Realizing the importance of these tests for the whole season, the factory team World Superbike laid out without the rest these days at the Circuito de Jerez: 16 pilots, 12 of the Superbike and Supersport came out today on a brand new asphalt Andalusian track to put an end to the preparations for the first round of the world championship.
RACING.RU, 23 January 2019 Today in Jerez was cool, but it seems the new asphalt all liked it. The sun warmed the air in the afternoon, once the track is fully warmed up, the pilots Yamaha, Ducati and Kawasaki went in the attacking mode.
Alex lowes from PATA Yamaha finished the day with a best time of 1:40.422. Today’s result is quite far away from the bar at 1:38, which was set up in late November, Jonathan ray of the Kawasaki Racing Team, but in this environment, the pilots did not hurry to set records. For example, the ray left the garage only about 14:00, when convinced that the surface temperature of the asphalt and in the air has risen high enough.
Ray became the second in the Protocol, but 0.08 of a second, which he lost to Lowes, talking about the great potential of both pilots. Leon Haslam, new partner ray at KRT rounded out the top three.
Toprak Rahatlikla, who that year managed to get on the podium, became the fastest pilot independent teams. In 2019 Turk speaks Turkish Puccetti Racing, his time of 1:41.001.
Team GRT WorldSBK Yamaha, previously represented the Japanese plant is officially in the Supersport class now competes in WSBK, and the composition star: Marco Melandri and Sandro Cortese finished the day 6-7 positions, behind colleague van der Mark.
Thus, in the TOP 7 was all supported by factory Yamaha and three Kawasaki, Ducati begin with the 8 th position.
First visit to the track in the overall composition of teams was done by the pilots of the new factory BMW Motorrad Team WorldSBK – Marcus Reitenberger and Tom Sykes, who are preparing to join the championship in April, when WSBK will return to Europe. Also, debut the start took the lone representative Althea Honda Alessandro Del Bianco who brought the track new Moriwaki Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade SP2. Read more this was told by the Althea Racing boss Genesio Bevilacqua, the.