2022 Aragon World Superbike FP1 Result: Rea Leads Razgatlioglu To Open Season

World Superbike returns for a new season and picks up where it ended, with Jonathan Rea topping the timing sheets, dominating the session until Toprak Razgatlioglu joined him in the 1'49s, minutes from the flag. Michael Ruben Rinaldi snuck into third place at the session's end, ahead of Alex Lowes, Alex Lowes and Garrett Gerloff. Loris Baz was the quickest BMW with Ukrainian Ilya Mikhalchik, replacing the injured Michael van der Mark, making his World Superbike debut eleventh quickest, beating his teammate Scott Redding. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu is running the number one plate while Jonathan Rea returns to his familiar 65 plate that hasn't been used since 2015.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'49.301   311,2
2 1 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.665 0.364 314,0
3 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'50.000 0.699 315,8
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.064 0.763 316,7
5 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4R 1'50.108 0.807 317,6
6 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.269 0.968 310,3
7 76 L. BAZ BMW M1000RR 1'50.336 1.035 317,6
8 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.442 1.141 314,0
9 7 I. LECUONA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'50.540 1.239 320,5
10 5 P. OETTL Ducati Panigale V4R 1'50.641 1.340 314,9
11 37 I. MYKHALCHYK BMW M1000RR 1'50.799 1.498 315,8
12 97 X. VIERGE Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'50.867 1.566 319,5
13 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'51.115 1.814 307,7
14 2 R. TAMBURINI Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.223 1.922 309,5
15 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4R 1'51.399 2.098 317,6
16 45 S. REDDING BMW M1000RR 1'51.550 2.249 316,7
17 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.622 2.321 313,0
18 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M1000RR 1'51.825 2.524 317,6
20 16 G. RUIU BMW M1000RR 1'52.757 3.456 314,9
21 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'52.882 3.581 305,1
22 52 O. KONIG Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'53.182 3.881 305,1
23 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'53.628 4.327 307,7
24 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'54.783 5.482 299,2
25 35 H. SYAHRIN Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'55.244 5.943 301,7
Round Number: 
1
2022
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Comments

I'm a Baz fan. Probably too early to tell for Redding, but he seems less the type to roll with something that isn't going well--or is just more likely to tell us about it at some point. 

I like that Top Cat is actually running the #1!