Ducati duo leads first day of testing at Jerez

Monday, 31 March 2014 16:51 GMT

Giugliano tops the timesheets ahead of team mate Davies and reigning Champ Sykes

Under sunny conditions and warm spring temperatures all the top teams of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship had their first day of private testing at Jerez. It was Ducati Superbike Team's Davide Giugliano to set the fastest lap time of day 1 in 1'41.056, ahead of team mate Chaz Davies and reigning Superbike World Champion Tom Sykes. Nine riders out of eleven were able to lap within the 1'41s.

The WSBK riders will resume their work on track tomorrow for day two out of three, with weather forecast not looking as promising as today.

Day 1 times

1 - Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) 1'41.056
2 - Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team) 1'41.468
3 - Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) 1'41.545
4 - Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda) 1'41.624
5 - Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing) 1'41.754
6 - Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) 1'41.821
7 - Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) 1'41.905
8 - Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing team) 1'41.932
9 - Leon Haslam (Pata Honda) 1'42.153
10 - Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) 1'42.648
11 - David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team) 1'43.642