18.06.2019 – The Italian flag is about to wave again on Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions’ season as the Italian team will be at the Misano World Circuit this coming weekend for the seventh round of the MOTUL FIM World Superbike 2019 Championship and World FIM Supersport 2019 Championship.
The team led by Lucio Pedercini will field the usual riders lineup in the two categories. Jordi Torres (ESP) will try to keep the momentum built in Jerez when he was among the protagonists on the #81 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, while the Italian team will try and bounce back in WorldSSP with the #86 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ridden by Ayrton Badovini (ITA) and Kyle Smith’s #11 bike (GB).
Before heading to Jerez, the Italian team run two testing days on the circuit named after Marco Simoncelli and the data collected might favour the performance of Team Pedercini Racing in this Italian round. Weather conditions in the occasion of that test were quite mutable though, while the weekend of the Pata Riviera di Rimini round announces to be hot and sunny instead.
The circuit is quite famous not only in Italy and its 4.226 meters are quite dear to International motorcycling fans. Right after the start, riders will face the Variante del Parco and the technical sector one featuring the Rio and the following turns 5 and 6. The central part of the circuit is faster but the rhythm is broken by the Quercia and Tramonto corners that might offer overtaking chances. The Curvone is then flat out and will lead into the spectacular braking point of the Carro, where the circuit gets more technical for the closing part leading back into the main straight.
The program will kick off on Friday with free practice at local 10:30 and 15:00 (World SBK) and at 11:30 and 16:00 (WorldSSP). FP3 will take place on Saturday at 9:00 for WSBK, while it will be at 9:30 for WSSP. WorldSBK riders will challenge each other in the Tissot Superpole at 11:00, while their WorldSSP colleagues will do the same at 11:40 and the first race of Superbike will follow at 14:00. The most intense day, Sunday, will start at 9:00 with the WorldSBK warm-up and at 9:30 with WorldSSP’s, while the Superbike riders will compete in the new Tissot Superpole Race at 11:00. Green lights on the Supersport race will go off at 12:15, while the closing race of the weekend for WorldSBK will follow in the afternoon at 14:00. All times are expressed in GMT+2.
The media coverage of the weekend in Italy will be granted by SKY Sport Moto GP (CH 208 SKY), Eurosport 2 (CH 268 SKY) and TV8 (CH 8 FreeView) that will cover the two WorldSBK races live and the Tissot Superpole Race recorded.
Lucio Pedercini – Team Owner:
“I cannot hide that after Jerez we want to bounce back, especially in WorldSSP. The whole Team Pedercini Racing by Global Service Solutions is gearing up to be among the protagonists. This is not going to be easy and a lot of unknowns will have to be studied and analyzed in detail over free practice to define the best setup of the bikes. Testing run here a few weeks ago will certainly help us, but this is nevertheless a tough weekend where focus, precision and a bit of good luck will be necessary to shine”.