Tom Sykes ended the second day of the Jerez combined WorldSBK test as fastest, taking advantage of the absence of his Kawasaki Racing Team teammate, though he came up just four hundredths short of Rea's time. Rea was absent due to an appointment to collect the MBE he was awarded at Buckingham Palace.
Loris Baz made a massive leap forward on the Althea BMW, improving his time by nearly a second, taking second ahead of Eugene Laverty on the Milwaukee Aprilia, who was also six tenths quicker than he had been the day before.
Wednesday promises to be a lot busier at Jerez. Not only does Rea return for one more day, but the Honda, Ducati, and Yamaha WorldSBK teams hit the track, along with a host of MotoGP teams.
Times from Tuesday:
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