 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 2.743
3 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 7 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 2.954
4 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 6 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 4.749
5 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 5 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 7.443
6 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 4 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 7.710
7 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 3 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 9.565
8 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 2 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 11.937
9 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 1 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 12.243
10 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 0 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 12.958
11 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 15.062
12 Bridewell Tommy 46 GBR 0 Team Goeleven Ducati 16.760
13 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 0 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 19.067
14 Takahashi Yuki 72 JPN 0 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 19.496
15 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 19.791
16 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 0 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 27.469
17 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 0 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 27.770
18 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 0 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 7 laps
19 Baz Loris 19 FRA 0 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha
WSBK 2019
Race Round 6   Spain

Race 2 (RED FLAGGED) More Than 2/3 of Race Distance Completed

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 25 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 31'23.720
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 14:31'51.353
3 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 16 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 14:31'37.274
4 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 13 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 14:31'42.453
5 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 14:31'42.609
6 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 10 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 14:31'43.484
7 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 9 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 14:31'44.134
8 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 8 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 14:31'45.535
9 Baz Loris 19 FRA 7 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha 14:31'49.862
10 Bridewell Tommy 46 GBR 6 Team Goeleven Ducati 14:31'41.392
11 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 5 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 14:31'43.156
12 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 4 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 14:31'47.512
13 Takahashi Yuki 72 JPN 3 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 14:31'48.156
14 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 2 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 14:31'45.916
15 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN DNF Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda NC
16 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA DNF ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati NC
17 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA DNF Althea Mie Racing Team Honda RET
18 Melandri Marco 33 ITA DNF GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha RET
19 Davies Chaz 7 GBR DNF ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati RET
WSBK 2019

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 300 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 259 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
3 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 188 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha
4 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 142 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha
5 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 130 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki
6 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 102 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
7 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 95 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
8 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 94 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati
9 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 83 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
10 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 80 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
11 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 65 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
12 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 63 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
13 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 50 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
14 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 32 Team Goeleven Ducati
15 Camier Leon 2 GBR 26 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda
16 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 19 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki
17 Bridewell Tommy 46 GBR 12 Team Goeleven Ducati
18 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 12 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda
19 Baz Loris 19 FRA 11 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha
20 Zanetti Lorenzo 87 ITA 7 Motocorsa Racing Kawasaki
21 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 5 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda
22 Takahashi Yuki 72 JPN 3 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda
23 Barbera Hector 80 SPA 3 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki
24 Warokorn Thitipong 99 THA 0 Kawasaki Thailand Racing Team Kawasaki
25 Herfoss Troy 17 AUS 0 Penrite Honda Racing Honda
Location Information

Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto Carretera Jerez-Arcos, km 10 – Apdo de Correos 35 11592 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) – Spain circuitodejerez.com

POLE POSITION RIGHT
LENGTH 4.423 Km
CORNERS 13
RIGHT CORNERS 8
LEFT CORNERS 5