Double points finish for Red Bull Honda in Race 1 at Misano

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team scored a double points finish in Race 1 of the Riviera Di Rimini WorldSBK round, as Leon Camier claimed ninth place and Jake Gagne finished in fourteenth position in hot and humid conditions at Misano.Starting the race on the fourth row of the grid in P10, Camier had a steady start to the race before finding a stronger pace in the second half of the twenty-one lap contest. Camier’s metronomic pace helped him close the gap to the riders in front of him to under a second, however he crossed the finish line in ninth place, a result that means he will line up on the second row of the grid in P6 for Race 2 tomorrow.

For Gagne it was a combative race in the sultry conditions, the rookie setting off from P19 on the grid but in his customary style, he was able to make up numerous places to secure another points-paying position in P14.

The seven points scored by Camier moves him up to eleventh in the overall standings on 82 points, while Gagne remains seventeenth in the standings on 39 points.

The team and riders will now regroup ahead of Race 2 tomorrow at 13:00 local time (GMT +2) with the next session being the Warm Up session at 09:35 tomorrow.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

We managed to finish in the top ten but we were expecting more today in the race. Although my pace on used tyres was really good in the second half of the race, I wasn’t able to get the most out of the new tyres in the first part of the race which really hurt us. The team and I will look over the data and work out what happened and how to fix it for Race 2. If we can find a solution, then starting from the second row tomorrow I hope we can achieve the kind of result our potential here has shown we’re capable of.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

It’s been a tough weekend so far, qualifying today didn’t go well so I was happy that in the race I could run at a decent pace, make up positions and score some points. I got a good start but on the opening lap got shut out in some corners, but when it settled down I kept a good pace to finish P13 and most importantly, have 21 laps around this circuit which will help me and the team work on things for tomorrow where I hope to be in the points again.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

We didn’t meet our target in terms of results today which was disappointing. The warmer track conditions for Race 1 meant that Leon was unable to extract the maximum performance out of his tyres in the early laps, although his pace on used tyres – as it has been all weekend – was really strong. We will analyse things overnight to try and make his Fireblade more potent in the early laps to give him the best chance of achieving the result his pace has warranted here at Misano. For Jake, as is his style he could make a step forward in performance in the race after a difficult qualifying session, so to score points from the back of the grid was a good result and we’ll work with him to help him achieve the same tomorrow.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Riviera di Rimini Round

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy

WorldSBK 2018, Round 9

Dry / 28

Saturday 7 Jul 2018, 11:39 UTC
  • Air Temp: 28°C
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Ground Temp: 46°C

# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 20 Racing Ducati +2.791
3 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 16 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +3.700
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 13 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +4.921
5 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +6.713
6 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 10 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +11.065
7 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 9 Racing Ducati +12.375
8 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 8 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +12.995
9 Leon Camier 2 GBR 7 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +13.840
10 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 6 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +32.317
11 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 5 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +36.316
12 Niccolò Canepa 94 ITA 4 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +37.665
13 Román Ramos 40 SPA 3 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +39.466
14 Jake Gagne 45 USA 2 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +39.896
15 Alessandro Andreozzi 121 ITA 1 Guandalini Racing Yamaha +48.461
16 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +54.364
17 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA 0 Racing Ducati +3 laps
18 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +4 laps
NC Alex Lowes 22 GBR 0 Pata Yamaha Yamaha DNF
NC Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 0 Team Pedercini Kawasaki DNF
NC Loris Baz 76 FRA 0 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW DNF
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