03.09.2019 – After the long summer break, the Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions is ready to tackle the last part of the challenge for the 2019 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship and the 2019 FIM Supersport World Championship at the Acerbis Portuguese Round scheduled next weekend at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimão (P).
After two days of testing at the end of August on this track, the Italian team has collected very important data about the development of the bikes that could represent an advantage in terms of performance on this track. For this reason the determination of the Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions is very high and the riders are preparing to play a leading role in this event. Jordi Torres (ESP) will be riding the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR #81 in the WorldSBK while Ayrton Badovini (ITA) and Kyle Smith (GB) will be riding the two Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R #86 and #11 in WorldSSP.
The Portimão track is certainly one of the most complete and technical circuits of the entire calendar. It is 4.592 metres long and is characterized by a series of ups and downs that make it a very spectacular track. After the pit straight, the riders arrive at the braking point of the Primeira slightly downhill and after the next Lagos turn they will open the gas up to the VIP Tower bend. The central section is very technical, with a succession of left and right turns between uphill and downhill that will require all the experience of the riders. The long Galp right turn closes the lap and allows bikes to launch at full speed on the starting straight.
The weekend program will start on Friday with free practice at 10:30 and 15:00 for Superbike, at 11:30 and at 16:00 for Supersport (local time GMT +1). Saturday’s third free practice session will be on track at 9:00 (WorldSBK) and 9:30 (WorldSSP) before the Superpole for the top class at 11:40 and for the 600cc at 12:20. At 14:00 the first complete Superbike race will start. On Sunday morning from 9:00 is scheduled the warm-up in two sessions, one for each category, and then the Tissot Superpole Race WorldSBK at 11:00. At 12:15 the Portuguese WorldSSP race will be reality and again at 14:00 will start the second WorldSBK full distance race.
On the official website www.worldsbk.com Superpole and races will be broadcast live streaming with the service VideoPass, while for Italian fans the broadcasts will be on SKY Sport MotoGP (CH 208 SKY) and on TV8 (CH 8 DTT). SKY Sport MotoGP will follow all the sessions except the free practice 3 and the warm-up, while on TV8 race one WorldSBK will be broadcast at 17:00 (italian time) on Saturday 7 September while the Tissot Superopole Race and race two from 18:15 on Sunday 8 September (not live).
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“The whole team is looking forward to bite the asphalt again for a really top weekend. We collected a lot of data during the official tests, both for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR and the ZX-6R and this is a stimulus for the technical staff and the riders who know they have the opportunity to express themselves on the track. The weather seems to be good, with fairly high temperatures that should favour the work of the tyres, but it will be necessary to proceed step by step, taking advantage of all the possibilities of setting up since free practices. It will certainly be a weekend to follow”.