Leon Camier recorded the eleventh fastest time during the opening day of the Pirelli French WorldSBK round on what was a wet Magny Cours track.

The Brit placed eleventh in the day’s combined classification, which was based on results from the morning session, held on a damp track. During the afternoon session, which played out in heavy rain, Leon set a strong sixth fastest time.

A similar path was followed by teammate Ryuichi Kiyonari, fifteenth in the morning’s first free practice session (and so fifteenth also in the combined standings) and the author of a good fourth-place finish at the end of the afternoon stint.

Leon Camier 2

11th 1'53.509 (Combined)

“This morning we rode on a drying track, this afternoon on a wet track, with conditions changing dramatically between the two sessions. In the rain the bike is quite friendly to ride, everything is nice and easy to use so we were able to be quite consistent in FP2. All in all, it was an “ok” day. I tried not to risk too much and worked to regain my feeling with the bike after four and a half months with no riding. My shoulder felt good and didn’t bother me at all, but only by riding in the dry will we see how it really is, because this track is quite physical with a lot of brusque changes of direction.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

15th 1'54.141 (Combined)

“It’s the first time I’ve ridden in the wet at this track and my feeling in these conditions was fairly good, despite the surface being quite slippery. This morning we spent the session working on improving our bike’s wet setting and we actually made some promising progress, so that in the afternoon we were able to be quite fast on what was an even wetter track”.

WorldSBK 2019
Free Practice Round 11   France

Free Practice (Combined)

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1'51.852
2 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 0.223
3 Melandri Marco 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 0.795
4 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 0.868
5 Baz Loris 19 FRA Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha 0.968
6 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 1.053
7 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1.074
8 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1.093
9 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1.154
10 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Team Goeleven Ducati 1.372
11 Camier Leon 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1.657
12 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 2.177
13 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 2.239
14 Davies Chaz 7 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 2.281
15 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 2.289
16 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 2.307
17 Barrier Sylvain 20 FRA BRIXX Ducati Ducati 2.455
18 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 2.592
19 Cortese Sandro 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 4.764
20 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 5.109
Location Information

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Technopole – 58470 Magny-Cours – Francewww.magnysbk.com

LENGTH 4.411 Km


Pole Record 1'35.696 (165,94 Km/h) T.Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2018)
Race Record 1'37.018 (163,68 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)
All Time Record 1'35.696 (165,94 Km/h) T.Sykes (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2018)
2019 Race 1 Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
2019 Superpole Race Winner T.Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
2019 Race 2 Winner J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)