Courtesy of Honda Racing Corporation
The Moriwaki Althea Honda riders had high hopes to build on the promising results they scored on Friday, but these were unfortunately dashed by various issues they suffered with the set-up of their bikes today.
Leon Camier concluded the sprint race in thirteenth place and Race 2 in sixteenth, while Ryuichi Kiyonari crossed the line in sixteenth and eighteenth respectively.
As the riders cross the finish line in Qatar, the curtain comes down on an exciting and extremely hard-fought 2019 Superbike World Championship season.
Leon Camier 2
Superpole Race P13 Race2 P16
“We need to double check our data to understand what kind of issue we had today because we are still not sure. We made only a tiny change to the front setting before the start of Race 2 but it did not work as we had hoped and on the grid we went back to what we had this morning. Unfortunately, something happened and it became really, really hard to ride the bike. I quickly lost many positions and it was all I could do to reach the end.”
Ryuichi Kiyonari 23
Superpole Race P16 Race2 P18
“We improved the front feeling today but not enough, so despite having made a good start to the race, one of the best this year for me in fact, I could not hold my position. I was slow from mid-corner to exit and several riders passed me there. I tried to stick with them but unfortunately it was not possible. I wish to apologize to my team for this result but, at the same time, say a big thank you to everybody for their hard work and support this year”.