WSB: Scott Redding FASTEST at Portimao after first day of TESTING.

WSB: Scott Redding FASTEST at Portimao after first day of TESTING.


Scott Redding took control of the first day of testing at Portimao – ending the day at the top of the time sheets on his ARUBA.IT Racing Ducati.

WSB: Scott Redding FASTEST at Portimao after first day of TESTING.

Ahead of the World Superbike Championship kicking off next month, the paddock has been out testing at Portimao in Portugal – and at the end of the first day, British rookie Scott Redding topped the timesheets, putting in a (unofficial) lap of 1’41.179.

On his second visit to Portimao, Redding set quick lap times on both of his bikes – as he went out in search of rear grip. With its long corners and tight hairpins, the circuit proved the perfect opportunity for the British Superbike Champion to test his bikes – and test them he did, putting in a series of strong laps towards the end of the day to finish up at the top of the pile on day one.

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Two-time WorldSBK race winner Loris Baz finished up in second on the Ten Kate Racing Yamaha – with Toprak Razgatlioglu coming in third. The Turkish rider came into Portimao after finishing second in the standings at Jerez – and on his first day in Portugal, he claimed third. Not bad.

HERE ARE THE (UNOFFICIAL) LAP TIMES OF THE TOP SIX RIDERS AT THE END OF DAY ONE:

Scott Redding (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) 1’41.179

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Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) +0.573

Toprak Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WORLDSBK OFFICIAL TEAM) +0.702

Michael van der Mark (PATA YAMAHA WORLDSBK OFFICIAL TEAM) +0.878

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Eugene Laverty (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) +1.482

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) +1.561

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