Giugliano and Takahashi ready for more WorldSBK action at Jerez

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team has reached the south of Spain to take part in the penultimate event of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship, which takes place this weekend at the ‘Circuito de Jerez’. Davide Giugliano and the returning Takumi Takahashi will take to the track on board their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machines in what is the last European event of the year before the season finale in Qatar.

Giugliano is eager to return to action after his positive weekend at Magny-Cours a fortnight ago. The 27-year-old Italian rider well performed in front of the French crowd, while improving his feeling and synergy with the bike, much to the satisfaction of the team. The fast and flowing nature of the Jerez circuit suits Giugliano’s riding style like no other track on the calendar, so the former STK1000 champion is looking forward to getting started.

Takumi Takahashi will be back on board the WorldSBK-spec version of the Fireblade after his debut at Portimão last month where he scored his first World Championship points. Unlike the Portuguese event, however, the Japanese rider will approach this event not only with some experience of the bike and Pirelli tyres but also with previous knowledge of the track, which will be a massive help for the three-time Suzuka 8 Hour winner.

Davide Giugliano

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We get to Jerez after the positive weekend at Magny-Cours, where we worked hard and well to improve the package. I think we are heading in the right direction, so now I’m looking forward to Jerez, which is among my favourite tracks and one where I’ve always been competitive. I hope I will be able to put my speed to good use in order to keep improving the bike and have fun out there.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Takumi  Takahashi

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I have tested with MotoGP at Jerez before so I already know the track, which is without a doubt a massive help heading into my second-ever WorldSBK round. Last time out at Portimão I got to know this version of the Fireblade and started to understand the behaviour of Pirelli tyres, so now I’m looking forward to getting back on track. The team works really hard and their support is great, so I’ll be giving my very best and hopefully we will get a good result together.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Ronald ten Kate

Ronald ten Kate

Team Manager

After a positive weekend at Magny-Cours we are looking forward to Jerez, where we are hoping to maintain the upward trend and aim for some good results. For Davide it means two consecutive race weekends on the bike which will be a big help. Takahashi knows his way around Jerez, so this will help him aim for better results than he had Portimão where everything – the track, bike, tyres and the championship – was completely new for him.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Spanish Round

Circuito de Jerez, Spain

WorldSBK 2017, Round 12

Rider Standings
Sunday, 1 Oct 2017 – Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 456 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 336 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
3 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 327 Racing Ducati
4 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 281 Racing Ducati
5 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 199 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
6 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 189 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 169 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
8 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 147 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
9 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 140 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
10 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 127 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
11 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 104 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
12 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 103 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
13 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 95 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
14 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 67 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
15 Randy KRUMMENACHER 15 SWI 50 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
16 Raffaele DE ROSA 35 ITA 45 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
17 Nicky HAYDEN 69 USA 40 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 Alex DE ANGELIS 15 RSM 32 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki
19 Markus REITERBERGER 21 GER 29 Van Zon Remeha BMW
20 Ayrton BADOVINI 86 ITA 26 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
21 Leon HASLAM GBR 20
22 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 17 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
23 Davide GIUGLIANO 34 ITA 13 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
24 Anthony WEST 13 AUS 13 Team Pedercini Honda
25 Riccardo RUSSO 84 ITA 13 Guandalini Racing Yamaha
26 Jake DIXON 94 GBR 7 Dynavolt Intact GP Suter
27 Takumi TAKAHASHI 72 JPN 7 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
28 Alessandro ANDREOZZI 121 ITA 7 Guandalini Racing Yamaha
29 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 6 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
30 Joshua BROOKES 25 AUS 4 Yamaha
31 Julian SIMON 60 SPA 4 Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex
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