24.07.2019 – The closing part of the season of Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions in the Motul FIM World Superbike 2019 Championship and FIM World Supersport 2019 Championship is approaching fast. The Italian team will get on track this coming weekend at the circuit in Nevers Magny-Cours (FRA) for the last round in Europe.
The appointment on the iconic French circuit will see the official riders lineup of the team led by Lucio Pedercini on track, namely Jordi Torres (ESP) on the #81 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR in WorldSBK and the two Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R #86 of Ayrton Badovini (ITA) and #11 of Kyle Smith (GB) in WorldSSP. The British rider will try to confirm his lead in the closing round of FIM Europe Supersport Cup 2019. A careful eye will have to be kept on the weather as Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions will aim to complete a positive weekend not affected by episodes on a very technical circuit like Magny-Cours.
The first sector after the start is quite flowing and features the wide right-hander Estoril. The Adelaide brake leads into the second sector that includes the challenging Nürburgring and the 180-degree hairpin. The fast Imola chicane opens the closing sector that also includes the narrow Chateaux d’Eau and the Complexe du Lycée that ends the 4.411 meters loop rejoining the main straight.
The program will kick off on Friday: the double free practice session of WorldSBK will take place at 10:30 and 15:00 (GMT +2), while WorldSSP’s will follow at 11:30 and 16:00. The third session will be on Saturday at 9:00 for the higher class and at 9:30 for the 600cc. The Superbike Superpole will be at 11:00 and Supersport’s at 11:40. Race one of the Motul FIM World Superbike Championship will be at 14:00. The racing Sunday will follow a similar schedule with the warm-up starting at 9:00 for WorldSBK and at 9:25 for WorldSSP, and the Tissot Superpole Race will be at 11:00. The awaited race of WorldSSP will get green lights at 12:15, while WorldSBK’s race two will begin at 14:00.
TV coverage in Italy will be granted by SKY Sport MotoGP (CH 208 SKY) and TV8 (CH 8 Freeview) that will broadcast the two Superbike races live and the Superpole Race recorded. The official webpage www.worldsbk.com will provide the streaming service VideoPass for subscribers for most of the sessions of both categories.
Lucio Pedercini – Team Manager:
“We have a tough challenge ahead in Magny-Cours, not only because of the circuit that requires a setup suiting both fast and slow sectors, but also because of the weather conditions that seem to be unstable and do not rule out rain from Friday to Sunday, as happened several times over the course of this season. We showed a good pace on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR and on the Ninja ZX-6R 600cc in Portimão, therefore we will try to allow our riders to run a strong weekend”.