2015 Portimão World Superbike FP1 Results: Rea Quickest Ahead Of Giugliano

Jonathan Rea was over seven tenths quicker than Davide Giugliano, Alex Lowes and Chaz Davies, recording the only lap under 1'44. Rea's teammate Tom Sykes was over a second back in fifth place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'43.514   301,7
2 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 1'44.218 0.704 307,7
3 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'44.394 0.880 293,5
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'44.412 0.898 308,6
5 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'44.601 1.087 303,4
6 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 1'44.603 1.089 294,3
7 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'44.722 1.208 295,1
8 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'44.728 1.214 293,5
9 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 1'44.951 1.437 302,5
10 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.197 1.683 298,3
11 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'45.238 1.724 289,5
12 36 L. MERCADO Ducati Panigale R 1'45.479 1.965 296,7
13 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'45.689 2.175 292,7
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'45.990 2.476 296,7
15 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 1'46.415 2.901 295,1
16 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'46.629 3.115 287,2
17 59 N. CANEPA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'47.675 4.161 283,5
18 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'47.694 4.180 287,2
19 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1'48.712 5.198 279,8
20 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'50.389 6.875 274,8

 

Round Number: 
7
2015
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Comments

So that will be another double for Rea then.
Ok Kawasaki, you have the WSBK in the bag, you have the world's most powerful production bike (albeit supercharged), now make a nice MotoGP bike for JR. You get a plethora of engines, and all those other concessions so there is no excuse anymore.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries 2014 revenue = 1.4 trillion Yen.
Piaggio (owner of Aprilia) 2014 revenue = 1.49 billion Euros
Now a yen is like a cent so assuming that they mean a trillion to be the short version then Kawasaki had revenues in the order of 10 billion Euros. Surely they can spend a little of that.

Kawasaki are the smallest of the Japanese big four, they are only a division of KHI and can't tap the other parts for money to do MotoGP. But they have said that the cost of MotoGP is too high and they would not be winning so it's not value for money.