2011 WSBK Portimao Test Friday Session 1 Times: Xaus Profits From Drying Track

The track started drying out fast towards the end of the first session for the World Superbike class on the final day of testing, and it was Castrol Honda's Ruben Xaus who took full advantage, grabbing the top spot on the timesheets. Xaus had only Michel Fabrizio close, the Alstare Suzuki rider 1.2 seconds off Xaus' time, while the next man - former MotoGP rider Marco Melandri - was over seven seconds behind Xaus. The times are still a long way off the dry pace - Xaus' lap is over 5 seconds slower than the pole record held by Cal Crutchlow - and dark clouds are hanging ominously over the circuit, threatening more rain.

Testing concludes this afternoon.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 111 R. Xaus Honda CBR1000RR 1'47.065  
2 84 M. Fabrizio Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'48.267 1.202
3 33 M. Melandri Yamaha YZF R1 1'54.348 7.283
4 50 S. Guintoli Ducati 1098R 1'54.516 7.451
5 7 C. Checa Ducati 1098R 1'56.276 9.211
6 66 T. Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'56.328 9.263
7 17 J. Lascorz Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'56.361 9.296
8 4 J. Rea Honda CBR1000RR 1'56.378 9.313
9 41 N. Haga Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'57.502 10.437
10 86 A. Badovini BMW S1000 RR 1'57.759 10.694
11 96 J. Smrz Ducati 1098R 1'58.089 11.024
12 52 J. Toseland BMW S1000 RR 1'58.234 11.169
13 121 M. Berger Ducati 1098R 1'58.478 11.413
14 2 L. Camier Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'58.703 11.638
2011
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