The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team came away from Race 1 at Magny-Cours with a double points finish after Leon Camier claimed eleventh place, with Jake Gagne close behind in thirteenth position.

Earlier in the day, both riders showed improved pace from yesterday with Camier topping Superpole 1, with Gagne only a few tenths behind in P4. Camier would ultimately qualify in eleventh place for Race 1 with a best time of 1’37.398 in Superpole 2.

Starting from eleventh and fourteenth on the grid respectively for Race 1, Camier and Gagne managed to make up places in the opening lap, both riders finding themselves in the fight for the top ten in the early stages.

Unfortunately for Camier, he had a moment after Rinaldi crashed on the third lap, losing a couple of seconds which cost him several positions. Despite improving his pace after this setback, eleventh place was the the British rider could manage on the day.

Gagne was able to lap at a similar to his teammate for long periods in the race, before a lack of grip caused him to slow in the final few laps, with the American crossing the finish line in thirteenth place.

After today’s race, Camier moves to 95 championship points and is thirteenth in the championship standings, while Gagne is in seventeeth place in the riders championship on 51 points.

The riders will be looking to challenge for a top ten place in Race 2 tomorrow which starts at 1515 local time (GMT +2).

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

I got a good start in Race 1 today, but on the third lap RInaldi crashed in front of me which cost me a few positions. As I passed him, the rear of the bike had a massive moment so I thought there was oil on the track, raised my hand to warn the other riders and they all went past. It set me back a bit, so after that I concentrated on closing the gap. I could set a good pace in the middle stages of the race, but eleventh was the best I could do given the earlier setback. Our bike setting today was better than yesterday, so we'll keep in this direction and go for it again tomorrow.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

We got the bike working a lot better today in FP4, and on race tyres in Superpole I managed to set a real good pace which helped for the race today. My start in the race was one of my better ones and I could make up a few places, but as we got to the middle of the race and the tyre grip went away, I struggled a bit. In the final few laps the lack of grip meant I made a few mistakes and I lost a place to Torres, but we know where we need to improve. I need to be smoother, hit all my points and if I do this I'm sure we can be stronger in Race 2.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

We managed to give both Leon and Jake a more comfortable setting for today, with both of them being more competitive than we were yesterday. During the race Leon had an early setback when Rinaldi crashed, which in the end would have seen him fighting around eighth place but eleventh was the best we could do today. Also for Jake, in the early part of the race he was in the top ten and was competitive, we just need to find a way for him to manage the second half of the race better. We'll continue to work on things and aim to get both riders a bit further up the results sheet tomorrow.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
French Round

Circuit Nevers Magny-Cours, France

WorldSBK 2018, Round 11

Saturday 29 Sep 2018, 12:03 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 34'15.613
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +3.091
3 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 16 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +8.558
4 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 13 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +9.193
5 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 11 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +10.074
6 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 10 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +12.509
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 9 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +14.733
8 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 8 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +22.878
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 7 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +23.028
10 Loris Baz 76 FRA 6 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +23.109
11 Leon Camier 2 GBR 5 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +24.709
12 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 4 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +32.766
13 Jake Gagne 45 USA 3 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +33.456
14 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 2 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +37.808
15 Román Ramos 40 SPA 1 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +46.558
16 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +49.525
17 Jeremy Guarnoni 11 FRA 0 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +57.484
18 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 0 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1'12.942
NC Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA 0 Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Matthieu Lussiana 94 FRA 0 Team ASPI BMW DNF
NC Jakub Smrz 96 CZE 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
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Saturday 29 Sep 2018, 09:16 UTC
  • Air Temp: 15°C
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Ground Temp: 22°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'35.696
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.147
3 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.868
4 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.917
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.069
6 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.258
7 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.303
8 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.359
9 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.407
10 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.543
11 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.702
12 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.899
13 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +
14 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
15 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +
17 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
18 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
19 Jeremy Guarnoni 11 FRA Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +
20 Jakub Smrz 96 CZE Guandalini Racing Yamaha +
21 Matthieu Lussiana 94 FRA Team ASPI BMW +
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Friday 28 Sep 2018, 15:00 UTC
  • Air Temp: 24°C
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Ground Temp: 33°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'37.202
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.201
3 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.287
4 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.301
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.424
6 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.508
7 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.508
8 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.512
9 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.532
10 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +0.654
11 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.658
12 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.105
13 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.459
14 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.482
15 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.806
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.859
17 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +2.425
18 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.430
19 Jeremy Guarnoni 11 FRA Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +2.539
20 Jakub Smrz 96 CZE Guandalini Racing Yamaha +3.900
21 Matthieu Lussiana 94 FRA Team ASPI BMW +7.324
Rider Standings
Saturday, 29 Sep 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 445 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 315 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 293 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
4 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 260 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 239 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
6 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 204 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 186 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
8 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 129 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
9 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 116 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
10 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 115 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
11 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 109 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
12 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 96 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
13 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 95 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
14 Michael RINALDI 21 ITA 74 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
15 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 61 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
16 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 56 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
17 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 51 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 27 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
19 PJ JACOBSEN 99 USA 21 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
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 Karel HANIKA 98 CZE 5 Guandalini Racing Kawasaki
24 Bradley RAY 28 GBR 3 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki
25 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
26 Luke MOSSEY GBR 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
27 Alessandro ANDREOZZI 121 ITA 1 Guandalini Racing Yamaha