Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Davide Giugliano and Jake Gagne were 11th and 12th, respectively, at the end of the 21-lap, second encounter of the eleventh WorldSBK round of the season, which was contested today at the ‘Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours’ in Central France.

Despite losing a handful of places at the start, Giugliano managed to stay in touch with the leading group but eventually had to run wide to avoid Eugene Laverty after the Irishman highsided at the exit of turn 15. The former STK1000 Champion re-joined at the back of the field in 18th place, from where his steady recovery began. In the final part of the race, the 27-year-old from Rome was able to further improve his speed and showed a top-10 rhythm as he went first past his team mate Gagne on lap 17 for 14th place. He then overtook both West and Andreozzi to seal 11th place at the chequered flag after setting his fastest time of the race on his third-last lap.

Jake Gagne enjoyed a decent start from row six and kept a steady pace in the first half of the encounter as he rounded out the top-15 while trying to get accustomed to racing in intermittent drizzle. The 24-year-old from San Diego then got up to speed and started to log some competitive lap-times as he made his way past some rivals and set his quickest time at the very end of the race, which helped him consolidate 12th place at the line – and set a new personal best result for him in the series.

The penultimate round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at Spain’s ‘Circuito de Jerez’ in three weekend’s time.

Davide Giugliano

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11th

It’s been an unlucky race, because I feel I had the pace to be fighting for a top-6 finish. The realistic goal before the start was to finish between 8th and 11th, but we turned out to be quicker than we expected. It was hard to push when I found myself at the back of the field, because even though I knew I had to make up ground, I was riding on my own so I didn’t know how wet it was on different parts of the circuit and how conditions were evolving throughout the lap. We put together a good comeback, we made some passes and we showed a good pace, so I think there’s a good synergy developing between the bike and myself now. The guys have done an amazing job: I feel that the bike is improving a lot, and that was the reason I was chosen in the first place so I’m happy. The top speed was also excellent today. Obviously there is still a lot to improve, but things are going in the right direction.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Jake Gagne

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12th

The big thing for me today is that, unlike MotoAmerica, the flag-to-flag rule means that even if it’s spitting rain, you can still race on slick tyres. This for me was a completely new scenario, so it took me a while to figure out how much I could push in these conditions. Towards the end, I started going faster and faster and I even set my personal fastest time of the whole weekend on the very last lap. Twelfth place is not bad, but I feel I had the potential to do much better today. I’m happy with what I’ve learned and that I was able to improve outing after outing and race after race. I want to thank the whole team because it’s been another amazing experience and I had a lot of fun.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Ronald ten Kate

Ronald ten Kate

Team Manager

It was a very interesting second race, especially given the tricky and unpredictable conditions the whole field encountered today. Davide was riding well until he had to take an unwanted trip onto the gravel in order to avoid Eugene when he fell off. This setback made him lose touch with the group fighting for the top-10, which is a shame because it looked like he had the pace to get in the mix up there. He made a good comeback nevertheless so we are happy with this performance. It was the first time for Jake to ride on slicks with rain coming down, because MotoAmerica sporting rules are different in that regard. Once he figured how to ride in these conditions he really improved his pace, so the question mark is on how much more competitive he could have been otherwise. We really enjoyed working with him again.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
French Round

Circuit Nevers Magny-Cours, France

WorldSBK 2017, Round 11

Cloudy / Dry / 16
Sunday 1 Oct 2017, 11:52 UTC
  • Air Temp: 16°C
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 25 Aruba.it Racing Ducati 34'49.679
2 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 20 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +3.006
3 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 16 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +4.556
4 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 13 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +11.072
5 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 11 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +16.381
6 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 10 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +17.684
7 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 9 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +22.717
8 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 8 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +23.920
9 Román Ramos 40 SPA 7 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +25.431
10 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA 6 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +35.227
11 Davide Giugliano 34 ITA 5 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +45.621
12 Jake Gagne 45 USA 4 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +47.231
13 Alessandro Andreozzi 121 ITA 3 Guandalini Racing Yamaha +52.076
14 Anthony West 13 AUS 2 Team Pedercini Honda +53.903
15 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 1 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +59.610
16 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha +59.706
17 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1 Lap
18 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +2 Laps
NC Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia DNF
NC Leon Camier 2 GBR 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
NC Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
Cloudy & Wet / 16
Saturday 30 Sep 2017, 12:03 UTC
  • Air Temp: 16°C
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 40'06.523
2 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 20 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +16.316
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +16.666
4 Leon Camier 2 GBR 13 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +22.133
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 11 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +41.210
6 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 10 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1'02.101
7 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 9 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1'02.281
8 Davide Giugliano 34 ITA 8 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1'05.775
9 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 7 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1'09.271
10 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 6 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1'17.429
11 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 5 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1'30.899
12 Román Ramos 40 SPA 4 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1'39.111
13 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA 3 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1'40.891
14 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 2 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1'54.311
15 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 1 Guandalini Racing Yamaha +1 Lap
16 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1 Lap
17 Alessandro Andreozzi 121 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha +1 Lap
18 Anthony West 13 AUS 0 Team Pedercini Honda +1 Lap
NC Jake Gagne 45 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC Xavi Fores 12 SPA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati DNF
Rainy & Wet / 13
Saturday 30 Sep 2017, 09:22 UTC
  • Air Temp: 13°C
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Ground Temp: 17°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'56.555
2 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.203
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.533
4 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.892
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.164
6 Davide Giugliano 34 ITA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.371
7 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.381
8 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +2.822
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +3.082
10 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +8.124
11 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +8.618
12 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +
13 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +
14 Anthony West 13 AUS Team Pedercini Honda +
15 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
16 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
17 Alessandro Andreozzi 121 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +
18 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
19 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
20 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
21 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
22 Matthieu Lussiana 94 FRA Team ASPI BMW +
Sunny & Dry / 25
Friday 29 Sep 2017, 13:37 UTC
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 51%
  • Ground Temp: 33°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'37.489
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.439
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.477
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.491
5 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.527
6 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.542
7 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.543
8 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.644
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.663
10 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.728
11 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.172
12 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.213
13 Raffaele De Rosa 35 ITA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.716
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.865
15 Davide Giugliano 34 ITA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.209
16 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +2.244
17 Anthony West 13 AUS Team Pedercini Honda +2.281
18 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +2.561
19 Alessandro Andreozzi 121 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +2.748
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.033
21 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +3.294
22 Matthieu Lussiana 94 FRA Team ASPI BMW +3.592
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 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
4 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 281 Aruba.it 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 ERMotorsport-EliteRoads.com.au Yamaha
31 Julian SIMON 60 SPA 4 Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex