Post Portimao World Superbike Test Times - Rea Leads The Way - UPDATED

After just a day's rest after the end of the 2009 World Superbike championship, the Superbike field - old and new - are back in action at Portimao. Johnny Rea was the fastest on the first day of the two-day test, finishing a couple of tenths ahead of Michel Fabrizio. Cal Crutchlow was 3rd fastest, confirming that his World Supersport title was no fluke by finishing ahead of Noriyuki Haga on Crutchlow's first time out on the Yamaha World Superbike machine.



Pos. Rider Manufacturer Time
1 Jonathan Rea Honda 1'42.156
2 Michel Fabrizio Ducati 1'42.362
3 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'42.795
4 Noriyuki Haga Ducati 1'43.098
5 Leon Haslam Suzuki 1'43.300
6 Max Biaggi Aprilia 1'43.400
7 James Toseland Yamaha 1'43.700
8 Max Neukirchner Honda 1'43.810
9 Leon Camier Aprilia 1'43.900
10 Joan Lascorz Kawasaki 1'43.902
11 Carlos Checa Ducati 1'43.951
12 Javier Fores Ducati 1'44.413
13 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 1'45.500
14 Regis Laconi Ducati 1'46.458


Pos. Rider Manufacturer Time
1 Kenan Sofuoglu Honda 1'44.580
2 Broc Parkes Kawasaki 1'45.000
3 Michele Pirro Honda 1'45.323
4 Katsuaki Fujiwara Kawasaki 1'45.875
5 David Salom Kawasaki 1'46.200


UPDATE - New times sourced from the World Superbike website, which are probably more reliable.

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That's what MotoSprint says, anyway. It's probably a mistake, but the published times vary from website to website, and this was the most complete list I could find. 

Took the times from the WorldSBK website instead of MotoSprint. So who knows, maybe they are more reliable there ... 

....and then creates some anew. ;)

Lascorz on a ZX-10? Whose? (working the kinks out for CV, perchance?)

Gah. I need to move to Europe quickly. This is maddening...


I am curious about this as well. I would love to see Lascorz in Superbike but I'd really rather see him on better equipment.

I'd actually be willing to bet Lascorz would do better than CV if they are both on ZX-10s.

3 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'42.795
7 James Toseland Yamaha 1'43.699

Who wants to play armchair psychologist?

How many laps did Crutchlow get in over the weekend on a track JT's never seen?

JT's just taken god knows how many hours to travel from Sepang to Portimao. First day in the saddle with a travel zombie head, new bike, new track. Times mean nothing. Besides CC bounced on his bonce also, as he is prone to do.
Yes Lascorz on the 10 intrigues me too. Just a fling or the real thing?

Motorcycles fall over if you don't go fast