The final 2019 World Superbike pre-season test, which is taking place over two days, is underway at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia. The WSBK riders had two 2-hour sessions, which ran from 11.10-13.10 and 15.40 to 17.40, in which to start the all-important bike set-up work.
Leon Camier and Ryuichi Kiyonari, who shared the track with their rivals for the first time this year, were able to take advantage of the stable weather conditions and work on their CBR1000RR SP2 machines without interruption.
Leon set his fastest lap during the morning’s stint in 1’32.459 (lap 31/33), while in the second practice session he closed with a best of 1’32.885 (lap 26/28), rounding out the day in eleventh position in the combined classification. Ryuichi, fourteenth in the morning with a 1’33.171 (37/37), was able to improve on his performance in the afternoon, recording a personal best of 1’32.962 which saw him close day one in sixteenth position overall.
Testing will conclude tomorrow with two further free-practice sessions running from 09.10 to 11.10 and 13.40 to 15.40 local time.
The beautiful Phillip Island circuit on the Bass Straight, off the coast of Victoria in Australia, is one of the most iconic and exciting venues in world motorsport. WorldSBK™ first raced at Phillip Island in 1990, just after the first MotoGP™ visit in 1989. Phillip Island Circuit Back Beach Road,… read more.
|Pole Record||1'29.413 (178,97 Km/h) J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2019)|
|Race Record||1'30.848 (176,14 Km/h) M. Melandri (Ducati Panigale R, 2018)|
|All Time Record||1'29.413 (178,97 Km/h) J. Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 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)|