Leon Camier made a convincing return to action, both in terms of result and pace, on the first race day of the Pirelli French round.

After qualifying in tenth place at the end of a wet Superpole session, Leon scored a positive seventh place finish in Race 1, in dry conditions, the best result of the year so far for him and the team.

For teammate Ryuichi Kiyonari, the day had a more disappointing outcome, especially after qualifying in which he closed in ninth place, the fastest Honda rider. Ryuichi was not able to replicate that performance in the subsequent race and was forced to settle for eighteenth place.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

I’m happy enough with today. I pushed as hard as I could and did as much as I could, even though I was struggling in some areas, especially at the end. My shoulder was fine, it was more my hands and arms, having not used them for a long time. By the end of the race, mainly in the changes of direction, I was hanging on by my fingertips and it was challenging, because you need good control in that area. There were also some damp patches on the asphalt. Anyway, I managed not to make any big mistakes and we scored a result that’s not too bad. I feel like the bike has improved in a couple of areas and the handling was also better. This was another of the day’s positives.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

I’m very disappointed with today’s race result because the weekend had started well already yesterday, and things went even better in qualifying this morning. I like this track and so I was hoping for quite a different result. Instead I struggled with rear grip at the beginning of the race and although I improved my pace lap after lap, I honestly wasn’t quick enough in adapting to the changing conditions. An experience we will try and utilise in order to do better tomorrow.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
French Round

Circuit Nevers Magny-Cours, France

WorldSBK 2019, Round 11

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