Yuki Takahashi took his first Championship points today at Jerez, concluding Race 2 in 13th place. More than that, however, the Japanese rider was satisfied with the work he carried out on the set-up of his Fireblade together with his team and engineers, work that allowed him to improve his feeling on the bike and steadily improving his lap times and race pace over the weekend.

A similar pattern was traced by Ryuichi Kiyonari, despite him riding at the Spanish track for the first time. “Kiyo” improved both his speed and race pace during every session and especially in Race 2 when he unfortunately crashed out while lying fourteenth with just one lap to go.

In the morning’s Superpole race, Takahashi and Kiyonari crossed the line in 14th and 17th place respectively.

The next event, the Pata Riviera di Rimini Round, will be held at Misano (Italy) on June 21-23. Leon Camier’s path to recovery will be re-assessed prior to that.

Yuki Takahashi

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Generally speaking, I think we saw a positive trend over the weekend, although in terms of race results, we are still nowhere near where we would liked to be. Anyway, as I said, together with the team we completed constructive work regarding the bike’s setup. Thanks to the experience and data we gathered yesterday, we decided to try a change to the setup which resulted in a good improvement regarding both my feeling and speed. Also choosing a different Pirelli rear tyre spec (“A” on Saturday, “B” on Sunday) helped us to find more grip. So, already in the Superpole race I could ride better and be faster. In Race 2 we took another little step forward and finishing in the points was a nice way to conclude the weekend. I enjoyed the experience and once again I wish to thank the Moriwaki Althea Honda Team and HRC for this. I hope I was able to provide useful feedback to the engineers and I wish Leon (Camier) a speedy recovery.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

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Crashing is never good, but I was pushing hard during the entire Race 2 and was faster than I’d been all weekend. That’s the positive side of the coin. It has been a weekend with some ups and downs, especially this morning when we tried a change that did not work as we expected but at the same time it gave us a lot of good information. So, in the end, I think that by working closely together and analysing all the data we were able to find a good direction. I think this was a useful weekend from a bike setup standpoint.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Acerbis Spanish Round

Circuito de Jerez, Spain

WorldSBK 2019, Round 6

Sunday 9 Jun 2019, 12:52 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha 31'23.720
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +
3 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +
4 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +
5 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +
6 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +
7 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +
8 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +
9 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +
10 Tommy Bridewell 46 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +
11 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +
12 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +
13 Yuki Takahashi 72 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +
14 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +
NC Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda DNF
NC Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda DNF
NC Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha DNF
NC Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
Sunny / 23
Sunday 9 Jun 2019, 09:38 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 23°C
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Ground Temp: 35°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 16'39.591
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.743
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +2.954
4 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +4.749
5 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +7.443
6 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +7.710
7 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +9.565
8 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +11.937
9 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +12.243
10 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +12.958
11 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +15.062
12 Tommy Bridewell 46 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +16.760
13 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +19.067
14 Yuki Takahashi 72 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +19.496
15 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +19.791
16 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +27.469
17 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +27.770
NC Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha DNF
NC Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha DNF
Sunny / 29
Saturday 8 Jun 2019, 15:20 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 29°C
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Ground Temp: 48°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 33'32.300
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +7.119
3 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +15.323
4 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +19.951
5 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +20.107
6 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +23.096
7 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +26.834
8 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +29.526
9 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +29.707
10 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +31.218
11 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +31.999
12 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +36.824
13 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +46.045
14 Tommy Bridewell 46 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +47.804
15 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +52.105
16 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +55.046
17 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +55.795
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki DNF
NC Yuki Takahashi 72 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda DNF
Sunny / 24
Friday 7 Jun 2019, 14:41 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 24°C
  • Humidity: 28%
  • Ground Temp: 49°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'39.428
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.226
3 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.304
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.411
5 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.506
6 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.602
7 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.629
8 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.862
9 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.911
10 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.976
11 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.209
12 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +1.314
13 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +1.427
14 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +1.490
15 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1.614
16 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +2.300
17 Yuki Takahashi 72 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.497
18 Tommy Bridewell 46 GBR Team Go Eleven Ducati +2.588
19 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.744