Rea is the fastest to finish the Jerez World Superbike Test | World superbikes

Unofficial times from day two of the Jerez World Superbike test

Jonathan Rea was the fastest to complete the Jerez World Superbike test for Kawasaki, while Stefan Bradl exceeded the test times for the HRC MotoGP roster.

The reigning Superbike world champion swapped top times with Alex Lowes, the front runner on the first day, for the production bikes on the Spanish track, which Bradl and the MotoGP test team from Honda came to see.

Bradl finished first in 1: 39.152 seconds, but Rea was impressed when he drove just 0.008 seconds ahead of the German driver and at record speed in warm and sunny conditions on the recently resurfaced track in Jerez.

After testing a number of 2019-specific parts on his new Kawasaki ZX-10RR, Rea rounded off his test early after completing his full 66-lap program.

Lowes drove over 100 laps for Pata Yamaha and finished third overall. Leon Haslam on the factory Kawasaki took fourth place.

Alvaro Bautista spearheaded Racing Ducati’s testing program on Thursday, with Chaz Davies missing most of the track action with a back injury after a serious fall at Turn 5 on the first day. Davies was still able to complete 18 laps and finish 11th overall, with Bautista in fifth with a best of 1: 39,620 minutes and 59 laps on the new V4 R.

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Kawasaki Puccetti’s Toprak Razgatlioglu continued to impress in the pre-season test with sixth place ahead of Sandro Cortese from GRT Yamaha and Michael van der Mark from Pata Yamaha, with Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) and Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Ducati) rounding off the top ten.

With Davies in eleventh place, Leandro Mercado landed in twelfth place, and Eugene Laverty increased his pace on his second day with Team Go Eleven Ducati with a best lap of 1: 40.879 seconds ahead of Jordi Torres for Team Pedercini Kawasaki.

The BMW WorldSBK team duo Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger were equipped with timing transponders for the last hour of the second day to see that the pair set representative lap times late. Sykes produced a 1m 41.206s, slightly ahead of his German teammate with a 1m 41.231s. Alessandro Delbianco on the Althea Mie Honda rounded off the Superbike competitors in 17th place.

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The Moriwaki-Althea Honda factory team was the only full-time team that was absent from the World Superbike test.