Differently from what we saw in Superbike and Superstock 1000, World Supersport Friday FPs took place just on the dry track and so the riders could push hard in both sessions. Almost all the riders were faster in FP2 than in FP1 and one of them is Jules Cluzel, who topped Friday standings.
The French NRT Yamaha rider went first during the late stages of FP2, when he set a laptime of 2’03.502 and was 51 milliseconds faster than Sandro Cortese. “Sandrissimo” was leading the way thanks to FP1’s 2’03.553, but during FP2 he crashed midway the session (and caused a red flag, since air fences had to be repaired) and so he could not further improve his time.
Behind the leading duo, Randy Krummenacher gave Yamaha a nice triple, as he ranked third (2’03.722) followed by Ayrton Badovini. The rider from Biella looks more competitive in Brno than in the previous race weekends and for the first time in 2018 he was faster than his team-mate Raffaele De Rosa (9th). Between the two MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag riders we find from 5th to 8th place Federico Caricasulo, Lucas Mahias, more and more competitive Thomas Gradinger and Anthony West. Closing the top 10 and the list of who goes straight to Superpole 2 is Sheridan Morais. Just outside the top 10 we find Kyle Smith (newly racing with CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) and Rob Hartog (once again best ESS rider).