The first Superbike race of this Riviera di Rimini WorldSBK round was affected by a thunderstorm which meant that the start was delayed and then red-flagged just four laps after the lights went out due to the track conditions. The race was restarted a short time later but reduced to a distance of 18 laps.

Starting from 19th on the grid, Yuki Takahashi had already worked his way up to eleventh place before the race was interrupted. Re-starting from the fourth row (the grid established according to the positions the riders held at the time of the interruption), the rider fought hard in a group comprising fellow Honda rider Delbianco, Melandri, Cortese and Rinaldi. Despite the difficult conditions, and on and off rainfall, Takahashi ultimately crossed the finish line in a very positive eighth place.

Ryuichi Kiyonari finished inside the points zone, in fourteenth place, but it was a less than satisfactory result for him, as he was hoping for better feeling in the wet conditions and a better final race result.

Yuki Takahashi 72

8th

“It was a good race for us as we were able to fight for a top ten position. Conditions were really tricky, and you had to ride as safely as possible but also fight as hard as possible! During the free practices we worked hard trying different settings in order to be as prepared as possible for this situation. The team did a very good job and I want to thank them for that. I’m very happy and hope we can continue in this way also tomorrow. At the same time, I’m sorry Leon (Camier) has had to miss this round and I hope to see him back in action very soon”.

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

14th

“I’m very disappointed because it was another difficult day for me. When we tested here three weeks ago, I had better feeling in both wet and the dry, but today I did not feel good in the rain. It was difficult for me to push so I tried to finish the race as well as possible and not crash the bike. At least we were able to gather some interesting data that will be useful in similar conditions in the future”.

WSBK 2019
Race Round 7   Rimini

Race 1

Rain
Humidity
78%
Track Temp
25°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 32'16.526
2 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 20 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 3.692
3 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 16 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 7.756
4 Baz Loris 19 FRA 13 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha 12.932
5 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 11 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 15.801
6 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 10 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 41.963
7 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 9 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 45.967
8 Takahashi Yuki 72 JPN 8 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 46.479
9 Zanetti Lorenzo 87 ITA 7 Motocorsa Racing Kawasaki 47.695
10 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 6 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 48.026
11 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 5 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 49.700
12 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 4 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 49.833
13 Cavalieri Samuele 97 ITA 3 Motocorsa Racing Ducati 1'08.793
14 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 2 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'13.510
15 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 1 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'36.134
16 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 0 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1 Lap
17 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 6 Laps
18 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 8 Laps
19 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 0 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 10 Laps
20 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 10 Laps
21 Schmitter Dominic 9 SWI 0 iXS Racing powered by YART Yamaha 10 Laps
WSBK 2019

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 316 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 284 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 112 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
7 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 105 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati
8 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 100 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW
9 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 95 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
10 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 92 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha
11 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 69 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki
12 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 63 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
13 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 51 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 25 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki
17 Baz Loris 19 FRA 24 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha
18 Zanetti Lorenzo 87 ITA 14 Motocorsa Racing Kawasaki
19 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 14 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda
20 Bridewell Tommy 46 GBR 12 Team Goeleven Ducati
21 Takahashi Yuki 72 JPN 11 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda
22 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 10 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda
23 Cavalieri Samuele 97 ITA 3 Motocorsa Racing Ducati
24 Barbera Hector 80 SPA 3 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki
25 Warokorn Thitipong 99 THA 0 Kawasaki Thailand Racing Team Kawasaki
26 Herfoss Troy 17 AUS 0 Penrite Honda Racing Honda
27 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
28 Schmitter Dominic 9 SWI 0 iXS Racing powered by YART Yamaha
Location Information

Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” Via Daijiro Kato, 10 47843 Misano Adriatico (RN) – Italy Misanocircuit.com

POLE POSITION RIGHT
LENGTH 4.226 Km
CORNERS 16
RIGHT CORNERS 10
LEFT CORNERS 6

Records

Pole Record 1'33.640 (162,47 Km/h) T.Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2018)
Race Record (RC2) 1'34.720 (160,62 Km) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10R, 2015)
All Time Record 1'33.640 (162,47 Km/h) T.Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2018)
Race 1 Winner J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
Superpole Race Winner A. Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R )
Race 2 Winner J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)