Moriwaki Althea Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari scored a fourteenth-place finish in Race 1 at Imola today, a result that left him less than satisfied considering that he had felt quite comfortable on his bike during the morning’s FP3 and qualifying session. Always looking on the bright side, Ryuichi is already focusing on tomorrow’s races in which he will work to improve on his result.
Team-mate Leon Camier was unfortunately unable to take part in today’s racing action after suffering a crash at turn 3 while completing his second lap of the Superpole qualifying session. Another rider crashed immediately in front of him and Leon was unable to avoid his bike. In crashing, he hit his left shoulder hard and was subsequently declared unfit to take part in Race 1 by the circuit’s Medical Centre.
Later in the afternoon, the Brit underwent further medical tests at the local Imola Hospital, which confirmed that there are no broken bones. However, a scan has shown that he has damaged the ligaments in his left shoulder. As a result, Leon will not take part in tomorrow races, his recovery time and conditions still to be established in the coming days.