Moriwaki Althea Honda’s Leon Camier and Ryuichi Kiyonari took advantage of the mild temperatures and sunny conditions which blessed the opening day of the Italian WorldSBK round, the riders and technicians alike working hard to adapt the setup of the bikes to the technical and challenging Imola racetrack.

By the end of the day, Leon had set the fifteenth fastest lap time in 1’48.528, improving on his morning’s performance by roughly eight tenths of a second.

Ryuichi also improved on his lap times over the two sessions, by almost a second, closing day one in sixteenth position with a fastest time of 1’49.099.

The two Moriwaki Althea Honda Team riders will be back on track tomorrow morning for the third and final practice at 9am, before the Superpole at 11am and Race1 at 2pm local time.

Leon Camier 2

15th 1'48.528

“To be honest we are not that far away from the group in front. I think there are still a couple of little things we can do to improve the bike’s setup. I just hope the others don’t make another big step so that we can get closer tomorrow. We made some small improvements already this afternoon and were able to lower our lap times a little bit. We know that the weather forecast is looking a little uncertain for the next couple of days, Sunday especially, but I look forward to riding the bike in the rain, and we’ll see how it goes.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

16th 1'49.099

“Before today, I had only ridden at Imola on one other occasion, around ten years ago, and to be honest today was more difficult than I expected. The track is very technical and demanding. It took both sessions to get used to it again, but finally things got better and at the end of FP2 I was much more comfortable. We tried some different tyre compounds and worked hard on the bike setup. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to take another step forward.”

WorldSBK 2019
Free Practice Round 5   Italy

Free Practice Combined Classification

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1'46.374
2 Davies Chaz 7 GBR ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 0.155
3 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 0.392
4 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 0.712
5 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 0.750
6 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 0.840
7 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 1.045
8 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 1.163
9 Zanetti Lorenzo 87 ITA Motocorsa Racing Kawasaki 1.213
10 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1.264
11 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 1.496
12 Melandri Marco 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1.599
13 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1.739
14 Cortese Sandro 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 2.083
15 Camier Leon 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 2.154
16 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 2.725
17 Barbera Hector 80 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 2.900
18 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 3.689
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Team Goeleven Ducati 5.373
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