Takahashi’s performance was affected in the initial stages of the race after the Japanese rider crashed unhurt at turn 13 on lap four. He eventually managed to get back on the bike and continue the race to gain some more experience in the series.
Race two will get underway tomorrow at 13:00 local time (GMT +2) after the traditional 15-minute warm up scheduled at 9:30.
Takumi Takahashi 72
First of all, I would like to apologise for the crash. Fortunately I was able to jump back on the bike and continue, but for some reason I wasn’t able to make our tyre choice work under these conditions. Already this morning things felt a little bit different. In the second part of the race I was able to lap in the 1’42secs, but I’m confident that after evaluating today’s data I will be able to be quicker tomorrow.
Davide Giugliano 34
It was quite a difficult race for me, because straight away I did not have feeling with the front-end of the bike, which was moving around quite a lot. Obviously, this prevented me from pushing and riding the way I wanted and things got worse as the race progressed. With three laps remaining I was told to make it back to the pits and so I did, and that’s how the race ended. We still have work to do but hopefully we’ll be able to make some changes and be in a stronger position for race two.
Ronald ten Kate
It has clearly been a difficult race for both riders, although for different reasons. And it has been a quite hectic day overall given the late start to the day and the reduced time in FP3, which took away some precious time to try and improve the package. Davide could not find the right feeling with the front-end, while Takumi could not adapt well to the change in temperatures from yesterday, especially because he’s still getting used to the different tyres. We are now analysing the data in order to come up with a plan for tomorrow.
Circuito de Jerez, Spain
WorldSBK 2017, Round 12
- Air Temp: 25°C
- Humidity: 67%
- Ground Temp: 35°C
|#||Rider||Num||Nationality Nat.||Points Pts.||Team||Constructor Constr.||Time/Gap|
|1||Jonathan Rea||65||GBR||25||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki||32’15.347|
|2||Chaz Davies||7||GBR||20||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati||+1.137|
|3||Tom Sykes||66||GBR||16||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki||+1.599|
|4||Alex Lowes||22||GBR||13||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha||+3.652|
|5||Michael van der Mark||60||NDL||11||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha||+7.329|
|6||Sylvain Guintoli||05||FRA||10||Puccetti Racing||Kawasaki||+11.066|
|7||Lorenzo Savadori||32||ITA||9||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia||+15.235|
|8||Eugene Laverty||50||GBR||8||Milwaukee Aprilia||Aprilia||+16.241|
|9||Xavi Fores||12||SPA||7||BARNI Racing Team||Ducati||+16.273|
|10||Román Ramos||40||SPA||6||Team Go Eleven||Kawasaki||+18.463|
|11||Leandro Mercado||36||ARG||5||IodaRacing Team||Aprilia||+21.058|
|12||Leon Camier||2||GBR||4||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta||+24.869|
|13||Jordi Torres||81||SPA||3||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW||+25.008|
|14||Alessandro Andreozzi||121||ITA||2||Guandalini Racing||Yamaha||+34.028|
|15||Ondrej Jezek||37||CZE||1||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki||+34.201|
|16||Takumi Takahashi||72||JPN||0||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda||+1.16.011|
|17||Riccardo Russo||84||ITA||0||Guandalini Racing||Yamaha||+2 Laps|
|NC||Davide Giugliano||34||ITA||0||Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team||Honda||DNF|
|NC||Marco Melandri||33||ITA||0||Aruba.it Racing||Ducati||DNF|
|NC||Dominic Schmitter||99||SWI||0||eighty one HPC-Power Suzuki Racing||Suzuki||DNF|
|NC||Ayrton Badovini||86||ITA||0||Grillini Racing Team||Kawasaki||DNF|
|NC||Raffaele De Rosa||35||ITA||0||Althea BMW Racing Team||BMW||DNF|