Six-time WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea topped the inaugural free practice session at Navarra. 

WorldSBK Navarra, Spain - Free Practice Results (1)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team1:37.629s
2Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+0.123s
3Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.164s
4Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.453s
5Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+0.468s
6Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.600s
7Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+0.902s
8Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.907s
9Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+0.913s
10Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.935s
11Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.081s
12Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+1.364s
13Tito RabatSPABarni Ducati+1.419s
14Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+1.481s
15Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+1.628s
16Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+2.173s
17Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+2.568s
18Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+3.087s
19Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+3.243s
20Noimichi UramotoJAPJEG Racing Suzuki+3.388s
21Jayson UribeUSAPedercini Kawasaki+5.131s
22Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+5.154s

Andrea Locatelli was the early pace setter for Pata Yamaha before team-mate Toprak Razgatlioglu took over top spot. 

The Turkish rider’s stint at the top lasted only a few minutes though, as Scott Redding went three tenths quicker. With most of the field having returned to pit lane, Redding continued on and went even faster on used tyres. 

Locatelli closed to within half a tenth of the Ducati rider with just under ten minutes to go, while Chaz Davies enjoyed one of his strongest starts to a weekend by going sixth fastest. 

Championship contenders Rea and Razgatlioglu then went 1-2, before Redding split the pair. 

Razgatlioglu regained second spot on his penultimate lap, while fellow Yamaha rider Garrett Gerloff moved up to fourth. 

Leon Haslam suffered a late crash - the only rider to go down during FP1. 

After missing round six of the championship at Autodrom Most, Lucas Mahias made a return to action, as did Leandro Mercardo who tested positive for Covid-19 before the Czech round.