All-British top-4 with Lowes and Camier trailing KRT pair
Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) mirrored Jonathan Rea’s (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) performance in the morning Free Practice session by marking a late best lap to overtake his teammate and lead the way into the last Free Practice of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship’s sixth round.
With dry lines slowly developing around parts of Donington Park, times shortened across the field of riders, with everyone now out on track. As in the first session of the day, Rea was out for few laps, totalling just 14 now across both timed practices. It was enough for most of the session, as Rea quickly jumped to the top of the standings, beating the 1’39 barrier comfortably. However, with less than 5 minutes to go, Sykes proved he’s up for a fight by beating Rea by more than six tenths of a second, with the championship leader unable to counter.
Behind the KRT pair, Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) closed the gap with the provisional third fastest time of the day. Leon Camier (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) again marked the fourth best time, showing that he’s back stronger than ever at Donington. The rider is fit for the day, and will be reviewed before tomorrow’s FP4 to confirm he’s fully ready to roll.