Motorcycle Racing News Portimao Superbike Test Results, Day 2

Portimao Superbike Test Results, Day 2

2011 World Superbike Tests

The second day of official World Superbike testing at Portimao, Portugal, got underway in wet conditions on Thursday.

Both the morning and afternoon sessions were plagued by consistent rain drops, but as the track began to slowly dry out during the later session, the top time went to Jonathan Rea on the Castrol Honda CBR1000RR.

The Northern Irishman posted a 1:54.718, over 10 seconds slower than Jakub Smrz’s top time on Wednesday aboard the Effenbert Liberty Ducati superbike.

Out of the combined Thursday times in the wet conditions, Yamaha World Superbike rider Marco Malendri was second fastest, with Althea Ducati rider Carolos Checa third fastest.

The reigning World Superbike Champions, Aprilia Alitalia’s Max Biaggi, did not participate in the Thursday practice sessions, but he remains sixth fastest overall between both test day times.

All together, eight superbike riders took to the track during the Thursday morning session, with Checa leading the way, and 12 during the afternoon.

Riders will be on track Friday for the last of three days of World Superbike testing at Portimao, the first official session of 2011.

2011 World Superbike: Portimao Test, Day 2 Combined Times
1. (4) Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’54.718
2. (33) Melandri M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R1 1’55.063
3. (7) Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’56.162
4. (50) Guintoli S. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’56.505
5. (96) Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’56.902
6. (66) Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’57.213
7. (58) Laverty E. (IRL) Yamaha YZF R1 1’58.126
8. (41) Haga N. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’58.377
9. (86) Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1’58.711
10. (84) Fabrizio M. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’58.919
11 52 Toseland J. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1’59.390
12 121 Berger M. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’59.472

2011 WSBK Portimao Tests: Day 1 & 2 Combined Times
1. (96) Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1’43.503
2. (4) Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1’43.676
3. (58) Laverty E. (IRL) Yamaha YZF R1 1’43.707
4. (66) Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’43.770
5. (7) Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1’43.789
6. (3) Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’43.840
7. (84) Fabrizio M. (ITA) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1’43.879
8. (50) Guintoli S. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’44.369
9. (2) Camier L. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’44.446
10. (17) Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1’44.752
11. (52) Toseland J. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1’44.764
12. (41) Haga N. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1’44.857
13. (111) Xaus R. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1’44.885
14. (121) Berger M. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1’44.886
15. (33) Melandri M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R1 1’45.461
16. (86) Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1’45.678

Ron Lieback
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