The day after the first European round for the WorldSBK series, the riders were back in the saddle, for the first in-season official test of the year. Monday at Aragon carried on much as Saturday and Sunday had finished, with three of the four podium scorers setting the fastest times of the test.
There was no much separating the two Kawasakis, Tom Sykes ending on top just ahead of Jonathan Rea, two hundredths separating their pair. Race 2 winner Chaz Davies set the third fastest time, just over a tenth off the pace of Rea. Davies' Ducati teammate Marco Melandri was less fortunate, suffering a big crash at Turn 9 early in the day and being sidelined with a neck sprain and bruising.
Michael van der Mark set the fourth quickest time, though he was seven tenths behind the Kawasakis. Eugene Laverty was fifth fastest on the Milwaukee Aprilia, improving his time by three tenths over the weekend, but over nine tenths off the pace of Sykes. Alex Lowes was sixth quickest, but the Pata Yamaha rider also crashed late in the afternoon, bringing his test to an early afternoon.
Stefan Bradl was seventh quickest on the Red Bull Honda, also improving his fastest lap from the weekend. The Red Bull Hondas had to make do without a new CBR1000RR engine, an updated version due later this month.
|1||66||Tom Sykes||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1:49.368|
|2||1||Jonathan Rea||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1:49.388||0.020||0.020|
|3||7||Chaz Davies||Ducati Panigale R||1:49.536||0.168||0.148|
|4||60||Michael Van Der Mark||Yamaha YZF R1||1:50.074||0.706||0.538|
|5||50||Eugene Laverty||Aprilia RSV4 RF||1:50.306||0.938||0.232|
|6||22||Alex Lowes||Yamaha YZF R1||1:50.438||1.070||0.132|
|7||6||Stefan Bradl||Honda CBR1000RR||1:50.685||1.317||0.247|
|8||81||Jordi Torres||BMW S 1000 RR||1:50.708||1.340||0.023|
|9||69||Nicky Hayden||Honda CBR1000RR||1:50.837||1.469||0.129|
|10||12||Xavi Forés||Ducati Panigale R||1:50.884||1.516||0.047|
|11||33||Marco Melandri||Ducati Panigale R||1:50.886||1.518||0.002|
|12||36||Leandro Mercado||Aprilia RSV4 RF||1:50.978||1.610||0.092|
|13||2||Leon Camier||MV Agusta 1000 F4||1:51.047||1.679||0.069|
|14||40||Román Ramos||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1:51.267||1.899||0.220|
|15||88||Randy Krummenacher||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1:51.403||2.035||0.136|
|16||21||Markus Reiterberger||BMW S 1000 RR||1:51.596||2.228||0.193|
|17||15||Alex De Angelis||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1:52.317||2.949||0.721|
|18||86||Ayrton Badovini||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1:52.748||3.380||0.431|
|19||11||Jeremy Guarnoni||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1:53.475||4.107||0.727|