Round 04 Netherlands

  • Camier 11th and 12th at Assen, Kiyonari in the Points in Race 1

    Leon Camier scored an eleventh-place finish in Race 1 before crossing the line twelfth in Race 2, putting up a good fight against Laverty and Melandri for most of the time, on a completely dry, albeit still fairly cold day at Assen.

Report

Camier 11th and 12th at Assen, Kiyonari in the Points in Race 1

TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands,  April 14, 2019

A completely dry, albeit still fairly cold day at Assen allowed the WorldSBK riders to stick to the revised Sunday race schedule which saw Race 1 kicking off at 11am, in place of the Superpole Race, and Race 2 at 2pm.

Leon Camier scored an eleventh-place finish in Race 1 before crossing the line twelfth in Race 2, putting up a good fight against Laverty and Melandri for most of the time.

A recovering Ryuichi Kiyonari bravely finished Race 1 inside the points zone in 15th place before retiring five laps before the end of Race 2 as he was experiencing some set-up issues.

Comments

Leon Camier: Race 1: 11th - Race 2: 12th

“For sure we want to do better, and we will keep working with that target in mind but all in all I honestly enjoyed the races today. I feel we were able to get the most from the package we have, which is good. We managed to win the battle with the guys we were competing against, Eugene (Laverty) and Marco (Melandri), guys who have won a lot of races. We’ll keep a constructive mentality and see what Imola will bring us.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari: Race 1: 15th - Race 2: Retired

“I’m very happy I was able to get back on track today though I was still a bit sore from yesterday’s crash. Actually in Race 1 I had fairly good feeling with my bike but unfortunately in the second race I had a few problems with some vibrations towards the end and I had to retire.”

Results

Race 1

Rank Rider (Team)
1 Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati)
2 Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
3 Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)
4 Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)
5 Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
6 Markus Reiterberger (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team)
11 Leon Camier (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)
15 Ryuichi Kiyonari (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)
RT Alessandro Delbianco (Althea Mie Racing Team)

Race 2

Rank Rider (Team)
1 Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati)
2 Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)
3 Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
4 Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)
5 Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati)
6 Markus Reiterberger (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team)
12 Leon Camier (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)
17 Alessandro Delbianco (Althea Mie Racing Team)
RT Ryuichi Kiyonari (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)

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