On a very cold day with maximum air and track temperatures of just 7°C and 12°C respectively, Leon Camier set the thirteenth fastest time in the combined Free Practice standings of this fourth round of the Superbike World Championship in Assen (The Netherlands).

In FP2 the British rider improved on his morning’s performance by roughly eight tenths of a second, setting a personal best of 1’36.457, just over a second from the front in what is a very tight classification.

Ryuichi Kiyonari also improved on his lap times over the two sessions, closing day one in fifteenth position with a fastest time of 1’37.262.

The Moriwaki Althea Honda Team pairing will be back on track tomorrow morning for the third and final practice at 9am, before the Superpole at 11:00am and the first 21-lap race at 2pm local time.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

It was quite cold out there today but the Pirelli tyres actually work pretty well. We probably didn’t choose the best front solution for our last run today but aside from that we’re fine in that regard. Having said that, we are mainly working to improve our overall bike set-up, especially in terms of the last sector where we are struggling a bit more. We are trying to improve bike handling when it comes to changes in direction and wheeling. We will see how the weather will be tomorrow and what we can do.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

I’m not happy with my lap times or my position because I was expecting to be faster here at a track I like very much. Some corners are really demanding but that doesn’t bother me, I just push because I really enjoy riding here. My feeling with the bike is good and so I’m disappointed with my results today. I feel I can be faster than this so tomorrow I have to improve in all areas, starting with myself.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Motul Dutch Round

TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands

WorldSBK 2019, Round 4

Cloudy / 7
Friday 12 Apr 2019, 16:24 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 7°C
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Ground Temp: 12°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'35.414
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.003
3 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.013
4 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.028
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.031
6 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.133
7 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.140
8 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.289
9 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.399
10 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.769
11 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +0.783
12 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +0.821
13 Leon Camier 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1.043
14 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +1.351
15 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1.848
16 Hector Barbera 80 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +1.981
17 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.991
18 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +2.487