Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Leon Camier capped off a strong showing in Thailand with a sixth place finish at Chang International Circuit, while Jake Gagne was back in the points after taking fourteenth place on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.

Camier started on pole position in Race 2 courtesy of his fourth place in Race 1 and although he got the holeshot and led into the first corner, a fierce battle in the lead group resulted in him ending the first lap in P5. Showing consistent pace throughout the race, Camier was embroiled in the fight for the top five with Jonathan Rea and Xavi Forés and although he closed in on Forés in the final laps, he ultimately finished in sixth place.

Bouncing back after a tough race yesterday, Gagne had a strong start and in the opening exchanges fought his way up to ninth position. As the contest entered the final stages, Gagne found himself caught up in a five way battle for the top ten and despite a valiant final push was unable to make up positions and ended the race in P14.

After two rounds Camier is eighth in the WorldSBK standings on 42 points, while Gagne is sixteenth overall with 9 points. The series now heads to Europe where the Red Bull World Superbike Team will contest the Aragon WorldSBK round on April 13-15.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

The start of the race was great, I got the holeshot and led into the first corner and although the bike was very strong in the turns and under brakes, there was a small issue which made it difficult to defend against the other riders in the leading group. I still managed to keep a good pace and sixth place was the best I could do today. Overall I'm happy with how we performed this weekend as we were able to make some good steps to improve the Fireblade's performance.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

I got a good start to the race and for the first few laps found myself making up positions and I felt really good. In the second half of the race I was lacking a bit of feel with the brakes which meant I ran wide in a few corners and at that point I just tried to maintain my rhythm and bring home the bike in the points. It was a challenging weekend overall, but I learned a lot, improved my pace and scored some more points so we can take a lot of positives out of this weekend.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

Race 2 today was another solid team performance with both riders finishing in the points, but we perhaps struggled a bit more with the hot conditions today than some other teams. It was great to see Leon again fighting with the top group and to be in the battle for the top five in both races was very positive and represents a big step in performance at this circuit compared to last year. For his first time at Chang International Circuit, Jake had a challenging weekend but in today's race he showed his potential again running in the top ten during the race, so it's another valuable learning experience for him. It's another step in the right direction for us and puts us in good shape ahead of the next round at Aragon.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Thai Round

Chang International Circuit, Thailand

WorldSBK 2018, Round 2

Sunny / 33
Sunday 25 Mar 2018, 10:01 UTC
  • Air Temp: 33°C
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Ground Temp: 41°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 25 Aruba.it Racing Ducati 31'23.406
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 20 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.185
3 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 16 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +3.884
4 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +6.554
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 11 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +8.973
6 Leon Camier 2 GBR 10 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +10.647
7 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 9 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +17.523
8 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 8 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +21.618
9 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 7 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +25.345
10 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 6 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +27.076
11 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 5 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +28.668
12 Loris Baz 76 FRA 4 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +29.004
13 Román Ramos 40 SPA 3 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +30.434
14 Jake Gagne 45 USA 2 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +30.527
NC Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 0 IodaRacing Team Aprilia DNF
NC Tom Sykes 66 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
NC Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 0 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia DNF
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
NC Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
Sunny / 32
Saturday 24 Mar 2018, 12:35 UTC
  • Air Temp: 32°C
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Ground Temp: 42°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 31'24.203
2 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 20 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.550
3 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.118
4 Leon Camier 2 GBR 13 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.981
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 11 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +7.258
6 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 10 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +7.501
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 9 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +8.500
8 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 8 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +10.184
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 7 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +11.072
10 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 6 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +11.178
11 Loris Baz 76 FRA 5 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +24.062
12 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 4 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +24.632
13 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 3 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +26.114
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA 2 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +26.142
15 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 1 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +26.320
16 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 0 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +30.665
17 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +32.625
18 Jake Gagne 45 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +38.752
19 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
Sunny / 31
Saturday 24 Mar 2018, 12:27 UTC
  • Air Temp: 31°C
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Ground Temp: 45°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'32.814
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.003
3 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +0.108
4 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.158
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.208
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.222
7 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.289
8 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.305
9 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.334
10 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.559
11 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.636
12 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.756
13 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +
14 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
15 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
16 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
17 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
18 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Team Pedercini Kawasaki +
19 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
Dry / 30
Friday 23 Mar 2018, 11:30 UTC
  • Air Temp: 30°C
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Ground Temp: 38°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'33.327
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.057
3 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.070
4 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.097
5 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.108
6 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +0.204
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.242
8 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.244
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.524
10 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.528
11 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.659
12 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +0.684
13 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.093
14 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.173
15 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.218
16 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Team Pedercini Kawasaki +1.341
17 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.414
18 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.504
19 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.321
Rider Standings
Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 69 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 67 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 60 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
4 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 57 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
5 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 48 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
6 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 45 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 43 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
8 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 42 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
9 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 21 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
10 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 18 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
11 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 16 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
12 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 14 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
13 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 13 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
14 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 12 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
15 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
16 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 9 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
17 PJ JACOBSEN 99 USA 8 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 5 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
19 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 1 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki