The final round of the 2019 WorldSBK season got underway tonight in the state of Qatar, in the spectacular setting that the floodlit Losail international circuit affords.

As the riders hit the track at 5.00 pm for FP1 and then at 8.00 pm for FP2, temperatures hovered around 30 degrees Celsius with track conditions reported to be fine, despite this being only the first day of action at the desert track.

Leon Camier was the 17th fastest rider come the end of the evening and will look to make some changes to his bike set-up tomorrow, while team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari finished in 19th place.

FP3 will commence tomorrow at 3.00 pm local time, followed by Superpole at 5.30 pm and Race1 at 8.00 pm.

Leon Camier 2

17th 1'59.119

“Not the easiest of days today. We made a few changes to the set-up and found something a little bit better, but it’s not yet enough. To be honest, we are closer to the front that we sometimes have been, but we are still in 17th place which is not good. The guys immediately ahead are not so much faster than us, and if we can cut two or three tenths, we’d jump up quite a few places but we need to figure out something in terms of the setting, across all areas really, to achieve that. Track conditions were already pretty good today, and we no problems at all with the grip, so tomorrow we’ll be able to keep working and try something that helps us to take a step forward with the set-up”.

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

19th 2'00.459

“Today we worked quite a lot on our bike set-up between the two sessions and were able to improve in terms of the braking and rear grip, but at the same time we lost something in turning. So the direction is the right one, but tomorrow we must find something of a compromise as we look to improve our lap times”.

WorldSBK 2019
Free Practice Round 13   Qatar

Free Practice Classification

Dry
Humidity
75%
Track Temp
34°C
Air Temp
31°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Davies Chaz 7 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1'57.449
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 0.273
3 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 0.318
4 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 0.579
5 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 0.708
6 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 0.806
7 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 0.854
8 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1.010
9 Cortese Sandro 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1.054
10 Baz Loris 19 FRA Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha 1.117
11 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Team Goeleven Ducati 1.243
12 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1.320
13 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1.476
14 Melandri Marco 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1.533
15 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 1.583
16 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1.638
17 Camier Leon 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1.670
18 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 2.716
19 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 3.010
20 Schmitter Dominic 9 SWI iXS Racing powered by YART Yamaha 4.626
Location Information

Losail International Circuit Al Wusail, North Relief Road,Doha, Qatar circuitlosail

POLE POSITION RIGHT
LENGHT 5380 Km
CORNERS 16
RIGHT CORNERS 10
LEFT CORNERS 6