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.