After snow in Assen forced Race Direction to reschedule the Dutch race program, cancelling the Superpole race, today the rain in Imola caused Race 2 to be delayed and ultimately cancelled, along with the rest of the day’s racing activities, due to the track conditions.

Ryuichi Kiyonari, sixteenth in the 11am Superpole race which was held in essentially dry conditions, was disappointed to miss out on the chance to race in the wet after a solid performance on a damp track in this morning’s warm-up saw him set the sixth fastest time, but he agrees on the fact that safety always comes first.

Team-mate Leon Camier followed the Superpole Race from the Moriwaki Althea Honda Team garage before heading home to Andorra. In the coming days, he will undergo further medical tests to check the condition of his left shoulder after a blameless crash in yesterday’s qualifying session left him with ligament damage.

Ryuichi Kiyonari

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I have to say it’s a pity to miss out on the opportunity to try and race in the wet as this morning, in warm-up, I felt very good on the bike on the damp asphalt and could ride quite fast. I was looking forward to trying to get an even better result in the race. Having said that, I understand that sometimes one has to comply with decisions that are hard on you, especially if they are taken with safety in mind. If something bad were to happen, it’s impossible to go back in time, so at the end of the day I think that cancelling the race was the right call.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Pirelli Italian Round

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy

WorldSBK 2019, Round 5

Sunny / 13
Sunday 12 May 2019, 09:36 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 13°C
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Ground Temp: 16°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 17'45.405
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.141
3 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +6.864
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +10.817
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +14.212
6 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +14.522
7 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +20.484
8 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +20.764
9 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +20.957
10 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +25.917
11 Tommy Bridewell 46 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +26.820
12 Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +31.698
13 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +32.716
14 Hector Barbera 80 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +34.097
15 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +36.049
16 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +36.371
17 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +40.673
18 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +42.406
Sunny / 21
Saturday 11 May 2019, 12:48 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Ground Temp: 28°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'48.277
2 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +7.832
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +19.291
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +19.968
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +20.111
6 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +31.846
7 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +32.024
8 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +34.107
9 Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +34.814
10 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +40.196
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +51.426
12 Tommy Bridewell 46 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +55.235
13 Hector Barbera 80 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +56.539
14 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1'01.025
15 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1'27.025
NC Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha DNF
NC Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW DNF
NC Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
Sunny / 23
Friday 10 May 2019, 19:04 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 23°C
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Ground Temp: 38°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'46.374
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.155
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.392
4 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.712
5 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.750
6 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.840
7 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.045
8 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.163
9 Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +1.213
10 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.264
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +1.496
12 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1.599
13 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1.739
14 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +2.083
15 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.154
16 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.725
17 Hector Barbera 80 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +2.900
18 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +3.689
19 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +5.373