04.06.2019 – The long summer of the MOTUL FIM World Superbike 2019 Championship and FIM World Supersport 2019 Championship is about to start and Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions is gearing up for the sixth round of the season that will take place this coming weekend at the circuit in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP).
The Italian team is going to Spain after the home round and is ready to be welcomed by the warmth of the supporters of its top rider Jordi Torres (ESP), who will compete in the highest class on the #81 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions’ lineup will be completed by the two riders on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R in WorldSSP0: Ayrton Badovini on the #86 bike and Kyle Smith on the #11.
After two positive testing days at the Misano World Circuit with all the official teams, the team led by Lucio Pedercini is all set to compete on the circuit that has been named after the late Ángel Nieto in 2018. This is a technical circuit full of direction changes in its 4.423 meters long layout. The Expo ‘92 is a big braking zone at the pits exit after the start and is followed by the Michelin turn. Turn 3,4 and 5 are more linear while the Dry Sac requires heavy braking again. The central part of the circuit is very difficult and the rhythm is increasing from the Pelqui. Finally, the tight Lorenzo is basically a left-hander hairpin that rejoins the starting grid.
The weekend will follow the usual format with two free practice sessions on Friday at 10:30 and 15:00 (WorldSBK), 11:30 and 16:00 (WoldSSP). The third session will take place on Saturday morning at 9:00 for Superbike and 9:30 for Supersport. The Superpole battle will get underway at 11:00 for the highest class, while the 600cc bikes will challenge each other at 11:40. The first race of WorldSBK will begin at 14:00. The warm up of WorldSBK will kick off the Sunday at 9:00 while the opening session for WorldSSP will be at 9:25. The Tissot Superpole Race will follow at 11:00, while the WorldSSP race will be at 12:15 and WorldSBK will end its weekend with race two starting at 14:00 (all times are GMT+2).
Italian fans will have the chance to follow most of the sessions live. The website www.worldsbk.com will broadcast all the action in live streaming, with the exception of WorldSSP’s FP1, FP3 and warm-up on Sunday. SKY Sport Moto GP (CH 208 SKY) will follow these sessions, while TV8 (CH 8 FreeView) will cover the main Superbike races live and free to air. The social pages of Team Pedercini Racing will follow the races with constant updates from the circuit on Facebook (@teampederciniracing), Twitter (@tpr_pedercini) and Instagram (@teampederciniracing).
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“The tests in Misano have been a watershed to us. We spent time and efforts testing new solutions and to improve setup and balancing, therefore I think we will get to Jerez with a new push. The championship is about to run four summer rounds and it will be crucial to stay focused, to be consistent and concrete making the most of every chance in WorldSBK and WorldSSP. The Ángel Nieto circuit is very difficult, riders will have to use all their skills and feeling with the bikes. This is going to be an important weekend to get a feeling on if we worked in the right direction”.