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Misano Test Day A Prize All | Sport | WSBK

The KRT pairing of Tom Sykes and Jonathan led testing after a one-day official Dorna/Pirelli session at Misano, right after the race weekend. Sykes was on top this time round thanks to a best of 1’34.674. Rea did not do a lap in the morning session, but almost all of the other 21 riders did, as the track dried out before luchtime.

The atrocious overnight rains meant that the track was wet to start, then dried rapidly, with one piece of water remaining at T8 for a while. It then got good enough for Sykes to run out with a time that beat the lap record.

No qualifying rubber, even at this Pirelli test, for him or Rea.

Misano race two podium finisher Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was third fastest as his team-mate Chaz Davies crashed out near the end, and ended up sixth. They did make progress on the lack of confidence issue that claimed Davies in race two on Sunday.

Leon Camier was fourth fastest in his official MV, in his first test of the year, with Jordi Torres (Althea Racing BMW) fifth, in far from his first test.

Michael van der Mark (Honda World Superbike Team) piled in with a seventh best time and 89 laps. Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) did 64 laps, even on his bad left shoulder, and was eighth fastest.

Lorenzo Savadori (IodaRacing Team Aprilia) sorted himself out into ninth place, while Nicky Hayden’s work ethic and 99 laps on his Honda put him tenth.

Testing was needed by some of the teams before they head to America for round nine and as many crew chiefs say, the best day to test is right after a race, so you can make direct comparisons.

If that is the case then Kawasaki appears to have brought enough new stuff to make sure the same old faces and numbers end up in the podium corral for TV interviews, from here to the last round in Qatar in October. But for others like Camier and Davies, it was more than worthwhile in terms of trying to get back into contention.

By Gordon Ritchie

Jonathan Rea and Sykes, WSBK Race1, Misano WSBK 2016

Jonathan Rea and Sykes, WSBK Race1, Misano WSBK 2016

vd Mark, WSBK Race2, Misano WSBK 2016

vd Mark, WSBK Race2, Misano WSBK 2016

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1 66  SYKES Tom Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’34.674 76 1’34.674
2 1  REA Jonathan Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’34.777 +0.103 51 1’34.777
3 34  GIUGLIANO Davide Ducati Panigale R 1’34.895 +0.221 44 1’34.895
4 2  CAMIER Leon MV Agusta 1000 F4 1’35.336 +0.662 90 1’35.336
5 81  TORRES Jordi BMW S1000 RR 1’35.337 +0.663 79 1’35.337
6 7  DAVIES Chaz Ducati Panigale R 1’35.385 +0.711 51 1’35.385
7 60  VAN DER MARK Michael Honda CBR1000RR SP 1’35.430 +0.756 89 1’35.430
8 22  LOWES Alex Yamaha YZF R1 1’35.468 +0.794 64 PIT IN 1’35.468
9 32  SAVADORI Lorenzo Aprilia RSV4 RF 1’35.555 +0.881 59 PIT IN 1’35.555
10 69  HAYDEN Nicky Honda CBR1000RR SP 1’35.565 +0.891 99 1’35.565
11 59  CANEPA Niccolò Yamaha YZF R1 1’35.746 +1.072 86 PIT IN 1’35.746
12 35  DE ROSA Raffaele BMW S1000 RR 1’35.883 +1.209 86 1’35.883
13 25  BROOKES Joshua BMW S1000 RR 1’36.042 +1.368 93 1’36.042
14 15  DE ANGELIS Alex Aprilia RSV4 RF 1’36.115 +1.441 65 PIT IN 1’36.115
15 13  WEST Anthony Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’36.447 +1.773 51 1’36.447
16 40  RAMOS Román Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’36.512 +1.838 50 PIT IN 1’36.512
17 17  ABRAHAM Karel BMW S1000 RR 1’36.522 +1.848 67 1’36.522
18 11  AL SULAITI Saeed Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’37.392 +2.718 63 1’37.392
19 9  SCHMITTER Dominic Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’37.524 +2.850 30 PIT IN 1’37.524
20 56  SEBESTYÉN Péter Yamaha YZF R1 1’37.874 +3.200 29 PIT IN 1’37.874
21 119  SZKOPEK Pawel Yamaha YZF R1 1’38.142 +3.468 60 PIT IN 1’38.142
22 5  MARCONI Luca Yamaha YZF R1 1’39.111 +4.437 34 PIT IN 1’39.111