The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team heads to France’s Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours this weekend and is targeting a return to form at the final European round of the 2018 season.

After a challenging round last time out at Portimão, Leon Camier and Jake Gagne are aiming for more consistent performance on their CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machines in France.

Camier is a fan of the French circuit and after some notable performances there in recent years, the Briton is confident of a resurgence this weekend. Gagne is also in high spirits as the American has shown strong race pace and has prior track experience of Magny-Cours after being drafted into the team for the French round last season

Magny-Cours is defined by a mix of slow hairpin corners and quicker chicanes and sweeping corners. Overtaking opportunities aren’t as widespread as at some other circuits, although the Adelaide hairpin after the very fast first sector is one prime overtaking spot.

The eleventh round of the WorldSBK championship commences with Free Practice 1 at 0945 local time (GMT +2) on Friday. Race 1 will start at 1300 local time on Saturday, while Race 2 on Sunday kicks off at 1515.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

I'm looking forward to Magny-Cours, the last European round for this season. The team and I have looked over everything from the last round and we've come up with some good ideas to get some speed back, we're all pushing to find the form we had earlier in the season. I like the Magny-Cours circuit, I've gone well there in the past so the aim is to come back stronger this weekend.

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Jake Gagne

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After a good weekend in Portugal I’m excited to get rolling to France. It’ll be an easier start for us having the time and data from last years wild card to build off and we’ve started making some good progress after the summer break so I hope to keep it going. The crew has been working really hard so I think we can make another step forward. Magny-Cours is a unique and tricky track so I am looking forward to getting back!

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Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

We'll be looking to regroup at Magny-Cours after what was a tough round at Portimão. We've done our homework since the last round, analysing the data and talking to the riders to give ourselves a proper base setting for this weekend. The weather forecast for now is quite stable, but traditionally the weather can be quite variable at Magny-Cours which adds to the challenge at this technical track. Leon, Jake and the whole team know there is more performance with the CBR1000RR than we've been able to show recently, so we're all motivated to get out there this weekend and show what we can do.

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French Round

Circuit Nevers Magny-Cours, France

WorldSBK 2018, Round 11

Rider Standings
Sunday, 16 Sep 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 420 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 304 Racing Ducati
3 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 284 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
4 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 240 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 229 Racing Ducati
6 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 204 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 170 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
8 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 122 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
9 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 108 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
10 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 103 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
11 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 102 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
12 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 92 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
13 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 90 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
14 Michael RINALDI 21 ITA 74 Racing Ducati
15 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 59 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
16 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 55 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
17 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 48 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 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
25 Bradley RAY 28 GBR 3 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki
26 Luke MOSSEY GBR 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
27 Alessandro ANDREOZZI 121 ITA 1 Guandalini Racing Yamaha