Red Bull Honda World Superbike ready for action at Lausitzring

 

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team is finalising preparations for the ninth round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship which gets underway tomorrow at the Lausitzring in Germany. This is the home race for Stefan Bradl who is joined this time out by Davide Giugliano.

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

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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.

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Davide Giugliano

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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!

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Pieter Breddels

Pieter Breddels

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.

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German Round

Lausitzring, Germany

WorldSBK 2017, Round 9

Rider Standings
Sunday, 9 Jul 2017 – Open world standings grid
# 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
19 Leon HASLAM GBR 20
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
24 Jake DIXON GBR 7
25 Joshua BROOKES 25 AUS 4 ERMotorsport-EliteRoads.com.au Yamaha
26 Julian SIMON 60 SPA 4 Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex
27 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 2 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
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