Jonathan Rea has taken the top spot during the first day of testing at Portimao, keeping up his impressive pre-season pace from Jerez last week.
14 WorldSBK and 10 WordSSP riders are at the Autodromo do Algarve Portimao for the final European winter test ahead of the 2019 Superbike World Championship season kicking off in Australia next month. And after the first day of testing, it’s reigning Champion Jonathan Rea who topped the pile. It was tight at the top though, with the top ten riders all within a second of each other by the end of the day.
It’s the final day of testing at Portimao today, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with how it goes. Here are the unofficial times for Day One.
Portimao Test – Day One (unofficial times):
Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing WorldSBK Team) 1’42.195
Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) 1’42.614 +0.419
Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 1’42.682 +0.487
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) 1’42.687 +0.492
Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 1’42.808 +0.613
Leon Haslam (Kawasaki Racing WorldSBK Team) 1’42.820 +0625
Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) 1’42.872 +0.677
Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK) 1’43.033 +0.838
Markus Reiterberger (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 1’43.682 +1.487
Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 1’43.702 +1.502
Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha WorldSBK) 1’43.847 +1.652
Eugene Laverty (Team Goeleven) 1’44.200 +2.005
Michael Ruben Rinaldi (BARNI Racing Team) 1’44.663 +2.468
Alessandro Delbianco (Althea MIE Racing Team) 1’45.732 +3.537
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