Jerez WorldSBK January Test, Tuesday Times: Sykes Quickest As Canepa, Camier Surprise

The second and final day of the first WorldSBK test saw a change at the top of the timesheets, with Tom Sykes setting the fastest time of the test, beating his Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea by over half a second. Sykes had used a qualifier to set his fastest time, though Rea had not bothered with one, and still ended up in second spot. 

Third fastest man was Niccolo Canepa, the World Endurance Championship rider working as a test rider for Pata Yamaha, and beating both of the regular WorldSBK men. Pata Yamaha regulars Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark finished down in eighth and ninth place, though they, like the Aruba Ducati riders, had not used a qualifying tire. 

Leon Camier ended the day as fourth fastest, showing good progress on the Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR, just ahead of Marco Melandri on the Aruba Ducati. Eugene Laverty put the Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 into sixth spot, ahead of Jordi Torres on the MV Agusta. 

Almost everyone set their fastest times on Wednesday, the second of two fine and dry days of testing at Jerez. The WorldSBK paddock now packs its bags and heads west, to Portimao, to continue testing. 

The complete list of times from Wednesday appears below, with the times sorted by class underneath that, and the combined times from both days of testing below that.

Combined times Wednesday

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Prev
1 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:38.889    
2 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:39.470 0.581 0.581
3 59 Niccolo Canepa Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:39.524 0.635 0.054
4 2 Leon Camier Honda CBR1000RR SBK 1:39.608 0.719 0.084
5 33 Marco Melandri Ducati Panigale R SBK 1:39.754 0.865 0.146
6 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 RF SBK 1:39.876 0.987 0.122
7 81 Jordi Torres MV Agusta F4 SBK 1:40.155 1.266 0.279
8 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:40.398 1.509 0.243
9 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:40.532 1.643 0.134
10 91 Leon Haslam Kawasaki ZX-10RR BSB 1:40.576 1.687 0.044
11 36 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:40.639 1.750 0.063
12 76 Loris Baz BMW S1000RR SBK 1:40.707 1.818 0.068
13 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale R SBK 1:40.723 1.834 0.016
14 21 Michael Rinaldi Ducati Panigale R STK 1:40.862 1.973 0.139
15 12 Luke Mossey Kawasaki ZX-10RR BSB 1:41.038 2.149 0.176
16 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:41.114 2.225 0.076
17 45 Jake Gagne Honda CBR1000RR SBK 1:41.200 2.311 0.086
18 87 Lorenzo Zanetti Ducati Panigale V4 STK 1:41.226 2.337 0.026
19 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 RF SBK 1:41.411 2.522 0.185
20 68 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:41.807 2.918 0.396
21 52 Alessandro Delbianco BMW S1000RR STK 1:41.982 3.093 0.175
22 3 Raffaelle De Rosa MV Agusta F3 SSP 1:43.715 4.826 1.733
23 154 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:43.822 4.933 0.107
24 37 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:43.876 4.987 0.054
25 78 Hikari Okubo Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:44.471 5.582 0.595
26 86 Ayrton Badovini MV Agusta F3 SSP 1:44.833 5.944 0.362
27 10 Nacho Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:45.336 6.447 0.503

Times by class from Wednesday:

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Prev
WorldSBK  
1 66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:38.889    
2 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:39.470 0.581 0.581
3 59 Niccolo Canepa Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:39.524 0.635 0.054
4 2 Leon Camier Honda CBR1000RR SBK 1:39.608 0.719 0.084
5 33 Marco Melandri Ducati Panigale R SBK 1:39.754 0.865 0.146
6 50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 RF SBK 1:39.876 0.987 0.122
7 81 Jordi Torres MV Agusta F4 SBK 1:40.155 1.266 0.279
8 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:40.398 1.509 0.243
9 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:40.532 1.643 0.134
10 36 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:40.639 1.750 0.107
11 76 Loris Baz BMW S1000RR SBK 1:40.707 1.818 0.068
12 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale R SBK 1:40.723 1.834 0.016
13 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:41.114 2.225 0.391
14 45 Jake Gagne Honda CBR1000RR SBK 1:41.200 2.311 0.086
15 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 RF SBK 1:41.411 2.522 0.211
16 68 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:41.807 2.918 0.396
17 37 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:43.876 4.987 2.069
   
WorldSSP  
1 3 Raffaelle De Rosa MV Agusta F3 SSP 1:43.715    
2 154 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:43.822 0.107 0.107
3 78 Hikari Okubo Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:44.471 0.756 0.649
4 86 Ayrton Badovini MV Agusta F3 SSP 1:44.833 1.118 0.362
5 10 Nacho Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:45.336 1.621 0.503
   
Superstock 1000  
1 21 Michael Rinaldi Ducati Panigale R STK 1:40.862    
2 87 Lorenzo Zanetti Ducati Panigale V4 STK 1:41.226 0.364 0.364
3 52 Alessandro Delbianco BMW S1000RR STK 1:41.982 1.120 0.756
   
BSB  
1 91 Leon Haslam Kawasaki ZX-10RR BSB 1:40.576    
2 12 Luke Mossey Kawasaki ZX-10RR BSB 1:41.038 0.462 0.462

Combined times from both days:

No Rider Bike Class Tue Wed Combined Diff Prev
66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:40.178 1:38.889 1:38.889    
1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:39.862 1:39.470 1:39.470 0.581 0.581
59 Nicolo Canepa Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:41.034 1:39.524 1:39.524 0.635 0.054
2 Leon Camier Honda CBR1000RR SBK 1:40.888 1:39.608 1:39.608 0.719 0.084
33 Marco Melandri Ducati Panigale R SBK 1:40.238 1:39.754 1:39.754 0.865 0.146
50 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 RF SBK 1:40.775 1:39.876 1:39.876 0.987 0.122
22 Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:40.064 1:40.398 1:40.064 1.175 0.188
81 Jordi Torres MV Agusta F4 SBK 1:41.314 1:40.155 1:40.155 1.266 0.091
60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK 1:40.758 1:40.532 1:40.532 1.643 0.377
91 Leon Haslam Kawasaki ZX-10RR BSB 1:41.438 1:40.576 1:40.576 1.687 0.044
36 Leandro Mercado Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:42.143 1:40.639 1:40.639 1.750 0.063
7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale R SBK 1:40.704 1:40.723 1:40.704 1.815 0.065
76 Loris Baz BMW S1000RR SBK 1:41.129 1:40.707 1:40.707 1.818 0.003
21 Michael Rinaldi Ducati Panigale R STK 1:41.202 1:40.862 1:40.862 1.973 0.155
12 Luke Mossey Kawasaki ZX-10RR BSB 1:42.605 1:41.038 1:41.038 2.149 0.176
32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia RSV4 RF SBK 1:41.038 1:41.411 1:41.038 2.149 0.000
54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:42.168 1:41.114 1:41.114 2.225 0.076
45 Jacob Gagne Honda CBR1000RR SBK 1:42.060 1:41.200 1:41.200 2.311 0.086
87 Lorenzo Zanetti Ducati Panigale V4 STK 1:41.665 1:41.226 1:41.226 2.337 0.026
68 Yonny Hernandez Kawasaki ZX-10RR SBK 1:42.035 1:41.807 1:41.807 2.918 0.581
52 Alessandro Delbianco BMW S1000RR STK 1:43.924 1:41.982 1:41.982 3.093 0.175
3 Raffaelle De Rosa MV Agusta F3 SSP 1:43.738 1:43.715 1:43.715 4.826 1.733
154 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:43.998 1:43.822 1:43.822 4.933 0.107
37 Ondrej Jezek Yamaha YZF-R1 SBK   1:43.876 1:43.876 4.987 0.054
78 Hikari Okubo Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:45.010 1:44.471 1:44.471 5.582 0.595
86 Ayrton Badovini MV Agusta F3 SSP 1:45.273 1:44.833 1:44.833 5.944 0.362
10 Nacho Calero Kawasaki ZX-6R SSP 1:45.492 1:45.336 1:45.336 6.447 0.503

 

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It would be very interesting to know who used a qualifier and who didn’t. But then again its only testing and different teams / riders have different goals during a test. Not everyone’s goal is to put in the fastest lap.

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According to the German website SpeedWeek.com the following riders was on qulifiers:

1. Tom Sykes, Kawasaki, 1:38.889 min
3. Niccolo Canepa, Yamaha, +0,635
4. Leon Camier, Honda, +0,719
7. Jordie Torres, MV Augusta, +1,266

An interesting detail is that Ten Kate is still running the Cosworth electronics, and will wait until Portimao to debute the Magneti Marelli system. Reason stated being they want to test new parts and not to change too much on the bike at the same time. Meaining there could be more to come from the Hondas during the coming season.

Sources:

http://www.speedweek.com/sbk/news/121514/Leon-Camier-(Red-Bull-Honda)-Ursache-im-Chassis.html

http://www.speedweek.com/sbk/news/121445/Red-Bull-Honda-Magneti-Marelli-...

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Destroying the myth you need NASA style electronics to “tame” a superbike. 

 

 

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