2015 Phillip Island World Superbike FP1 Results: Lowes On Top, Torres Impresses

Alex Lowes, strong throughout last week's testing at Philip Island on the Suzuki GSXR-1000, opened with an early fast time and stayed at the top of the sheets throughout the rest of the session. Jordi Torres, a class rookie on an Aprilia RSV4, was second-quickest, recording consistent fast laps throughout the opening session.

Kawasaki ZX-10R rider Tom Sykes, 2013 champion and last year's runner up, ended the session third quickest, fending off Leon Haslam on the Aprilia and his new Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea. Reigning champion Sylvain Guintoli, having switched to the Honda CBR1000RR with the number one plate, finished thirteenth, behind his teammate Michael van der Mark. 

This weekend's special guest star, three-time World Superbike champion, British Superbike champion and MotoGP race winner, Troy Bayliss, managed only three laps, ending the session just over three seconds off Lowes's pace-setting lap. The Australian was sitting in on the Ducati Panigale for Davide Giugliano who was injured during testing.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'30.855   308,6
2 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'31.214 0.359 313,0
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.403 0.548 300,8
4 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'31.520 0.665 309,5
5 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.541 0.686 303,4
6 18 N. TEROL Ducati Panigale R 1'31.614 0.759 306,8
7 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'31.748 0.893 308,6
8 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.855 1.000 301,7
9 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'31.881 1.026 304,2
10 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'32.135 1.280 295,9
11 20 S. BARRIER BMW S1000 RR 1'32.393 1.538 299,2
12 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'32.400 1.545 301,7
13 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 1'32.471 1.616 305,1
14 15 M. BAIOCCO Ducati Panigale R 1'32.565 1.710 304,2
16 12 M. WALTERS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.091 2.236 295,1
17 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.193 2.338 298,3
18 21 T. BAYLISS Ducati Panigale R 1'34.060 3.205 295,9
19 77 J. METCHER Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'34.119 3.264 292,7
20 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1'34.633 3.778 295,1
21 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'35.019 4.164 281,3
22 72 L. PEGRAM EBR 1190 RX 1'35.160 4.305 282,7
23 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'36.116 5.261 285,7
24 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 1'36.699 5.844 295,1

 

Round Number: 
1
2015
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