Misano A Popular Venue For Rea
Jonathan Rea and Kawasaki Racing Team will compete in round five of the 2023 FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend, June 2-4, at the 4.226km Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, located very close to the Adriatic coast of Italy.
The Misano circuit is one of the most frequently used circuits over the long history of WorldSBK racing. Its combination of a spectator-friendly layout, numerous nearby holiday resorts and some stiff on-track challenges for the riders makes it a season highlight for all.
Jonathan scored the first of his 118 career WorldSBK race wins at Misano, way back in 2009. He now has a total of eight Misano victories to his name, making him the most successful WorldSBK rider at this circuit.
Weekend Schedule: (GMT +2)
Free Practice 1 - 10:30-11:15
Free Practice 2 - 15:00-15:45
Free Practice 3 - 09:00-09:30
Superpole Qualifying - 11:10-11:25
WorldSBK Race 1 - 14:00 (21 laps)
Warm Up: - 09:00-09:15
Tissot Superpole Race - 11:00 (10 laps)
WorldSBK Race 2 - 14:00 (21 laps)
Jonathan Rea, stated: “It is great to be back at Misano. It is a great part of the world to host a race. I always spend a lot of time here with my family, enjoying the Italian hospitality, the beach, the food. It creates a really nice scene, a great backdrop of a race weekend. The circuit itself has so many nice memories for me. I won my first WorldSBK race there back in 2009. Since then we have enjoyed some good moments. I enjoy the track and it has a mix of everything, with fast and slow sections, and I particularly like the fast Curvone at the end of the back straight. We had a recent test at Jerez where we tried to improve in the kind of conditions we feel we will face again here. I think we enter this weekend in positive mood and looking forward to seeing what we can do. It will be so nice to face the Italian fans, and whilst I am not Italian, or have ridden for an Italian manufacturer, they always give me a lot of love and support. Hopefully we can put on a good show for all the people of Emilia-Romagna that have gone through a difficult time after the recent floods.”