Sunday, June 22, 2014

Team Pata Honda's Rea Scores 7th/5th, Haslam 10th/12th in Round 7 of eni Superbike World Championship at Misano

Pata Honda works hard for points on Misano raceday
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Misano - Italy    22.06.2014
Pata Honda works hard for points on Misano raceday
Pata Honda rider Jonathan Rea finished in seventh and fifth positions in today’s two seventh-round World Superbike championship races at Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’ in Italy.
With temperatures hovering around 30˚C and the track in the mid-40s, the two races were won by Tom Sykes as Rea, 27, fought to harness as many championship points as possible after a testing race weekend. At the halfway point of the season, he holds fourth place in the standings.
His Pata Honda team-mate Leon Haslam endured an eventful raceday, finishing 10th in race one after an electronics glitch just three laps from the end. The 30-year-old crashed on the last corner of the 4.226km Misano circuit in race two but minimal damage to his CBR1000RR Fireblade SP allowed him to re-mount and take 12th place at the flag.
Jonathan Rea
Jonathan Rea - 7th and 5th
It’s been a disappointing weekend for me because it feels like we’ve made zero progress here. It was frustrating to be unable to pinpoint and fix the problems we’ve had and, while I don’t want to sound like a broken record, I feel a bit like one with my comments in the garage. We were able to salvage a top five in race two after some brave passing in the fast parts of the circuit but the group at the front was too far away. I can only ride the bike as well as it’s working, but I want to be able to race it again. We can’t just hope that the next round will be better; we need to evaluate what’s been going wrong and try to find some different solutions. It’s been frustrating for the whole team because I know we haven’t been able to get the best out of the CBR this weeken d. I know that on the right day and in the right environment, the bike is capable of much, much more. The whole team feels like we’re under-achieving right now so we need to do our homework and fix things as quickly as possible.
Leon Haslam
Leon Haslam - 10th and 12th
I got a bad start in race one and got stuck for a couple of laps before working my way up. By then, I was about four seconds off the group in front, which included Johnny [Rea] and I felt like I was holding my own. I had a few little issues but then, with three laps to go, the ECU seemed to just cut-out. I pulled off the track, re-booted it using the kill-switch and managed to get going again to finish tenth. In race two my start was better but I had a bit of a yo-yo race, losing time in some corners and making it up again in others. I was right on the group that went up to fifth but then had another issue that led to the crash. We need to assess what that problem was and go from there. I think we’ve made some progress this weekend and I was able to do some better lap times in the races but there’s more work to do before Portimao.
Pieter Breddels
Pieter Breddels - technical co-ordinator
Leon was riding quite well today and doing some decent lap times. The bike had a technical issue just before the end of race one, which was disappointing for everyone. In race two, he was in the second group and had a small crash, which he was able to recover from to finish 12th. The results are not satisfying of course, but again we made progress. Leon is closer to his team-mate and we’ll take that positive to Portimao, which is a track that he likes. We wanted to battle for the podium here again but Jonathan had too many issues and it took us too long to make a good setting for him. We have a lot of work to do and we need to aim for the Portimao podium with him because it’s one of his favourite tracks and we know how well he and the bike can go there.
Sunny Intervals
  Race 1 Results
1  Tom Sykes33m46.923sGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
2  Loris Baz+5.012FRAKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
3  Marco Melandri+6.417ITAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
4  Chaz Davies+7.783GBRDUCATIDucati Superbike Team
5  Sylvain Guintoli+16.248FRAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
6  Toni Elias+17.399ESPAPRILIARed Devils Roma
7  Jonathan Rea+21.162GBRHONDAPata Honda
8  Davide Guigliano+26.393ITADUCATIDucati Superbike Team
9  Eugene Laverty+26.842IRLSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
10  Leon Haslam+40.600GBRHONDAPata Honda
Sunny Intervals
  Race 2 Results
1  Tom Sykes33m55.695sGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
2  Loris Baz+3.083FRAKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
3  Luca Scassa+3.413ITAKAWASAKITeam Pedercini
4  Sylvain Guintoli+5.092FRAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
5  Jonathan Rea+18.975GBRHONDAPata Honda
6  Toni Elias+19.365ESPAPRILIARed Devils Roma
7  Eugene Laverty+20.177IRLSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
8  Alex Lowes+20.439GBRSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
9  Davide Guigliano+33.820ITADUCATIDucati Superbike Team
10  David Salom+42.156ESPKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
12  Leon Haslam+51.993GBRHONDAPata Honda
  Championship Standings
1  Tom Sykes251 ptsGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
2  Sylvain Guintoli212 ptsFRAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
3  Loris Baz210 ptsFRAKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
4  Jonathan Rea199 ptsGBRHONDAPata Honda
5  Marco Melandri179 ptsITAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
6  Chaz Davies143 ptsGBRDUCATIDucati Superbike Team
7  Davide Guigliano111 ptsITADUCATIDucati Superbike Team
8  Toni Elias109 ptsESPAPRILIARed Devils Roma
9  Eugene Laverty106 ptsIRLSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
10  Leon Haslam99 ptsGBRHONDAPata Honda
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