Despite this event being on home turf, the last time Bradl raced at Lausitzring was back in 2005, when he was competing in the 125cc class of the German Championship. After the long summer break, the 27-year-old from Augsburg is looking forward to getting back on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 and building on the progress shown in race two at Laguna Seca last month.
Davide Giugliano joins the team for the German round as he makes his return to the championship for the first time since the season finale in Qatar of last year. The experienced yet still young rider from Rome, Italy, took part in a two-day private test with the team at the Lausitzring three weeks ago, where he sampled the new Fireblade for the first time.
Stefan Bradl 6
I’m looking forward to my home race of the season and to return to action after the summer break. It’s going to be important for me to do well in front of the German crowd – the home round always gives local riders extra motivation – and it will be interesting to see how we will perform here at Lausitzring. I can’t say I know the track too well: I have raced there two or three times but it was long time ago, so I’m curious to see how this track will be with a big bike. I hope I can adapt quite quickly because the other top riders have tested here recently, so they will have a head start. There will be a lot of work to do but I hope we’ll have a good race weekend.
Davide Giugliano 34
This is my first World Superbike race of the season so of course there are some things I need to adjust back to. The most important thing for the round is to work well with the team and have a step-by-step approach with the bike, in order to keep improving in each and every session. The track is a unique one and hopefully the weather will be on our side, but in any case I’m really looking forward to getting started!
We are finally back in action at Lausitzring after the summer break. We are happy to have Davide with us for the round to race alongside Stefan, after the positive test he had there three weeks ago. We were able to evaluate some new material for the Fireblade, including different bodywork and a few updates to the software. We are focused and motivated to do well with both riders and see what this weekend will bring.
WorldSBK 2017, Round 9
|#||Rider||Num||Nationality Nat.||Points Pts.||Team||Constructor Constr.|
|1||Jonathan REA||65||GBR||341||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki|
|2||Tom SYKES||66||GBR||282||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki|
|3||Chaz DAVIES||7||GBR||226||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati|
|4||Marco MELANDRI||33||ITA||189||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati|
|5||Alex LOWES||22||GBR||148||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha|
|6||Xavi FORES||12||SPA||132||BARNI Racing Team||Ducati|
|7||Michael VAN DER MARK||60||NDL||129||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha|
|8||Leon CAMIER||2||GBR||99||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta|
|9||Jordi TORRES||81||SPA||94||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW|
|10||Eugene LAVERTY||50||GBR||89||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia|
|11||Román RAMOS||40||SPA||73||Team Go Eleven||Kawasaki|
|12||Leandro MERCADO||36||ARG||66||IodaRacing Team||Aprilia|
|13||Stefan BRADL||6||GER||64||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda|
|14||Lorenzo SAVADORI||32||ITA||63||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia|
|15||Randy KRUMMENACHER||15||SWI||46||Puccetti Racing||Kawasaki|
|16||Nicky HAYDEN||69||USA||40||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda|
|17||Alex DE ANGELIS||15||RSM||32||Pedercini Racing SC-Project||Kawasaki|
|18||Raffaele DE ROSA||35||ITA||30||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW|
|20||Markus REITERBERGER||21||GER||19||Van Zon Remeha||BMW|
|21||Ayrton BADOVINI||86||ITA||14||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki|
|22||Ondrej JEZEK||37||CZE||12||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki|
|23||Riccardo RUSSO||84||ITA||8||Guandalini Racing||Yamaha|
|26||Julian SIMON||60||SPA||4||Garage Plus Interwetten||Kalex|
|27||Jake GAGNE||45||USA||2||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda|