Esports
25 Jun
-
25 Jun
Event finished
28 Jun
-
28 Jun
Event finished
Formula E
R
Berlin ePrix I
05 Aug
-
05 Aug
Next event in
33 days
R
Berlin ePrix II
06 Aug
-
06 Aug
Next event in
34 days
Formula 1
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
FP1 in
12 Hours
:
48 Minutes
:
47 Seconds
R
Styrian GP
09 Jul
-
12 Jul
FP1 in
7 days
MotoGP
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
14 days
R
Andalusian GP
24 Jul
-
26 Jul
Next event in
21 days
NASCAR Cup
28 Jun
-
28 Jun
Event finished
R
Indianapolis
05 Jul
-
05 Jul
Race in
2 days
IndyCar
06 Jun
-
06 Jun
Event finished
02 Jul
-
04 Jul
Practice in
19 Hours
:
18 Minutes
:
47 Seconds
WEC
13 Aug
-
15 Aug
Next event in
41 days
R
Bahrain
19 Nov
-
21 Nov
Next event in
139 days
Supercars
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Event finished
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
14 days

Cortese replaces injured Camier for Jerez WSBK test

shares
comments
Cortese replaces injured Camier for Jerez WSBK test
By:
Jan 20, 2020, 3:11 AM

Sandro Cortese will take the place of the injured Leon Camier in this week's first World Superbike test of the 2020 season at Jerez.

Barni Ducati signing Camier was forced to miss the final test of 2019, also held at Jerez, after injuring his shoulder in a fall during the preceding test at Aragon.

He then underwent surgery in the final week of December, for the second time this year.

Now the Barni squad has announced that Cortese, who was left without a ride when he was dropped by the GRT Yamaha team for 2020, will replace Camier for this week's two-day test at Jerez, which kicks off on Wednesday.

With the Portimao test following just a few days later on January 26-27, Cortese may also end up replacing Camier for that test as well, although a decision has not been taken yet.

Barni Racing boss Marco Barnabo commented: “Our priority at this stage of the season is to develop the new bike, trying to arrive in Australia with a high performance bike.

"That's why we took the opportunity to give the Ducati Panigale V4 R to a fast and experienced rider like Cortese, who is currently free. I'm sure that during the two days at Jerez, Sandro will be able to give us a good point of view.

“It's only at the end of the two days in Spain that we'll decide what to do in Portimao; riding with Camier obviously remains our priority and his recovery is progressing faster than expected.

"Leon would like to take part in the tests at Portimao, but we must not get caught up in the frenzy and carefully evaluate benefits and risks."

Following the Portimao test, the final pre-season track action will take place at Phillip Island on February 24-25, ahead of the season opener on February 28-March 1.

Next article
Davies: Redding's size a "big advantage" for me

Previous article

Davies: Redding's size a "big advantage" for me

Next article

World Superbike issues 2020 entry list

World Superbike issues 2020 entry list
Load comments

About this article

Series World Superbike
Drivers Leon Camier , Sandro Cortese
Teams Barni Racing Team
Author Jamie Klein