The Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team today completed a two-day end-of-season test at Portimao in Portugal where the 2009 World Superbike and Supersport championships were concluded last Sunday.
Jonathan Rea was in scintillating form on his Honda CBR1000RR, setting – on different Pirelli race rubber, not available for the final two races of the season – a fastest time of 1’41.7s around the 4.59km Portimao circuit.
Ryuichi Kiyonari is focused on returning to the World Superbike championship podium as his Ten Kate Honda Racing team heads to Misano in north-east Italy for round eight of the 2009 series this weekend (19-21 June).
The Japanese ace, who enjoyed three race victories in his debut season last year, has had frustratingly mixed results recently. A double podium finish at Monza in Italy last month was followed by unsatisfactory results in South Africa a week later.
SuperTrapp is proud to announce we are the sponsor of the 2009 SuperTrapp Pro Flat Track Team featuring Mike Hacker as Team Manager and "Jersey" Jake Johnson as rider.
"Having a dog in this fight for the championship series for both the singles and the twins is pretty incredible. Long time sponsor, SuperTrapp, is equally stoked about Jake joining the team. Jake is a hard and aggressive racer. He rides everything well and seeks strong results. Jake is a seasoned racer and I am looking forward to the rest of the season", notes Team Manager, Mike Hacker.
Haslam takes third row start at Miller Motorsports Park Despite showing consistent pace, Leon Haslam was struggling to find the connection with the pace setters in the Superbike field in his first qualifying at the Miller track yesterday, and found himself fading to the lower regions of the time sheets. Improvement to the set up of his bike was still not perfect, but Haslam managed to pick up his pace in the second qualifying session and secured a place in the Superpole by setting the 13th best time.