Despite a crash, Rinaldi closes the Superbike tests in the lead: behind him Razgatlıoğlu, Gerloff and Redding. The growth of Locatelli continues, 5th.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi closes the two-day Superbike test at Misano at the top. The new Aruba Ducati is the fastest of all at the end of the scheduled sessions and with 1.33.688 he is also very close to the track record. Toprak Razgatlıoğlu must give way after having commanded all the shifts, but remains the only one with Rinaldi who has lapped under the 1.34 threshold (1.33.886 for the Turkish).
SOME CRASHES DURING THE SECOND DAY
There were some crashes during this last day of testing. In the morning, Razgatlıoğlu himself tasted the asphalt, as did Ponsson, who had to finish his program prematurely having destroyed the bike. Rinaldi was also ashore in the afternoon, fortunately without consequences. The Italian was brought back to the pits by Can Öncü and the session was suspended for a few minutes.
AN INCREDIBLE RINALDI LEADS
At the resumption of operations, Michael did not lose confidence and printed the best reference of the day, as well as the overall of the two days of testing. Behind him, as mentioned, Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, who leaves Misano after two days at the top. Followed by Garrett Gerloff, at the first approach in Misano (+0.4), and Scott Redding (+0.7). The rookie Andrea Locatelli closes the top 5 in 1.34.7.
BEWARE OF ROOKIES!
A trio of rookies follows: Lucas Mahias opens with 1.34.8 ahead of Axel Bassani (+1.2) and Kohta Nozane (+1.4). The Japanese, like his teammate Gerloff, took advantage of the two days to get to know Misano. Behind them Tito Rabat (+1.6); Barni’s Spaniard ended the session an hour early. In the standings, Ponsson closes the platoon, which however did not turn after having destroyed the bike in the morning.
SUPERSPORT: OETTL IN FRONT OF ODENDAAL
In Supersport Öttl is confirmed as the fastest in these two days. The centaur of the Puccetti team once again rules Steven Odendaal, who today sported the new livery of the BARDAHL Evan Bros. team 1.37.711 for the German, two tenths more behind the South African. Then we find Randy Krummenacher, a few thousandths slower than Odendaal, and Can Öncü (+1.5), the victim of a crash in the morning session.