WSBK RD 2 Preview

Round 2 sees the WSBK grid travel to Thailand and the Chang International Circuit, The
circuit opened in 2014 and hosted the first ever image_1416885963_1round of the WSBK championship in
Thailand in March of 2015.

Both superbike Races were won by Jonathan Rea who dominated from Leon Haslam and Tom Sykes in Race 1 and Haslam and Alex Lowes in Race 2.

Thai rider Rathapark Wilairot made the homes fans weekend by winning the Supersport race from Kenan Sofuoglu and PJ Jacobsen, He will be racing this weekend as a wildcard and a race win is very much on the cards.

 

Circuit Information:

 Length: 4.554 KMPA1657342.0008
 Corners: 12
 Left Corners: 5
 Right Corners: 7

 

Lap Record: 1″33.812 (J.Rea)

Superpole Record: 1″33.382 (J.Rea)

Race Time: 31″31.173

 

At the time of writing this Free practice 1 and 2 have been completed, Leon Camier lead the way in the First Session from Nicky Hayden in 2nd  and Jonathan Rea in 3rd, In Free practice 2 Michael Van Der Mark was fastest with Sylvain Guintoli in 2nd and Jordi Torres in 3rd.

Race Predicitions:

Due to his commanding start its hard for me to look past Jonathan Rea at this point, He used the Free Practice 2 session for a race run doing 28 laps the most of any rider and still got the 5th fastest time. Others to look out for will be Van Der Mark who looked fast in Phillip Island and both free practice sessions, The Yamaha men Gunitoli and Lowes both seem to have found a good setup and look competitive.

Jordi Torres and Nicky Hayden have both looked good in free practice and could be in contention for a podium if not wins,Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies are both lower down the order than they would like at this stage but come Superpole it would be hard to bet against them being in with a shout of the front row.

Race 1:

  1. J.Rea
  2. M.Van Der Mark
  3. J.Torres

Race 2:

  1. J.Rea
  2. S.Guintoli
  3. N.Hayden

 

Qualifying/Race Times:

Saturday WSBK Superpole 1 :Local Time 13:30-13:45 GMT 06:30-06:45

Saturday WSBK Superpole 2 : Local Time 13:55-14:10 GMT 06:55-07:10

Saturday WSBK Race 1 : Local Time 16:00 GMT 09:00

Sunday World Supersport Race :Local Time 14:20 GMT 07:20

Sunday WSBK Race 2 : Local Time 16:00 GMT 09:00

All Qualifying sessions and Races Shown Live on British Eurosport 2.

 

 

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