Leon Camier and Ryuichi Kiyonari concluded their race weekend at Magny Cours with a ninth and fourteenth place finish respectively in Race 2. The ten-lap Superpole sprint race proved more challenging, with Leon crossing the line sixteenth and Ryuichi twentieth.

Both riders made changes to their bikes’ setup between the two races and both were able to improve their feeling, pace and speed as a result of these modifications.

The Pirelli French round, which saw Jonathan Rea celebrate his fifth WorldSBK championship title, was the final European event of the season, the championship now moving on to Argentina, in two weeks’ time, before the season finale plays out in Qatar at the end of October.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

The Superpole race was not so good, as I struggled a bit with my feeling on the bike. This track is a physical one, at least on the arms, and coming back after four months away definitely doesn’t make it any easier. We made a few little changes to the bike and I felt more comfortable in Race 2. I made quite a good start and was in a good group and I rode as hard as I could for as long as I could, managing to hold off Torres and a few other riders. So, all in all I think the race went OK for us. We identified various areas where we think we can improve, and we’ll try and do that in the remaining races.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

This morning’s race was still difficult but my feeling with the bike was nevertheless better than yesterday. So, after the Superpole race we made some small adjustment to the suspension settings and changed a lot of other small things across all areas. I’m aware that that should have been our starting point on Friday morning rather than our finishing point on Sunday, but we saw improvement in the end, and I enjoyed Race 2 much more than the rest of the weekend.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
French Round

Circuit Nevers Magny-Cours, France

WorldSBK 2019, Round 11

Cloudy / 25
Sunday 29 Sep 2019, 12:43 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Ground Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 34'26.280
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.862
3 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.702
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +4.014
5 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +4.989
6 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +19.939
7 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +20.130
8 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +20.305
9 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +26.564
10 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +27.855
11 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +30.190
12 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +32.283
13 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati +48.000
14 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +48.298
15 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +48.703
16 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +54.384
17 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +3 laps
Sunny / 19
Sunday 29 Sep 2019, 10:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 19°C
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Ground Temp: 22°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 16'17.186
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.319
3 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.486
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.384
5 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +4.964
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +5.657
7 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +8.759
8 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +9.219
9 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +10.130
10 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +12.807
11 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +13.992
12 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +16.423
13 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +17.810
14 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +17.963
15 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +18.269
16 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +18.701
17 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +20.706
18 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati +33.922
19 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +34.075
20 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +58.296
Cloudy / 19
Saturday 28 Sep 2019, 12:59 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 19°C
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 34'37.686
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.240
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +6.839
4 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +8.497
5 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +9.368
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +15.129
7 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +25.067
8 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +26.869
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +32.091
10 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +32.823
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +35.409
12 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +41.945
13 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +46.640
14 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1'03.136
15 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1'07.315
16 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1'07.679
17 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati +1'08.300
18 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1'11.449
Rain / 15
Friday 27 Sep 2019, 14:37 UTC
  • Track Condition: Wet
  • Air Temp: 15°C
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Ground Temp: 18°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha 1'51.852
2 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.223
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.795
4 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +0.868
5 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +0.968
6 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1.053
7 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.074
8 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.093
9 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.154
10 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +1.372
11 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1.657
12 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +2.177
13 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.239
14 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.281
15 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.289
16 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +2.307
17 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati +2.455
18 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +2.592
19 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +4.764
20 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +5.109