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.

Ryuichi Kiyonari

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I’m very disappointed with my result in Race1 because in all honesty I was expecting more after today’s FP3 and Superpole session. My feeling on the bike and my pace throughout most of the race was rather worse than it was this morning and I was unable to ride as I wanted. I made several little mistakes here and there and lost a lot of ground. The positive is that, step by step, things have started to improve and that’s why I am looking forward to tomorrow, when I hope to put today’s experience to good use and try to score better results.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Leon Camier

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It was another unlucky situation, similar to what happened in Thailand. Cortese highsided right in front of me and I hit the bike, having nowhere to go. We are not yet exactly sure of the damage I’ve done, I will need to have another scan, an MRI, to really understand what’s happened and what kind of recovery time we are looking at. I hope to be back as soon as possible of course.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Pirelli Italian Round

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy

WorldSBK 2019, Round 5

Sunny / 21
Saturday 11 May 2019, 12:48 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Ground Temp: 28°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'48.277
2 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +7.832
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +19.291
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +19.968
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +20.111
6 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +31.846
7 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +32.024
8 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +34.107
9 Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +34.814
10 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +40.196
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +51.426
12 Tommy Bridewell 46 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +55.235
13 Hector Barbera 80 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +56.539
14 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1'01.025
15 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1'27.025
NC Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha DNF
NC Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW DNF
NC Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
Sunny / 23
Friday 10 May 2019, 19:04 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 23°C
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Ground Temp: 38°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'46.374
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.155
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.392
4 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.712
5 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.750
6 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.840
7 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.045
8 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.163
9 Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +1.213
10 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.264
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +1.496
12 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1.599
13 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1.739
14 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +2.083
15 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.154
16 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.725
17 Hector Barbera 80 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +2.900
18 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +3.689
19 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +5.373