Camier seventh, Gagne twelfth in roasting Race 2 at Brno

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team concluded their Czech WorldSBK adventure with a double point-scoring finish as Leon Camier crossed the finish line in seventh place and a resurgent Jake Gagne took twelfth in hot conditions at Brno.

Camier started Race 2 in P6 on the grid but needed a couple of laps to find his feet, settling into P9 in the opening laps. As other riders struggled in the warm conditions, Camier adapted and was able to improve his pace to work his way ahead of his competitors and climbed to seventh place with five laps remaining, the position he held until the chequered flag.

Further back, Gagne got a good start from the seventh row of the grid and quickened his pace as the race went on, setting his quickest lap of the race on lap 9. A last lap push nearly brought the American his first top-ten finish in WorldSBK, but ultimately he just missed out although he still equalled his best result of the year with P12.

The Race 2 result sees Camier move up one place in the championship standings to tenth on 72 points, while Gagne stays in seventeenth overall but increases his points tally to 24.

The United States hosts the next WorldSBK round at Gagne’s home circuit of Laguna Seca from June 22-24.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

The start of the race was a bit of a struggle until I found my rhythm, we made a couple of setting changes during Warm Up which worked well but the start was tricky with the hot conditions. As the race progressed I managed to adapt and find a good pace, even when the tyres dropped off I managed to hold my pace. This weekend we weren’t fast enough to challenge for the top five but if we keep this momentum going and work on the areas on the bike where we need to, I really think some better results will be on their way soon.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

It was a good race today, we made some changes to the Fireblade this morning in Warm Up which helped give me the feeling I was looking for all weekend. The biggest challenge was being so far back on the grid and it took a couple of laps to get my rhythm, but in the middle of the race I was quite strong. I’ve been working on my riding and the team on the bike throughout the weekend so today it all came together. It was a positive end to the weekend and next up is Laguna Seca which will be awesome.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

Our objective coming into this weekend was to continue building momentum with both riders and today’s race helped us achieve that with Leon finishing in P7 and Jake equalling his best result of the season with twelfth place. Leon’s pace in the race was quite good, especially in the latter stages and Jake also managed to improve throughout the race. It’s the second round back having both our riders fit so to score some good points and get a lot of track time puts us in good shape looking ahead to Laguna Seca. With Leon being close to being fully fit and it being Jake’s home race, we will be aiming to be more competitive at the upcoming rounds.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Czech Round

Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic

WorldSBK 2018, Round 7

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Sunday 10 Jun 2018, 11:40 UTC
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Ground Temp: 43°C

# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 25 Pata Yamaha Yamaha 36’23.516
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 20 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.167
3 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +7.649
4 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 13 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +9.422
5 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +9.716
6 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA 10 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +12.967
7 Leon Camier 2 GBR 9 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +17.341
8 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 8 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +20.293
9 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 7 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +23.613
10 Román Ramos 40 SPA 6 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +24.670
11 Loris Baz 76 FRA 5 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +25.106
12 Jake Gagne 45 USA 4 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +25.212
13 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 3 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +28.172
14 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +31.659
15 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 1 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +32.407
16 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +36.305
17 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 0 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +39.367
18 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +44.976
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
NC Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
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