The opening WorldSBK race of the ‘Riviera di Rimini Round’ was an eventful one for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team and for Stefan Bradl, who was forced back to the pits during lap two due to a technical issue. The 27-year-old German eventually returned to the track and completed another 11 laps, but they were not enough for him to be classified at the end of the race.

Bradl was running in 17th position before he started to drop further down the order and then returned to the pits. The team did an extensive check of the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 and, later, Stefan got back on track to test the changes made to the bike and to collect some useful data ahead of race two.

The second race of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship at Misano World Circuit will get underway tomorrow at 13:00 local time (GMT +2), after the usual 15-minute warm up scheduled at 9:00.

Stefan Bradl

Stefan Bradl 6

DNF

There’s not much to say, really. The race was virtually over for me on the first lap and, although I had to stop, the team was able to check what was going on and make a quick fix. This allowed me at least to go out again and complete 10-11 laps to check if everything was working correctly and collect some data. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Pieter Breddels

Pieter Breddels

It was another hard day at the office but surely one to learn from. We are trying many different things to give Stefan the right package to perform well but clearly something didn’t go the right way today. We were able to collect some valuable data, though, after he returned to the track and we can now make some comparisons in order to try something different for tomorrow.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Italian Round

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy

WorldSBK 2017, Round 7

Sunny & Dry / 27
Saturday 17 Jun 2017, 11:46 UTC
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 59%
  • Ground Temp: 48°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'44.269
2 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 20 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +4.511
3 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +8.126
4 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 13 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +10.850
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 11 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +13.649
6 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 10 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +20.508
7 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI 9 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +22.498
8 Román Ramos 40 SPA 8 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +26.329
9 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 7 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +28.965
10 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA 6 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +32.171
11 Leon Camier 2 GBR 5 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +38.314
12 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 4 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +39.829
13 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +50.478
14 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 2 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +55.208
15 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 1 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1'02.645
NC Stefan Bradl 6 GER 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC Chaz Davies 7 GBR 0 Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 0 Pata Yamaha Yamaha DNF
NC Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 0 IodaRacing Team Aprilia DNF
NC Fabio Menghi 61 ITA 0 VFT Racing Ducati DNF
Saturday 17 Jun 2017, 09:13 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'33.662
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.328
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.459
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.675
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.933
6 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.966
7 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.148
8 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.196
9 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.300
10 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.318
11 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1.670
12 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.947
13 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +
14 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +
15 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
16 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +
17 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +
18 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
19 Fabio Menghi 61 ITA VFT Racing Ducati +
20 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
21 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
Sunny & Dry / 28
Friday 16 Jun 2017, 13:42 UTC
  • Air Temp: 28°C
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Ground Temp: 46°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'34.901
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.030
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.250
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.349
5 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.366
6 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +0.686
7 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.723
8 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.817
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.966
10 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.982
11 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.022
12 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1.252
13 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.385
14 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.477
15 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +1.546
16 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.629
17 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.647
18 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +2.155
19 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +2.995
20 Fabio Menghi 61 ITA VFT Racing Ducati +3.077
21 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.122
Rider Standings
Saturday, 17 Jun 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 276 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 230 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
3 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 185 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
4 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 141 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
5 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 138 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
6 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 110 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
7 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 102 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
8 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 89 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
9 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 85 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
10 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 68 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
11 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 65 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
12 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 48 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
13 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 43 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
14 Nicky HAYDEN 69 USA 40 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
15 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 39 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
16 Randy KRUMMENACHER 15 SWI 36 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
17 Alex DE ANGELIS 15 RSM 27 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki
18 Leon HASLAM GBR 20
19 Markus REITERBERGER 21 GER 19 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
20 Raffaele DE ROSA 35 ITA 18 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
21 Ayrton BADOVINI 86 ITA 9 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
22 Riccardo RUSSO 84 ITA 8 Guandalini Racing Yamaha
23 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 8 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
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