The first round of the Superbike World Championship has concluded today at Phillip Island (Australia), with the new Sunday race format which saw riders lining up first for the Superpole race and then, later in the day, for Race 2.

Having finished the ten-lap race in thirteenth place, Leon Camier took a step forward in Race 2. Getting away from the fourth row, the Brit was lying in fourteenth place by the end of lap one. Fighting throughout the race in a group comprising Sykes, Laverty and Mercado, among others, the Moriwaki Althea Honda rider crossed the line in tenth position.

Ryuichi Kiyonari concluded the Superpole race in 14th place and Race 2 inside the points zone, in fifteen place.

The next round will take place at the Thai circuit of Buriram over the weekend of 15-17 March.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

Yesterday I felt really good and felt we had the potential to be pushing with Melandri and Cortese, but in this morning’s race I didn’t have the same feeling and struggled to do what I wanted on track. This afternoon I felt better on the bike, but I lost some time early on and that did not help of course. There are still a few areas where we are losing in fact. We have definitely made some progress over the weekend, some really good progress. But we have still work to do to get to where we want be. It will be a step by step process of improving.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

It was important to finish all the races over the weekend and to gain as much data and experience as possible. This morning we improved our position compared to yesterday, and it was good to be able to do so over a shorter distance, even if I didn’t score any points. We made another little step in the afternoon and reached the points zone, but of course we need and want to do better than this.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Yamaha Finance Australian Round

Phillip Island, Australia

WorldSBK 2019, Round 1

Sunny / 28
Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 07:11 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 28°C
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Ground Temp: 45°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 33'38.114
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +12.195
3 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +12.454
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +16.574
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +16.859
6 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +17.329
7 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +26.823
8 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +27.580
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +29.116
10 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +29.178
11 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +29.460
12 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +29.896
13 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +31.231
14 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +40.926
15 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +41.616
16 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1 lap
NC Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki DNF
NC Troy Herfoss 17 AUS Penrite Honda Racing Honda DNF
NC Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda DNF
Sunny / 26
Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 06:19 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 38%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 15'11.323
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.176
3 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +5.072
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +6.713
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +6.800
6 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +7.904
7 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +8.224
8 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +10.944
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +12.416
10 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +14.068
11 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +14.710
12 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +16.994
13 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +20.012
14 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +24.013
15 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +36.851
16 Troy Herfoss 17 AUS Penrite Honda Racing Honda +48.731
17 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +58.942
NC Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki DNF
NC Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda DNF
Sunny / 21
Saturday 23 Feb 2019, 07:32 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Ground Temp: 41°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 33'38.901
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +14.983
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +16.934
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +16.984
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +19.179
6 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +21.203
7 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +21.488
8 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +23.018
9 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +25.580
10 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +27.124
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +28.214
12 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +30.055
13 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +31.859
14 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +34.793
15 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +41.009
16 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +45.523
17 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1 lap
NC Troy Herfoss 17 AUS Penrite Honda Racing Honda DNF
NC Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda DNF
Sunny / 19
Friday 22 Feb 2019, 10:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 19°C
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Ground Temp: 38°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'30.327
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'30.341
3 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'30.482
4 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'30.664
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha 1'30.783
6 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'30.792
7 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'30.850
8 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'30.862
9 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha 1'31.049
10 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1'31.125
11 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1'31.146
12 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1'31.238
13 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1'31.259
14 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'31.334
15 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati 1'31.403
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 1'31.545
17 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'31.790
18 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 1'32.669
19 Troy Herfoss 17 AUS Penrite Honda Racing Honda 1'34.324