On a very cold day with maximum air and track temperatures of just 7°C and 12°C respectively, Leon Camier set the thirteenth fastest time in the combined Free Practice standings of this fourth round of the Superbike World Championship in Assen (The Netherlands).

In FP2 the British rider improved on his morning’s performance by roughly eight tenths of a second, setting a personal best of 1’36.457, just over a second from the front in what is a very tight classification.

Ryuichi Kiyonari also improved on his lap times over the two sessions, closing day one in fifteenth position with a fastest time of 1’37.262.

The Moriwaki Althea Honda Team pairing will be back on track tomorrow morning for the third and final practice at 9am, before the Superpole at 11:00am and the first 21-lap race at 2pm local time.

Leon Camier 2

13th (Combined) 1'36.457

“It was quite cold out there today but the Pirelli tyres actually work pretty well. We probably didn’t choose the best front solution for our last run today but aside from that we’re fine in that regard. Having said that, we are mainly working to improve our overall bike set-up, especially in terms of the last sector where we are struggling a bit more. We are trying to improve bike handling when it comes to changes in direction and wheeling. We will see how the weather will be tomorrow and what we can do.”

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23

15th (Combined) 1'37.262

“I’m not happy with my lap times or my position because I was expecting to be faster here at a track I like very much. Some corners are really demanding but that doesn’t bother me, I just push because I really enjoy riding here. My feeling with the bike is good and so I’m disappointed with my results today. I feel I can be faster than this so tomorrow I have to improve in all areas, starting with myself.”

WorldSBK 2019
Free Practice Round 4   Netherlands

Combined Free Practice 2 Classification

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1'35.414
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 0.003
3 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 0.013
4 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 0.028
5 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 0.031
6 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 0.133
7 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 0.140
8 Cortese Sandro 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 0.289
9 Davies Chaz 7 GBR ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati 0.399
10 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 0.769
11 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Team Goeleven Ducati 0.783
12 Torres Jordi 81 SPA Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 0.821
13 Camier Leon 2 GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1.043
14 Melandri Marco 33 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 1.351
15 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 1.848
16 Barbera Hector 80 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 1.981
17 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1.991
18 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 2.487
Location Information

“The Cathedral” of motorcycle racing as it is known colloquially, the TT Circuit Assen has been hosting WorldSBK races since 1992, and celebrated its 25thanniversary as a Superbike venue in 2016. TT Circuit Assen

Pole Position Left
Length 4.542 Km
Corners 18
Right Corners 12
Left Corners 6


Pole Record 1'33.505 (174,87 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK, 2017)
Race Record 1'34.880 (172,34 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK, 2017 RC1)
All Time Record 1'33.505 (174,87 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK, 2017)
2019 Race 1 Winner Alvaro Bautista (Ducati panigale V4 R)
2019 Superpole Race Winner Cancelled due to weather conditions
2019 Race 2 Winner Alvaro Bautista (Ducati panigale V4 R)