Camier back on track in mixed conditions at Aragon; Kiyonari faces the Spanish track for the first time

2019-04-07 12:38
On a day of rather cold temperatures and with very light rain falling at various points during the afternoon’s session, Leon Camier was back aboard his CBR1000RR after being declared fit to race by the Medical Centre yesterday afternoon.

Conditions were not ideal for team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari either, facing the technical Spanish track for the first time. The Japanese rider was unable to improve on his morning’s lap time.

The two riders hope for stable weather conditions tomorrow, so that they can improve on both their bike set-up and performance, which saw them round out day one in 16th and 17th place respectively.

Leon Camier 2
16TH 1'52.364
“Of course, I’m not fully fit yet. It will take some time to get back to normal, despite not having needed an operation. That said, we are not where we want to be with the bike’s set-up either. We made a change for the second session, but it didn’t take us in the right direction. The positive thing is that we understand where we need to go with the bike in order to be faster but at the same time it’s not so easy to achieve the right setting. It takes time. Hopefully we will be able to make some steps tomorrow if the weather stays fine”.

Leon Camier
Ryuichi Kiyonari 23
17TH 1'53.800
“This morning I rode the Aragon track for the first time, and I must say I enjoyed it, even if it was a challenge at first. There are a lot of blind corners and to find the references and good lines took some time. I was feeling quite good towards the end of the session anyway. The afternoon session was disappointing as we were not able to make an improvement in terms of bike set-up. Weather conditions did not help of course but this was the same for everyone. Tomorrow we will start again with a positive mentality and do our best to improve”.

Ryuichi Kiyonari
Free Practice
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1
BAUTISTA
Alvaro 19 SPA ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati 1'49.607
2
LOWES
Alex 22 GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team 0.519
3
REA
Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK 0.542
4
SYKES
Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team 0.619
5
LAVERTY
Eugene 50 IRE Team Goeleven 0.749
6
CORTESE
Sandro 11 GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK 1.029
7
HASLAM
Leon 91 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK 1.147
8
REITERBERGER
Markus 28

Source: HRC

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