Rea Rules On Day 2 But Sykes Tops Test‏

Rea Rules On Day 2 But Sykes Tops Test‏

Written by  Press Office- World Superbike on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 08:29

@WorldSBK • (February 23, 2016)- Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap of the second and final day of testing in Phillip Island, after teammate and number one rival Tom Sykes had done the same on Day 1.

Rea, who used the morning of the second day to focus on longer runs and race simulations due to doubt about the weather later in the afternoon, posted a best of 1'31.249, one and a half tenths back on Sykes' fastest of Day 1. With consistently impressive lap times throughout his longer runs, Rea is looking imperious as he tries to defend his crown.

Fastest during the afternoon session was 2014 Champion Sylvain Guintoli, with the Frenchman taking his new YZF R1 to the top of the timesheets and keeping it there, despite an earlier small crash. With defending champion Rea just behind him, it was Yamaha teammate Alex Lowes who then put in the third fastest lap, with the returning Japanese manufacturer therefore achieving two of the three fastest laps of the afternoon.

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap of the second and final day of testing in Phillip Island, after teammate and number one rival Tom Sykes had done the same on Day 1. Rea, who used the morning of the second day to focus on longer runs and race simulations due to doubt about the weather later in the afternoon, posted a best of 1'31.249, one and a half tenths back on Sykes' fastest of Day 1. With consistently impressive lap times throughout his longer runs, Rea is looking imperious as he tries to defend his crown.

Fastest during the afternoon session was 2014 Champion Sylvain Guintoli, with the Frenchman taking his new YZF R1 to the top of the timesheets and keeping it there, despite an earlier small crash. With defending champion Rea just behind him, it was Yamaha teammate Alex Lowes who then put in the third fastest lap, with the returning Japanese manufacturer therefore achieving two of the three fastest laps of the afternoon.

 

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