The Spanish rider visited the British circuit for the first time ahead of WorldSBK’s visit to Donington Park in July
There might be a gap between rounds in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, but some teams and riders are taking advantage of this to complete test days ahead of the upcoming rounds. One of these riders was Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) as the rookie completed a test day at Donington Park on June 21st, with WorldSBK visiting the historic circuit in July.
Lecuona, one of only two riders to score points in every race this season, took his Honda CBR1000RR-R to the iconic track as he aimed to learn the venue ahead of the UK Round from July 15th-17th. That will be the first time Lecuona has raced at Donington Park, with his races in the United Kingdom while in Moto2™ and MotoGP™ held at Silverstone.
The 22-year-old described the day as “very positive” on his social media channels after the test day, and Lecuona, who scored his only podium so far in Race 2 at the Dutch Round at Assen, is already looking ahead to his next test with the team which will take place next week. Discussing the test on his Twitter account, Lecuona said: “Very positive day, learning a new circuit, very difficult but very fun. Very happy with the work done. Waiting for next week’s test!”
There was also a rider from WorldSSP at Donington Park as Hannes Soomer (Dynavolt Triumph) tested with his Street Triple RS ahead of the manufacturer’s home round. Triumph returned to the Championship in 2022 with Soomer and Stefano Manzi competing for the team. Triumph’s best result so far this season is fourth, in Race 2 at Misano from Manzi, and will be hoping to claim their first podium since returning to the Championship and first since 2012, also at Misano, on home soil.
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