Reviews: WSBK Portimao FT2: Kawasaki duo front, no BMW in the top 10!

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Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea has brought the fastest time Friday in the World Superbike Championship at Portimao. The Kawasaki rider lapped the course in FT2 in 1: 41,466 minutes and referred teammate Alex Lowes on the second position. Leon Haslam brought Honda into the top 3. Less well passed the training for BMW.

The noon Rea led the scoring with a 1: 41.542er-time ( to FT1 report ). BMW driver Jonas Folger landed in FT1 at the 17th position and was 2.666 seconds behind. Folger was previously never go in Portimao and had to learn the challenging circuit on Friday morning.

WSBK MAGNY-COURS: RAZGATLIOGLU goes down Rea in the sprinklaw, Folger P18

 WSBK MAGNY-COURS: RAZGATLIOGLU goes down Rea in the sprinklaw, Folger P18 © Yamaha Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea delivered a hard fight Yamaha Werkspilot Toprak Razgatlioglu secured the victory in the superpole race in Magny-Cours ( to the Race Result ). The Turk sat down in the last round against World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) and enlarged the victory the lead in the World Cup on eight points. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki) finished the race on position three. From BMW view Michael van the Mark out, the sixth became.

The asphalt had warmed up at the beginning of the FT2 to more than 47 ° C and was much warmer than in the morning. The lap times were much slower than at the end of FT1. After fifteen minutes Kawasaki rider Alex Lowes led the scoring with a 1: 42.118er-lap.

Kawasaki rider change at the top from

Jonathan Rea posted the first one: 41er Round of FT2 and took over 16 minutes into the lead in the afternoon session. The clock stopped at 1: 41,811 minutes are. After about 20 minutes of exercise time, Yamaha pilot Toprak Razgatlioglu pushed to the second position. Only 0.022 seconds were missing for Rea-best time.

Alex Lowes sat little later to the top. The Kawasaki rider screwed the FT2-fastest time at 1: 41,657 minutes down. And Honda rider Leon Haslam was quick. Haslam missed the Lowes time just 0.059 seconds and demonstrated that he has coped well the departure of the morning.

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With Ducati there were problems on the machine by Scott Redding. In the box of the Ducati factory team has worked to the Panigale V4R to make ready again. Ten minutes before the end of the FT2 was able to drive on the route Redding. In the ranking Redding had slipped out of the top 10th At this time GoEleven replacement pilot Loris Baz best Ducati rider.

The world champion asserts itself at the head

Jonathan Rea took over in the closing stages again the lead in the FT2. The world champion missed with a 1: 41.638er Round just FT1 his personal best and was 0.019 seconds faster than team-mate Alex Lowes. Five minutes before the end of the FT2 improved Rea set the fastest time at 1: 41,466 minutes and drove the fastest lap of the day.

When the final test, there were no changes. Rea stood in front of Lowes. Behind the Kawasaki factory duo followed Leon Haslam. The Yamaha riders Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garrett Gerloff completed the top 5.

Loris Baz was the best sixth Ducati rider. Fellow Scott Redding ended the FT2 in seventh. Michael Ruben Rinaldi followed at the eighth position. Alvaro Bautista (Honda) and Andrea Locatelli (Yamaha) completed the top 10. No


in the top 10 None of the four BMW drivers made it into the top 10. Michael van der Mark ended the FT2 to position eleven and 0.858 seconds back. BMW reserve driver Eugene Laverty ended at the 15th position. Jonas follower ended the session at the 16th position. Follower and the residue was reduced to 1.855 seconds.

The FT3 on Saturday morning will start at 10:00 am (CEST).

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