As Kyle Ryde and Schmidt racing head to the east coast of Italy, they’re hoping that their Donington Park learning experience will stand them in good stead.
Aiming for improvements in Misano
You’ll likely remember, the last time we were in this part of the world? We were just a few miles up the road at Imola! Since then, things have changed dramatically and it’s certainly not been easy.
With all of that behind us, and with the support of a very professional and organised team in Schmidt Racing, we are hoping to move forward and see what we can get from the rest of this season.
Kyle is in good health and good spirits for his visit to Misano, so we are all hoping to see an improvement on what turned out to be a practice session last time out. Kyle has travelled out to Italy with his family, hopefully, their support will have a positive effect and Kyle will be ready to face the new challenge which stands before him.
You’ll also notice that Kyle will be sporting a brand new set of very smart leathers courtesy of his very gracious sponsors Furygan. Let’s hope that they’re not needed for their protective qualities this time around but they do look fabulous and we can’t wait to see Kyle wearing them whilst riding the MV on the Misano track.
With a long and varied history in Motorsports, Misano is one of the great European motor racing circuits. Sometimes known as the San Marino grand prix due to it’s close proximity to the principality of San Marino, this great venue has seen some fabulous racing down the years
The circuit was built from 1970 to 1972, and saw it’s first race that same year. Its initial length was 3.488 km (2.167 miles) but it only had a small, open pit area. This version of the circuit hosted three editions of the San Marino motorcycle Grand Prix, from the 1985 season to the 1987 season.
In 1993 Misano was modified for the first time: the track length was increased to 4.060 km (2.523 miles) Since then extensive improvements have been carried out, with the latest round of upgrades taking place in 2006.
Getting to Misano
Misano is easily reached by the A/14 Bologna to Bari road and is linked to the main European highways. Exit Cattolica and then drive north on the SS16. Follow the signs to get to the Circuit.
Frequent trains link Misano Adriatico to the main national and international destinations.
From Riccione station it is possible to reach Misano by train or taxi.
Set fair for the weekend
This weekend at Misano promises to be characterised by glorious sunshine and warm temperatures. All weekend, will see clear skies and temperatures in the mid 20’s Celsius as riders and spectators alike are treated to perfect conditions for Motorcycle racing.
The only cloud we will see will be on Sunday but there’s little to no chance of seeing rain this weekend.
Don’t miss any of the action
Kyle first takes to the Misano track on Friday morning at 10:30 am for the first of the days free practice sessions. The second of these hour long practice sessions comes just after Lunch at 13:45, Unfortunately there’s no TV live coverage of Fridays action but you can keep up with progress by downloading the free WSBK app for live timing and an interactive circuit map.
Saturday morning gets underway for Kyle at 08:15 am UK time with a 15 minute free practice session and just a couple of hours later we see the Superpole 1 and Superpole 2 races at 10:30 and 10:55 respectively. Hopefully Kyle can force his way into Superpole 2 in practice to give himself a better starting position for Sundays race.
Sunday sees a quick 15 minute warm up at 8am UK time before the feature race of the Supersport weekend gets underway at 10:20am. Fingers crossed we’ll see some more Championship points by the time this weekend is over.
You can catch all of the action this weekend on Eurosport with live programmes starting at 09:15am on Saturday on Eurosport 1 and on Sunday live coverage will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 starting at 10am. Kyles race will be live from 10:20 am on Sunday.
There are numerous highlights programmes on offer across Saturday, Sunday and the following week so you’ll have ample time to catch at least some of the televised action this weekend. You can see a full run down of the coming weeks programmes here
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