Jonathan Rea feels that his strong pace in both cool morning and hot afternoon conditions should eradicate any nerves as he bids to wrap up his debut World Superbike championship in Jerez.

The championship leader, who only needs to score just six points in the remaining six races should Chaz Davies claim 25 points in each one, was quick to dispel any talk of nerves after ending the first day of free practice second overall.

"No, why should I be nervous," was Rea's response to a question asking whether the weight of Sunday's possible achievement had confronted him. "I have a great pace, a good bike and I want to win the race. I have six races time to have the greatest day of my life.

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"I'm in a dream situation, but I want to stay focused and do a good job. Since I was six years old my dream was to become world champion. I want to become world champion with a race win, not with just any result."

The 28-year old demonstrated the relentless consistency that has seen him dominate 2015 in both FP1 and FP2, the latter a session in which he looked notably impressive in race trim.

Still, Rea was slightly surprised that Pirelli chose not to include the SC2 front tyre - the model Rea has ran with for the majority of the year - in their allocation for this weekend.

The tyre which he used in the afternoon didn't offer the same grip when at full lean and subsequently Rea had several front end "warnings" through turns one and two.

"We made good progress compared to the first practice. The balance of the bike is now better. I could lap within 0.2s of my fastest time from the morning. At such high temperatures, it is really difficult to push the front tyre.

"The track isn't not dangerous but when it's hot and you are pushing hard I had some warnings, especially in turn one. In T1 and T2, they seem to be the danger corners.

"It's kind of strange though because it's the title decider weekend and the SC2 front tyre that I use every weekend, Pirelli decided not to bring it. We tested another front tyre that was similar to the front tyre at Portimao but it doesn't have the same stability when I'm at full lean."