Scott Redding leads the way on day-one of Official WorldSBK testing in Barcelona at the midday stage. 

The opening four hours were a competitive one at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Ducati and Yamaha exchanging fastest times. 

Redding is one of the more familiar riders with the Catalan circuit due to his years in MotoGP, and wasted no time getting up to speed.

The Brit remained top until the beginning of the third hour when Toprak Razgatlioglu went fastest for Pata Yamaha, but Redding soon regained top spot and finished 0.471s quicker than American Garrett Gerloff at lunch.

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya made it's debut on the WorldSBK calendar in 2020, with Jonathan Rea, Michael Van Der Mark and Chaz Davies all taking a victory each. 

2021 Official World Superbike barcelona Test Times, Day-one - midday results
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati1'41.198
2Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.471s
3Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+0.500s
4Michael Ruben RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+0.550s
5Leon HaslamGBRHRC+0.632s
6Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.668s
7Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.768s
8Alvaro BautistaGBRHRC+0.860s
9Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW+0.895s
10Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.922s
11Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW+1.061s
12Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+1.171s
13Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+1.347s
14Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+1.621s
15Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+1.715s
16Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Kawasaki+2.335s
17Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+2.627s
18Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+3.747s
19Leandro MercardoARGMIE Honda Racing+4.848s
20Samuele CavalieriITAPedercini Kawasaki+6.060s