Leon Camier recorded the eleventh fastest time during the opening day of the Pirelli French WorldSBK round on what was a wet Magny Cours track.

The Brit placed eleventh in the day’s combined classification, which was based on results from the morning session, held on a damp track. During the afternoon session, which played out in heavy rain, Leon set a strong sixth fastest time.

A similar path was followed by teammate Ryuichi Kiyonari, fifteenth in the morning’s first free practice session (and so fifteenth also in the combined standings) and the author of a good fourth-place finish at the end of the afternoon stint.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

This morning we rode on a drying track, this afternoon on a wet track, with conditions changing dramatically between the two sessions. In the rain the bike is quite friendly to ride, everything is nice and easy to use so we were able to be quite consistent in FP2. All in all, it was an “ok” day. I tried not to risk too much and worked to regain my feeling with the bike after four and a half months with no riding. My shoulder felt good and didn’t bother me at all, but only by riding in the dry will we see how it really is, because this track is quite physical with a lot of brusque changes of direction.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

It’s the first time I’ve ridden in the wet at this track and my feeling in these conditions was fairly good, despite the surface being quite slippery. This morning we spent the session working on improving our bike’s wet setting and we actually made some promising progress, so that in the afternoon we were able to be quite fast on what was an even wetter track.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
French Round

Circuit Nevers Magny-Cours, France

WorldSBK 2019, Round 11

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 WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 1'51.852
2 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.223
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team 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 WorldSBK Official Team 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 Ducati +2.239
14 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Ducati +2.281
15 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.289
16 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki +2.307
17 Sylvain Barrier 20 FRA Brixx Performance Ducati +2.455
18 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +2.592
19 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha +4.764
20 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +5.109