The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team narrowly missed out on a points-scoring finish in Race One at Imola, as Jake Gagne came home in sixteenth place, while Jason O’Halloran – brought into the team to replace Leon Camier this weekend – suffered misfortune as a crash on lap two resulted in the Australian rider fracturing his right leg.

Weather conditions were again warm and sunny at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari today, with the team continuing to work on improving bike settings ahead of the Superpole qualifying sessions and Race 1. In qualifying, O’Halloran and Gagne set the eighth and ninth quickest times in Superpole 1 which resulted in them lining up in P18 and P19 on the grid respectively for Race 1.

Both riders got a good start and were able to make up positions in the opening lap, however on the second lap O’Halloran suffered a crash at Turn 5 at the entry to the Villeneuve Chicane. The incident left O’Halloran with a fracture to his lower right leg and he was transported to Imola Hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile Gagne, was able to maintain a constant pace throughout the race and in the middle stages was involved in a six-way battle for a top twelve position. However, in the final laps Gagne lost touch with the group in front and he crossed the finish line in P16 and just outside the points in his first ever race at the circuit.

Gagne will have another chance to try and add to his points total in Race 2 at 1300 local time (GMT +2) tomorrow.

Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

Qualifying didn't really go the way we wanted to this morning, I made it tough for us by missing FP3 yesterday when I went down so that meant we started Race 1 a bit further back then I hoped. The race itself though went quite well, I got a good start and for the middle part of the race I had a strong pace, felt comfortable and was in the group of riders challenging for points. I faded just in the last couple of laps and obviously finishing in sixteenth is not where we want to be but for my first race here I was able to learn a lot over those nineteen laps. Now we can try some things with our setting in Warm Up and I'm sure we'll have a better race tomorrow.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

Today was a tough day for us but being in WorldSBK means we get a chance tomorrow in Race 2 to turn things around. For Jake, he was able to learn a lot in his first race here at Imola and now he and the team have some ideas to help him improve his pace, so he will resume his fight for more points tomorrow in race 2. Unfortunately Jason had a crash early in Race 1 at the Villeneuve Chicane which saw him fracture his right lower leg, this is such a shame for him and we hope he makes a full and speedy recovery. I travelled with Jason to the hospital and despite the injury he's doing well and he impressed the team with his performance on the bike this weekend. Overall a tough day, but we'll be back showing our fighting spirit tomorrow

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Italian Round

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Italy

WorldSBK 2018, Round 5

Dry / 27
Saturday 12 May 2018, 12:06 UTC
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Ground Temp: 40°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'58.989
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +3.755
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +6.906
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 13 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +8.191
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 11 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +15.550
6 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 10 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +19.339
7 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA 9 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +22.522
8 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 8 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +25.772
9 Leon Haslam 91 GBR 7 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +30.269
10 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 6 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +30.377
11 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 5 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +30.660
12 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 4 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +34.188
13 Loris Baz 76 FRA 3 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +36.494
14 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 2 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +36.671
15 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 1 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +38.041
16 Jake Gagne 45 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +41.312
17 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 0 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +55.007
18 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1'07.522
NC Román Ramos 40 SPA 0 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki DNF
NC Vladimir Leonov 5 RUS 0 SPB Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
NC Jason O'Halloran 20 AUS 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
Dry / 224
Saturday 12 May 2018, 11:49 UTC
  • Air Temp: 224°C
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Ground Temp: 236°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'45.797
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.312
3 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.365
4 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.430
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.892
6 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.895
7 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.023
8 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.056
9 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.124
10 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.318
11 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +1.750
12 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.913
13 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
14 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
15 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +
17 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
18 Jason O'Halloran 20 AUS Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
19 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
21 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Team Pedercini Kawasaki +
22 Vladimir Leonov 5 RUS SPB Racing Team Kawasaki +
242
Friday 11 May 2018, 16:39 UTC
  • Air Temp: 242°C
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Ground Temp: 39°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'46.686
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.000
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.440
4 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.710
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.775
6 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.782
7 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.843
8 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.877
9 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.886
10 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.911
11 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.977
12 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.051
13 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.053
14 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.601
15 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.730
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.849
17 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.338
18 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Team Pedercini Kawasaki +2.669
19 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.792
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.051
21 Jason O'Halloran 20 AUS Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +3.573
22 Vladimir Leonov 5 RUS SPB Racing Team Kawasaki +4.288
Rider Standings
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 184 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 142 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 131 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
4 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 121 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 113 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
6 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 111 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
7 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 82 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
8 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 50 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 47 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
10 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 42 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
11 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 41 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
12 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 33 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
13 Michael RINALDI 21 ITA 30 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
14 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 28 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
15 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 25 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
16 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 20 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
17 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 17 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 PJ JACOBSEN 99 USA 15 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
19 Davide GIUGLIANO 34 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
20 Leon HASLAM 91 GBR 7 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
21 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 7 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
22 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 2 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki