The Portuguese WorldSBK round has concluded with disappointing results for the Moriwaki Althea Honda Team riders who were unable to score points in either of the day’s two races.

Despite this, the Portimao race weekend has generally been a constructive experience for Takumi Takahashi, while Ryuichi Kiyonari was ultimately able to improve on his bike’s set-up and reduce the gap to the front with respect to yesterday’s race 1.

The next round, set to take place at the French track of Magny Cours in three weeks’ time, will see Leon Camier re-join the Moriwaki Althea Honda squad alongside Kiyonari.

Takumi  Takahashi

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I’m not satisfied with my results in today’s races. I lost too much time behind other riders over the first laps and ultimately my pace was not competitive enough. I wanted to do better. Generally speaking, the weekend was a good and exciting experience even if I’m sorry Leon is still recovering from his surgery. The three-race format is tough, but it was good to pair with Ryuichi again, and everything ran smoothly in the garage. I wish to thank the team for all their hard work.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

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Today we were able to find better balance in terms of the bike set-up and this meant that we were able to use a softer front tyre spec with respect to our usual choice. That improved both my feeling with the front and my general confidence on the bike. I’m sorry that results are still far from good, but I’ll keep working hard with my team and trying my best to do better. I really enjoyed sharing the garage with Takumi this weekend, we get along very well but it will be good to have Leon back at the next round.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Portuguese Round

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Portugal

WorldSBK 2019, Round 10

Sunny / 30
Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 13:40 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 30°C
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Ground Temp: 44°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 34'18.017
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.111
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +4.576
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +8.119
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +8.185
6 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +11.187
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +11.217
8 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +16.488
9 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +17.188
10 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +18.352
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +20.888
12 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +26.491
13 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +28.061
14 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +30.993
15 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +33.331
16 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +39.825
17 Takumi Takahashi 13 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +48.441
18 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati +53.560
19 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +56.409
20 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1'03.666
Sunny / 27
Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 10:37 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Ground Temp: 36°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 17'00.806
2 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.103
3 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.384
4 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +4.053
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +4.318
6 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +5.423
7 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +6.287
8 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +7.340
9 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +7.462
10 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +8.507
11 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +12.834
12 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +13.077
13 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +13.674
14 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +14.425
15 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +16.591
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +20.413
17 Takumi Takahashi 13 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +27.226
18 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati +29.744
19 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +30.032
20 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +31.113
Sunny / 30
Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 14:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 30°C
  • Humidity: 40%
  • Ground Temp: 43°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 34'19.341
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +3.891
3 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +6.168
4 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +8.564
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +8.877
6 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +10.404
7 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +13.495
8 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +21.345
9 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +21.582
10 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +22.486
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +22.701
12 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +27.132
13 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +34.484
14 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +36.612
15 Takumi Takahashi 13 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +46.877
16 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +47.901
17 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati +1'00.704
18 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1'00.767
19 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1'09.039
Sunny / 31
Friday 6 Sep 2019, 18:28 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 31°C
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Ground Temp: 46°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'41.931
2 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.078
3 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.120
4 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.183
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.346
6 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.357
7 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.575
8 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +0.644
9 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.654
10 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.718
11 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.829
12 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.857
13 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1.050
14 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +1.291
15 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +1.311
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +1.555
17 Takumi Takahashi 13 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.131
18 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.616
19 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati +3.237
20 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +3.503