Round 08 Great Britain

  • Sunday Brings no Luck for Ryuichi Kiyonari at Donington Park

    Ryuichi Kiyonari experienced a challenging race day at Donington Park, where he crashed out together with other five riders, at the Melbourne Loop, during the Superpole sprint race.


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Sunday Brings no Luck for Ryuichi Kiyonari at Donington Park

Donington Park Circuit, Great Britain, July 7, 2019

Ryuichi Kiyonari experienced a challenging race day today at Donington Park. During the Superpole sprint race the Japanese rider crashed out, together with other five riders, at the Melbourne Loop, when another bike left fluid on the track after suffering a technical problem.

In the second Superbike race, Kiyonari could not find good enough pace and rounded out the race outside of the points zone, in sixteenth position.

WorldSBK action will resume immediately with round nine already set to take place at the legendary track of Laguna Seca in California next weekend.

Comments

Ryuichi Kiyonari : Superpole Race DNF, Race 2 16th

“Today was tough, starting with a crash in the Superpole race where I hit my hands quite hard. We could not avoid it, there was something on the track and a lot of riders went down at the same moment. Anyway, even if I still have some pain it’s really nothing serious and it will soon be fine, luckily. I’m particularly disappointed about Race 2, because I know how it feels to be fast at this track and today I was far from it. I was not able to find the same feeling I had yesterday. We will continue to try our best next weekend.”

Results

World Superbike 2019
Round 08: Donington Park Circuit, Great Britain

Superpole Race

Rank Rider (Team)
1 Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
2 Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing)
3 Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
4 Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati)
5 Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha)
6 Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)
DNF Ryuichi Kiyonari (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)

Race 2

Rank Rider (Team)
1 Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
2 Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing)
3 Alvaro Bautista (ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati)
4 Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team)
5 Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)
6 Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha)
16 Ryuichi Kiyonari (Moriwaki Althea Honda Team)

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