Phillip Island WorldSBK Test Day 2 Results: Rea Takes Back Control

Jonathan Rea took command of the final WorldSBK test ahead of the season start this weekend at Phillip Island, finishing the test on top of the timesheets. But the margin the KRT Kawaski rider had was small: just (an ironic) 0.076 seconds ahead of Loris Baz on the Ten Kate Yamaha. Rea's time was good, but his race pace was ferocious, putting in a lot of high 1'30s and low 1'31s.

Baz' performance was also impressive, having spent his day on the 2019 engine for his Yamaha R1, expecting to receive an upgrade when action gets underway on Friday.  Tom Sykes finished the day third overall on the BMW S1000RR, having also spent a lot of the day working on bike balance to improve race pace. Toprak Razgatlioglu was the first of the Pata Yamahas home, three tenths of a second behind Rea and looking strong ahead of the first race.

Leon Haslam ended the test in fifth place on the brand new Honda CBR1000RR-R, the Englishman going well at a track where he is always strong. And Scott Redding finished in sixth place overall, the reigning BSB champion still working to figure out the soft Pirelli qualifying tire. Redding's Ducati Panigale V4R made it five manufacturers in the top six.

The riders now have two days off before the season commences. The opening round at Phillip Island starts on Friday.

Times from the second day:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:30.448    
2 76 Loris Baz Yamaha YZF R1 1:30.524 0.076 0.076
3 66 Tom Sykes BMW S1000 RR 1:30.568 0.120 0.044
4 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 1:30.752 0.304 0.184
5 91 Leon Haslam Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:30.882 0.434 0.130
6 45 Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:30.885 0.437 0.003
7 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF R1 1:31.077 0.629 0.192
8 21 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:31.407 0.959 0.330
9 50 Eugene Laverty BMW S1000 RR 1:31.436 0.988 0.029
10 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:31.453 1.005 0.017
11 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:31.533 1.085 0.080
12 22 Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:31.560 1.112 0.027
13 11 Sandro Cortese Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:31.565 1.117 0.005
14 12 Xavi Fores Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:31.653 1.205 0.088
15 77 Maximilan Scheib Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:31.810 1.362 0.157
16 31 Garrett Gerloff Yamaha YZF R1 1:31.941 1.493 0.131
17 64 Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF R1 1:31.944 1.496 0.003
18 2 Leon Camier Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:32.676 2.228 0.732
19 13 Takumi Takahashi Honda CBR1000RR-R 1:36.314 5.866 3.638

Combined times from both days of testing:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:30.448    
2 76 Loris Baz Yamaha YZF R1 1:30.524 0.076 0.076
3 66 Tom Sykes BMW S1000 RR 1:30.568 0.120 0.044
4 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Yamaha YZF R1 1:30.740 0.292 0.172
5 91 Leon Haslam Honda CBR1000RR 1:30.882 0.434 0.142
6 45 Scott Redding Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:30.885 0.437 0.003
7 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha YZF R1 1:31.077 0.629 0.192
8 21 Michael Ruben Rinaldi Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:31.407 0.959 0.330
9 50 Eugene Laverty BMW S1000 RR 1:31.436 0.988 0.029
10 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda CBR1000RR 1:31.453 1.005 0.017
11 7 Chaz Davies Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:31.533 1.085 0.080
12 22 Alex Lowes Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:31.560 1.112 0.027
13 11 Sandro Cortese Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:31.565 1.117 0.005
14 12 Xavi Fores Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:31.653 1.205 0.088
15 77 Maximilan Scheib Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1:31.810 1.362 0.157
16 31 Garrett Gerloff Yamaha YZF R1 1:31.941 1.493 0.131
17 64 Federico Caricasulo Yamaha YZF R1 1:31.944 1.496 0.003
18 2 Leon Camier Ducati Panigale V4 R 1:32.676 2.228 0.732
19 13 Takumi Takahashi Honda CBR1000RR 1:36.314 5.866 3.638
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