Adverse track conditions led to the cancellation of the final WorldSBK race of 2018, Camier and Gagne finishing the championship in 12th and 17th respectively.

The final day of the 2018 World Superbike season started in dramatic fashion as a huge sand and rain storm hit the Losail International Circuit, delaying track activity. Warm Up was used by riders to assess track conditions as the circuit continued to dry.

Unfortunately conditions did not improve significantly afterwards and it was decided Race 2 would be cancelled. Jake Gagne, set to start from a career best sixth, and Leon Camier were both disappointed at being unable to put on one last race but agreed with the decision.

Now the 2018 World Superbike season comes to a close. After 13 rounds Leon Camier finishes in 12th place with 108 points. Jake Gagne completes his rookie season in 17th thanks to his haul of 64 points and a strong end to the season.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

A massive rain storm before we got going today. The organisers made the right decision to call off the race. As riders we all had our opinions heard. It was a shame to end the season like this, but safety always comes first. We had some ups at the start of the year but with a few injuries along the way it got tough. All in all, we understood a lot towards the end of the year and especially this weekend.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

We got up this morning, we were at the pool at noon and by the time we got to the track it was some of the craziest wind, rain and sand I have ever seen. The track was mostly dry in Warm Up but there were still some wet spots so the race was called off. It’s not how we wanted to end the season, especially after yesterday and starting on the second row but that’s racing! I knew it would be a lot to learn coming in this year but I had such a great crew. I learned so much, I’ve had a fun year living the dream and racing in World Superbike.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

A strange end to the season. The boys worked almost all night to give our best for Race 2 and it’s especially tough for Jake with his first second row start. Leon was also very eager to come back and end the season strong after yesterday’s disappointment. Of course it would have been great to race, but the weather was against us. Now we head back to Europe to look back at the season and see what the plan is.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Qatar Round

Losail International Circuit, Qatar

WorldSBK 2018, Round 13

Dry / 19.9
Friday 26 Oct 2018, 16:39 UTC
  • Air Temp: 19.9°C
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Ground Temp: 30.2°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'34.913
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +1.424
3 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 16 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +3.705
4 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 13 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +4.723
5 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 11 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +10.579
6 Loris Baz 76 FRA 10 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +13.173
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 9 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +14.557
8 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 8 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +17.216
9 Jake Gagne 45 USA 7 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +17.277
10 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 6 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +18.179
11 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 5 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +24.924
12 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 4 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +30.183
13 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 3 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +34.931
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA 2 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +46.851
15 Gabriele Ruiu 16 ITA 1 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +58.890
NC Max Scheib 77 CHI 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
NC Leon Camier 2 GBR 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
Sunny / 31.2
Friday 26 Oct 2018, 14:37 UTC
  • Air Temp: 31.2°C
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Ground Temp: 34.5°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'56.124
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.131
3 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.231
4 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.410
5 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.835
6 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.157
7 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.223
8 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.238
9 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.283
10 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.558
11 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.571
12 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.743
13 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +2.316
14 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.435
15 Gabriele Ruiu 16 ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +2.832
16 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +3.176
17 Max Scheib 77 CHI MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +3.266
Dry / 28
Thursday 25 Oct 2018, 19:59 UTC
  • Air Temp: 28°C
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Ground Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia 1'57.323
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.183
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.191
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.333
5 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.476
6 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +0.599
7 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.601
8 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.657
9 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.723
10 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +0.731
11 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +0.850
12 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.918
13 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.233
14 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.891
15 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +2.462
16 Gabriele Ruiu 16 ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +2.628
17 Max Scheib 77 CHI MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +3.182
Rider Standings
Friday, 26 Oct 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 545 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 356 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 333 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
4 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 314 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 297 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
6 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 248 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 230 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
8 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 158 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
9 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 151 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
10 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 138 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
11 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 137 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
12 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 108 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
13 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 98 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
14 Michael RINALDI 21 ITA 77 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
15 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 70 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
16 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 65 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
17 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 64 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 27 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
19 PJ JACOBSEN USA 21
20 Leon HASLAM 91 GBR 14 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
21 Davide GIUGLIANO 34 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
22 Niccolò CANEPA 94 ITA 7 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
23 Florian MARINO 51 FRA 5 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
24 Karel HANIKA 98 CZE 5 Guandalini Racing Kawasaki
25 Gabriele RUIU 16 ITA 5 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
26 Max SCHEIB 77 CHI 3 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
27 Bradley RAY 28 GBR 3 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki
28 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
29 Luke MOSSEY GBR 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
30 Alessandro ANDREOZZI 121 ITA 1 Guandalini Racing Yamaha