WSBK Aragon: Late flyer keeps Rea quickest in Spain

Jonathan Rea makes it two-from-two as he tops both WSBK free practice sessions at Motorland Aragon, ahead of Sykes and Davies.
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Jonathan Rea has ended the first day of World Superbike action at Motorland Aragon as the man to beat after topping both FP1 and FP2 by a comfortable margin.

The PATA Honda rider left it late in both sessions to show his hand, his time of 1min 58.180secs emerging just over two tenths quicker than Tom Sykes, whom he usurped from the top spot with his final effort.

Rounding out an all-British top three, last year's Aragon WSBK double winner Chaz Davies lifted his Ducati to third in the closing stages, bumping down both Loris Baz and Davide Giugliano on the second of the factory 1199 Panigale Rs.

The only factory team not to improve on their FP1 efforts, Aprilia's Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli slid down the order to sixth and seventh overnight, with Eugene Lavery still finding himself adrift by almost a second on the Suzuki in eighth.

Leon Haslam and Niccolo Canepa completed the top ten, the latter leading the EVO riders despite slipping off the Althea Ducati in the closing stages.

Championship class riders Alex Lowes, Toni Elias and Claudio Corti followed up in 11th, 12th and 13th respectively, with Leon Camier improving to go second in the EVO class on the BMW Italia machine, ahead of David Salom, Jeremy Guarnoni and Bimota's Ayrton Badovini.

Elsewhere, British rider Christian Iddon made improvements to go 22nd, while both Erik Buell Racing riders are within the 107 per cent rule.

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