2018 Misano World Superbike FP2 Results: Aprilia On Top As Savadori Leads Laverty

Milwaukee Aprilia teammates Lorenzo Savadori and Eugene Laverty ended the session quickest, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Loris Baz as all of the top seventeen riders improved on their morning's times. Leon Camier, sixth quickest, debuted Honda's new wider body kit, designed to keep the wind off his long legs.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'34.562   266,7
2 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'35.002 0.440 262,1
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.003 0.441 264,7
4 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 1'35.025 0.463 263,4
5 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.048 0.486 263,4
6 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'35.211 0.649 265,4
7 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'35.294 0.732 267,3
8 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'35.364 0.802 268,0
9 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'35.369 0.807 264,1
10 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.385 0.823 262,1
11 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale R 1'35.439 0.877 263,4
12 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.663 1.101 261,5
13 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'35.807 1.245 261,5
14 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.941 1.379 263,4
15 94 N. CANEPA Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.136 1.574 262,1
16 68 Y. HERNANDEZ Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.705 2.143 259,0
17 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.777 2.215 260,2
18 24 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.317 2.755 260,9
19 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.343 2.781 260,9
20 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.518 2.956 261,5
21 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.717 3.155 264,7
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2018
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That is a big gap that Savadori has over the rest over the field! Any info on tyre choices? Was he the only one on a sort of qualifying tyre? I've heard from commentary that there is some chance of changing weather for FP3, so I would think that more riders would put on a soft tyre for a quick lap then.

Anyway, great to see both Aprilias topping the time sheet so far! It sure would make things interesting if they have turned a key and can fight for podium positions or even wins from now on.

Regarding the Honda: that bike as standard has a rather ridiculous fairing. It's very tiny at the top, which combined with the bulky middle part makes it look almost pregnant when seen from the front. I've ridden one on track and it felt to me like I had almost no fairing at all, which resulted in much unrest at high speed from the wind buffeting my upper body (apart from a bunch of other issues). Also if you compare it to the very much enlarged fairing of the Kawasakis (is that even legal?), I'm not surprised Camier loses out on top speed and I'd guess also high-speed stability. And if you look at the consistent lack of pace of other two Hondas, he's probably already overriding that bike. Much like Rea was doing in his Honda years on the previous generation. Just my thoughts.

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