Intermittent rain affected the second day of WorldSBK action at the Donington Park circuit, meaning that both the 11am Superpole qualifying session and the 2pm Race 1 were declared wet.

After setting the sixth fastest lap time in FP3, Ryuichi Kiyonari qualified in thirteenth place on a damp track.

As the race got underway, a less than perfect start saw the Japanese rider lapping in last place at the end of lap one. Positive sensations with his bike in the wet however, as well as good track knowledge, allowed “Kiyo” to make up many places over the course of the race, the rider ultimately crossing the line in eleventh position.

Tomorrow’s Superpole Race will kick off at 11am and will be followed by Race 2 at 2pm.

Ryuichi Kiyonari

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I think today was positive for us in terms of the work we were able to carry out on the bike’s setup and the information we were able to collect. Of course, it was also good to be able to make a good recovery after a poor start. The experience we gained in Superpole, the session taking place in part wet, part damp conditions, prompted us to try and make a change to the setup which proved to be a bit challenging to adapt to at the beginning of the race, but ultimately improved my feeling on the bike lap after lap. The fact that I know this track better than others on the calendar is helping me to get more reliable feedback from the bike.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Prosecco DOC UK Round

Donington Park, United Kingdom

WorldSBK 2019, Round 8

Rain / 16
Saturday 6 Jul 2019, 15:13 UTC
  • Track Condition: Wet
  • Air Temp: 16°C
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Ground Temp: 18°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 38'22.405
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +11.348
3 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +23.071
4 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +29.935
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +37.641
6 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +46.917
7 Peter Hickman 10 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1'00.135
8 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1'07.062
9 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +1'10.752
10 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1'11.453
11 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1'15.161
12 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1'24.259
13 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1'26.777
14 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1 lap
NC Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki DNF
NC Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha DNF
Sunny / 24
Friday 5 Jul 2019, 16:38 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 24°C
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Ground Temp: 45°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'27.733
2 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.018
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.042
4 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.079
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.126
6 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.272
7 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.502
8 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +0.524
9 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.681
10 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +0.750
11 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.796
12 Peter Hickman 10 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.834
13 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.898
14 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +1.196
15 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1.272
16 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +2.067
17 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.624
18 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +2.676