The Moriwaki Althea Honda Team focuses on bike set-up at the Assen circuit
On a very cold day with maximum air and track temperatures of just 7°C and 12°C respectively, Leon Camier set the thirteenth fastest time in the combined Free Practice standings of this fourth round of the Superbike World Championship in Assen (The Netherlands).
In FP2 the British rider improved on his morning’s performance by roughly eight tenths of a second, setting a personal best of 1’36.457, just over a second from the front in what is a very tight classification.
Ryuichi Kiyonari also improved on his lap times over the two sessions, closing day one in fifteenth position with a fastest time of 1’37.262.
The Moriwaki Althea Honda Team pairing will be back on track tomorrow morning for the third and final practice at 9am, before the Superpole at 11:00am and the first 21-lap race at 2pm local time.
13TH (COMBINED) 1’36.457
“It was quite cold out there today but the Pirelli tyres actually work pretty well. We probably didn’t choose the best front solution for our last run today but aside from that we’re fine in that regard. Having said that, we are mainly working to improve our overall bike set-up, especially in terms of the last sector where we are struggling a bit more. We are trying to improve bike handling when it comes to changes in direction and wheeling. We will see how the weather will be tomorrow and what we can do”.
15TH (COMBINED) 1’37.262
“I’m not happy with my lap times or my position because I was expecting to be faster here at a track I like very much. Some corners are really demanding but that doesn’t bother me, I just push because I really enjoy riding here. My feeling with the bike is good and so I’m disappointed with my results today. I feel I can be faster than this so tomorrow I have to improve in all areas, starting with myself”.