Round 01 Australia

  • Leon Camier Powers to Top Ten Finish in Race 2 at Phillip Island, Kiyonari Also Inside the Points


Report

Kiyonari 12th in Race 2, Camier involved in a Superpole race incident and declared unfit to race.

Phillip Island, Australia, February  24, 2019

Ryuichi Kiyonari scored a twelfth-place finish in Race 2 at Buriram today after a DNF in the Superpole race. The Japanese rider was satisfied to have finished the race inside the points zone, but he’s looking forward to taking another step forward in terms of both his riding style and the bike’s setup.

After suffering a crash during lap seven of the Superpole race following a collision with Thitipong Warokorn, the Thai rider unfortunately impossible to avoid as he crashed just ahead of him, Leon Camier hit his right knee hard and was subsequently declared unfit to take part in Race 2 by the Medical Centre. The Brit will undergo further medical tests once back home in Andorra.

Comments

Leon Camier: Superpole Race: 13th - Race 2: 10th

“Yesterday I felt really good and felt we had the potential to be pushing with Melandri and Cortese, but in this morning’s race I didn’t have the same feeling and struggled to do what I wanted on track. This afternoon I felt better on the bike, but I lost some time early on and that did not help of course. There are still a few areas where we are losing in fact. We have definitely made some progress over the weekend, some really good progress. But we have still work to do to get to where we want be. It will be a step by step process of improving.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari: Superpole Race: 14th - Race 2: 15th

“It was important to finish all the races over the weekend and to gain as much data and experience as possible. This morning we improved our position compared to yesterday, and it was good to be able to do so over a shorter distance, even if I didn’t score any points. We made another little step in the afternoon and reached the points zone, but of course we need and want to do better than this.”

Results

Superpole Race

Rank Rider (Team)
1 Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati)
2 Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
3 Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
4 Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team)
5 Michael Van Der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)
6 Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK)
13 Leon Camier (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)
14 Ryuichi Kiyonari (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)
16 Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing)
RT Alessandro Delibianco (Althea Mie Racing Team)

Race 2

Rank Rider (Team)
1 Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati)
2 Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
3 Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
4 Michael Van Der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)
5 Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team)
6 Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK)
10 Leon Camier (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)
15 Ryuichi Kiyonari (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)
RT Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing)
RT Alessandro Delibianco (Althea Mie Racing Team)

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