FIM Superbike World Championship Test
Jerez Circuit, Spain
January 25, 2023
Unofficial Day One Test Times (all on Pirelli tires):
- Toprak Razgatlioglu, Turkey (Yam), 1:38.597
- Alvaro Bautista, Spain (Duc), 1:38.851
- Michael Rinaldi, Italy (Duc), 1:39.240
- Jonathan Rea, UK (Kaw), 1:39.302
- Alex Lowes, UK (Kaw), 1:39.684
- Danilo Petrucci, Italy (Duc), 1:39.790
- Xavi Vierge, Spain (Hon), 1:39.879
- Iker Lecuona, Spain (Hon), 1:39.883
- Dominique Aegerter, Switzerland (Yam), 1:39.934
- Scott Redding, UK (BMW), 1:39.998
- Garrett Gerloff, USA (BMW), 1:40.065
- Andrea Locatelli, Italy (Yam), 1:40.227
- Philipp Oettl, Germany (Duc), 1:40.234
- Remy Gardner, Australia (Yam), 1:40.551
- Michael van der Mark, Netherlands (BMW), 1:40.769
- Tom Sykes, UK (Kaw), 1:40.882
- Loris Baz, France (BMW), 1:41.040
- Oliver Konig, Czech Republic (Kaw), 1:41.630
- Lorenzo Baldassarri, Italy (Yam), 1:41.726
More, from a press release issued by Dorna WorldSBK Press Office:
WorldSBK 2023 action gets underway with new faces and new challenges
The Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto hosts the opening two-day test of 2023 as teams and riders gear up for the season ahead
Danilo Petrucci made his first appearance with the Barni Spark Racing Team ahead of his rookie campaign.
GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team duo Remy Gardner and Dominique Aegerter continued their adaptation to WorldSBK machinery.
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK) posted the fastest time on day 1 in Jerez.
2022 World Champion Alvaro Bautista made his first appearance with his Ducati Panigale V4 R donning the number 1.
New Bonovo Action BMW rider Garrett Gerloff got some extra mileage on the M 1000 RR with this second outing in Jerez.
Day 1 during testing for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto was a busy affair as teams and riders got their first 2023 running under their belt. 2021 Champion Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK) topped the times ahead of reigning Champion Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) by two tenths of a second, with Bautista crashing in the afternoon, while rookie Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) shone brightly on his WorldSBK debut.
Three rookies were taking part in the Jerez test as they got adjusted to new surroundings, teams and bikes. Petrucci took sixth spot at the end of the day with a 1’39.790s, just over a second slower than Razgatlioglu. Dominique Aegerter (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK) was ninth fastest on his first day in dry conditions with the Yamaha R1, lapping in 1’39.934, as he worked on linkage, swingarm and electronic components, with teammate Remy Gardner close behind in 14th place and six tenths back from Aegerter. Baldassarri (GMT94 Yamaha), learning the Championship and bike along with his team, was the lowest-placed rookie with 19th place as he took to the Yamaha R1 for the first time.
Read the full report from Day 1 in Jerez on worldsbk.com