Tom Sykes was once again fastest man of the day at Jerez, despite a small crash in the middle of the day. Sylvain Guintoli is quickly up to speed on the factory Aprilia, ending day 2 in 2nd, and just over quarter of a second behind the Kawasaki man, and half a second ahead of his new teammate Eugene Laverty. Loris Baz is 4th fastest, a second behind his teammate, though the times for the Kawasaki men are both unofficial, and given by the teams, Kawasaki not having fitted a transponder.
Among the WSS riders at Jerez, Michael van der Mark continues to impress, the Ten Kate Honda man once again topping the timesheet, nearly half a second quicker than the reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu on the Kawasaki. Fabien Foret is third fastest, but he is over a second slower than Sofuoglu, and over 1.5 seconds behind Van der Mark. The young Dutchman has proven himself a fast learner aboard the Honda Supersport bike.
Testing continues tomorrow, when Ducati's MotoGP and WSBK teams will join the riders, as well as the BMW WSBK Team. Honda, meanwhile, will be calling it a day.
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