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Test Day: Rea Fastest In Portimao, Aprilia, Ducati Test MotoGP At Misano

It has been a busy day test on the Iberian peninsula. A day after the Portuguese round of WorldSBK, a large part of the Superbike grid stayed on for a day of testing. After an indomitable performance during the weekend, Jonathan Rea ended the day as fastest, the Kawasaki man finishing nearly four tenths ahead of the Ducati of Chaz Davies, while Marco Melandri was third quickest. 

With Tom Sykes absent due to injury, Toprak Razgatlioglu, Superstock 1000 rider and protégé of Kenan Sofuoglu, took over the reigns of the Yorkshireman's Kawasaki ZX-10RR. Razgatlioglu was as impressive on a Superbike as he has been on a Superstock machine, posting a string of fast laps and ending the day in fourth, just under a second slower than reigning world champion Jonathan Rea. 

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2017 Portimao World Superbike Race Two Results: Bradl Declared Unfit

For the last race of the weekend, World Superbike race two, the wind was lower than it has been most of the weekend. Twenty laps would determine the winner with the reverse grid putting some interesting names at the front. Stefan Bradl was unable to start due to a wrist injury from his crash yesterday.

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2017 Portimao World Superbike FP3 Results: Sykes Escapes Major Crash With Minor Injury

Tom Sykes has been declared unfit after a crash that brought out a red flag in this morning's untimed session. As he crested the hill before turn nine, the Kawasaki's rear seemed to lose grip and snap out, causing a high-speed wobble there was no recovery from. Sykes came down the right hand side of the track, with his bike bursting into flames next to him, flames licking his leathers. Luckily he stopped sliding before the bike did and excaped with a dislocated finger on his left hand.

After the delay, the session was restarted and topped by Jonathan Rea ahead of Chaz Davies.

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2017 Portimao World Supersport FP2 Results: Sofuoglu Increases The Pace

With Sheridan Morais unable to improve on his morning's time, Kenan Sofuoglu took control, setting the fastest time of the day, ahead of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias. Morais's morning time, however, was good enough for second quickest overall.

Kyle Smith and Christoffer Bergman, the Öhlins test rider, were the two quickest riders to miss out on automatically qualifying for Superpole two and head into tomorrow's qualifying the favourites for promotion.

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2017 Portimao World Superbike FP2 Results: Rea Quickest Ahead Of Melandri

In a warm and windy session that started five minutes late, Jonathan Rea ran a string of fast laps before popping back for new tyres, five minutes from the end of the session. With the new rubber on, he put in two more laps before facing the chequered flag and set the fastest time of the weekend on the last lap.

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2017 Portimao World Superbike FP1 Results: Rea And Sykes Dominant

In what seems like an ominous portent for the weekend, both Kawasakis consistently topped the session, with Leon Camier, Chaz Davies and Alex Lowes only joining them with 1'43 laps in the last ten minutes of the session.

Takumi Takahashi, in his World Superbike debut, was over four seconds off the pace, but he completed 29 laps while Marco Melandri only managed to record two timed laps before he was hit with a technical issue.

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