Jerez WorldSBK Test Friday Results: Rea Opens A Big Gap To The Yamahas

Jonathan Rea has made his intentions clear on the last day of testing for 2019 for the WorldSBK class, opening up an imposing gap over the rest of the field on his final run. The Kawasaki rider was just over a tenth off his own Superpole record at the Spanish track, but was nearly nine tenths faster than Loris Baz on the Ten Kate Yamaha on Friday, and over eight tenths faster than Toprak Razgatlioglu's second quickest time overall set on Thursday. Razgatlioglu was the only rider not to improve his best time on the second day of the test. 

Loris Baz ended the day in second, a fraction quick than Michael van der Mark on the Pata Yamaha, while Alex Lowes was a tenth slower than his former teammate on the Kawasaki. Scott Redding was the fastest of the Ducatis, putting the Aruba.it Panigale V4 R just behind Lowes, and a second off the best time of Rea. Tom Sykes was the best of the BMWs, just under 1.2 behind the reigning world champion.

Behind Rea, the gaps are pretty tight. Just three tenths separates Toprak Razgatlioglu from Tom Sykes in the combined times.

In the WorldSSP class, Andrea Locatelli led the way, ahead of Philipp Oettl and Randy Krummenacher, the Yamaha, Kawasaki, and MV Agusta making it three manufacturers in the top three. South African Steven Odendaal is a respectable fourth, ahead of the Estonian rider Hannes Soomer (nickname the Baltic Bullet).

Friday times:

Pos No Class Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 1 SBK Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:38.397    
2 76 SBK Loris Baz Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.280 0.883 0.883
3 60 SBK Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.287 0.890 0.007
4 22 SBK Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:39.400 1.003 0.113
5 45 SBK Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4R 1:39.466 1.069 0.066
6 66 SBK Tom Sykes BMW S1000RR 1:39.587 1.190 0.121
7 54 SBK Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.634 1.237 0.047
8 59 SBK Niccolo Canepa Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.967 1.570 0.333
9 7 SBK Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4R 1:40.000 1.603 0.033
10 50 SBK Eugene Laverty BMW S1000RR 1:40.328 1.931 0.328
11 12 SBK Xavi Fores Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:40.356 1.959 0.028
12 51 SBK Michele Pirro Ducati Panigale V4R 1:40.427 2.030 0.071
13 64 SBK Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:40.613 2.216 0.186
14 31 SBK Garrett Gerloff Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:40.714 2.317 0.101
15 32 SBK Lorenzo Savadori Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:40.946 2.549 0.232
               
1 5 SSP Andrea Locatelli Yamaha YZF-R6 1:42.683    
2 65 SSP Philipp Öttl Kawasaki ZX-6RR 1:42.729 0.046 0.046
3 21 SSP Randy Krummenacher MV Agusta F3 675 1:42.743 0.060 0.014
4 4 SSP Steven Odendaal Yamaha YZF-R6 1:43.090 0.407 0.347
5 38 SSP Hannes Soomer Yamaha YZF-R6 1:43.262 0.579 0.172
6 122 SSP Federico Fuligni MV Agusta F3 675 1:43.311 0.628 0.049
7 132 SSP Isaac Viñales Yamaha YZF-R6 1:43.366 0.683 0.055
8 61 SSP Can Oncu Kawasaki ZX-6RR 1:44.779 2.096 1.413
9 84 SSP Loris Cresson Yamaha YZF-R6 1:45.621 2.938 0.842
               
  9 M2 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:41.938    
  121 CIV Christophe Ponsson Aprilia RSV4 1:42.029    
  101 SSP300 Ana Carrasco Kawasaki Ninja 400 1:54.864    

Combined times:

Pos No Class Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 1 SBK Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:38.397    
2 54 SBK Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.226 0.829 0.829
3 76 SBK Loris Baz Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.280 0.883 0.054
4 60 SBK Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.287 0.890 0.007
5 22 SBK Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:39.400 1.003 0.113
6 45 SBK Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4R 1:39.466 1.069 0.066
7 66 SBK Tom Sykes BMW S1000RR 1:39.587 1.190 0.121
8 59 SBK Niccolo Canepa Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.967 1.570 0.380
9 7 SBK Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4R 1:40.000 1.603 0.033
10 50 SBK Eugene Laverty BMW S1000RR 1:40.328 1.931 0.328
11 12 SBK Xavi Fores Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:40.356 1.959 0.028
12 51 SBK Michele Pirro Ducati Panigale V4R 1:40.427 2.030 0.071
13 64 SBK Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:40.613 2.216 0.186
14 31 SBK Garrett Gerloff Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:40.714 2.317 0.101
15 32 SBK Lorenzo Savadori Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:40.946 2.549 0.232
               
1 5 SSP Andrea Locatelli Yamaha YZF-R6 1:42.683    
2 65 SSP Philipp Öttl Kawasaki ZX-6RR 1:42.729 0.046 0.046
3 21 SSP Randy Krummenacher MV Agusta F3 675 1:42.743 0.060 0.014
4 4 SSP Steven Odendaal Yamaha YZF-R6 1:43.090 0.407 0.347
5 38 SSP Hannes Soomer Yamaha YZF-R6 1:43.262 0.579 0.172
6 122 SSP Federico Fuligni MV Agusta F3 675 1:43.311 0.628 0.049
7 132 SSP Isaac Viñales Yamaha YZF-R6 1:43.366 0.683 0.055
8 61 SSP Can Oncu Kawasaki ZX-6RR 1:44.779 2.096 1.413
9 84 SSP Loris Cresson Yamaha YZF-R6 1:45.621 2.938 0.842
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It's a pity they didn't do a joint test session this year.
So we don't have a direct lap time ranking like 2017 and 2018 but still, if we could combine this week's MotoGP (Monday+Tuesday) and WSBK (Thursday+Friday) test sessions, this would be the result:

Pos Class Rider Bike Combined  
1 MGP Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:37.131  
2 MGP Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:37.820  
3 MGP Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.837  
4 MGP Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:37.885  
5 MGP Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:37.959  
6 MGP Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:37.986  
7 MGP Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:38.100  
8 MGP Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:38.113  
9 MGP Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:38.211  
10 MGP Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:38.253  
11 MGP Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:38.352  
12 MGP Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 1:38.358  
13 SBK Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:38.397
14 MGP Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.442  
15 MGP Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:38.500  
16 MGP Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 1:38.813  
17 MGP Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:38.962  
18 MGP Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:39.224  
19 SBK Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.226
20 SBK Loris Baz Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.280
21 SBK Michael Van Der Mark Yamaha YZF-R1M 1:39.287
22 SBK Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:39.400
23 SBK Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4R 1:39.466
24 SBK Tom Sykes BMW S1000RR 1:39.587
25 MGP Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:39.588  
Total votes: 15

I sure hope Honda has something up their sleeve with the new CBR. Otherwise it looks like it’s JR off into the distance again. I respect the guy’s talent but I sure wish someone would give him a good run for his money. It looked like Bautista could do it in 2019 but we all know what happened. Maybe Toprak or Redding?? I guess we shall have to wait and see.

Total votes: 21

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Total votes: 14

Rea knocking off some fast laps at the end. Wonder if his rivals charge rent for the space in their heads he occupies?

You gotta love the message he rammed home there.

Total votes: 11