Yamaha Racing

Tech Talk: Taming the Portimão Rollercoaster

The Autódromo do Algarve in Portimão is one of the more difficult tracks on the #WorldSBK calendar, due mainly to the extreme changes in elevation over the course of a single lap. The constant rise and fall of the circuit combined with high-speed changes in direction makes it incredibly demanding of both bikes and riders. Michael van der Mark and his Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Crew Chief, Lez Pearson, explain how they go about setting up the Yamaha YZF-R1 to best suit the unique characteristics of the Portimão track