The first of two race days at Buriram concludes with a thirteenth-place finish for Leon Camier and a DNF for team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari.

The British Moriwaki Althea Honda Team rider got away well from twelfth on the grid in Race 1, but he slipped back to fourteenth through the opening stages, caught up in traffic.

His race pace then gradually picked up, allowing him to catch up the group of riders immediately ahead of him but at the end of the 20-lap race, Camier nevertheless had to settle for final thirteenth position.

Ryuichi Kiyonari, having finished seventeenth in Superpole, suffered with some vibration right from the early stages of the race, making things difficult to the point that he was forced to retire from the race on lap seven.

Leon Camier 2


“It was a tricky race to be honest. I made a good start and was really strong into turn three, I think I passed a few people around the outside, but then somebody in front of me touched and in reacting I fell back to at least fourteenth. Even though I was able to recover and slightly improve my pace lap by lap, something was not quite right and once I got close to the group in front, I was struggling more, and it became impossible to ride properly. When I got some clear space I could manage, but when I was in the group, something related to the temperature made me struggle. Anyway, we will keep a positive mentality. Every day on track and every race teaches us something and we will keep giving 100 per cent on every occasion.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23


“There is not too much to say about my race unfortunately, as soon after the start I started to struggle with some vibration that made it really difficult for me to ride. I ran wide several times, until I realized it was impossible to go on. We’ll take the positives we have had so far this weekend, we have been able to improve our pace every session for example, and we look forward to tomorrow”.

WorldSBK 2019
Race Round 2   Thailand

Race-1 Classification

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 25 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 31'06.051
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 8.217
3 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 16 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 14.155
4 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 13 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 14.623
5 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 18.554
6 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 10 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 18.681
7 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 9 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 25.603
8 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 8 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 27.627
9 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 7 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 28.789
10 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 6 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 32.153
11 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 5 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 33.033
12 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 4 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 33.254
13 Camier Leon 2 GBR 3 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 34.232
14 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 2 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 43.041
15 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 1 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 54.495
16 Warokorn Thitipong 99 THA 0 Kawasaki Thailand Racing Team Kawasaki 1'15.758
17 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 0 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 1'25.108
18 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 0 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 12 laps
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Team Goeleven Ducati 18 laps
Location Information

In March 2015 Thailand became the latest Asian country to play host to WorldSBK™ at the new state-of-the-art Chang International Circuit. The venue was opened in 2014 earning FIM Grade A and FIA Grade 1 classifications, with the owners striving to attract the biggest names in two and four-wheel motorsports.… read more.

Pole Position Left
Length 4.554Km
Corners 12
Right Corners 7
Left Corners 5

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Pole Record 1'31.912 (178,37 Km/h) A. Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2019)
Race Record 1'32.724 (176,81 Km/h) A. Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2019)
All Time Record 1'31.912 (178,37 Km/h) A. Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2019)
2019 Race 1 Winner Alvaro Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R)
2019 Superpole Race Winner Alvaro Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R)
2019 Race 2 Winner Alvaro Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R)