News 28 Feb 2020
Redding once again fastest in WorldSBK FP2
Reigning champion Krummenacher tops the timesheets in WorldSSP.
Aruba.it Racing – Ducati’s Scott Redding once again set the pace in FP2 at Phillip Island’s Motul Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), this time in dry conditions.
The WorldSBK rookie was a step above the competition after setting a 1m30.436s lap, which was 0.418s clear of Toprak Razgatlioglu’s (Pata Yamaha) 1m30.854s.
Micheal van der Mark (Pata Yamaha) was third fastest with a best time of 1m30.905s, while Leon Haslam (Team HRC) and Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing) were fourth and fifth respectively.
Sixth through to 10th was taken out by four-time defending champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK), Alvaro Bautista (Team HRC), Michael Rinaldi (Team GoEleven), and Xavier Fores (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing).
In the WorldSSP category, reigning champion Randy Krummenacher (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) topped the timesheets with a 1m32.894s, edging out rookie Andrea Locatelli (Bardahl Evan Bros. Yamaha), who whose best time was 1m33.213s.
A 1m33.510s time granted Raffeale de Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) third, while the top five was rounded out by Can Oncu (Turkish Racing Team) and Isaac Vinales (Kallio Racing), Australian wildcard Oli Bayliss (Cube Racing) was 18th fastest.