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Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Sep 12, 2018.
No surgery for Davies, will attempt to race at Portimao
I’m on my way, flew from San Francisco to London, now on the plane to Malaga Spain where I’ll pick up a rental bike tomorrow and ride to the track!
Since you've announced your attendance, we're expecting lots of pics from the track, grid girls too. And the food.
Ana Carrasco can wrap up the SSP300 World Championship this weekend. She's has 16 point lead with just Portugal and France remaining on the SSP300 schedule.
Similarly, Reiterberger can capture the Superstock crown this weekend and maybe get back up to a class he belongs in for 2019.
You know you’re in Spain when...
Staying at the Pestana Algarve Race hotel. Enjoyed a very nice buffet dinner and a local beer on the patio overlooking the track. Had an amazing ride today thanks to input from an inmate!
I was there last year for the races, I really like the circuit, but don't expect massive crowds. My tip for anyone visiting Portugal for the first time is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastel_de_nata available in cafes everywhere, or very cheap in supermarkets. I'm guessing most of the teams will be staying at that hotel, so keep an eye out at breakfast for anyone you might recognize.
As for the racing, it feels like the last race was only two months ago /sarcasm. I expect the Kawasaki's to dominate here, I'll be very surprised if Rea doesn't do the double again. Ana won her first race here last year, so it would be fitting for her to wrap up the championship here too.
WSBK legend Giancarlo Falappa
Ant West suspended....
Damn- roughing it at the races.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
I just go see Hans for a double espresso!
These nice ladies gave me some shade, my fellow American Randy and I discussed Moto life and life in general, and I finally made it out of the paddock and out to the perimeter.
2018 Portimao WSBK Race 1 Results:
3. Van der Mark
DNFs included Laverty, Jacobsen, Camier, and Fores.
Rea has the title all but wrapped up.
Another not so good day for the Hondas.
Yes, sadly Leon had a technical problem, and Jake took ill before the start. Both were running strong inside the top ten, and Jake’s fastest lap was 6th best in the whole field. Hoping for better luck tomorrow!
@peterhively thanks for the photos and on-the-scene reports. Is the track as spectacular in person as it looks on video?