The final day of the Argentinean round at the San Juan Villicum Circuit played out in cooler conditions with respect to the rest of the weekend, the air temperature having dropped from 32°C on Saturday to 21° Celsius on Sunday.

After finding good feeling with his bike set-up, Leon Camier finished the Superpole race in 12th place and Race 2 in 13th place, fighting inside the top ten for a long while during both races, but dropping back in the final stages. Ryuichi Kiyonari struggled to maintain a competitive race pace and closed sprint race and Race 2 in 18th and 17th place respectively.

The Moriwaki Althea Honda Team will now fly back to Europe before heading to Qatar where the Losail Circuit will host the 2019 WorldSBK season finale in two weeks’ time.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

I felt very good on my bike in the sprint race. I made a good start, the bike worked really well, and I was feeling strong in certain areas with respect to the riders around me. Unfortunately, I suffered particularly with tyre wear in the final stages and this caused me to lose both time and positions. Up until that point, I had been able to fight with Haslam and Sykes. It would have been hard to beat them, but I had a good feeling and could manage to stick with them. In the second race I once again felt pretty good in the middle of the group, maybe just losing a little in acceleration compared to the others but we were able to use our strengths to hold our position. Again though, we suffered more than the others with a drop in tyre performance at the end. Anyway, since having come back from injury, I was able to get a better idea of where we are with the bike today, I could see the improvements we have been able to make and where we might be able to improve further. So that’s very positive.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

It has been a very difficult weekend for me, both in terms of my feeling with the track and with my bike. Today, with lower temperatures, the grip was much better, but I was not able to adapt quickly enough to the changed conditions, even if they were better than they had been earlier in the weekend. Usually, even when my results are not good, I can see a progression in terms of feeling, but this time I just could not improve enough. I’m very sorry for the team, for how this weekend went in general. I can only say that I’ll try to do better in the last races at Qatar, a track that I like very much.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Motul Argentinean Round

Circuito San Juan Villicum, Argentina

WorldSBK 2019, Round 12

Sunny / 21
Sunday 13 Oct 2019, 19:47 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 21%
  • Ground Temp: 37°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 34'33.478
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +5.158
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +14.511
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +17.046
5 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +17.771
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +18.976
7 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +33.901
8 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +35.233
9 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +36.783
10 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +37.478
11 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +44.053
12 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +45.623
13 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +51.082
14 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1'06.298
15 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1'10.768
16 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1'10.937
17 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1'12.519
Sunny / 19
Sunday 13 Oct 2019, 16:34 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 19°C
  • Humidity: 25%
  • Ground Temp: 32°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 16'23.270
2 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.140
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +3.682
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +5.549
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +8.322
6 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +9.478
7 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +11.393
8 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +15.326
9 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +16.704
10 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +16.933
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +19.519
12 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +20.615
13 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +22.785
14 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +25.670
15 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +26.558
16 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +30.148
17 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +42.116
18 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +42.663
Sunny / 31
Saturday 12 Oct 2019, 19:51 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 31°C
  • Humidity: 28%
  • Ground Temp: 45°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 35'38.957
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.562
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +3.327
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +16.996
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +22.535
6 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +25.840
7 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +31.928
8 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +41.819
9 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +46.835
10 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1'03.500
11 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1'13.699
12 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +3 laps
Sunny / 30
Friday 11 Oct 2019, 22:20 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 30°C
  • Humidity: 26%
  • Ground Temp: 48°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'43.614
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.104
3 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.229
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.252
5 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1.320
6 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1.331
7 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.397
8 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1.530
9 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.655
10 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.723
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +2.010
12 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +2.909
13 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +3.025
14 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +3.104
15 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +3.940
16 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +3.999
17 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +4.073
18 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +4.374
19 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +6.989