The second day of Superbike tests concluded in Barcelona. One of the twists is that Razgatlıoğlu is positive for Covid-19
Superbike closes the two days of tests in Barcelona with another hot session. After Laverty, both Álvaro Bautista and Toprak Razgatlıoğlu almost did not ride today. The Spaniard raised the white flag after a few laps due to the injury he confessed yesterday. The Turkish instead only made two outings before finishing his tests. He is positive for Covid-19 after a test done this morning!
For the other teams, however, the test continued incessantly. Jonathan Rea improved his time thanks to a super last lap in the last five minutes! The new Ninja sends an important signal in the first real confrontation with rivals. The data relating to top speed is impressive: Rea is in fact almost in line with the Ducatis!
In the end, Scott Redding gets behind the world champion. 1.40.443 the time of the Ducati rider, 1.40.264 that of the Kawasaki centaur. Then there is Garrett Gerloff, 3rd two tenths behind. Behind them Jonas Folger, who brings the BMW to the high areas and prints an excellent 1.40.699. Then there is Rinaldi, the last driver with Tom Sykes under the wall of 41. Behind them Alex Lowes, first above that threshold. Kawasaki’s number 22 closes almost a second behind his teammate. Andrea Locatelli remains under the second delay too. Chaz Davies ends his debut with Go Eleven in 9th position one second behind Rea. Then Haslam 10th, followed by Nozane and Bassani, before finding Tito Rabat 13th.
Van Der Mark’s complicated apprenticeship on the BMW continues. He is 14th with a fall in the final causing a red flag (bike in pieces, rider OK) in front of Razgatlıoğlu. Then there are Vinales and Ponsson, finally Bautista (KO after the injury with very few laps to the credit), Tati Mercado and Samuele Cavalieri much more detached. Below are the times of the second day of testing.