AFTER DREAMS COME TRUE, WE ARE BACK TO RACES; CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA IS THE NEXT HUNTING GROUND!
Two weeks after the amazing feat of Team Go Eleven, with three podiums in three races with a win, WorldSBK’s next stage is at Montmelò – Circuit de Barcelona!
New track to be discovered, for the first time the WorldSBK Championship lands on the Catalan circuit. No reference, no precedent: this can only increase the show on the track. Team Go Eleven and Michael Ruben Rinaldi come here from a period of exceptional shape, in a true state of grace, after the many prizes and points taken during the Aragonese weekend. It is difficult to repeat the results obtained, but there is certainly no lack of motivation to confirm at the highest levels. On this track the Go Eleven technicians and Michael will have to be even better at recovering the tests that some teams have carried out at Montmelò in recent months. For all the staff, after an exceptional weekend like the one just passed, the important thing is to return to work concentrated and determined, as if you had to start from the beginning and improve every session, trying to give to the rider a great feeling on the bike. The goal is to hit the top 5 and win again as Top Independent, increasing the advantage over the opponents in view of the two final Rounds.
There are only a few hours left until the green light … let’s see what the Circuit de Barcelona has in store!
Michael Rinaldi (Rider):
“We are at the Barcelona Circuit, a track where I have never ridden Superbike: I memorized the turns thanks to a day on the road bike a few months ago, while other riders were doing the tests. I liked the layout of the track a lot. We are coming from a very positive period, after my first career victory in Superbike and Race 2 where we fought until the last lap with Rea, finishing second; from a physical and mental point of view I feel at the top and I can’t wait to get on track on Friday. We know that it will be more complicated for us than the second race in Aragon, it’s the first time we ride here and on Friday we will have to use it to work on race pace, without looking too much at the final standings. It’s a track that suits both my riding style and the Ducati V4-R well, so I can’t wait to ride and have fun!”
Here it is the schedule to follow #CatalanWorldSBK:
9.00-9.30, Supersport 300, Free Practice 1A
9.45-10.15, Supersport 300, Free practice 1B
10.30-11.20, Superbike, Free Practice 1, live
11.30-12.15, Supersport, Free Practice 1
13.30-14.00, Supersport 300, Free practice 2A
14.15-14.45, Supersport 300, Free Practice 2B
15.00-15.45, Superbike, Free Practice 2, live
16.00-16.45, Supersport, Free Practice 2, live
9.00-9.20, Superbike, Free practice 3
9.30-9.50, Supersport, Free practice 3
10.00-10.15, Supersport 300, Free practice 3A
10.25-10.40, Supersport 300, Free practice 3B
11.00-11.25, Superbike, Superpole, live
11.40-12.05, Supersport, Superpole, live
12.20-12.40, Supersport 300, Superpole, live
13.00, Supersport 300, Last Chance Race
14.00, Superbike, Race 1, live
15.15, Supersport, Race 1, live
16.30, Supersport 300, Race 1, live
9.00-9.15, Superbike, Warm up
9.25-9.40, Supersport, Warm up
9.50-10.05, Supersport 300, Warm up
11.00, Superbike, Superpole Race, live
12.30, Supersport, Race 2, live
13.40, Supersport 300, Race 2, live
15.00, Superbike, Race 2, live (Sky Sport MotoGP)
The programming of TV8 / HD
16.00, Superbike, Race 1, deferred
16.00, Superbike, Superpole Race, deferred
17.00, Superbike, Race 2, deferred
All times refer to Italian time, for live shows the time refers to the green light, for reruns and deferred instead at the beginning of the broadcast.
TV8 / HD (channel 8 of the DTT and Tivù Sat and channel 121 of SKY)
SKY Sport Collection (SKY channel 205)