The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team made a steady start to the French WorldSBK round, as Leon Camier and Jake Gagne ended the opening day twelfth and fifteenth fastest respectively on combined times.
Incremental improvements were made by both riders in each practice session today, however their final practice times places them both in tomorrow’s Superpole 1 session for qualifying, where the top two riders graduate to Superpole 2.
Camier’s best time of 1’38.307 left him 1.105 seconds off the day’s benchmark time, while Gagne’s 1’39.008 saw him 1.806 seconds adrift. Both riders set their best times in the afternoon’s Free Practice 3 session.
Although lacking some pace over a single lap, both Camier and Gagne were able to show more competitive pace on used tyres, hinting that gains can be made in tomorrow’s 21 lap race.
The next #FrenchWorldSBK session is FP4 at 0845 local time (GMT +2) tomorrow before the Superpole sessions start from 1030. Race 1 gets underway at 1300 local time.