An historical weekend awaits in Misano as Pata Prometeon Yamaha rider Jonathan Rea is joined for the first time by Beatriz Neila and the Ampito / Pata Prometeon Yamaha entry for the first round of the FIM World Women’s Circuit Racing Championship, alongside Round 4 of the 2024 FIM Superbike World Championship. 


Rea returns to the Italian venue following a productive two-day test late last month that saw a top-two fastest lap time from the team’s six-time WorldSBK Champion, a positive progression in Rea’s confidence on his Yamaha R1 WorldSBK that he hopes to take with him into the three points-paying races.


Situated on the Adriatic coast of Italy, Misano World Circuit is a popular venue for Jonathan and the fans alike. The Northern Irishman has enjoyed nine WorldSBK victories, including his first in 2009, and seven other podium finishes there.


In addition to the premier WorldSBK class, all eyes will be on the opening round of the new all-female WorldWCR series which features the team’s new Spanish ace, 22-year-old Beatriz Neila. With the support of key team sponsor Ampito, Neila is excited begin racing in the first motorcycling World Championship for women. 


Weekend schedule:


Friday (GMT +2)


Free Practice 1 - 10:20-11:05

Free Practice 2 - 15:00-15.45




Free Practice 3 - 09:00-09:20

Superpole Qualifying - 11:00-11:15

WorldSBK Race 1 - 14:00 (21 laps)




Warm Up - 09:00-09:10

Tissot Superpole Race - 11:00 (10 laps)

WorldSBK Race 2 - 14:00 (21 laps)


Jonathan Rea:


“I’m excited to go to Misano, especially after a couple of days of testing where I’ve been able to familiarise myself with the Yamaha R1 and also work with the team to get more comfortable on the bike. We made some balance adjustments to change how the bike behaves and immediately from the first laps I felt more comfortable. We made some positive steps and I really felt like I made a step as well. Looking forward to the start of the weekend, it’s always a great race with a lot of fans and hopefully the weather will shine on us and hopefully we can do a really good job for the Pata Prometeon Yamaha team and for all the fans out there. I really like the circuit and I have fond memories of Misano – I won my first ever race here back in 2009, so I always have a nice feeling going through the gate and I have holidayed here quite a lot with my family – there’s no better place to be after doing a good job on the bike!”