Gagne and Camier fight to double points finish in Portimão Race 2

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team completed round 10 of the FIM Superbike World Championship with a double points haul in Race 2 at Portimão.

Camier and Gagne started Race 2 from fourteenth and fifteenth place on the grid respectively and after a slow start, increased their pace in the second half of the twenty lap contest to make up positions around the technical Portuguese track.

Gagne managed to maintain an excellent rhythm in the latter stages and finished in twelfth place, the rookie’s performance saw him finish just a couple of seconds behind a top ten placing.

Meanwhile Camier found himself as low as seventeenth place but methodically made his way past the slower riders ahead of him to claim fourteenth place and ensure a point-scoring result in his 200th race in the FIM World Superbike Championship.

With ten rounds of the championship completed Camier sits in thirteenth place in the standings on 90 points, while Gagne is seventeenth overall with 48 points with 3 rounds remaining this season.

The next round of the FIM Superbike World Championship takes place at France’s Magny-Cours circuit from the 28th to the 30th of September.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

We tried another setting for Race 2 today to try and improve my feeling on the bike but unfortunately it didn’t work so it was a tough race. There’s more work we can do to get the best out of our package, as I still think the bike is capable of a lot more than what we got out of it here in Portimão. I’m looking forward to working with the team to turning things around in Magny-Cours.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

We had a really positive weekend here in Portugal, having all that testing made the start of the race weekend easier and that helped me in the races. Today I had a good Warm Up and the changes we made to the Fireblade made it work better in the race. I finished 12th so it was good to get more points and learn from the guys I was racing with. Overall I’m happy with the progress I made this weekend and as I raced at Magny-Cours last year, for the next round I’m sure we can aim for more good results.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

The positives to take away from this weekend is the performance of Jake who had his most consistent race weekend away from his home round and he stepped up again in Race 2. On Leon’s side though, it was a disappointing weekend as we weren’t able to give him a bike he could perform on and this showed in the result today. We need to analyse the data, work out what happened and ensure we can provide a better performing package for our riders at Magny-Cours in two weeks time.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Portuguese Round

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, Portugal

WorldSBK 2018, Round 10

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Sunday 16 Sep 2018, 14:50 UTC
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# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 34’25.661
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 20 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.189
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.813
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 13 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +4.594
5 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +4.834
6 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 10 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +11.417
7 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 9 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +11.732
8 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA 8 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +12.507
9 Loris Baz 76 FRA 7 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +12.741
10 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 6 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +18.973
11 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 5 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +20.244
12 Jake Gagne 45 USA 4 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +20.943
13 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 3 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +23.395
14 Leon Camier 2 GBR 2 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +31.216
15 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 1 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +32.183
16 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 0 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +33.076
17 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +45.173
NC Jakub Smrz 96 CZE 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
NC Román Ramos 40 SPA 0 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki DNF
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