This weekend’s Riviera Di Rimini WorldSBK round at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is an important one for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team, as Leon Camier and Jake Gagne aim to head into the summer break with a strong showing at the Italian circuit.

Camier endured a frustrating round at Laguna Seca last time out, however progress was still made on fine tuning the set-up of the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2, giving the British rider some confidence that an improved performance is on the cards this weekend in Italy.

On the other side of the garage, Gagne comes off his best WorldSBK round to date with two top-ten performances at Laguna Seca. The American rookie is in good form and returns to a circuit he last rode during his Red Bull Rookies Cup winning year in 2010.

The Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is a tight and technical circuit, jamming in sixteen corners into its 4.2 kilometer length. The most challenging part of the circuit is from turns eleven to fourteen, starting with the flat-out Curvone which sweeps into progressively tighter right-hand corners ending at Carro.

The first WorldSBK session at Misano is Free Practice 1 which starts at 0945 local time (GMT +2). Race 1 and 2 will start at 1300 local time on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

I am looking forward to the Misano round this weekend and it's a track I enjoy riding. After our work at the last round at Laguna Seca, I think we found a good direction for the setting of the Fireblade, so we have a few things to try this weekend. I can't wait to get started and hope we have a good performance and leave for the Summer break in a good place.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

Coming off our best weekend At Laguna Seca I’m really excited to continue making progress at Misano. I have been to this circuit once before in the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2010 so I’m looking forward to seeing what Misano has to offer on a Superbike. I think the Honda Fireblade will get along well with the track so I hope we continue our momentum and get some strong results before the summer break!

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

We head into the ninth round of the championship at this Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, a great place to ride and with an electric atmosphere provided by the Italian fans. We head into the weekend with confidence, with both our riders being fit and development continuing on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. We hope we will see glimpses from Leon of the form from the start of the season and hope he can push for the top five. Jake is coming off his best race weekend at Laguna Seca and he has ridden at Misano before, so we hope he can continue the momentum and put in a brace of strong finishes.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Riviera di Rimini Round

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy

WorldSBK 2018, Round 9

Rider Standings
Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 320 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 245 Racing Ducati
3 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 215 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
4 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 196 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 183 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
6 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 168 Racing Ducati
7 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 154 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
8 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 91 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 89 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
10 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 80 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
11 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 79 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
12 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 75 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
13 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 75 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
14 Michael RINALDI 21 ITA 54 Racing Ducati
15 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 49 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
16 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 47 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
17 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 37 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 23 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
19 PJ JACOBSEN 99 USA 21 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
20 Leon HASLAM 91 GBR 14 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
21 Davide GIUGLIANO 34 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
22 Karel HANIKA 98 CZE 5 Guandalini Racing Kawasaki
23 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
24 Bradley RAY 28 GBR 3 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki
25 Luke MOSSEY GBR 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki