The majority of the World Superbike field stayed on at Portimao for an official one-day test at the Portuguese circuit, taking advantage of the limited testing opportunities the WSBK riders have this year. Ducati's Davide Giugliano leaves the test as quickest, putting in a very quick lap at the very end of testing to finish three tenths ahead of yesterday's double race winner Jonathan Rea. Rea kept just ahead of his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes, while Leon Haslam set the fourth quickest time on the Aprilia.
The Suzuki team made good use of much-needed test time to work on setting up the electronics. Improvements were clearly visible: Alex Lowes ended the day 5th quickest, but more importantly, was around a second faster than during the races yesterday. Teammate Randy De Puniet set the 14th best time, but was also three quarters of a second quicker than he was on Sunday.
Surprise absentee was Nico Terol, the Althea Ducati rider struggling ever since he has switched from Moto2 to WSBK. According to reports on German-language website Speedweek, Althea boss Genesio Bevilacqua has lost patience with Terol, and Terol has lost his seat. Althea's Superstock 1000 rider Niccolo Canepa is set to take his place from the next round at Misano, due to take place in two weeks time.
|1||34||Davide Giugliano||Ducati Panigale R||1:42.346||58|
|2||65||Jonathan Rea||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1:42.661||0.315||0.315||80|
|3||66||Tom Sykes||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1:42.682||0.336||0.021||83|
|4||91||Leon Haslam||Aprilia RSV4 RF||1:42.689||0.343||0.007||76|
|5||22||Alex Lowes||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1:42.737||0.391||0.048||87|
|6||7||Chaz Davies||Ducati Panigale R||1:42.957||0.611||0.220||74|
|7||15||Matteo Baiocco||Ducati Panigale R||1:42.969||0.623||0.012||40|
|8||81||Jordi Torres||Aprilia RSV4 RF||1:43.067||0.721||0.098||80|
|9||86||Ayrton Badovini||BMW S1000 RR||1:43.098||0.752||0.031||64|
|10||2||Leon Camier||MV Agusta 1000 F4||1:43.109||0.763||0.011||60|
|11||60||Michael VD Mark||Honda CBR1000RR SP||1:43.287||0.941||0.178||85|
|12||1||Sylvain Guintoli||Honda CBR1000RR SP||1:43.459||1.113||0.172||68|
|13||44||David Salom||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1:43.621||1.275||0.162||37|
|14||14||Randy De Puniet||Suzuki GSX-R1000||1:44.033||1.687||0.412||46|
|15||40||Román Ramos||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1:44.177||1.831||0.144||54|
|16||35||Raffaele De Rosa||Ducati Panigale R||1:44.463||2.117||0.286||60|
|17||23||Christophe Ponsson||Kawasaki ZX-10R||1:44.646||2.300||0.183||54|
|18||75||Gábor Rizmayer||BMW S1000 RR||1:47.196||4.850||2.550||73|
|19||10||Imre Toth||BMW S1000 RR||1:48.010||5.664||0.814||75|