2020 Phillip Island World Superbike FP2 Result: Redding Ends Day One On Top

Red flags were brought out for debris on track, causing a five minute break in the middle of the session, but at least the rain stayed away and gave us full-speed qualifying. Series rookie Scott Redding ended the day on top of both sessions, getting to within four tenths of a second of the race lap record towards the end of the second session. Toprak Razgatlioglu and Michael van der Mark were within half a second of Redding's best time with Leon Haslam exactly half a second off. Loris Baz, between bouts of enthusiastic tweeting, built on his morning's wet weather performance and was the quickest independent and fifth quickest overall. Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes rounded out the top seven, making it five manufacturers in the top seven.

The Hondas and Ducatis battled over the top speeds, with Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies the two fastest riders in a straight line, even if they both couldn't match their teammates in terms of laptimes. The new inline-four Honda Fireblades are a welcome replacement to the boat anchors that were last year's bikes.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'30.436   311,2
2 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.854 0.418 312,1
3 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.905 0.469 313,0
4 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'30.936 0.500 316,7
5 76 L. BAZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.973 0.537 304,2
6 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'30.978 0.542 314,0
7 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'31.161 0.725 307,7
8 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'31.201 0.765 318,6
9 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'31.213 0.777 312,1
10 12 X. FORES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.265 0.829 308,6
11 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.336 0.900 317,6
12 11 S. CORTESE Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'31.397 0.961 305,1
13 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'31.478 1.042 319,5
14 50 E. LAVERTY BMW S1000 RR 1'31.747 1.311 311,2
15 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'31.898 1.462 313,0
16 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.008 1.572 309,5
17 77 M. SCHEIB Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'32.030 1.594 305,9
18 2 L. CAMIER Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'32.649 2.213 312,1
19 13 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR-R 1'34.995 4.559 300,8
Round Number: 
1
2020
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"The Hondas and Ducatis battled over the top speeds" - Honda fans will be delighted. I'm shocked but not shocked. Early days but looking forward to a great season!

 

Leon Camier not riding today or tomorrow. Nasty shoulder injury still not right. Leon may miss the first three rounds.

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