Ryuichi Kiyonari and Yuki Takahashi had a tough first race-day at Jerez today, Kiyo finishing seventeenth while Takahashi crashed out at turn 1 on lap 13 of 20, fortunately without suffering any physical consequences.

The Japanese duo had previously qualified for today’s race in nineteenth and seventeenth place respectively.

They now both look forward to another day of action tomorrow when they will strive to improve during the 10-lap Superpole Race at 11.00 and the 20-lap Race 2 at 14.00 local time.

Ryuichi Kiyonari 23


“I feel sorry for everyone in the team and at home for today’s result which is far from what we are aiming for. I’m disappointed because after the test in Misano we had some setups for the bike to try here that actually helped us make some small improvements, albeit with some ups and downs, during the three free practice stints. This morning our race pace was at least constant and my feeling on the bike not so bad. Then during the race, I suffered from a lack of grip and also struggled in braking. It was a tough race. Having said that, tomorrow I’ll try again, as I continue to do my best.”

Yuki Takahashi 72


“The crash was a pity because I really wanted to finish the race and collect as much information as possible for the team. Luckily it was not a hard fall, I lost the front and slipped off at turn one. I’m ok and the bike was not too badly damaged either. The result aside, one that we’re not happy with us of course, we gained useful experience and tomorrow we will try some big setting changes. I think this is my main goal for the weekend, to work as well as possible on the bike’s setup and to give the engineers as much feedback as possible.”

WorldSBK 2019
Race Round 6   Spain

Race 1 (REVISED)

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 25 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 33'32.300
2 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL 20 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 7.119
3 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 16 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 19.951
4 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 15.323 (PENALIZED)
5 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR 11 Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 20.107
6 Sykes Tom 66 GBR 10 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 23.096
7 Davies Chaz 7 GBR 9 ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 26.834
8 Cortese Sandro 11 GER 8 GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha 29.526
9 Haslam Leon 91 GBR 7 Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 29.707
10 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA 6 BARNI Racing Team Ducati 31.218
11 Reiterberger Markus 28 GER 5 BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 31.999
12 Baz Loris 19 FRA 4 Ten Kate Racing - Yamaha Yamaha 36.824
13 Mercado Leandro 36 ARG 3 Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki 46.045
14 Bridewell Tommy 46 GBR 2 Team Goeleven Ducati 47.804
15 Delbianco Alessandro 52 ITA 1 Althea Mie Racing Team Honda 52.105
16 Lowes Alex 22 GBR 0 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha 55.046
17 Kiyonari Ryuichi 23 JPN 0 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 55.795
18 Torres Jordi 81 SPA 0 Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki 6 laps
19 Takahashi Yuki 72 JPN 0 Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda 8 laps
Location Information

Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto Carretera Jerez-Arcos, km 10 – Apdo de Correos 35 11592 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) – Spain circuitodejerez.com

LENGTH 4.423 Km