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Guintoli tops rainy final day at Jerez

3 April 2014

Rainy conditions played their part on the third and final day of World Superbike private testing at Jerez, with those present completing only minimal running around the Spanish circuit.

With intermittent rain consigning most to the pit lane for much of the day, only a handful of quick laps were completed during a short period when the circuit was dry with Aprilia's Sylvain Guintoli turning in the fastest time, albeit two seconds off Davide Giugliano's record-breaking pace from day two.

Suzuki's Alex Lowes was second fastest, ahead of Jonathan Rea, while Phillip Island race winner Eugene Laverty was fourth best despite slipping off unhurt.

Kawasaki riders Tom Sykes and Loris Baz completed wet laps, albeit without transponders, while David Salom skipped the final day after injuring his hand in an accident.

Jerez WSBK test – Day 3

1. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Aprilia Racing RSV4 1m 42.118s
2. Alex Lowes GBR Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 42.662s
3. Jonathan Rea GBR PATA Honda CBR1000RR 1m 43.125s
4. Eugene Laverty IRL Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 43.479s
5. Leon Haslam GBR PATA Honda CBR1000RR 1m 44.229s
6. Davide Giugliano ITA Ducati SBK 1199 Panigale R 1m 44.444s
7. Chaz Davies GBR Ducati SBK 1199 Panigale R 1m 59.894s
8. Marco Melandri ITA Aprilia Racing RSV4 2m 04.204s


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