Times improve at MotorLand Aragon as WorldSBK riders find their rhythm.
Friday’s WorldSBK activity ended a short time ago with the Kawasaki Racing Team leading the way. 2013 World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes led the standings until the final minute when he was displaced by current championship leader Jonathan Rea. Rea goes into FP3 tomorrow with a margin of 0.145s over his team-mate, who hung on to 2nd overall.
Davies, fastest this morning on his Aruba.it Ducati Superbike Team entry improved to remain 3rd in the combined standings (+0.348s) ahead of Xavi Fores who finished an impressive 4th on his 2015 debut (+0.766s).
Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) made the biggest improvement, moving up to 5th (+0.862s). Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) was 6th (+1.075s).
The final places inside the top ten were taken by Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) who was 1.324s behind Rea, Althea Racing’s Nico Terol (+1.373s), reigning champion Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) who also improved late in the session (+1.383s) and local rider Jordi Torres who powered his Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils RSV4 RF to 10th position overall (+1.532s).
FP3 is scheduled to take place at 0955 local time tomorrow and is the last chance for the riders to make it automatically into Superpole 2, courtesy of being inside the top ten at the end of the next 45 minutes.
For today’s FP1 report please click here.