2019 Portimao WorldSBK Test Sunday Times: Rea Rules Day 1

Jonathan Rea topped the timesheets on the first day of the second WorldSBK test, currently underway at Portimao in Portugal. The Kawasaki rider finished four tenths faster than Alex Lowes on the Pata Yamaha, who in turn just edged ahead of WorldSBK newcomer Alvaro Bautista on the Aruba.it Ducati Panigale V4R.

Toprak Razgatlioglu was not far behind Bautista, the young Turkish rider five thousandths slower than the Spaniard on the Puccetti Kawasaki. Tom Sykes' first public timed appearance on the SMR BMW S1000RR backed up the impression of speed he had made during his untimed appearance at Jerez, ending the day in fifth, a tenth behind Razgatlioglu and a few hundredths ahead of Leon Haslam on the second KRT Kawasaki and Michael van der Mark on the second Pata Yamaha. GRT Yamaha's Marco Melandri was the last rider within a second of Jonathan Rea.

Jules Cluzel was the fastest of the World Supersport riders, the GMT94 Yamaha rider just a fraction faster than Lucas Mahias on the Puccetti Kawasaki, while Raffaele De Rosa was third quickest on the MV Agusta 675.

Testing concludes on Monday.

Times:

Pos No Class Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 1 sbk Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:42.195    
2 22 sbk Alex Lowes Yamaha YZF-R1 1:42.614 0.419 0.419
3 19 sbk Alvaro Bautista Ducati Panigale V4R 1:42.682 0.487 0.068
4 54 sbk Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:42.687 0.492 0.005
5 66 sbk Tom Sykes BMW S1000RR 1:42.808 0.613 0.121
6 91 sbk Leon Haslam Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:42.820 0.625 0.012
7 60 sbk Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF-R1 1:42.872 0.677 0.052
8 33 sbk Marco Melandri Yamaha YZF-R1 1:43.033 0.838 0.161
9 28 sbk Markus Reiterberger BMW S1000RR 1:43.682 1.487 0.649
10 7 sbk Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4R 1:43.702 1.507 0.020
11 11 sbk Sandro Cortese Yamaha YZF-R1 1:43.847 1.652 0.145
12 50 sbk Eugene Laverty Ducati Panigale V4R 1:44.200 2.005 0.353
13 21 sbk Michael R Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4R 1:44.663 2.468 0.463
14 52 sbk Alessandro Delbianco Honda CBR1000RR 1:45.732 3.537 1.069
               
1 16 ssp Jules Cluzel Yamaha YZF-R6 1:45.694    
2 44 ssp Lucas Mahias Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:45.711 0.017 0.017
3 3 ssp Raffaele De Rosa MV Agusta F3 675 1:46.228 0.534 0.517
4 94 ssp Corentin Perolari Yamaha YZF-R6 1:46.522 0.828 0.294
5 78 ssp Hikari Okubo Kawasaki ZX-6R 1:46.901 1.207 0.379
6 32 ssp Isaac Viñales Yamaha YZF-R6 1:47.300 1.606 0.399
7 84 ssp Loris Cresson Yamaha YZF-R6 1:48.102 2.408 0.802
8 36 ssp Thomas Gradinger Yamaha YZF-R6 1:48.104 2.410 0.002
9 95 ssp Jules Danilo Honda CBR600RR 1:48.674 2.980 0.570
10 22 ssp Federico Fuligni MV Agusta F3 675 1:49.505 3.811 0.831
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where is hrc backed althea moriwaki honda ? its been 2 test venue and they are nowhere to bee seen. really like to see where they standing now.

HRC chose to test in Asia (at Buriram). That meant they weren't allowed to do the tests in Europe, as the testing rules mean you can only test on one continent. That's why they weren't at Jerez or Portimao.