With the rain easing off since this morning, the afternoon saw most of the WSBK riders venture out on the second day of testing at Portimao. The two main exceptions were the factory Aprilia riders of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier, who, luckily as it turned out, had been booked to spend the day at a Piaggio event, before flying back to Portimao in the afternoon.
The afternoon saw Johnny Rea top the timesheets, after skipping the morning session, the Castrol Honda rider finishing ahead of Sterilgarda Yamaha's Marco Melandri, the Italian making significant progress at the Portuguese circuit. Carlos Checa was once again near the top of the timesheets, ending the day in 3rd, ahead of the Liberty Ducatis of Sylvain Guintoli and Jakub Smrz.
Testing concludes on Friday.
|1||4||J. Rea||Honda CBR1000RR||1'54.718|
|2||33||M. Melandri||Yamaha YZF R1||1'55.063||0.345|
|3||7||C. Checa||Ducati 1098R||1'56.162||1.444|
|4||50||S. Guintoli||Ducati 1098R||1'56.505||1.787|
|5||96||J. Smrz||Ducati 1098R||1'56.902||2.184|
|6||66||T. Sykes||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1'57.213||2.495|
|7||58||E. Laverty||Yamaha YZF R1||1'58.126||3.408|
|8||41||N. Haga||Aprilia RSV4 Factory||1'58.377||3.659|
|9||86||A. Badovini||BMW S1000 RR||1'58.711||3.993|
|10||84||M. Fabrizio||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1'58.919||4.201|
|11||52||J. Toseland||BMW S1000 RR||1'59.390||4.672|
|12||121||M. Berger||Ducati 1098R||1'59.472||4.754|