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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Crew enters closing spurt of the 2020 year in France.

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The season finishes in the FIM Superbike Globe Championship 2020 this weekend (2nd to 4th Oct), when the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Crew will contest the seventh and penultimate race celebration of the year at Magny-Cours (FRA). The group and riders Tom Sykes (GBR) and Eugene Laverty (IRL) are assured that they are perfectly positioned for the weekend with the BMW S 1000 RR.

Munich. The year finishes in the FIM Superbike World
Championship 2020 this weekend (2nd to 4th Oct), when the BMW
Motorrad WorldSBK Crew will contest the seventh and penultimate race
party of the 12 months at Magny-Cours (FRA). The crew and riders Tom
Sykes (GBR) and Eugene Laverty (IRL) are assured that they are
well positioned for the weekend with the BMW S 1000 RR.

Just after the year opener at Phillip Island (AUS), the 2020 WorldSBK
calendar was altered as a result of the coronavirus. Considering that then, all
races have been held on the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and Portugal.
Now, the WorldSBK is getting a journey to the centre of France. The
‘Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours’ is close to 250 kilometres south of
Paris (FRA). The four.411-kilometre keep track of is a complex problem with
numerous slim turns, a few sluggish hairpin bends and a very long straight.
Balance, braking and steering are really important on this layout.
Magny-Cours proved to be a great circuit for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Group past year when Sykes concluded on the podium in 3rd with his RR
in the race Saturday.

Estimates forward of the race weekend at Magny-Cours.

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:
“We’re seeking ahead to, according to the presently forecast, a
usual Magny-Cours – with chilly and damp weather. We’re already at the
penultimate race weekend of this uncommon time. For the very first time, a
constrained selection of admirers will be allowed in, and I am self-confident that the
conditions will not deter the French lovers – we seem forward to their
passion. In terms of our performance, we will check out to retain in the similar
course for Magny-Cours following the upward craze in Barcelona. Even
although the observe and circumstances are absolutely distinctive to those from
two weeks back, we are self-confident that we will be ready to do nicely below.
Even if it does practically nothing but rain, we are even now perfectly-positioned with
the BMW S 1000 RR and our two riders. Magny-Cours gave us our remaining
podium of the time final 12 months our objective is to head in this course yet again.”

Shaun Muir, Group Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Workforce:
“The group is genuinely on the lookout forward to Magny-Cours.
Previous year, we ended up extremely aggressive there on the very first yr for the
BMW S 1000 RR. Now we are coming from the previous race at Barcelona wherever
we were pretty happy with the efficiency of Tom and Eugene and the
workforce. To complete the next race in fifth and seventh truly reveals what
our expectations are so we would like to keep on that progress into
Magny-Cours this weekend. We are confident that we can obtain comparable
constructive results. The expectations could be influenced by the climate
it does not seem like the climate will be incredibly sort with rain on most
days. The temperatures will also be very minimal and we will see how we
can adapt the BMW S 1000 RR to these problems but nonetheless, we
go as a workforce with a large amount of optimism and we purpose to proceed the good
form from Barcelona.”

Tom Sykes: “I am really much wanting ahead to the
French spherical of the Superbike Entire world Championship. I like Magny-Cours
I delight in the layout of the track to be trustworthy. Last calendar year, we experienced a
podium there with the BMW S 1000 RR so we are undoubtedly hoping to select
up on the success that we had there previous yr. This weekend surely
seems to be attention-grabbing in conditions of the climate forecast. The target will be
to consider and capitalise on the managing of the bicycle in these difficult
problems and hopefully we can intention to get some podium finishes before
the close of the season. Apart from that all ready, organized and looking
forward to begin the race weekend. I’m also on the lookout ahead to possessing
lovers in the grandstands yet again. We have skipped them and it is wonderful that
they can be back.”

Eugene Laverty: “It’ll be great to have the followers back
at Magny-Cours. Phillip Island was a prolonged time in the past when we previous experienced
followers trackside and given that then we have only experienced tumbleweeds in the
grandstands! It is still a tiny way too early to seem at the in-depth
weather conditions forecast for the weekend but we are anticipating some moist weather conditions
in any situation. I experienced the prospect to try the BMW S 1000 RR in moist
disorders throughout practice at Catalunya and my impressions were being excellent.
Rain or shine – my goal is to carry on our ahead development of modern
rounds toward that prime five.”

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Somewhat surprising Sunday results at Catalunya WorldSBK

2020 WorldSBK Round Six – Catalunya

WSBK Superpole Race

Pole position rider Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) got off the grid extremely well to move straight into the race lead but the KRT man was closely followed by Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha), Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team), Álvaro Bautista (Team HRC) and Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad). Also with an outstanding start, Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha) moved up from his fourteenth spot on the grid and clawed his way up through the ranks to sixth place as the laps progressed.

Loriz Baz – Superpole Race

The leading group was tight and on the third lap Bautista managed to overtake Michael van der Mark’s Yamaha and Rea’s Kawasaki on the straight, but his lead was short-lived due to a huge high-side at turn four which brought his race to an early end.

Michael van der Mark went on to take the lead from Rea who was then followed by Loris Baz (Ten Kate Yamaha) and Chaz Davies (Ducati), the latter enjoying a spectacular comeback ride. The final laps held no surprises, with Michael van der Mark taking his first win of the season ahead of Jonathan Rea and Loris Baz.

Tissot Superpole Race

1. M. van der Mark (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team / Yamaha YZF R1)

2. J. Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK / Kawasaki ZX-10RR)

3. L. Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha / Yamaha YZF R1)

Superpole Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Gap
1 M. Van Der Mark Yamaha 0.000
2 J.  Rea Kawasaki +2.372
3 L.  Baz Yamaha +2.923
4 C. Davies Ducati +3.929
5 G. Gerloff Yamaha +3.985
6 M. Rinaldi Ducati +6.487
7 A. Lowes Kawasaki +7.688
8 S. Redding Ducati +8.573
9 T. Sykes BMW +10.071
10 J.  Folger Yamaha +12.709
11 E. Laverty BMW +12.713
12 X. Fores Kawasaki +13.027
13 L.  Zanetti Ducati +21.781
14 V. Debise Kawasaki +21.922
15 S. Barrier Ducati +26.909
16 T. Takahashi Honda +29.074
Not Classified
RET A. Bautista Honda 8 Laps
RET S. Cavalieri Ducati 8 Laps
RET L.  Haslam Honda 9 Laps
RET F. Caricasulo Yamaha 9 Laps

WorldSBK Race Two

Race two was full of drama and intrigue at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) claimed his first win of the 2020 season and became the seventh different winner in 2020, while American rookie Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team) claimed his maiden World Superbike podium at the Acerbis Catalunya Round.

Chaz Davies on the top step of the podium

Davies was able to get to the front in the early stages of the races before taking the lead and controlling the race, withstanding pressure from Tissot Superpole Race winner Michael van der Mark (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team) after the pair passed each other in the first half of the race. Van der Mark then fell into the clutches of Gerloff after the American made a sensational start from fifth place to run in the top three, putting pressure on van der Mark all race.

Chaz Davies

Gerloff passed van der Mark for second place on the last lap but a mistake from Gerloff on Lap 10 allowed the Dutchman through for second; Gerloff coming home in third place. Davies held on to win his 31st race in his career, equalling Colin Edwards on the all-time list of winners. Gerloff’s podium means he becomes the first American to stand on the WorldSBK podium since Nicky Hayden in 2016.

Championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) extended his lead at the top of the standings with fourth place, finishing five seconds clear of Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team). Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) finished in sixth place after being passed by Sykes with just a couple of laps to go. Rea had lost ground at the start, but was able to regroup to finish in fourth place and take a 51 point lead into the next round at Magny-Cours.

Rea, Redding, Sykes

Eugene Laverty (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) secured his best result of the season with seventh place as he showed more impressive pace, ahead of Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) in eighth. Leon Haslam (Team HRC) was the sole Honda rider in Race 2 and finished in ninth, with Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) in tenth after losing lots of ground at Turn 1 at the start.

Jonas Folger’s (Bonovo Action by MGM Racing) impressive wildcard weekend continued as he battled his way from the back of the grid to 11th place; Folger not setting a time in Tissot Superpole and missing out on a top nine starting grid for Race 2 by the smallest of margins. Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team) was 12th after starting from the back of the grid; Caricasulo penalised for irresponsible riding in the Superpole Race after a collision with Haslam.

Garrett Gerloff

Lorenzo Zanetti (Motocorsa Racing) scored points after being called up to the Championship on Friday evening with 13th place while Takumi Takahashi (MIE Racing HONDA Team) and Xavi Fores (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) completed the points-scoring positions.

Alvaro Bautista (Team HRC) did not start the race following a technical issue on the sighting lap; the Spanish rider, who was declared fit following his dramatic highside crash in the Tissot Superpole Race, pulling off the track shortly after leaving the pit lane. Samuele Cavalieri (Barni Racing Team) crashed out in the early stages, while Sylvain Barrier (Brixx Performance) and Valentin Debise (OUTDO Kawasaki TPR) had a coming together on Lap 17 while battling for 15th place. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GOELEVEN), who had been running in the top four for the majority of the race, had a technical issue in the latter stages of the race forcing him to retire from the race on Lap 19.

Chaz Davies taking victory in race two at Catalunya

WorldSBK Race Two Results

Pos  Rider Bike Gap
1 C. Davies Ducati 0.000
2 M. Van Der Mark Yamaha +2.460
3 G. Gerloff Yamaha +2.559
4 J.  Rea Kawasaki +8.040
5 T. Sykes BMW +13.196
6 S. Redding Ducati +14.232
7 E. Laverty BMW +16.409
8 A. Lowes Kawasaki +17.590
9 L.  Haslam Honda +18.536
10 L.  Baz Yamaha +20.401
11 J.  Folger Yamaha +20.451
12 F. Caricasulo Yamaha +25.414
13 L.  Zanetti Ducati +31.420
14 T. Takahashi Honda +51.264
15 X. Fores Kawasaki +3 Laps
Not Classified
RET M. Rinaldi Ducati 2 Laps
RET V. Debise Kawasaki 5 Laps
RET S. Barrier Ducati 5 Laps
RET S. Cavalieri Ducati 17 Laps
RET A. Bautista Honda

WorldSBK Quotes

Chaz Davies – P1

“It was a great race. The feeling is that we managed to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. Maybe we did it a bit late but the important thing is to have achieved this goal. I would like to thank my team who also worked late last night to fix some things on the set up that worked out great. The race pace was very good since the first laps and this allowed me to stay in the lead to manage the race. I am really very satisfied”.

Serafino Foti (Team Manager Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)

“We would like to congratulate Chaz on his extraordinary victory today. This is also a reward for the work done by his crew that has never given up and has always believed in the possibility of providing him with a high-performance bike. Then it is clear that Chaz did the rest by riding in a masterful manner. Unfortunately, it was a difficult day for Scott. After yesterday’s second place we were convinced he could be competitive in today’s races as well. It’s a shame we were unable to put him in the conditions to let him perform at his best and fight for the podium”.

Michael van der Mark – P2

“It’s been a really, really good Sunday. This morning I had a great start in the Superpole Race and I was following Johnny. I felt so good with the bike and felt sure I could battle with him, then Alvaro passed us both on the straight. Unfortunately for him he crashed and I was lucky I didn’t lose any time. I got to the lead and had such good pace, really quick and consistent as was able to pull away from Johnny. So, I’m really happy to take my first win this year! Then for Race 2, I started from pole position which is ideal. I had a good start, and for the first few laps I tried to feel how the grip levels were and how the bike felt. Chaz and Rinaldi passed me but I wasn’t worried as I knew I could keep the same pace as them. I overtook Rinaldi and tried to catch Chaz, but we both had our ‘strong points’ of the track. I passed him once, but to be honest I had to ask too much of my front tyre to stay with him, he wasn’t pulling away massively but every lap just a little bit. During the race I also had a little battle with Garrett, then I dropped him until two laps before the end when I made a small mistake – and there was Garrett again! Another nice battle in the last lap and I’m happy to finish on the podium in P2. I’m looking forward to Magny-Cours now, it’s good to have a few podiums under our belt, so let’s try and repeat it there.”

Michael van der Mark
Toprak Razgatlıoğlu – DNS

“It is difficult for me to know what to say – I am in a lot of pain but also happy because after scans in the hospital it looks like nothing is broken. The crash was very big, I made a mistake, so I am sorry to Yamaha and to my team, but this can happen. I am sad because Michael showed today the R1 can win. My target is to recover for Magny-Cours and fight again for the podium.”

Toprak Razgatlıoğlu chasing Chaz Davies
Paul Denning – Pata Yamaha Team Principal

“Both a very positive and negative race day for the Pata Yamaha team all at the same time. First of all, we’re so relieved that Toprak is not seriously injured after his huge highside in Warm-Up this morning. He was going extremely quick on his first timed lap, more-or-less qualifying pace, and ran a little wide in Turn 13 – and after the overnight rain and a dirty track, the end result was there for all to see. Thanks to the medical staff at the circuit and hospital for looking after him, also to Kenan and some valuable local Turkish support. Toprak should be OK to race in Magny-Cours, although he will be very sore for some days. For the other side of the garage, the day couldn’t really have gone much better! Some detailed, but important improvements to the bike by the team saw Mikey quickest in morning Warm-Up, dominate the Superpole Race from fifth on the grid to celebrate his first win of the year and – if not for just running out of front tyre grip a few laps from the end of Race 2 – it looked like a possible double win was on the cards. Two brilliantly-judged races by Mikey, superb work by his crew and we move on to Magny-Cours in positive spirits. Finally, congratulations to the GRT Yamaha team and Garrett Gerloff for a fabulous performance in Race 2 and Garrett’s first podium in WorldSBK.”

Garrett Gerloff – P3

“It doesn’t feel real! I’m trying to pinch myself. For a while, it didn’t feel like it would be possible this year, but to have it happen is just crazy. I don’t even have words! I’ve always dreamed of being on the podium in a World Championship and to have it happen, it’s like… it’s not real! I am kicking myself a little bit because if I wasn’t so stupid and just braked like I normally do into Turn 10 I probably would’ve made the corner and had second place. That’s something I’ll be thinking about for the next week and a half! I’m just so grateful that Yamaha gave me the opportunity to race in the World Championship, to Filippo in the GRT team for taking me on and being an awesome group of guys and girls, and for supporting me and always being positive. It’s been an amazing environment and I know I wouldn’t be here without them.”

Jonathan Rea – P4

“In the sprint race I felt pretty good but of course in the first laps I was very, very lucky. Alvaro came past on the straight and then in T4 had a huge crash at the exit. I hit his bike and in this moment I thought I was down; was going to crash. I almost let go but miraculously I stayed upright and someone was definitely helping me out there! I had to regroup and chase Mikey but his pace was very good today so congratulations to him and his team. I just didn’t have it in the final race. I felt I had some issues straight away with the front feeling, a lot of vibration in the brakes but apart from that feeling I felt good for about ten laps. The grip level started to drop and I suffered more with the front tyre than yesterday. I was getting a lot of warnings. The race was very tough and aggressive in the beginning so as soon as the pace settled I was just there, and the gap was very constant but to arrive in the front group I was going to have to go over the limit and push the front too much. The target coming here was to increase our championship lead and I think we managed quite well.”

Scott Redding – P6

“It was a very difficult Sunday for me. Both in Superpole Race and Race-2 I had some problems, especially in braking areas. This limited me a lot because I was never able to find the right pace to be competitive. It’s a shame: I expected to do well today. This is a bad result for the World Championship standings but I will not give up now. It is clear, however, that we will have to work hard to have a bike that performs as well as it did two months ago.”

Tom Sykes – P5

“It’s been a refreshing change today. We managed to get some good consistent laps under our belts this afternoon on the BMW S 1000 RR. We didn’t have the pace at the beginning of the race, we couldn’t get the mechanical grip compared to what the other guys had but, what we were able to do was play with the electronics and my riding style throughout the race and keep a consistent pace, which is what we did well. Unfortunately, we were not able to get the result we wanted in yesterday’s race, but we certainly learned from that so to get fifth today is a step in the right direction. I’m really looking forwards to Magny-Cours in a few weeks’ time. This morning in warm-up with a cooler track temperature, the performance from me and the bike was much easier so hopefully heading to France will accommodate me and the BMW S 1000 RR.”

Tom Sykes
Eugene Laverty – P7

“I made a good start from P12 on the grid in race two and found myself in P8 at the end of lap one. That made my life a lot easier, but it was a tough old race as I was having vibrations coming from both front a rear tyre, so that made it difficult which is disappointing in that aspect as I know the potential could have been much more. Barcelona has suited the BMW S 1000 RR, even in race one yesterday again our potential was so much more but losing that much time in the opening laps was difficult to bridge the gap to guys ahead. Magny-Cours in France will be an unknown for me as I have not ridden a bike like the BMW S 1000 RR around there before. But that is expected; this year was always going to be a learning curve for both me and the bike.”

Marc Bongers – BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director

“That was a great relief after our weekend at Barcelona got off to a difficult start. After the reliability issues on Saturday, it was good to finish the Sunday with our best race results of the season. We have been striving for results like this for a long time and it is great to have achieved that – even if it does not yet open up the path to the top. We performed well in warm-up but Tom’s pace in Superpole was too slow at the beginning, which resulted in a slightly disappointing ninth place. However, both Tom and Eugene made a good start to the second race and both of them made it through the turmoil in the first corners. Tom was able to pull away a bit with the leading group and Eugene was involved in a great battle with Lowes and Haslam before coming out on top by finishing seventh. Tom lost contact with the top six around the halfway point of the race but was able to maintain his pace through to the finish and was able to move up to fifth on the final lap, ahead of Redding and Eugene. Now is not the time to relax but we will take this positive development with us to Magny-Cours and we hope that we can repeat our performance there.”

Alex Lowes – P8

“Obviously this was a bit of a disappointing day for me. I gave absolutely 100% but I did not have the feeling I needed on the bike. We could not get the setting right to give me the confidence to push like we expected. It was a shame to have a difficult weekend as I had a lot of confidence after the last round, where I was feeling ill but still managed to get fifth and sixth places. We need to analyse what happened now and refocus on Magny Cours in a couple of weeks’ time to get back fighting at the front. That is the target for me now.”

Alvaro Bautista – DNS

“Today’s been a bittersweet day. In this morning’s warm-up I was pleased with how the bike was working because we were able to fix the setup issue we had yesterday, and our feeling was a lot better. In the Superpole race I moved into the lead, the first time we’ve been able to do that, which means we are continuing to improve. I was feeling so good on the bike and to be out front again that perhaps I was a little overconfident and pushed a bit too hard, which resulted in a crash. A pity. Physically I wasn’t feeling good ahead of race 2 but I when I jumped on my bike, I saw I was able to ride despite my foot injury. The pain was not too bad. But then the bike stopped on the sighting lap and so I didn’t have chance to compete at all. We’re looking into what the problem was. It was a pity because we had good pace also for race 2 and could have battled with the frontrunners in both the day’s races. Anyway, we will take the positives of this weekend. I’m happy with the job we are doing and with our steps forward and now we’ll see if we can make the most of the final two rounds and score the kind of results we deserve.”

Leon Haslam – P9

“A tough day for us. We made a bad start in the Superpole race and although my feeling was OK over the first lap, I was then hit from behind and crashed with Caricasulo. At first I thought I might have broken my leg but luckily that wasn’t the case and I was just very stiff in my lower body. After another bad start in race 2, my pace was not too bad and I was starting to catch some other riders. We had a good battle with Lowes, but then a small mistake in the final stages meant I eventually finished ninth. It was a tough race and I had some arm pump due to a lack of mobility following the crash, but we have made some steps forward if we consider the entire weekend. It’s just a pity about the actual race results because we had the potential to run top five today. Anyway, we move on to Magny-Cours and will try our best again there.”


WorldSBK Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
 1  Jonathan Rea  290
 2  Scott Redding  239
 3  Chaz Davies  188
 4  Michael Van Der Mark  178
 5  Toprak Razgatlioglu  157
 6  Alex Lowes  145
 7  Michael Ruben Rinaldi  144
 8  Alvaro Bautista  94
 9  Loris Baz  91
 10  Leon Haslam  88
 11  Tom Sykes  70
 12  Garrett Gerloff  68
 13  Eugene Laverty  45
 14  Federico Caricasulo  41
 15  Xavi Fores  37
 16  Marco Melandri  23
 17  Sandro Cortese  14
 18  Leandro Mercado  12
 19  Maximilian Scheib  11
 20  Jonas Folger  9
 21  Sylvain Barrier  5
 22  Christophe Ponsson  4
 23  Roman Ramos  4
 24  Matteo Ferrari  4
 25  Takumi Takahashi  4
 26  Lorenzo Zanetti  3

WorldSSP

Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) – 2020 FIM Supersport World Champion

A fightback in the race after a poor start allowed Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) to be crowned World Champion in the 2020 FIM Supersport World Championship after battling his way from fifth to the front of the field at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the first ever Acerbis Catalunya Round.

2020 FIM Supersport World Championship

Locatelli had started from pole position but found himself down in fifth place after the opening handful of laps with Locatelli not taking risks in the early stages, despite falling behind Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). It would take until Lap 5 for Locatelli to start making moves, first passing Raffaele de Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) into Turn 1 before he passed Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha) a lap later.

2020 FIM Supersport World Championship

The title-winning move came on Lap 9 as he made a move on both Mahias and Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing); Locatelli forcing Mahias wide and onto the run-off between Turns 1 and 2 although Oettl was able to pass Locatelli shortly after. Locatelli then extended his gap at the front to just over two seconds as he secured victory and the World Championship.

Raffaele de Rosa

Mahias finished the race in second place, meaning Yamaha secured the Manufacturers’ Championship with Mahias finishing second onboard his Kawasaki. Mahias was joined by teammate Oettl on the podium, with Mahias getting past Oettl with a handful of laps to go but unable to close the gap to Locatelli.

De Rosa secured a fourth placed finish, less than a second away from the podium, with Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Racing) in fifth, his first top five since Portimao Race 2 as the South African continues to impress in WorldSSP. Isaac Viñales (Kallio Racing) finished in sixth place, finishing ahead of Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team); the 2019 WorldSSP300 Champion penalised three seconds for track limits infringements.

Steven Odendaal

Perolari fell down the order in the latter stages of the race to finish in eighth place with Danny Webb (WRP Wepol Racing) in ninth; the British rider securing another top ten finish – his fifth in the last six races. Estonian Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing) completed the top ten, finished just over a second behind Webb.

Peter Sebestyen (OXXO Yamaha Team Toth) just missed out on a top ten finish with 11th place with Axel Bassani (Soradis Yamaha Motoxracing) in 12th place; the highest placed WorldSSP Challenge rider as he finished less than a tenth ahead of WorldSSP Challenge rider Kevin Manfredi (Altogoo Racing Team) in 13th. Race 1 winner Andy Verdoïa (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing) finished in 14th place as Loris Cresson (OXXO Yamaha Team Toth) completed the points.

There was a collision on the run down to Turn 1 at the start between Can Öncü (Turkish Racing Team) and Patrick Hobelsberger (Dynavolt Honda) with Hobelsberger taken to the medical centre for a check-up before being diagnosed with a left hip contusion and suspected pelvic injury. He will be transferred to hospital for further assessments. Galang Hendra Pratama (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing) crashed on Lap 2 of the race while Kyle Smith (GMT94 Yamaha) and teammate Oscar Gutierrez came together on the same lap; all three riders retiring from the race.

P1 Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team)

“It’s a dream! Until then you know it’s alive but it’s an incredible day. We work everywhere, every time very well and this is our objective. This is an incredible day and I don’t have any words but I’m very excited. Thanks to my guys because they work very hard every time and this is the result.”

Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) – 2020 FIM Supersport World Champion
P2 Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing)

“The race is not so bad again it’s not possible to win. I tried to follow but exactly the same race compared to the first part of the season and every stage of the season. It’s not possible to ride in the rhythm of the yellow bike. For sure, it’s not easy because when you start the race and your best position is second it is not nice, but this is racing and this is the racing for this year. I am happy for my team with second position and for Kawasaki because my teammate finished third and this is nice for the Puccetti team and Kawasaki.”

Lucas Mahias
P3 Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing)

“It was a tough job, I decided to use the softer rear tyre but after 10 laps to go I felt there was a drop and then I was just sliding around. I tried to build as much grip as possible, but it was a very hard job to do this with pickup but I’m happy, we have a 2-3 with Kawasaki and I think I learnt a lot this weekend. In the past two races, we didn’t have enough luck to finish on the podium but today feels really good.”

WorldSSP Race Two

Pos Rider Bike Gap
1 A. Locatelli Yamaha 0.000
2 L.  Mahias Kawasaki +2.159
3 P. Oettl Kawasaki +4.252
4 R. De Rosa MV Agusta +5.086
5 S. Odendaal Yamaha +7.847
6 I.  Vinales Yamaha +8.195
7 M. Gonzalez Kawasaki +9.845
8 C. Perolari Yamaha +10.208
9 D. Webb Yamaha +12.732
10 H. Soomer Yamaha +14.231
11 P.  Sebestyen Yamaha +15.245
12 A. Bassani Yamaha +18.917
13 K. Manfredi Yamaha +18.989
14 A. Verdoia Yamaha +27.009
15 L.  Cresson Yamaha +32.532
16 G. Van Straalen Yamaha +32.576
17 M. Pons Honda +32.603
18 A. Ruiz Carranza Yamaha +32.810
19 L.  Montella Yamaha +42.222
20 G. Erill Kawasaki +55.646
Not Classified
RET F. Fuligni MV Agusta 2 Laps
RET O. Gutierrez Iglesiasesp Yamaha 15 Laps
RET K. Smith Yamaha 15 Laps
RET G. Hendra Pratama Yamaha 16 Laps
RET P. Hobelsberger Honda /
RET  C. Oncu Kawasaki /

WorldSSP Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
 1  Andrea Locatelli  263
 2  Lucas Mahias  159
 3  Jules Cluzel  146
 4  Philipp Oettl  124
 5  Raffaele De Rosa  106
 6  Corentin Perolari  96
 7  Steven Odendaal  95
 8  Isaac Vinales  90
 9  Manuel Gonzalez  89
 10  Hannes Soomer  59
 11  Danny Webb  55
 12  Peter Sebestyen  42
 13  Can Alexander Oncu  34
 14  Andy Verdoia  33
 15  Alejandro Ruiz Carranza  25
 16  Federico Fuligni  21
 17  Kevin Manfredi  20
 18  Axel Bassani  18
 19  Kyle Smith  16
 20  Miquel Pons  16
 21  Loris Cresson  12
 22  Galang Hendra Pratama  9
 23  Patrick Hobelsberger  6
 24  Maria Herrera  2
 25  Jaimie Van Sikkelerus  2
 26  Hikari Okubo  1
 27  Luigi Montella  1

WorldSSP300

The drama went to the final corner on the last lap in FIM Supersport 300 World Championship as the Championship visited the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the first time with Yuta Okaya (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT) claiming his and Japan’s first victory in WorldSSP300 during the Acerbis Catalunya Round.

P1 Yuta Okaya

A Turn 10 collision between Unai Orradre (Yamaha MS Racing), Bahattin Sofuoglu (Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300) and long-time race leader Tom Booth-Amos (RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) separated out the front group meaning Okaya was able to claim victory. Orradre was able to continue in the race but finished in 26th place while Sofuoglu came home in tenth as Booth-Amos retired.

WorldSSP300

Okaya had been running at the front throughout on the 10-lap race and made the race-winning move on the last lap to claim the stunning victory, heading off teammates Scott Deroue and Jeffrey Buis as MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT claimed a podium lockout during Race 2; with Deroue closing in on Buis in the Championship standings. Deroue had to come through the Last Chance Race to make the main races and battled his way through the grid to get to the podium in Race 2 as he showed strong pace throughout.

WorldSSP300

Koen Meuffels (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT) continued the team’s success as he finished in fourth place, the team claiming a 1-2-3-4 finish. Meikon Kawakami (Team Brasil AD 78) finished the race in fifth place as the highest-placed Yamaha rider, finishing just over a tenth away from a podium finish. Inigo Iglesias Bravo (Scuderia Maranga Racing) secured a top six finished; under a tenth away from Kawakami.

WorldSSP300

Hugo de Cancellis (Team TRASIMENO) was another who fought his way through the Last Chance Race to secure a seventh place finish, just ahead of Ukrainian rider Nick Kalinin (Battley-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) in eighth, Adrian Huertas (ProGP Racing) in ninth and Sofuoglu finishing in tenth despite the last-lap crash.

WorldSSP300

Race 1 podium finisher Samuel di Sora (Leader Team Flembbo) finished in 11th place as he scored more points in Barcelona, with Daniel Mogeda (OUTDO Kawasaki TPR) in 12th, Mika Perez (2R Racing) in 13th, with wildcard Angel Heredia (DEZA-ISMABON Racing Team) and Paolo Grassia (Team CHIODO Moto Racing), who started from the front row, completing the points-scoring positions.

WorldSSP300

There was a five-rider incident at Turn 10 on Lap 2 of the 10-lap race with Alejandro Carrion (Smrz Racing – Willi Race), Johan Gimbert (GP Project), Kevin Sabatucci (Kawasaki GP Project), Kim Aloisi (ProGP Racing) and Ton Kawakami (Yamaha MS Racing) with Aloisi and Kawakami able to continue in the race. Filippo Rovelli (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) also did not finish the race, while Bruno Ieraci (Kawasaki GP Project) crashed out on the final lap.

P1 Yuta Okaya

“I have no words. It was such an exciting race but so difficult! It was the hottest conditions of the week and my bike is difficult to push on, we find the chance on the last lap so I could overtake Scott in the final corner. Happy for my first victory for me and also the first Japanese victory and thanks to the team.”

P1 Yuta Okaya
P2 Scott Deroue

“It’s unbelievable! This weekend has been so difficult. In first practice, we had a problem and we were not qualified for Superpole and the other practices were wet, so we were in the Last Chance Race. Yesterday, was really difficult in the wet. This morning was very good, I was fastest, so I knew I had the pace. Then you have to come from the back of the grid to the front and that can be very difficult. In the end, it was difficult, but it worked. I’m really happy.

P3 Jeffrey Buis

“It was a difficult race because in the middle of the race, my front tyre was completely destroyed and setting the lap times was hard. At the end of the race, I had some luck and I can come through to finish third. Good points for the Championship.”

WorldSSP300 Race Two

Pos Rider Bike Class Gap
1 Y. Okaya Kawasaki B 0.000
2 S. Deroue Kawasaki B +0.045
3 J.  Buis Kawasaki A +0.161
4 K. Meuffels Kawasaki A +0.239
5 M. Kawakami Yamaha B +0.292
6 I.  Iglesias Bravo Kawasaki B +0.343
7 H. De Cancellis Yamaha B +0.697
8 N. Kalinin Kawasaki A +0.773
9 A. Huertas Yamaha B +1.221
10 B. Sofuoglu Yamaha B +1.259
11 S. Di Sora Kawasaki A +1.455
12 D. Mogeda Kawasaki A +2.007
13 M. Perez Kawasaki A +2.032
14 A. Heredia Kawasaki B +2.085
15 P. Grassia Kawasaki A +2.318
16 A. Kroh Yamaha A +2.549
17 T. Brianti Kawasaki B +3.098
18 A. Coppola Kawasaki B +3.337
19 V. Rodriguez Nunez Yamaha A +10.316
20 M. Gennai Yamaha A +12.808
21 M. Garcia Kawasaki A +12.834
22 F. Perez Casas Yamaha B +13.094
23 I.  Garcia Kawasaki A +13.334
24 J.  Perez Gonzalez Yamaha B +14.130
25 F. Macan Yamaha A +14.147
26 U. Orradre Yamaha A +23.266
27 G. Mastroluca Kawasaki B +39.288
28 T. Kawakami Yamaha B +43.244
Not Classified
RET T. Booth-Amos Kawasaki B 1 Lap
RET B. Ieraci Kawasaki A 1 Lap
RET F. Rovelli Kawasaki A 7 Laps
RET K. Aloisi Yamaha A /
RET K. Sabatucci Kawasaki B /
RET J.  Gimbert Kawasaki A /
RET A. Carrion Kawasaki A /

WorldSSP300 Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
 1  Jeffrey Buis  158
 2  Scott Deroue  142
 3  Bahattin Sofuoglu  111
 4  Unai Orradre  98
 5  Ana Carrasco  97
 6  Tom Booth-Amos  94
 7  Thomas Brianti  80
 8  Mika Perez  71
 9  Meikon Kawakami  58
 10  Yuta Okaya  54
 11  Koen Meuffels  54
 12  Samuel Di Sora  50
 13  Bruno Ieraci  44
 14  Hugo De Cancellis  38
 15  Ton Kawakami  31
 16  Nick Kalinin  29
 17  Kevin Sabatucci  24
 18  Adrian Huertas  22
 19  Marc Garcia  16
 20  Inigo Iglesias Bravo  15
 21  Filippo Rovelli  15
 22  Alan Kroh  13
 23  Glenn Van Straalen  13
 24  Alvaro Diaz  10
 25  Victor Rodriguez Nunez  9
 26  Tom Edwards  9
 27  Alfonso Coppola  9
 28  Johan Gimbert  7
 29  Oliver Konig  5
 30  Daniel Mogeda  4
 31  Filip Salac  4
 32  Enzo De La Vega  4
 33  Alejandro Carrion  4
 34  Kim Aloisi  3
 35  Angel Heredia  2
 36  Paolo Grassia  1
 37  Tom Bercot  1
 38  Mirko Gennai  1

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WorldSBK

Right here is the Tasty & New BMW M1000RR Superbike

As we believed, now sees us getting our initially glimpse of a new bike from BMW Motorrad, but even so, give a right hi to the BMW M1000RR superbike.

Of training course with the “M” identify now on a motorbike, we see that the S1000RR package has been cranked to 11 in order to make the M1000RR a truth.

Initial off, you will see the notable carbon fiber winglets connected to the entrance of the fairing, which is very en vogue right now, and consequently obligatory. They give 36 lbs (16.two kg) of downforce at 187 km/h.

Beneath the hood, things are more rowdy with the BMW M1000RR, with peak power coming in at 209hp (156 kW) and peak torque at 83 lbs•ft (113 Nm).

With only 500 models coming throughout the world, BMW Motorrad has already produced its sign of homologating the BMW M1000RR for WorldSBK use, and to make the bike powerful and ready for Superstock racing. Appropriately, pricing is established at €30,000 in Europe.

The centre place for the BMW M1000RR is the bike’s inline-4 motor, which gets the bulk of the machine’s updates over the more pedestrian S1000RR superbike.

To place down the extraordinary 209hp (156 kW) figure, BMW has generally upgraded all of the motor internals, leaving no stone unturned and priming the bicycle for racing duty.

The modifications get started with new two-ring pistons (from Mahle), which are hooked up by titanium connecting rods (courtesy of Pankl). Engine compression has been bumped as well, and now sits at 13.five:1 (up from 13.three:1).

There are also slimmer and lighter rocker arms, and revised ingestion ports. The new titanium exhaust is superior for more than an 8 lbs excess weight reduction as effectively.

All of this culminates in a bicycle that not only has a lot more peak energy, but also tends to make a lot more electrical power from 6,000 rpm all the way up to the new 15,100 rpm redline.

On the electronics side, there are 4 typical journey modes (Rain, Street, Dynamic, and Race) together with three Race Pro modes. All of these are tied into the six-axis IMU, with dynamic traction handle.

BMW also has two adjustable throttle curves, so you can tune motor reaction, and there are 3 engine braking maps as perfectly, in the Race Pro modes.

The up/down quickshifter is common, as is the start management, pit-lane limiter, and Hill Start out Control Professional aspect. BMW will make you shell out some additional coin if want to use the knowledge-logging functions, on the other hand.

On the chassis, we can see no shortage of carbon fiber bits, and you can get even much more of these if you invest in the optional M Competition Offer package, which includes the new M Stamina chain from BMW.

BMW Motorsport has also upgraded the brake kit on the M1000RR, which really should be welcomed information to activity rider ears, as the BMW S1000RR has maybe the worst brake bundle in the section. 

The calipers are labeled “M” branded, which doesn’t get our hopes far too high (we would have most popular to see anything like the Brembo Stylema R in use in this article), but we’ll reserve judgment till we consider them.

Shifting rearward, individuals looking carefully at the M1000RR swingarm will see that it has been modified as well, and is now 220 grams lighter. The rear brake mount has also been moved, to beneath the rear wheel, which should make wheel swaps a great deal a lot easier.

Most likely the most underrated aspect of the BMW M1000RR is the reality that the optional carbon fiber wheels for the S1000RR appear as conventional on the M1000RR, which in addition to the other carbon fiber additions, assistance provide the bike’s fat down to 423 lbs (192 kg) at the control.

If you like what you see and listen to, you can hope to see the BMW M1000RR at dealerships in March/ April of 2021. Ideally just before then we will have term on US pricing, but it would be good to say that cost in the $35,000 assortment would be very likely.

BMW Motorsport has created no solution about the truth that they are utilizing the BMW M1000RR as an homologation exclusive. As this kind of, we can anticipate to see it on the WorldSBK grid, Isle of Guy TT, and other experienced and amateur series all over the earth.

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WorldSBK

Friday MotoGP Summary at the Catalunya GP

“It’s only Friday.” Something you are likely to listen to from riders on, properly, Fridays, when you inquire them who they believe is on the lookout sturdy.

Friday is the working day that men and women are acquiring up to speed, assessing unique setup instructions, making a preliminary evaluation of tires, and putting in a banker lap when time and circumstances allow.

Drawing conclusions from possibly session of apply on Friday is fraught with issue. Doubly so for Friday at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, near Barcelona.

The track hosted three days of action for the WorldSBK series past weekend – now with double headers for the Entire world Supersport and Supersport 300 lessons thanks to the compressed 2020 timetable – and so acquired a layer of Pirelli rubber.

There have been rainstorms during the 7 days which have washed some of that rubber from the keep track of, changing grip levels at the time once again. And the wind on Friday was, in the text of Jack Miller, “pretty savage”.

On the confront of it, you may well say that Franco Morbidelli, Johann Zarco, and Brad Binder are capable of brief moments, Morbidelli and Zarco dropping less than 1’40.

On race rate, you could possibly want to conclude that Morbidelli, Fabio Quartararo, Joan Mir, Alex Rins, and Maverick Viñales are all rapid on used tires.

But the results from Friday require to be read through like you may well study tea leaves. Sifted by way of in the hope of getting designs but fearful of leaping to conclusions which the upcoming just will not bear out.

Clean up Monitor, Small Grip

Though grip was lower, the track itself was in really fantastic condition, regardless of the WorldSBK round the weekend in advance of.

“The observe seemed fairly clean, seriously clean, initial of all when I cycled on Wednesday, and then yesterday I went for a observe stroll with the boys,” Jack Miller claimed. “The monitor looked truly clean up, like there was not too a great deal rubber down, let us say.”

But any Pirelli rubber remaining on the keep track of soon after the Earth Superbike sequence had raced may perfectly have experienced an outcome on grip ranges, the Pramac Ducati rider described.

“It could have a little something to do with it. When we have the winter season exams and Superbike are there, they commonly go more quickly and we do not usually go as fast. So it could be some thing to do with that. But I imagine the rain and every little thing like that sort of washed a great deal of the rubber on the track absent.”

Rubber or no rubber, grip was lacking, and the blend of that and the significant wind which buffeted the track from the west created driving quite tricky without a doubt. “The grip degree is extremely minimal, like seriously low, and the wind has been pretty savage these days, to be honest. You appear out of the very last corner, and it hits you, attempts to blow you on the grass on the exterior.”

The moment out of the corner and into the lee of the grandstands, the rider has time to compose himself all over again, Miller described.

“Then you arrive again and check out to prep yourself for the finish of the straight, and then the wind is hitting grandstand and doing a U-convert and striving to blow you off the observe in the center, and then you occur out the other aspect and it’s seeking to blow you off in the braking zone. So that is heaps of enjoyable.”

Exiting the entrance straight, there was a whole lot of wind to cope with, the Pramac Ducati rider reported. “Then you go Convert one, two, three, and midway through three, it hits you massively from the inside of and it is really really hard to lower again by the wind. The previous few of corners are a nightmare as well…”

A Gentle Contact

That had necessitated a radical transform in driving design and style. “The major issue I have found now is just attempting to be truly light,” Miller stated. “You cannot upset the bicycle whatsoever, I have by no means hung off a bicycle so substantially in my existence.”

With significantly less wind forecast for Saturday, work on bicycle setup could resume additional absolutely, he claimed. “I feel like if the wind is down tomorrow like it is intended to be, it should be a bit additional usual. Let us say lower grip, but identical to Argentina, some thing like that.”

Miller and his Pramac Ducati workforce experienced adjusted the bike to match the really unique observe they discovered in Barcelona compared to Misano. At Misano, with a good deal of grip, they hadn’t required a whole lot of fat transfer under acceleration and braking to deliver grip, and so experienced operate the bike decreased at the two ends.

At Barcelona, they had to do the opposite, and increase the bicycle at both finishes in pursuit of grip. “Here we have absent up attempting to chase grip, attempting to get far more transfer each front and rear,” Miller said. “I imagine with some additional setting adjustments, realize how the tires are operating, it’s going to be important for Sunday, I believe.”

No Ideas

Andrea Dovizioso also pointed out the big difference involving Misano and Montmelo. “I really do not think we can just take currently to know precisely how Sunday will be, due to the fact most people came from Misano and the variance in the grip is the greatest you can locate from Misano to listed here, so 1st you have to adapt,” the Ducati Manufacturing unit rider reported.

“Second, in the afternoon there was a crazy wind, to be rapidly you have to choose a large amount of hazard, and I didn’t have the sensation to do that, and I assume that tomorrow the conditions will be better to be more quickly, so I don’t imagine it was as well important.”

Dovizioso and Bagnaia experienced also utilised radically distinctive tire tactics in contrast to the relaxation of the grid, and that rendered any comparison with the relaxation of the grid quite a lot invalid.

“It was a little bit strange, but me and Pecco did the very same tactic, but wholly reverse to all the rivals about the rear tires,” Dovizioso explained. “So we really do not know our velocity, because in the morning we applied the tire in a distinct way, and also in the afternoon.” They experienced not employed a tire to chase a brief time, and completed their very long operates at various occasions.

All this meant it is pretty much unattainable to know just wherever everybody stands. “So it was a peculiar working day about the winds, and the tires, so I feel no one was seriously ready to do the job in the afternoon, since we experimented with some setup, but in the next exit, the bike was uncontrollable, and you cannot perform on the details like that.”

“Also about the tire, it was very hard. I consider everybody felt a major fall of the rear tire, but when you have to battle with the wind it is a distinct tale. So I believe tomorrow the affliction will be standard,” the Ducati Factory rider informed us.

All at Sea

The slippery situations experienced been predicted to profit the KTMs, but they experienced left Pol Espargaro at a reduction in the early morning session. “It was unusual and pretty strange, particularly the early morning. We had been riding a lot of laps and it was worthless, for almost nothing, for the reason that I didn’t discover nearly anything,” the Crimson Bull Factory KTM rider mentioned.

“I was with surprisingly small grip and spinning a whole lot. It was like acquiring rain tires in dry conditions and we were being near to the last. I felt quite poor. We miss a ton of expertise of the monitor condition so in the afternoon I was employing the medium tire and it was coming but nevertheless did not feel great.”

“I really do not feel the restrictions of the bicycle or the braking factors for case in point, the best way to make the corners, opening the traces, closing the traces.”

He had no notion which course to stick to, Espargaro stated. “It is really difficult to have an understanding of what to do. To do one lap was tricky. I could not comprehend the tires or the bicycle.”

“I could do 4 laps pushing and quite similar, but losing three tenths to my teammate in T4 and I really do not know how to get it again. In the other sectors we are not terrible but there I am losing half a next: increase. I don’t know what to feel and I’m emotion peculiar. It is like we have not completed any laps below.”

Altered Electronics Tactics

Espargaro and his staff have had to convert their electronics techniques on their heads in pursuit of a technique to cope with the unusual conditions at Montmelo. Discovering the equilibrium was tricky.

“In the information, we locked so a lot the rear for braking so we needed to release motor braking, but as quickly as we do that I experience tremendous-not comfortable on the brakes. We require to elevate the TC amazingly large due to the fact we spin in a way we never ever did this calendar year or even the past.”

Ailments were the worst he had encountered for a long time, Espargaro claimed. “I really don’t bear in mind the very last time we experienced such very low grip and this kind of challenging conditions like these. In the finish to make one particular lap was a make any difference of attempting to uncover the limit and going to crash, and if I am heading to do that then it will be tomorrow in qualifying.”

“It was tough ailments and struggling with this scenario. In phrases of four-lap rhythm we are fourth and in five we are fourth once again, so when we examine we are superior in race tempo but I am missing this ‘taking more risk’ to do just one far more lap. But it is not the time to do it.”

Warmth-Thieving Wind

The blend of wind, reduced grip, monitor format, and the abrasive surface experienced a weird outcome on the tires. The robust wind was sucking warmth out of the tires, specially the front on the remaining hand facet, and that was resulting in riders to crash.

You essential to force to get heat into the tires, but it was taking a number of laps. But if you persevered, you had been rewarded with dropping lap moments.

“The tires are hard to warm, the extra laps you do the improved it is with the entrance,” Suzuki’s Joan Mir discussed. “But there is a second that the rear starts to warm and spin additional and that is why we see the lap times fall so quick in this track for the reason that of this ailment.”

“The wind did not assist to heat the front tire. The straight is so long. If you really don’t press at 100 % on out lap then you aren’t capable to heat the tire. In my scenario I have to have 2 superior laps to warm the entrance. For qualifying something to take into consideration. If there is a great deal of chilly in qualifying then it will be hard.”

Mir was one particular of the a lot of riders to tumble at the still left handers all over the keep track of, the Suzuki rider going down at Turn 5. “It’s a important corner,” Mir reported. “A little bit of downhill, of camber. It is a weird corner. Also the first corner that you do, the initial remaining [Turn 2], is a corner you really don’t brake and never warm a lot the remaining section of the tire.”

“T5 indeed, you have to brake and use far more the tire. With the temperature I was far too optimistic with the brakes and missing the front. It was a mix. I know if I brake in this way with a lot more temperature on observe I do not crash for confident.”

All of the crashes had happened in the left handers, primarily on out laps or early in a rider’s run. Riders crashed at Switch two, Turn 5, Flip 10, and even Flip 11, with only Turn 7 spared the ignominy of a fall. Small temperatures and optimism had been the common brings about of most crashes.

“I went to brake 25 meters afterwards in the first lap,” Franco Morbidelli explained of his crash at Flip 10 in FP2. “Not a wise thought. You have incredibly couple of corners on the remaining at this observe. The third remaining corner I confronted I was 25 meter afterwards and it wasn’t a smart plan, as I said.”

True Race Speed

Regardless of the deficiency of grip, there had been some things the riders could do the job on. Maverick Viñales, for instance, did a whole lot of his operates with a entire fuel tank to simulate the start out of the race.

This has proved to be his weak level all over this time, and without a doubt the past few yrs, and it was anything they have been focusing on now, he said. “For absolutely sure I’m functioning all the time on race set up, each apply,” he explained. “I have to have to fully grasp. Also the riding style improve very a lot. We have to have to fully grasp how to do it.”

Viñales was a single of the riders who was happiest with his day’s do the job, unsurprisingly specified the rate on used tires he was showing.

“I’m very happy due to the fact straight away we are rapidly. This is the most essential. This afternoon with the wind it was extremely challenging truthfully. I never experienced that type of conditions this season so it was quite hard.”

The very good information was that top rated speed was a lot less of an difficulty at Montmelo than in Austria. “I explained yesterday that this was not the worst keep track of for the straight mainly because you come from two rapidly corners. The past one is a rapidly one. We have superior grip out of this corner. It seems greater,” Viñales explained to us.

The Covid-19 Risk

Ailments on the keep track of may be bettering, but there is rationale for Dorna to be apprehensive. Following getting rid of a person HRC engineer to quarantine after a positive Covid-19 take a look at in Misano, the LCR Honda crew lost a 2nd HRC engineer at Barcelona.

The complete staff was examined again on Friday, with the exams returned coming again damaging, but three some others pressured to stay in isolation awaiting the effects of the second check. Other engineers have been drafted in to get their put, but that nonetheless left the team in a difficult predicament.

“It can make everyday living far more complicated, of class. We are down on team,” Cal Crutchlow informed us. “But it doesn’t stop us from working tricky and continuing to do our work in the garage. Right now we bought all tested and everyone in the garage has examined adverse.”

“I really do not know how they do, it but it’s a fast take a look at and we had the success provided in an hour. But not pleasant to have two checks now. It is Alright, it is part of it, it exhibits how significantly we want to be right here as we go through it all the time, identical as the people today who are in this article.”

At Misano, a few of the employees operating in the paddock experienced been ready to snooze at house, outside the house of their nominal Covid-19 bubble. Montmelo is significantly even worse in that respect: so numerous of the crew team, riders, and primarily Dorna workers live in Barcelona, and are sleeping in their own beds.

That can make them vulnerable to publicity by using loved ones users, who are not aspect of the paddock bubble. Inspite of Dorna’s testing application, the risk of becoming infected with Covid-19 is much better than at other races, in particular provided the promptly mounting situation depend in Barcelona.

Creating points worse is the truth that riders are bringing their companions and households to the track, opening up yet another avenue of publicity to the coronavirus. Aleix Espargaro, for illustration, posted pics of himself with his wife and young children at the keep track of.

In the meantime, much of the paddock is still carrying out their greatest to exclude the likelihood of an outbreak in the paddock – like the tiny range of journalists who have been granted access to the circuit, but are saved a prolonged way absent from riders and group workers.

With Covid-19 instances on the increase in the course of Europe, and governments reintroducing limitations and constraints on activities and massive gatherings, the 2020 MotoGP time proceeds to hang by the slenderest of threads.

If there is a broader outbreak in the paddock, or MotoGP is noticed as a hazard component endangering community wellbeing, races could be canceled at the drop of a hat.

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WorldSBK

Rea extends points lead to 41-points after R1 victory at Catalunya

2020 WorldSBK – Round Six – Catalunya

WorldSBK Race One

The first ever MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was won by Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) as the reigning Champion claimed victory in Race 1 for the inaugural Acerbis Catalunya Round; extending his Championship lead to 41 points.

#CatalanWorldSBK at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – Race 1.

Rea started from pole position after going quickest in this morning’s Tissot Superpole session and held position off the line as the lights went out, maintaining and increasing a gap to his nearest rivals on track. Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) finished in second place after getting a superb launch off the grid after starting from seventh place; the British rider taking advantage of a close call between Toprak Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team) and teammate and Michael van der Mark at Turn 1 with both able to stay on their bike.

Scott Redding

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GOELEVEN) and Redding battled in the early stages of the race before trying to work together to close the gap to Rea but they were unable to do so with Rea extending his lead to eventually win by 2.6s. Redding came home to finish in second place while Rinaldi fell down the order in the latter stages, eventually finishing in seventh.

Chaz Davies

Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) battled his way through the field to finish in third place meaning British riders have now locked out the podium on 54 occasions in WorldSBK, with Davies finishing ahead of van der Mark in fourth. Alvaro Bautista (Team HRC) lost ground compared to his starting position, finishing in fifth place with Razgatlioglu in sixth after the incident with his teammate at Turn 1. Bautista lost a position to Davies on Lap 15 of 20 when he went wide into Turn 1, allowing Davies to sweep around the outside of Bautista.

Michael van der Mark

Rinaldi finished in seventh place after losing lots of time in the final few laps, being passed by Davies, van der Mark and Bautista in three successive laps. He finished ahead of Garrett Gerloff (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team) as the American continued his strong performances in dry conditions in Barcelona.

Alvaro Bautista

Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) was in ninth place with Leon Haslam (Team HRC) completing the top ten. Eugene Laverty picked up points for his efforts with 11th place, just one tenth away from a top ten finish. Wildcard Jonas Folger (Bonovo Action by MGM Racing) battled his way through the field after not setting a time in qualifying, moving up from 21st to finish 12th.

Xavi Fores (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) and Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team) completed the points paying positions by rounding out the top 15. Samuele Cavalieri (Barni Racing Team) finished in 16th on his first appearance in 2020, ahead of last-minute call up Lorenzo Zanetti (Motocorsa Racing).

Sylvain Barrier (Brixx Performance), Takumi Takahashi (MIE Racing HONDA Team) and Valentin Debise (OUTDO Kawasaki TPR) were the rest of the finishers in the race with Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) retiring from the race in the early stages.

P1 Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)

“I had a lot of motivation in this race. It’s my team home race. Obviously, Ana Carrasco can’t be here with us in the team, so this race win is for her and also for my grandfather. It is his anniversary today, 27 years ago he died so I was using that as a lot of power in the race to just never give up. I am super happy for me, my team. I wish the fans could be here, and their families to celebrate with us but lot of info for tomorrow. I am looking forward to that one because in the last laps, the front was moving quiet a lot. In this temperature with this grip level, we just need a bit more for tomorrow. So, looking forward to sleeping on that and coming back stronger tomorrow.”

Jonathan Rea
P2 Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati)

“In qualifying I struggled a bit, I think the qualifying tyre was not so good so I started seventh on the grid which is not ideal but I got off to a mega start, then van der Mark came through and made some space for me so it made it a little bit easier. I was behind Rinaldi and I felt good. I needed to get passed him and I got by him, and I lost the rear in Turn 3. This is a corner where we suffer a lot and I tried to push and that’s what happened. He came back, passed me again. He tapped the seat so I thought he was a bit faster than me in some sectors, I tried to see something. I saw the tyre drop and I thought he needed to go and close the gap and had a good run to close the gap a little bit to Jonny, but it was just give and take all the time. So, from seventh to finish second, I am happy with that I must say. It’s a shame we couldn’t fight for the win but in this point of the Championship, we have to get the best results we can, when we can.”

P3 Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati)

“Yes, a bit steady the first ten laps, I think. I was giving it everything, but I just didn’t seem to have the ability to get it hooked up in some of the longer corners in the early parts. And then it seems that everybody dropped, well the people I was riding with dropped to my sort of grip and then I was able to move forward, and I stayed maybe a bit more consistent than those who were around me. It is the first 10 laps where we are missing out. Start was good, I was in a good position, I was well placed to go forward but had a lack of traction.”

#CatalanWorldSBK at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – Race 1.

1. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK)

2. Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) +2.625s

3. Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) +4.459s

WorldSBK Race One Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 J.  Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 0.000
2 S. Redding Ducati Panigale V4 R +2.625
3 C. Davies Ducati Panigale V4 R +4.459
4 M. Van Der Mark Yamaha YZF R1 +6.078
5 A. Bautista Honda CBR1000RR-R +6.989
6 T. Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 +8.770
7 M. Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4 R +11.676
8 G. Gerloff Yamaha YZF R1 +15.639
9 A. Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR +18.128
10 L.  Haslam Honda CBR1000RR-R +22.344
11 E. Laverty BMW S1000 RR +22.460
12 J.  Folger Yamaha YZF R1 +22.934
13 X. Fores Kawasaki ZX-10RR +25.428
14 L.  Baz Yamaha YZF R1 26.083
15 F. Caricasulo Yamaha YZF R1 +31.880
16 S. Cavalieri Ducati Panigale V4 R +37.361
17 L.  Zanetti Ducati Panigale V4 R +40.668
18 S. Barrier Ducati Panigale V4 R +48.001
19 T. Takahashi Honda CBR1000RR-R +55.793
20 V. Debise Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1m02.531
Not Classified
RET 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR

WorldSBK Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
 1  Jonathan Rea  268
 2  Scott Redding  227
 3  Toprak Razgatlioglu  157
 4  Chaz Davies  157
 5  Michael Van Der Mark  146
 6  Michael Ruben Rinaldi  140
 7  Alex Lowes  134
 8  Alvaro Bautista  94
 9  Leon Haslam  81
 10  Loris Baz  78
 11  Tom Sykes  58
 12  Garrett Gerloff  47
 13  Federico Caricasulo  37
 14  Eugene Laverty  36
 15  Xavi Fores  36
 16  Marco Melandri  23
 17  Sandro Cortese  14
 18  Leandro Mercado  12
 19  Maximilian Scheib  11
 20  Sylvain Barrier  5
 21  Jonas Folger  4
 22  Christophe Ponsson  4
 23  Roman Ramos  4
 24  Matteo Ferrari  4
 25  Takumi Takahashi  2

World Supersport

World Supersport

The weather played a massive role in the outcome of the first ever FIM Supersport World Championship race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as Andy Verdoïa (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing) claimed a shock victory in a Red Flagged Race 1 for the Acerbis Catalunya Round as Championship leader Andrea Locatelli (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) finished off the podium for the first time this season.

Andy Verdoïa

Verdoïa did not pit stop as the rain came down in Montmelo and was the leader at the timing point the results were taken from; with 11 laps of the 17 scheduled completed full race points awarded. Verdoïa becomes the first WorldSSP300 race winner to win in WorldSSP as well as the youngest WorldSSP winner as he claimed victory ahead of Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Kyle Smith (GMT94 Yamaha) who completed the podium; Smith replacing the injured Jules Cluzel for this round.

Smith and Mahias

Championship leader Locatelli finished in fourth place after losing time as the rain started to fall but had been leading in dry conditions. Although he had a poor start and fell into fourth place on Lap 2, a lap later into Turn 1 he passed Mahias, Philipp Oettl (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and Corentin Perolari (GMT94 Yamaha).

Mahias, Smith and Locatelli were the last riders to come into the pits before the Red Flag was shown with all three just about to get back on track after changing tyres in the pits while Verdoïa was able to stay out without pitting, keeping his bike on track to claim victory.

Kevin Manfredi (Altogoo Racing Team) secured a stunning top five finish and the lead rider out of the WorldSSP Challenge riders, finishing just ahead of Steven Odendaal (EAB Ten Kate Racing) in sixth place and 2019 WorldSSP300 Champion Manuel Gonzalez (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) in seventh.

Oettl was in eighth place at the timing point the results were collected from with Miquel Pons (Dynavolt Honda) finished in ninth place; equalling his best finish in WorldSSP. Axel Bassani (Soradis Yamaha Motoxracing) completed the top ten with a tenth-place finish, the Italian securing his best result of the 2020 season.

Loris Cresson (OXXO Yamaha Team Toth) finished in 11th place with Can Öncü (Turkish Racing Team), Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing), Raffaele de Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) and Isaac Viñales (Kallio Racing) completing the point-scoring positions. Perolari, who had been leading the race in the early stages, finished in 16th place while Danny Webb (WRP Wepol Racing) finished in 18th after showing strong pace in the dry. Oscar Gutierrez (GMT94 Yamaha) had showed strong pace in the dry but lost out due to the timing of the red flag, finishing in 19th place on his debut.

Galang Hendra Pratama (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing) was taken to the medical centre following a crash in the early stages of the race, where he was diagnosed with a right-hand contusion. He will have further assessments following that diagnosis.

P1 Andy Verdoïa (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing)

“I cannot believe it. It’s incredible. I said okay continue, keep calm, don’t crash because in second gear, I was spinning on the straight. It was incredible but I said keep calm, try to finish and maybe next lap there will be a Red Flag. So, I continued, and I thought maybe I was in top 10 so at the end it is a first place, I cannot believe it. It’s incredible.”

P2 Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing)

“For sure it is great for the Championship, to secure third place and maybe pushing to come back to second. I am not really happy because one rider entered the pitlane after me and won the race. He was behind during the race, but it is better than to finish fourth or fifth. But when I saw the rain started, I ride a lot in endurance, and I know these conditions a lot. I know that when you have a bit of rain on the track, it’s possible to push for one more lap. I looked at Locatelli with the hand and I thought that it was okay to push one more lap. I got into first position and when I entered in the last corner, I saw the straight line with lot of water, I thought I made the wrong choice and finally it was the right one. I am a little bit lucky. But I hope for nice weather tomorrow for Race 2.”

P3 Kyle Smith (GMT94 Yamaha)

“It’s a really fun ending to the race to be honest. I am happy that in the dry I was riding in fourth position which is good. The rain helped me get on the podium but as well I don’t 100 percent agree with the rules, with how the Red Flag works. It is the way it is. I think that possibly we could have been more fighting more for the victory. Anyway, I am really happy for the GMT94 team which had bad luck when Jules injured himself. I am happy to keep the team on top, where it deserves to be so yes, I am happy.”

#CatalanWorldSBK WorldSSP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – Race 1

1.) Andy Verdoïa (bLU cRU WorldSSP by MS Racing)

2.) Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing)

3.) Kyle Smith (GMT94 Yamaha)

World Supersport Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Race Time
1 A. Verdoia Yamaha 15m37’21.611
2 L.  Mahias Kawasaki 15m36’41.264
3 K. Smith Yamaha 15m36’41.812
4 A. Locatelli Yamaha 15m36’43.239
5 K. Manfredi Yamaha 15m37’02.361
6 S. Odendaal Yamaha 15m37’02.789
7 M. Gonzalez Kawasaki 15m37’03.351
8 P. Oettl Kawasaki 15m37’04.276
9 M. Pons Honda 15m37’21.174
10 A. Bassani Yamaha 15m37’25.694
11 L.  Cresson Yamaha 15m37’26.187
12 C. Oncu Kawasaki 15m37’14.373
13 H. Soomer Yamaha 15m37’21.382
14 R. De Rosa MV Agusta 15m37’27.419
15 I.  Vinales Yamaha 15m37’33.267
16 C. Perolari Yamaha 15m37’30.996
17 F. Fuligni MV Agusta 15m37’12.416
18 D. Webb Yamaha 15m37’30.975
19 O. Gutierrez Iglesias Yamaha 15m37’24.177
20 P. Sebestyen Yamaha 15m37’26.235
21 P. Hobelsberger Honda 15m37’09.981
22 G. Van Straalen Yamaha 15m37’30.457
23 A. Ruiz Carranza Yamaha 15m37’29.155
24 L.  Montella Yamaha 15m34’00.982
Not Classified
RET G. Erill Kawasaki 15m21’59.437
RET G. Hendra Pratama Yamaha 15m16’17.906

World Supersport Championship Standings

Pos Rider POINTS
 1  Andrea Locatelli  238
 2  Jules Cluzel  146
 3  Lucas Mahias  139
 4  Philipp Oettl  108
 5  Raffaele De Rosa  93
 6  Corentin Perolari  88
 7  Steven Odendaal  84
 8  Isaac Vinales  80
 9  Manuel Gonzalez  80
 10  Hannes Soomer  53
 11  Danny Webb  48
 12  Peter Sebestyen  37
 13  Can Alexander Oncu  34
 14  Andy Verdoia  31
 15  Alejandro Ruiz Carranza  25
 16  Federico Fuligni  21
 17  Kevin Manfredi  17
 18  Kyle Smith  16
 19  Miquel Pons  16
 20  Axel Bassani  14
 21  Loris Cresson  11
 22  Galang Hendra Pratama  9
 23  Patrick Hobelsberger  6
 24  Maria Herrera  2
 25  Jaimie Van Sikkelerus  2
 26  Hikari Okubo  1
 27  Luigi Montella  1

World Supersport 300

World Supersport 300

A wet but drying track made conditions tricky for all riders on the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship grid as the Championship hit the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the first time at the Acerbis Catalunya Round where Tom Booth-Amos (RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki) claimed a dominant maiden victory by more than six seconds.

Tom Booth-Amos

Booth-Amos started from pole position after going quickest in the Tissot Superpole session and led off the line to hold position despite a challenge from behind; Booth-Amos sweeping into Turn 1 into the lead and not looking back as he took his first WorldSSP300 victory. He was joined on the podium by Samuel di Sora (Leader Team Flembbo), with the Frenchman securing his first podium in WorldSSP300, and Marc Garcia (2R Racing) in third with the 2017 World Champion making his return to the Championship.

Samuel di Sora and Mika Perez

Mika Perez (Prodina Ircos Team WorldSSP300) finished the race in fourth place as Championship leader Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT) finished in fifth; Buis looking like he was struggling in the first half of the race but recovered in the latter stages of the 10-lap race to finish in fifth and extend his Championship lead. Filippo Rovelli (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) claimed a sixth-place finish as he secured his best WorldSSP300 finish.

Garcia and Perez

Victor Rodriguez Nuñez (EAB Ten Kate Racing) finished in seventh in his first race for his new team, having switched to Ten Kate Racing from 2R Racing, with Koen Meuffels (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT) in eighth place. Bahattin Sofuoglu (Biblion Motoxracing Yamaha WorldSSP300) battled his way through the Last Chance Race to claim a top ten finish in ninth, ahead of Johan Gimbert (GP Project).

Ton Kawakami (Yamaha MS Racing) was another who had battled his way through the field, running in the top ten in the early stages, but dropped back in a mega battle for a top ten finish, the Brazilian claiming an 11th placed finish. Alfonso Coppola (Kawasaki GP Project) was 12th with Scott Deroue (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT) in 13th; Deroue also fighting through the Last Chance Race. Hugo de Cancellis (Team TRASIMENO) and Meikon Kawakami (Team Brasil AD 78) completed the points-paying positions in 15th.

It was an eventful race for Angel Heredia (DEZA-ISMABON Racing Team) who had multiple incidents throughout the race, though the wildcard was able to get back on his back after each one. Paolo Grassia (Team CHIODO Moto Racing) retired from the race after an incident on the opening lap as did Inigo Iglesias Bravo (Scuderia Maranga Racing) and Nick Kalinin (Battley RT-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki). Bruno Ieraci (Kawasaki GP Project) came off his bike and retired from the race although he did look to return to the track, while Kim Aloisi (ProGP Racing) had a similar accident at Turn 2.

P1 Tom Booth-Amos (RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki)

“Finally, I get a win! It’s not been an easy year. After Portugal, when I had the big crash, it didn’t hurt but I hurt myself quite a lot, but I didn’t tell anyone. I just carried on through and in Aragon we struggled but our guys have worked hard in between, they only had one week but they´ve brought me a new package this weekend and it’s working really well. This is for them and I want to thank them. I’m a little bit far behind in the Championship but if we keep working and I keep winning races, it’s still possible.”

P2 Samuel di Sora (Leader Team Flembbo)

“It was a very difficult race. We didn’t know what the weather would be minutes before the start, but we made the right choice to put a good rain setup on the bike. I want to thank all the people that have brought me here.”

P3 Marc Garcia (2R Racing)

“It was amazing. Ten months without taking a bike and to come back into the Championship and get third position is amazing.”

#CatalanWorldSBK WorldSSP300 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – Race 1

1. Tom Booth-Amos (RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki)

2. Samuel di Sora (Leader Team Flembbo) +6.336s

3. Marc Garcia (2R Racing) +6.391s

WSSP300 Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Class Time/Gap
1 T. Booth-Amos Kawasaki B 0.000
2 S. Di Sora Kawasaki A +6.336
3 M. Garcia Kawasaki A +6.391
4 M. Perez Kawasaki A +6.596
5 J.  Buis Kawasaki A +15.200
6 F. Rovelli Kawasaki A +16.125
7 V. Rodriguez Nunez Yamaha A +16.388
8 K. Meuffels Kawasaki A +16.469
9 B. Sofuoglu Yamaha B +16.810
10 J.  Gimbert Kawasaki A +18.331
11 T.  Kawakami Yamaha B +20.798
12 A. Coppola Kawasaki B +26.823
13 S. Deroue Kawasaki B +31.150
14 H. De Cancellis Yamaha B +32.423
15 M. Kawakami Yamaha B +32.602
16 F. Macan Yamaha A +32.673
17 I.  Garcia Kawasaki A +32.701
18 K. Sabatucci Kawasaki B +34.500
19 F. Perez Casas Yamaha B +36.258
20 U. Orradre Yamaha A +36.545
21 M. Gennai Yamaha A +43.278
22 J.  Perez Gonzalez Yamaha B +44.121
23 T. Brianti Kawasaki B +47.697
24 A. Carrion Kawasaki A +1m01.569
25 D. Mogeda Kawasaki A +1m07.546
26 A. Kroh Yamaha A +1m07.923
27 G. Mastroluca Kawasaki B +1m12.357
28 Y. Okaya Kawasaki B +1m12.910
29 A. Huertas Yamaha B +1 Lap
30 A. Heredia Kawasaki B +3 Laps
Not Classified
RET K. Aloisi Yamaha A 5 Laps
RET B. Ieraci Kawasaki A 7 Laps
RET I.  Iglesias Bravo Kawasaki B 8 Laps
RET N. Kalinin Kawasaki A 9 Laps
RET P. Grassia Kawasaki A /

WSSP300 Championship Standings

Pos Rider Points
 1  Jeffrey Buis  142
 2  Scott Deroue  122
 3  Bahattin Sofuoglu  105
 4  Unai Orradre  98
 5  Ana Carrasco  97
 6  Tom Booth-Amos  94
 7  Thomas Brianti  80
 8  Mika Perez  68
 9  Meikon Kawakami  47
 10  Samuel Di Sora  45
 11  Bruno Ieraci  44
 12  Koen Meuffels  41
 13  Ton Kawakami  31
 14  Yuta Okaya  29
 15  Hugo De Cancellis  29
 16  Kevin Sabatucci  24
 17  Nick Kalinin  21
 18  Marc Garcia  16
 19  Filippo Rovelli  15
 20  Adrian Huertas  15
 21  Alan Kroh  13
 22  Glenn Van Straalen  13
 23  Alvaro Diaz  10
 24  Victor Rodriguez Nunez  9
 25  Tom Edwards  9
 26  Alfonso Coppola  9
 27  Johan Gimbert  7
 28  Inigo Iglesias Bravo  5
 29  Oliver Konig  5
 30  Filip Salac  4
 31  Enzo De La Vega  4
 32  Alejandro Carrion  4
 33  Kim Aloisi  3
 34  Tom Bercot  1
 35  Mirko Gennai  1

Categories
WorldSBK

Saturday MotoGP Summary at the Catalunya GP

What did we discover from qualifying for the Grand Prix of Catalonia on Saturday? We uncovered that qualifying is really misleading.

The front of the grid is a mixture of riders who are truly quickly on race rate, and riders who are only brief more than a one lap.

But what we also uncovered is that the keep track of at Montmelo, outside the house Barcelona, is so challenging on tires that qualifying is only a extremely tiny part of the tale. It is uncertain regardless of whether in which you qualify will have any bearing on the outcome of the race.

The trouble at Barcelona is that the monitor is punishing on tires. You do not get to the end of the race with tire to spare. Certainly, you may not make it to the close of the race at all.

“The previous laps of the race, we will struggle not to make a lap time, we will battle to keep on the bike,” warned Pol Espargaro.

“Maybe by the conclusion of the race, it is not likely to be who can perform improved, who can be more quickly, I believe by the conclude of the race it is going to be who will take extra danger, who cares considerably less about crashing.”

Montmelo is usually hard on tires, but this calendar year there is an extra complication.

For the reason that the MotoGP teams determined that Michelin required to nominate the allocation for each individual single circuit at the start of the year, just before the 1st Grand Prix has even taken position, the French tire manufacturer has to make an educated guess at the circumstances probably to prevail when the races are held.

Normally, that is not too significantly of a trouble, as the rounds are frequently held around the exact same time each and every 12 months.

The New Irregular

But “normally” is not a term which is having a great deal use in 2020. This is a time shaken up, shifted about, and shoved into a smaller space by the Covid-19 pandemic, and so races are getting held at tracks in extremely distinct seasons, when pretty distinctive situations prevail.

Barcelona is a circumstance in stage: typically, MotoGP visits in the center of June, when air temperatures are likely to be in the higher 20s Centigrade, with asphalt temperatures running into the 50s.

In 2020, MotoGP is at the Circuit de Catalunya in late September, just as the summer starts to shed its grip, and the hot days fade. Include to that a weekend which is cooler than usual – a 7 days back just, when the WorldSBK course held their 1st race of the weekend, the air temperature was 28°C, and the keep track of was 42°C for MotoGP qualifying, temperature of the two air and keep track of was 6°C lessen.

That starts off to make the tire allocation which Michelin brought to Barcelona a tad optimistic. The soft and medium tires, entrance and rear, had been able of performing the race. But the lessen temperatures rendered the difficult tires pretty much unusable.

“Unfortunately the challenging entrance and really hard rear, it seems to be like they are too tricky for tomorrow’s race,” Michelin Motorsport manager Piero Taramasso said.

“But as you know, we experienced to opt for the tires a long time ago ahead of the begin of the season, and seeking at data, we imagined there would be far more temperature, on the keep track of and in the air, but which is not the circumstance.”

Folding Fronts and Managed Rears

The close outcome of this has been twofold: firstly, a spate of crashes as extremely optimistic riders check out to force in advance of the remaining-hand facet of the front tire is warmed up, and stop up in the gravel at Convert 2, Turn 5, Switch 10 when they forget about that they really do not have the identical grip on the left as they do on the ideal in advance of the tire is completely ready.

And secondly, we are making ready for a war of attrition occur Sunday. No person is heading to be able to carry the similar speed from start off to complete.

The race on Sunday will resemble Danilo Petrucci’s well known “short blanket”, in which riders have to make a decision irrespective of whether to push at the start of the race, and hope for the best at the conclude, or training endurance at the commence, and hope the escaping riders don’t establish up much too a great deal of a gap to near down in the next 50 percent of the race.

It was, as usual, a thrilling qualifying session, Franco Morbidelli showing a return to sort after an off weekend at the 2nd race in Misano.

The Petronas Yamaha SRT rider was the only male to get into the 1’38s, ending qualifying a complete two tenths a lot quicker than the rider in next put, his teammate Fabio Quartararo.

As a facet observe, the point that a gap of two tenths is regarded as huge is a sign of just how shut MotoGP is in 2020.

His 2021 teammate – Valentino Rossi’s agreement for up coming year was signed and declared an hour or so prior to qualifying commenced – took the last slot on the front row of the grid, his to start with front row since Silverstone last year, and a Yamaha lockout of the front row.

Driving the a few Yamahas, a pair of Ducatis sandwich the fourth Yamaha of Maverick Viñales on the second row. Jack Miller starts from fourth, whilst Johann Zarco just pinched sixth spot from Pol Espargaro.

The KTM rider is upset to be heading up the third row, forward of the Suzuki of Joan Mir and the initially manufacturing unit Ducati of Danilo Petrucci.

The Tortoise vs. The Hare

The grid is no reflection of the serious speed of the riders, having said that. The Yamahas all have fantastic tempo, both equally on new rubber and on previous tires, with Viñales, Quartararo, and Rossi the standouts.

Pol Espargaro and Joan Mir are speedy as well, with race rate to match, and in the situation of the KTM rider, potentially even to conquer the Yamahas.

Of the Ducatis, the rider with the greatest tempo is back on the 3rd row. Danilo Petrucci has realized not to check out to fix his problems with adjustments to the electronics, but as an alternative focus on chassis configurations in its place.

That has served him locate some race rate, but it hasn’t assisted him put in a rapid lap. Johann Zarco and Jack Miller have the opposite difficulty.

That left Pol Espargaro a minimal pissed off, locating himself caught at the rear of riders he is aware of he has significantly much better pace than. “With a new tire, we do not get the further grip we experienced in the other sites,” the Purple Bull Manufacturing unit KTM rider mentioned.

“For certain Ducati has this more grip. We saw how poor the rate for instance Jack and Johann had through FP4, but how speedy they could be in 1 lap.”

No Repeat Performances

The 2020 race will arrive down to tire management, was the unanimous consensus amid the riders. It will most probable resemble the race here in 2017, which Andrea Dovizioso gained convincingly by guaranteeing he was finest capable of sustaining his pace during the race, as other people fell by the wayside.

That is not likely to come about in 2020, the manufacturing facility Ducati rider lamented. “I actually would like to communicate about that in a positive way like in the earlier, but the situation is completely diverse to the previous,” Dovizioso explained. “You require the pace to help you save the tire and be powerful at the conclusion of the race and this is not our predicament.”

His problem, as at any time, was braking, and adapting to the 2020 Michelin tire. Dovizioso continues to make little one ways, but that may well not be adequate to provide him the title this year.

If not Dovizioso, who? Valentino Rossi has the speed, and is also a wily previous hand when it comes to taking care of his tires. His issue in the previous has generally been starting off from way down on the grid, an issue he won’t confront in Barcelona.

“It’s a excellent Saturday, due to the fact we started out properly from Friday,” Rossi explained to the press conference. When we start off already the bicycle was competitive and give me a good experience.”

“In FP4 with the utilised tire I have good pace. So commencing from the front row is quite essential also mainly because the 1st corner is incredibly much. So we have to have to give the highest from the starting and try out to make a excellent race.”

Assault from the Start out

The other Yamahas will all share the same method. “The critical with our bike is it’s so essential to make a great start,” Fabio Quartararo said.

“To be in the initially positions in the initial lap will be essential. At the stop if we glimpse, the very first two rows are seriously great for us mainly because we have four Yamahas in the initially six positions. So I’m definitely content about these two entrance rows. Let’s attempt to make the very best begin I ever did on Sunday.”

Maverick Viñales was even a lot more explicit about his choices on Sunday, commencing from the 2nd row. “I will attack from the commence,” the Monster Vitality Yamaha rider stated. “I need to wake myself up extremely swift. I will try out to do it in corner 1, 2, 3. Attempt to be rapid.”

The risk with beginning speedily is that the tire drops off at the conclusion of the race. That is not the situation for Viñales, he says, the Spaniard discovering it rather effortless to sustain his speed for a lengthy time.

“Honestly, pretty fantastic simply because in FP4 with 16 laps I was equipped to do 1’40s, and I was just carrying out my rhythm. I experience pretty excellent and reliable with this bike. With 14 laps, I did a 1’40.four. Which is very good. But we will see tomorrow, just after Moto2 everything alterations, I hope it improvements for greater.”

In that regard, the Yamaha resembles the Suzuki. Although he was upset to be bumped down to eighth on the grid, Joan Mir was nonetheless assured in his pace. “I feel superior with made use of tires,” Mir stated.

“This track is not really grippy. Each just one of us is struggling to have a very good edge grip and push grip. It is challenging here for the reason that the grip is a lot fewer than Misano. So it will be hard in the last 10 laps for every person, but I think we will be able to regulate.”

Stuck At the rear of a Ducati

Like Joan Mir, Pol Espargaro was disappointed to be starting up on the third row. The KTM rider has outstanding speed, but soon after obtaining himself stuck guiding a Ducati at the to start with race in Misano, he was all as well keenly aware of the importance of a starting posture.

“The factor is that the qualifying is usually vital, in particular in MotoGP at present,” Espargaro stated. “The time you gain at the starting, it’s super significant at the conclusion of the race, due to the fact the much less you require to stress the tire to get the lap time, because you have now carried out rather a ton at the beginning. You eliminate considerably less by targeted traffic or you can set your rhythm straight absent.”

Acquiring stuck driving a Ducati was fairly a great deal the worst issue that could defeat him, Espargaro said. “Being guiding Johann, for instance, we have observed how tough the race is following Misano one, where by I acquired stuck powering him and I couldn’t definitely do anything at all to overtake because of the electric power.”

Danilo Petrucci has to use the opposite approach. “I feel for tomorrow it will be quite significant to handle the tire, specially at the starting,” the factory Ducati rider reported.

“Because the fall between a made use of tire and a new tire is about 2 seconds. And you can be very pretty very good until 10 laps to go, and then the condition can be a catastrophe. Due to the fact the bicycle with all these electronics simply cannot simply just go a lot quicker exiting the corner.”

That still left Petrucci with just just one approach: to wait around, and see how the race shakes out in the last laps.

“I really don’t assume it’s a great thought to force at the starting, even if I want to keep with the entrance guys, but I still have a great deal of people today powering me who are really fast,” Petrucci claimed.

“But our tempo is not terrible. For certain I have to be very clear we will not be on the podium, since as I informed you we go through a great deal the tire drop, but we can continue to be in the mix, and for certain on the final 10 laps of the race, we will have some surprises.”

Gentle or Medium?

It appears to be like pretty much the complete discipline will use the delicate rear tire, while the medium rear has some prospective advantage. “For the rear I assume that the alternative is pretty open,” Valentino Rossi said.

“Soft is an possibility for absolutely sure, but also the medium rear is not so lousy. The big difference in the efficiency is not a good deal. The race will be very very long, so maybe with the medium at the end you can have a little bit extra stability. We will choose tomorrow.”

Pol Espargaro would also have appreciated to consider the medium rear, but when he place a utilised rear which had sat in tire warmers since the morning session in the bike, he just couldn’t get it up to temperature or make it operate, he reported.

“When we use a single tire in 1 session and then once more in a further a single, for instance a medium or gentle, and you arrive into the pits and you go out, you really feel a major fall,” the KTM rider stated.

“But if you even neat down the tire and warm it all over again, like it happened in FP4 with the rear tire, it’s even even worse. The tire gets so tricky and you in no way get a rhythm to put the temperature into the tire, and then it is just spinning, and you in no way deliver the tire up.”

That leaves Espargaro with a dilemma. He was rapid on brand name new rear tire, but it hadn’t been doable to place a large amount of laps on a new medium rear to see what the drop is like and compare it to the gentle.

“So we have this doubt about what will occur if in its place of a utilized medium, we had a new medium, if it would perform perfectly, or if exactly the similar point would occur as with a reused tire,” the manufacturing unit KTM rider informed us. “So at the conclude, we can’t threat it on the race.”

A few riders may possibly, gambling on staging a comeback as soon as the early leaders commence to struggle with their tires. The forecast is not hunting promising for that gamble, cloud go over predicted to retain monitor temperatures down. But in the war of attrition the race is predicted to be, it may well still fork out off.

Moreover, this is 2020. If there is a person detail we can be confident about this year, it is that things hardly ever perform out the way you assume. So why not take a chance?

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Grip amounts, climbing rookies and a beautiful title race

Check out MotoGP™ Legend Randy Mamola’s issues to search out for this weekend at the Catalan GP as MotoGP™ surpasses the midway stage in 2020

It’s time for you to delve into Randy Mamola’s important factors for the Gran Premi Monster Power de Catalunya. The MotoGP™ Legend and 13-time Grand Prix winner talks you as a result of some of the chatting points ahead of Saturday and Sunday’s track action, as the premier class surpass the halfway phase of a mouth-watering 2020 time.


1. A September Catalan GP – pretty distinct ailments to regular

“Barcelona is a completely unique racetrack to Misano, it is a a lot more quickly track, substantially more quickly and flowing. A whole lot of riders really like Barcelona and of course the enthusiasts do much too. Its wonderful. The Ducatis, KTMs, naturally the bikes that have top rated speed need to be doing very well there. It’s quite uncommon simply because we speak about Yamaha not owning that a great deal pace, but however they have received 4 races this year. KTM have won two, and Ducati have received a single so it is really humorous to see a single of individuals factors.

“It’s a distinct time of 12 months for the Catalan GP. Generally it can take position in June time wherever we can practically promise it to be pretty warm. I live in the region so it is undoubtedly not a assurance for sunshine at this time of 12 months. In truth, very last week for WorldSBK they experienced some huge rainstorms so nicely have to wait around and see what comes about for the climate this weekend. Another matter for the Montmelo circuit is grip stages, they seem to be to change quite quickly depending on the observe temperatures so consequently it will be intriguing to check out who receives the greatest grip out of the Michelin rear tyre, especially in this race so which is what we’ll be hunting for.”

“Binder, Lecuona and Alex Marquez, these are our rookies and they are getting stronger. We already know how robust Brad Binder is since he managed to earn a race in Brno this yr as a rookie and it was his 1st time on the podium also. Not terrible. He looked genuinely strong in the final Misano but sadly, he fell off but he was powerful adequate for a podium I believe that.


“When we talk about Lecuona and Marquez, the two of them experienced strong weekends. Alex Marquez experienced a terrific finish to the double-header in Misano due to the fact he completed in seventh location. The factor you have to commend him for is he finished in seventh, fewer than 1 next driving Nakagami, who is driving on a LCR Honda bicycle, and most people praises Naka so you have to get give that praise to Alex Marquez as perfectly because he is in a challenging situation far too and I’m sure he is obtaining a lot of pointers from his brother Marc. Will Lecuona and Alex Marquez be ready to keep on their velocity in Barcelona?”

3. Four factors, 4 riders – a amazing title race

“Four points separating the top rated 4 riders: Dovizioso, Quartararo, Viñales and Mir. The best 10 in the Championship is also extraordinary, separated by just 27 factors. Just to give you an instance: following the fifth Grand Prix which was the Styrian GP, Viñales was 22 points at the rear of. Now he sits one level driving Dovizioso. Then Mir, who’s 4 details off Dovi, was 26 details guiding at the Styrian GP, so in two races they clawed again a large amount of factors – 22 to be exact for Mir, and that is how promptly matters can convert about.

“Pol Espargaro is in 10th put, 27 details off and Rossi is just forward of him in ninth – in amongst there is Oliveira, Nakagami, Miller, Morbidelli and the three driving Dovi. Permit me know your remarks and enable me know what you believe about what’s going on in this Championship!”

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Highs and lows for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team as the WorldSBK visits Barcelona for the first time.

Sat Sep 19 18: 41: 00 CEST 2020 Press Launch

A very first for the WorldSBK. The sixth party of the 2020 season observed the WorldSBK make a to start with pay a visit to to the ‘Circuit de Catalunya’ in the vicinity of Barcelona (ESP). The Saturday was characterised by highs and lows for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group. Tom Sykes (GBR) claimed fourth position on the grid with his BMW S 1000 RR in Superpole qualifying but had to retire from the race. Eugene Laverty (IRL) completed the to start with race in eleventh spot.

Barcelona. A to start with for the FIM Superbike Earth Championship
(WorldSBK). The sixth party of the 2020 period noticed the WorldSBK make
a 1st stop by to the ‘Circuit de Catalunya’ around Barcelona (ESP).
The Saturday was characterised by highs and lows for the BMW
Motorrad WorldSBK Staff. Tom Sykes (GBR) claimed fourth spot on the
grid with his BMW S 1000 RR in Superpole qualifying but experienced to
retire from the race. Eugene Laverty (IRL) concluded the initial race
in eleventh location.

It experienced rained right before Superpole qualification and the track was continue to
drying. Sykes gave an additional potent general performance and fourth on the grid
represented a excellent starting issue for the race. Nevertheless, he fell back again
a little bit throughout the confusion at the start and completed lap a single in sixth
area. Shortly afterwards, he was pressured to head for the pits because of to a
specialized issue and then retire from the race.

His group-mate Laverty concluded Superpole in twelfth position. Laverty
was equipped to shift up at the begin but then misplaced some positions to tumble
again to 16th for a while. He then started out the chase from
there, relocating up to 14th by the finish of lap 8 and then
improved additional all through the closing phase. He crossed the line in
eleventh location.

Estimates just after race a single at Barcelona.

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “On
behalf of the team, I can only apologise to Tom. We are having difficulties
with issues that manifest sporadically and we have not nonetheless been equipped to
get the base of these issues or to fully comprehend them. We will be
changing the full technique for tomorrow. Eugene also had a little
technical issue with the tank ventilation at the get started of the race,
which intended that he could not match the speed to get started with. Even so,
he was capable to capture up in the closing stage and at minimum he managed
to arrive at eleventh place. In summary: from their speed, both riders
could have accomplished significantly a lot more but some unacceptable flaws prevented
this. We will do everything to uncover the factors for this and avoid
more disappointments.”

Eugene Laverty: “It was a disappointing working day. After
the rain ahead of Superpole, the monitor was amazingly slippery in the
dry situations, so we could not discover any grip and qualified down in
P12. For the duration of the opening lap of the race I found myself in tenth, which
was okay, but unfortunately we had a complex difficulty as every time
on the straight I was finding included in gas spray from the
air flow of the full tank so I couldn’t see appropriately. As a final result,
I was dropping 50 percent a second for every lap, but I didn’t want to give up. It
requires a great deal for me to throw the towel in and I desired to continue to keep going.
Fortuitously, whenever the gas load came down, the gasoline stress situation
went away so I was in a position to control the issue right until the stop of the race
and seize 11th.”

Tom Sykes: “Unfortunately, it is been a little bit of a
demanding working day. We had an situation at the beginning of Superpole which
was much from suitable, and as the track experienced been wet earlier in the
session and was drying out, we needed the monitor time to realize the
restrictions of the circuit prior to placing the qualifying tyre on.
The good news is, we have been able to salvage a decent lap time on the BMW S 1000
RR even just after a few problems and were capable to get started in fourth
placement. In yesterday’s totally free exercise, we did a ton of function in the direction of
the race, so we felt perfectly geared up in the dry and moist ailments. So I
was hunting forward to the race. However, on the sighting lap we
endured once again with another electrical situation. Obviously I tried using driving
the first couple of laps to see if I could slot into a posture but the bike
was unmanageable with no traction control and there was a little bit of
inconsistency on motor braking. By that stage I experienced lost that lots of
areas it was pointless keeping out so I made the decision to arrive in to try deal with
the concern so that at minimum we could collect some info alongside the way.
That was not to be. There is do the job to be finished but we will maintain centered
and try collect some momentum likely into tomorrow’s two races.”

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group: Sturdy race efficiency to round off the Barcelona weekend.

Sunlight Sep 20 18: 50: 51 CEST 2020 Push Release

The tide has turned with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Workforce properly finishing the initial at any time FIM Superbike Globe Championship (WorldSBK) weekend at Barcelona (ESP) with a sturdy overall performance in the second race. In race two on Sunday afternoon, Tom Sykes (GBR) and Eugene Laverty (IRL) completed in fifth and seventh positions with their BMW S 1000 RRs. This represented the best final result in a most important race this period for the two riders. 

Barcelona. The tide has turned with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Group productively completing the 1st at any time FIM Superbike Globe
Championship (WorldSBK) weekend at Barcelona (ESP) with a robust
effectiveness in the next race. In race two on Sunday afternoon, Tom
Sykes (GBR) and Eugene Laverty (IRL) completed in fifth and seventh
positions with their BMW S 1000 RRs. This represented the best
final result in a principal race this period for the two riders.  

Sykes commenced the Superpole race on Sunday morning from 3rd spot
prior to falling again to cross the complete line in ninth. His crew-mate
Laverty finished eleventh, missing out on the prime ten by just
four-thousandths of a next. The results saw them beginning the 2nd
principal race in the afternoon from ninth and twelfth places.

When the lights went out at 15: 00 regional time, both equally BMW riders
immediately moved up a several positions Sykes moved into seventh put,
with Laverty right powering him in eighth. Sykes remained in seventh
right until the penultimate lap, when he moved up to sixth spot soon after the
retirement of Michael Ruben Rinaldi (ITA). Sykes continued to apply
strain throughout the last lap, passing Scott Redding (GBR) to declare
fifth position. Laverty was included in a dauntless battle with Alex
Lowes (GBR) and Leon Haslam (GBR) for very long durations of the race prior to
building a good overtaking manoeuvre to move him on the 16th
lap. In the closing stage, Laverty was ready to pull away from the
riders guiding him and was by no means in danger of surrendering his seventh spot.

WorldSBK now moves on to France where the seventh and penultimate
race weekend of the season will consider location at Magny-Cours in two weeks
(2nd to 4th October).

Prices soon after race two at Barcelona.

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “That
was a fantastic reduction soon after our weekend at Barcelona obtained off to a
tricky start. Right after the dependability issues on Saturday, it was good
to end the Sunday with our finest race results of the period. We have
been striving for results like this for a lengthy time and it is wonderful to
have realized that – even if it does not still open up the route to the
top. We performed very well in warm-up but Tom’s speed in Superpole was too
slow at the beginning, which resulted in a slightly disappointing
ninth place. Nonetheless, each Tom and Eugene made a superior begin to the
second race and the two of them made it as a result of the turmoil in the initially
corners. Tom was equipped to pull absent a bit with the top group and
Eugene was associated in a wonderful battle with Lowes and Haslam right before
coming out on best by ending seventh. Tom lost call with the prime
6 all around the halfway position of the race but was capable to retain his
tempo by way of to the finish and was in a position to go up to fifth on the
final lap, ahead of Redding and Eugene. Now is not the time to loosen up
but we will acquire this good advancement with us to Magny-Cours and
we hope that we can repeat our effectiveness there.”

Tom Sykes: “It’s been a refreshing improve right now. We
managed to get some very good steady laps underneath our belts this
afternoon on the BMW S 1000 RR. We didn’t have the pace at the
commencing of the race, we could not get the mechanical grip compared to
what the other fellas experienced but, what we have been able to do was play with the
electronics and my riding fashion throughout the race and retain a
constant rate, which is what we did effectively. Sadly, we were not
in a position to get the result we wished in yesterday’s race, but we definitely
uncovered from that so to get fifth currently is a phase in the right
way. I’m seriously hunting forwards to Magny-Cours in a couple weeks’
time. This morning in warm-up with a cooler observe temperature, the
general performance from me and the bicycle was much much easier so ideally heading
to France will accommodate me and the BMW S 1000 RR.”

Eugene Laverty: “I created a excellent commence from P12 on the
grid in race two and located myself in P8 at the conclusion of lap 1. That
designed my lifestyle a good deal easier, but it was a challenging aged race as I was possessing
vibrations coming from the two entrance a rear tyre, so that designed it
hard which is disappointing in that aspect as I know the
probable could have been considerably extra. Barcelona has suited the BMW S
1000 RR, even in race just one yesterday again our potential was so a lot
extra but getting rid of that a lot time in the opening laps was tough to
bridge the gap to guys forward. Magny-Cours in France will be an not known
for me as I have not ridden a bicycle like the BMW S 1000 RR all around there
just before. But that is anticipated this year was often likely to be a
studying curve for equally me and the bicycle.”

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