july 08, 2018 - Honda Racing

Race 2 - Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team claim another double points haul at Misano

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
8 Jul 2018
Riviera di Rimini Round
Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy
WorldSBK 2018, Round 9

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team secured another double point scoring result in Race 2 at #misano today, as #leoncamier took tenth place with #jakegagne back in fourteenth position in what was another hot and challenging contest

For Race 2, Camier started from the second row of the grid in P6 and after a frantic start found himself in tenth place at the end of the first lap. In a carbon copy to yesterday’s race, Camier was able to improve his pace in the middle stage of the race, and although he closed the gap to the riders ahead of him, he couldn’t improve his tenth place position as he crossed the finish line.

Back on row 7, Gagne also had a steady start, however the American was able to make progress through the field on his CBR1000RR and he came home in fourteenth place to add to his points tally for the season. After a tough qualifying result, the rookie rider turned his weekend around with point-scoring results in both races.

Camier’s championship points tally is now 88 and he sits eleventh in the standings, while Gagne is seventeenth overall with 41 points.

The #worldsbk season now enters its Summer break, with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team next being in competitive action at the Portuguese round at Portimão from September 14-16.
Leon Camier

Today's race was practically the same as yesterday, the second half was strong but I lost too much time in the early laps on new tyres. As the race went on I was able to slowly catch Baz in front of me, but overall this weekend our package just wasn't as competitive as we hoped. We have a good idea on where we need to improve the bike, so the tests next month will be very important for us.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Jake Gagne

Another challenging race but the changes we made to the bike for Warm Up meant I was able to fight more in the race today. The first few laps were really tough as I was caught up behind some slower riders, but once I got some clean air I could set a good pace and make some passes. Considering how far back I qualified I'm happy I could put in a better performance in the races and score some points here at #misano.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Kervin Bos
Team Manager

It was another tough day at office for the team, after yesterday's race we were hoping for an improvement but we were still struggling to improve our pace in the hot conditions. We now need to assess why we struggle in these conditions more than others as our results this weekend isn't where we want to be. We have some tests during the Summer break where we have some development parts to test and our target is to finish the rest of the season in a stronger position than we are now.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team