02.07.2019 – The World FIM World Superbike 2019 Championship and FIM World Supersport 2019 are about to enter the second part of the season in Donington (GB) and Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions is gearing up to run the Prosecco DOC UK Round that is the eighth round of the season.
The Italian team is heading to Great Britain resolute to continue the fight among the independents in WorldSBK and to show all the potential of the 600cc bike hoping in a weekend not affected by episodes after the round in Misano Adriatico. In the highest class, Jordi Torres (ESP) will get on track on the #81 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, while the #86 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6Rwill be driven by Ayrton Badovini (ITA) and the #11 sister bike by Kyle Smith (GB) in WorldSSP.
Following a championship often affected by bad weather, as happened recently in the Pata Riviera di Rimini Round, weather conditions seem to be good which is quite promising for this classic and technical British track. The circuit is located between Leicester and Nottingham and its 4.023 meters are in the hearts of British fans. The circuit in Donington Park features some up and down-hill sections and after the rather short – 550 meters only – start/stop finish straight leads to the Redgate corner. The first and second sectors are quite flowing and particularly fast. This changes after the Starkey’s Straight when the Esses lead into the closing sector that is quite slow and features the Melbourne Hairpin and Goddards that rejoins the pit straight.
The program will follow the usual format. The two free practice sessions will take place on Friday at 10:30 and 15:00 for Superbike and at 11:30 and 16:00 for Supersport (all times GMT +1). The third round will start on Saturday afternoon at 9:00, while the Superpole of the highest class will follow at 11:00 and that of 600cc will be at 11:40.
The much awaited opening race of WorldSBK will get underway at 14:00. The racing Sunday will kick off at 9:00 with the two categories following one another before the Tissot Superpole Race WorldSBK at 11:00. Traffic lights will go off on the WorldSSP race at 12:15, while the second and closing race of Superbike will start at 14:00.
Italian fans will have the chance to follow the action live on SKY Sport Moto GP (CH 208 SKY) with the only exception of FP3 and warm-up on Sunday morning. The same coverage will also be provided by the official website www.worldsbk.com through the VideoPass subscription. Races will be broadcast live by Eurosport 1 HD (CH 210 SKY) too. TV8 (CH 8 FreeView) will show the two races of WorldSBK live and the Tissot Superpole Race of the highest recorded, all free of charge.
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“After Misano our target is to score further points with Jordi, aiming to the top ten. Should our races not be spoiled by unlucky episodes this is certainly doable. In WorldSSP, we need to focus to allow Ayrton and Kyle to get the most of the potential of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. We know the bike is competitive and we want to allow our riders to run a linear weekend. The circuit of Donington requires a lot of work on the setup, especially to get the fast parts right, which are about three-thirds of the whole circuit. We are resolute to give our best since the first few meters of free practice”.