The first Superbike race of this Riviera di Rimini WorldSBK round was affected by a thunderstorm which meant that the start was delayed and then red-flagged just four laps after the lights went out due to the track conditions. The race was restarted a short time later but reduced to a distance of 18 laps.

Starting from 19th on the grid, Yuki Takahashi had already worked his way up to eleventh place before the race was interrupted. Re-starting from the fourth row (the grid established according to the positions the riders held at the time of the interruption), the rider fought hard in a group comprising fellow Honda rider Delbianco, Melandri, Cortese and Rinaldi. Despite the difficult conditions, and on and off rainfall, Takahashi ultimately crossed the finish line in a very positive eighth place.

Ryuichi Kiyonari finished inside the points zone, in fourteenth place, but it was a less than satisfactory result for him, as he was hoping for better feeling in the wet conditions and a better final race result.

Yuki Takahashi

Yuki Takahashi 72

It was a good race for us as we were able to fight for a top ten position. Conditions were really tricky, and you had to ride as safely as possible but also fight as hard as possible! During the free practices we worked hard trying different settings in order to be as prepared as possible for this situation. The team did a very good job and I want to thank them for that. I’m very happy and hope we can continue in this way also tomorrow. At the same time, I’m sorry Leon (Camier) has had to miss this round and I hope to see him back in action very soon.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Ryuichi Kiyonari

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

I’m very disappointed because it was another difficult day for me. When we tested here three weeks ago, I had better feeling in both wet and the dry, but today I did not feel good in the rain. It was difficult for me to push so I tried to finish the race as well as possible and not crash the bike. At least we were able to gather some interesting data that will be useful in similar conditions in the future.

Moriwaki Althea Honda Team
Pata Riviera Di Rimini Round

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy

WorldSBK 2019, Round 7

Rain / 23
Saturday 22 Jun 2019, 12:40 UTC
  • Track Condition: Wet
  • Air Temp: 23°C
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Ground Temp: 25°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 32'16.526
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +3.692
3 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +7.756
4 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +12.932
5 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +15.801
6 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +41.963
7 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +45.967
8 Yuki Takahashi 72 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +46.479
9 Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +47.695
10 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +48.026
11 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +49.700
12 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +49.833
13 Samuele Cavalieri 97 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +1'08.793
14 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +1'13.510
15 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +1'36.134
NC Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki DNF
NC Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
NC Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati DNF
NC Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha DNF
NC Michele Pirro ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Dominic Schmitter 9 SWI iXS Racing powered by YART Yamaha DNF
Sunny / 30
Friday 21 Jun 2019, 14:36 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 30°C
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Ground Temp: 48°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha 1'36.021
2 Jonathan Rea 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.008
3 Alvaro Bautista 19 SPA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.135
4 Sandro Cortese 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.246
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.359
6 Tom Sykes 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.361
7 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.442
8 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.523
9 Marco Melandri 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha +0.608
10 Leon Haslam 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.693
11 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.753
12 Michele Pirro ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.863
13 Markus Reiterberger 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW +0.947
14 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Team Pedercini Kawasaki +1.088
15 Lorenzo Zanetti ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +1.196
16 Samuele Cavalieri 97 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati +1.288
17 Loris Baz 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha +1.469
18 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki +1.576
19 Alessandro Delbianco 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda +2.511
20 Yuki Takahashi 72 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.557
21 Ryuichi Kiyonari 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda +2.821
22 Dominic Schmitter 9 SWI iXS Racing powered by YART Yamaha +3.487