The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team ended their Imola WorldSBK weekend with a retirement from Jake Gagne in Race 2 as the team endured a disappointing visit to the fabled Italian circuit.

After Gagne finished in P16 in Race 1 yesterday, the signs were looking good for an improved performance today as the American rider set the twelfth quickest time in this morning’s Warm Up session following a setting change to the bike overnight. Lining up in P18 on the grid, Gagne hoped to get a good start but a poor getaway caused his clutch to overheat, ruining his chance of making up places in the opening phase of the race.

Gagne pressed on valiantly, however five laps into the race his clutch issue became terminal with the rider returning to the pits and retiring for his first DNF of the season. After five rounds Gagne sits in eighteenth place in the championship standings with 17 points.

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team will now regroup and head to Donington Park in the UK in two weeks for round six of the 2018 FIM World Superbike Championship.

 

Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

The day started really well, we made some good improvements with the bike and my riding style for Warm Up and I was able to set a really strong pace, much closer to the top guys than yesterday. I felt like I was on for a good race result, but unfortunately at the start I made a mistake and I slipped the clutch a lot which lost me some time and then during the first lap I could tell something wasn't right with the clutch. I was hoping after a couple of laps the clutch would recover but it continued to get worse so I had to retire. It's a real shame, especially given how strong I was in Warm Up but I've still learned a lot this weekend and we'll try turn it around in Donington.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

The team worked really well to improve the setting for Jake after Race 1 yesterday and his pace in warm up was his best of the weekend so we were confident of a much improved result. Unfortunately a small mistake by Jake at the start of the race meant his clutch overheated and although he battled on, after 5 laps he had to retire. It wasn't the result we deserved but these things happen in racing so we'll learn from this experience and get ready for Donington in a couple of weeks.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Italian Round

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy

WorldSBK 2018, Round 5

Dry / 25
Sunday 13 May 2018, 11:41 UTC
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Ground Temp: 43°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 34'03.420
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 20 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +4.019
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +9.530
4 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 13 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +14.159
5 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 11 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +15.479
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 10 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +16.162
7 Michael Rinaldi ITA 9 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +17.197
8 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 8 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +17.554
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 7 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +22.331
10 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 6 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +30.176
11 Loris Baz 76 FRA 5 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +30.267
12 Román Ramos 40 SPA 4 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +40.061
13 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 3 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +51.973
14 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 2 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +55.268
15 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 1 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1'09.455
16 Leon Haslam 91 GBR 0 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1'43.833
NC Marco Melandri 33 ITA 0 Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 0 Pata Yamaha Yamaha DNF
NC Vladimir Leonov 5 RUS 0 SPB Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
NC Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia DNF
NC Jake Gagne 45 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
Dry / 27
Saturday 12 May 2018, 12:06 UTC
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Ground Temp: 40°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'58.989
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +3.755
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +6.906
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 13 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +8.191
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 11 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +15.550
6 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 10 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +19.339
7 Michael Rinaldi ITA 9 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +22.522
8 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 8 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +25.772
9 Leon Haslam 91 GBR 7 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +30.269
10 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 6 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +30.377
11 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 5 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +30.660
12 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 4 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +34.188
13 Loris Baz 76 FRA 3 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +36.494
14 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 2 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +36.671
15 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 1 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +38.041
16 Jake Gagne 45 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +41.312
17 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 0 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +55.007
18 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1'07.522
NC Román Ramos 40 SPA 0 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki DNF
NC Vladimir Leonov 5 RUS 0 SPB Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
NC Jason O'Halloran 20 AUS 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
Dry / 224
Saturday 12 May 2018, 11:49 UTC
  • Air Temp: 224°C
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Ground Temp: 236°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'45.797
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.312
3 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.365
4 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.430
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.892
6 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.895
7 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.023
8 Michael Rinaldi ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.056
9 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.124
10 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.318
11 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1.750
12 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.913
13 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
14 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
15 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +
17 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
18 Jason O'Halloran 20 AUS Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
19 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
21 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Team Pedercini Kawasaki +
22 Vladimir Leonov 5 RUS SPB Racing Team Kawasaki +
242
Friday 11 May 2018, 16:39 UTC
  • Air Temp: 242°C
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Ground Temp: 39°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'46.686
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.000
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.440
4 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.710
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.775
6 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.782
7 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.843
8 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.877
9 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.886
10 Michael Rinaldi ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.911
11 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.977
12 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.051
13 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.053
14 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.601
15 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.730
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.849
17 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.338
18 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Team Pedercini Kawasaki +2.669
19 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.792
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.051
21 Jason O'Halloran 20 AUS Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +3.573
22 Vladimir Leonov 5 RUS SPB Racing Team Kawasaki +4.288
Rider Standings
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 209 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 162 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 137 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
4 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 131 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
5 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 124 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
6 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 113 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 92 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
8 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 58 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 52 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
10 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 52 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
11 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 42 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
12 Michael RINALDI ITA 39 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
13 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 33 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
14 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 32 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
15 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 31 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
16 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 27 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
17 PJ JACOBSEN 99 USA 17 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 17 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
19 Davide GIUGLIANO 34 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
20 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 10 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
21 Leon HASLAM 91 GBR 7 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
22 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki