Iker Lecuona on chopping energy to preserve rubber

2023 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Spherical One – Phillip Island

Iker Lecuona

Q: Did your outcomes match your expectations this weekend?

Iker Lecuona: “We all know the Ducatis can lead, on this case, Oettl and Bassani in a bunch and likewise in fact Bautista and Rinaldi – who had an excellent base through the testing and through the weekend. I do know he can lead, however I knew my tempo is comparable, or barely the identical because the Kawasaki or Yamaha, like Toprak, as a result of this yr I noticed that they’re enhancing quite a bit these races. We confirmed I can battle till the tip, so an excellent feeling truthfully.

“In the course of the race, yeah, I’m a bit pissed off as a result of I miss the facility in few areas that I must get well.”

Iker Lecuona

Q: So not high velocity, not energy, simply drive?

Lecuona: “For the electronics you realize, we need to watch out with the tyre. We don’t need to smoke it earlier so we minimize slightly little bit of the facility.

“Yeah it was wonderful, as a result of ultimately I can battle, however I miss the tenths to be extra relaxed within the race.

“Truthfully I’m very glad, we’re on the path to battle for P4 and it’s a very important circuit for tyres. 

“I’d say we’re enhancing quite a bit and now we’ve got the information and might say that, sure we improved through the race, that I can battle till the tip. So I’m very glad.”

Iker Lecuona

World Superbike Championship Factors

Pos Rider Factors
 1  Alvaro Bautista  62
 2  Andrea Locatelli  34
 3  Jonathan Rea  31
 4  Michael Ruben Rinaldi  31
 5  Axel Bassani  25
 6  Toprak Razgatlioglu  23
 7  Iker Lecuona  22
 8  Philipp Oettl  20
 9  Danilo Petrucci  15
 10  Xavi Vierge  14
 11  Dominique Aegerter  12
 12  Scott Redding  10
 13  Remy Gardner  10
 14  Garrett Gerloff  8
 15  Alex Lowes  6
 16  Michael Van Der Mark  4
 17  Loris Baz  1
 18  Hafizh Syahrin  1