Moriwaki Althea Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari scored a fourteenth-place finish in Race 1 at Imola today, a result that left him less than satisfied considering that he had felt quite comfortable on his bike during the morning’s FP3 and qualifying session. Always looking on the bright side, Ryuichi is already focusing on tomorrow’s races in which he will work to improve on his result.

Team-mate Leon Camier was unfortunately unable to take part in today’s racing action after suffering a crash at turn 3 while completing his second lap of the Superpole qualifying session. Another rider crashed immediately in front of him and Leon was unable to avoid his bike. In crashing, he hit his left shoulder hard and was subsequently declared unfit to take part in Race 1 by the circuit’s Medical Centre.

Later in the afternoon, the Brit underwent further medical tests at the local Imola Hospital, which confirmed that there are no broken bones. However, a scan has shown that he has damaged the ligaments in his left shoulder. As a result, Leon will not take part in tomorrow races, his recovery time and conditions still to be established in the coming days.

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23


“I’m very disappointed with my result in Race1 because in all honesty I was expecting more after today’s FP3 and Superpole session. My feeling on the bike and my pace throughout most of the race was rather worse than it was this morning and I was unable to ride as I wanted. I made several little mistakes here and there and lost a lot of ground. The positive is that, step by step, things have started to improve and that’s why I am looking forward to tomorrow, when I hope to put today’s experience to good use and try to score better results”.

Leon Camier 2


“It was another unlucky situation, similar to what happened in Thailand. Cortese highsided right in front of me and I hit the bike, having nowhere to go. We are not yet exactly sure of the damage I’ve done, I will need to have another scan, an MRI, to really understand what’s happened and what kind of recovery time we are looking at. I hope to be back as soon as possible of course.”

WorldSBK 2019
Race Round 5   Italy

Race 1

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 33'48.277
2 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 20 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 7.832
3 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 16 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 19.291
4 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 13 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 19.968
5 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 20.111
6 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 10 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 31.846
7 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 9 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 32.024
8 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 8 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 34.107
9 Zanetti Lorenzo 87 ITA 7 Motocorsa Racing Kawasaki 34.814
10 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 6 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 40.196
11 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 5 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 51.426
12 Bridewell Tommy 46 GBR 4 Team Goeleven Ducati 55.235
13 Barbera Hector 80 SPA 3 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 56.539
14 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 2 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1'01.025
15 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 1 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 1'27.025
16 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 0 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 5 Laps
17 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 0 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 10 Laps
18 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 0 ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 18 Laps
Location Information

Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola Via Fratelli Rosselli, 2 4002 Imola (BO) – Italy

LENGTH 4.936 Km


Pole Record 1'45.180 (168,94 Km/h) C. Davies (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2019)
Race Record 1'46.023 (167,60 Km/h) J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019) RC1
All Time Record 1'45.180 (168,94 Km/h) C. Davies (Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2019)
2019 Race 1 Winner J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
2019 Superpole Race Winner J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)
2019 Race 2 Winner Cancelled due bad weather conditions