Portimão. A clever opening saw Michael outpost der Mark (NED)
from a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team aim for a lectern in Saturday’s
competition during Portimão (POR). However, he was forced to retire 6 laps
from a end, carrying depressed after another supplement strike his behind wheel.
Eugene Laverty (IRL), station in for Tom Sykes (GBR) again at
Portimão, finished a initial competition in ninth place. Jonas Folger (GER)
from a Bonovo MGM Racing organisation was racing during Portimão for a first
time and crossed a line in 15th position. The Portuguese racetrack
is hosting a eleventh turn of a FIM Superbike World
Championship 2021 (WorldSBK).
In Superpole on Saturday morning, outpost der Mark claimed fifth place in
a second quarrel of a grid, on his BMW M 1000 RR. Laverty was also
going good though fell after shifting during a shutting theatre of the
subordinate session. That prevented him from bettering a path time
already posted and he finished in 13th place. Folger finished
Superpole in 19th position.
Van der Mark primarily fell behind a few places during a start of the
initial race. However, a good liberation opening saw him pierce behind up
to quickly turn partial of a chasing container battling for a third spot
on a podium. However, his assign to a lectern came to an finish on lap
15 out of 20 when a supplement overwhelmed his behind circle on entrance to turn
five, causing him to fall. Van der Mark got behind adult and re-joined but
was forced to conduct for a pits and retire. Laverty altered adult into the
tip 10 during a start. As a competition progressed, he fell behind a little
though afterwards found his rhythm, channel a finish line in ninth place.
After 20 competition laps, Folger cumulative 15th place to measure one point.
Quotes after competition one during Portimão.
Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “We
done good swell in a third use event this morning. Michael
gave an superb opening in qualifying. He mostly struggles with
a subordinate tyres and it was extraordinary to get him into fifth place.
Eugene had an hapless decrease and had to be calm with 13th place.
Mickey didn’t get a start utterly right and he was behind in twelfth
place after a initial few turns, though once again, he gave a very, very
good chasing performance. We were right in a conflict for a podium.
Michael pronounced that he would have done it and he had already altered into
an overtaking position. Unfortunately, Andrea Locatelli afterwards touched
him from behind and caused a fall. That finished off a competition for
him. It was a genuine contrition as he was clearly in with a possibility of
reaching a podium. So, we’ll start a Superpole competition tomorrow from
P5 and afterwards we’ll see what’s possible. Eugene rode a unchanging race
and we am assured that he will be means to take another step forward
tomorrow during his home circuit.”
Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team:
“Eugene did a good pursuit today. He rode a good competition and came
clever during a finish that we know he can do. Superpole was formidable for
him and we didn’t get a Q tyre to work for him unequivocally good though in the
end, he did a good pursuit so credit to Eugene for that performance. we am
still a bit mislaid for difference on a Michael situation. Nevertheless, we
have to dirt ourselves down and build Mickey adult overnight and get him
prepared for a Superpole race. We are clearly unhappy as we had
a lectern in steer that is what we consider we deserved this weekend.”
Michael outpost der Mark, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team:
“This morning we altered a lot on a bike compared to
yesterday and we felt unequivocally good in FP3. In Superpole, we had a good
path and we finished adult starting in P5. That was a good step for us and I
was unequivocally happy with a starting position. During competition one, we messed
adult a start and got stranded in trade during T1, so we mislaid a lot of
places. After that we had a good gait and was throwing a organisation in
front of me. we managed to get past those guys and had some good
battles though unfortunately, we got taken out during T5 by Locatelli which
was a contrition since we were fighting for a lectern with Bautista and
Baz. But that is racing, and we try again tomorrow.”
Eugene Laverty, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team: “I am
happy with that competition outcome since we have been operative progressively
brazen all weekend. The guys did a illusory pursuit in creation a bike
feel like my bike that done me feel like home. We competent low but
had a illusory initial few corners and gained a lot of positions.
Unfortunately, we had a problem with a purchase during a start and had
issues in dilemma entrance though once we got used to this problem, we settled
into a good stroke and got a good result. Without this problem during the
beginning, we consider we could have been aloft adult today.”
Jonas Folger, Bonovo MGM Racing: “Superpole and the
competition were unequivocally formidable today. In Superpole, we were incompetent to make
use of a advantages a subordinate tyres routinely bring.
Unfortunately, we done a bad start to a competition from 19th on a grid. I
was personification catch-up for a prolonged time and wasn’t means to build adult a
good feel with a behind and front grip. we was struggling all through
a race. We did conduct to measure one point, as some riders forward of us
took a tumble, though altogether a competition was rather disappointing.”