07.05.2019 – As the MOTUL FIM World Superbike 2019 Championship and the FIM World Supersport Championship are heading to Imola (ITA), that is the home race for Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions, the pressure is getting high for the round at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit.
The team led by Lucio Pedercini, that is the oldest of those contesting the World Superbike Championship, will field the usual line-up with Jordi Torres (ESP) on the #81 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR in WorldSBK, while two riders will defend the team’s colors in WorldSSP: namely, Ayrton Badovini (ITA) on the #86 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and Kyle Smith (GB) on the #11 sister bike.
Following the performance growth and great results scored in Aragon and Assen, Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions will get to the home round highly motivated. Thousands of fans will reach Imola and will be ready to support the Italian team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions.
The stage of this challenge are the 4.936 meters of the legendary Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola and its 22 unforgettable corners. After the pit-straights, riders will go through the fast chicane Tamburello that is followed by the Villeneuve chicane and by the spectacular up-hill left-hander Tosa. The following sector is quite characteristic of the place and features the down-hill Piratella and the Acque Minerali, that make this the most technical part of the whole circuit. The track goes up-hill again up to the Variante Alta before going down to the two Rivazza corners that are the main spots for fans. After these, riders will be flat-out on the pit straight again.
Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions will get on track this Friday for WorldSBK’s free practice at local 10:30 and 15:00, while WorldSSP will run the two sessions at 11:30 and 16:00. The third free practice session will open the racing day of Saturday at 9:00 (WorldSBK) and at 9:35 (WorldSSP), while the Tissot Superpole will see MOTUL FIM World Superbike riders hitting the track at 11:00 and FIM World Supersport’s at 11:40. The first race of Superbike will get green lights as usual at 14:00. The warm-up on Sunday will be at 9:00 for WorldSBK and at 9:25 for WorldSSP. The Superpole Race will be at 11:00, while the 600cc bikes will challenge each other in their fifth round at 12:15. The second race of WorldSBK will start at 14:00.
Italian fans will have plenty of chances to watch the racing action live. The website www.worldsbk.com will follow all sessions through the live streaming with the only exception of WorldSSP FP1 and warm-up. The important media coverage will include as usual TV8 (CH 8 Freeview), that will show both WorldSBK races, while SKY Sport Moto GP (CH 208 SKY) and Eurosport (CH 210 SKY) will cover all the sessions instead. This Italian round will also be covered live by Italia 2 (CH 66 Freeview) and Italia 1 (CH 6 Freeview), the latter only for the live coverage of WorldSBK.
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“I cannot hide the excitement ahead of our home round in Imola. We are very motivated for this weekend, as we know we will be pushed by a lot of fans that we will try not to disappoint. Imola is a very challenging circuit and one that does not need introductions. Some of the most memorable motorsport pages have been written here. In Superbike we come from a very positive performance growth and we aim to keep the momentum going. Jordi is very focused. In Supersport we will try to bounce back from the weekend in Assen where we had some tough luck. The home turf is the best place to do that”.