2018 Magny-Cours World Superbike FP3 Results: Rea Quickest As Yamahas Improve

Jonathan Rea, unable to improve on his quickest time from this morning, ended the day in provisional pole position. Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark were able to improve on their earlier times and ended the session second and fourth quickest, with Tom Sykes third quickest this session second quickest overall. In what looks ominous, Chaz Davies was once again, not the quickest Ducati, this time sitting below Michael Ruben Rinaldi rather than this morning's Xavi Fores, although all four Ducatis were within twenty four thousandths of a second adter a day of qualifying. With the Yamahas quick today, Chaz Davies may have a struggle tomorrow to stop Jonathan Rea from winning his fourth successive title early.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time
    Superpole Two:    
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.202
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.403
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.489
4 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'37.503
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.626
6 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale R 1'37.710
7 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'37.710
8 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'37.714
9 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'37.734
10 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 1'37.856
    Superpole One:    
11 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'37.860
12 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.307
13 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.911
14 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'38.684
15 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.008
16 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.061
17 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.300
18 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.632
19 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.919
20 96 J. SMRZ Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.102
21 121 M. LUSSIANA Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'44.526

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.208   292,7
2 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.489 0.281 290,3
3 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.534 0.326 289,5
4 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.626 0.418 295,1
5 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'37.702 0.494 291,1
6 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale R 1'37.710 0.502 285,0
7 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'37.710 0.502 295,1
8 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'37.714 0.506 289,5
9 12 X. FORES Ducati Panigale R 1'37.734 0.526 285,0
10 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'37.860 0.652 289,5
11 76 L. BAZ BMW S 1000 RR 1'38.038 0.830 291,9
12 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.307 1.099 292,7
13 81 J. TORRES MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'38.684 1.476 291,1
14 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.911 1.703 291,9
15 45 J. GAGNE Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.008 1.800 289,5
16 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.061 1.853 288,0
17 99 P. JACOBSEN Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.632 2.424 288,0
18 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.919 2.711 280,5
19 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.300 3.092 283,5
20 121 M. LUSSIANA Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'44.526 7.318 270,7
Round Number: 
11
2018
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Comments

Jonathan Rea was unable to improve on his quickest time from this morning but ended the day in provisional pole position. Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark were able to improve on their earlier times and ended the session second and fourth quickest. Tom Sykes was third quickest this session and second overall. In what looks ominous, Chaz Davies was once again not the quickest Ducati. Michael Ruben Rinaldi was faster this session, as was Xavi Fores this morning. All four Ducatis were tightly grouped within twenty four thousandths of a second. With the Yamahas quick today, Chaz Davies may have a struggle tomorrow to stop Jonathan Rea from winning his fourth successive title early.

(Friendly suggestion Jared, your work gets MUCH more readable with a basic snug-it-up edit - I have been doing this in my head all these years and it hurts a bit).
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