Jerez WorldSBK Test: Rea And Sykes Rule On First Day Of Testing Under New Regulations

The WorldSBK and BSB riders kicked off the first day of a week-long test at Jerez. With the WorldSBK riders now working under the new rules, the teams are coming to grips with the rev limits put in place.

It didn't slow the KRT Kawasakis up much, however. Jonathan Rea was fastest, as he has been all year, posting a time just under seven tenths slower than his Superpole time back in October. Tom Sykes was second quickest, just over a third of a second behind his teammate, but over a second faster than Eugene Laverty on the Milwaukee Aprilia.

Leon Haslam, still suffering with a broken ankle sustained in the final round of BSB, posted the fourth quickest time on a BSB-spec Kawasaki ZX-10R, leading the BSB teams present at the test. Testing continues tomorrow, and for the rest of the week.


Pos No Class Name Bike Time Diff Gap
1 1 SBK Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 1:39.650    
2 66 SBK Tom Sykes Kawasaki 1:40.005 0.355 0.355
3 50 SBK Eugene Laverty Aprilia 1:41.183 1.533 1.178
4 91 BSB Leon Haslam Kawasaki 1:41.279 1.629 0.096
5 76 SBK Loris Baz BMW 1:41.352 1.702 0.073
6 32 SBK Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1:41.374 1.724 0.022
7 81 SBK Jordi Torres MV Agusta 1:41.628 1.978 0.254
8 12 BSB Luke Mossey Kawasaki 1:41.701 2.051 0.073
9 65 SBK Leandro Mercado Kawasaki 1:42.041 2.391 0.340
10 68 SBK Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki 1:42.476 2.826 0.435
11 10 SSP Nacho Calero Kawasaki 1:45.785 6.135 3.309


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