Toprak Razgatlioglu closes out WorldSBK Catalunya FP2 fastest along with top spot on Friday’s combined times. 

WorldSBK Catalunya, Spain - Free Practice Results (2)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha1:42.369s
2Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+0.217s
3Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+0.246s
4Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.419s
5Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.429s
6Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati0.506s
7Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.636s
8Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+0.703s
9Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+0.723s
10Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.777s
11Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+0.815s
12Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.844s
13Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.863s
14Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+1.028s
15Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+1.040s
16Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+1.262s
17Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+1.467s
18Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+1.903s
19Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+1.966s
20Samuele CavalieriSPABarni Ducati+2.040s
21Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+3.060s
22Lachlan EpisAUSPedercini Kawasaki+6.180s

Unlike FP1 where Jonathan Rea led the way throughout, the six-time world champion had to play second best to Pata Yamaha’s Andrea Locatelli following the opening stint. 

Tom Sykes, who was third during this morning’s FP1 suffered an early crash, while the Ducati’s of Michael Rinaldi and Scott Redding saw early improvements. Rinaldi then went fastest midway through session. 

Rinaldi’s stint at the top wasn’t a long one though as Razgatlioglu went quickest with the best lap of the day. 

Alvaro Bautista and Locatelli both suffered final corner crashes late on, while the top positions remained unchanged as the session ended. 

Rea had a late excursion through the gravel at turn ten but was able to stay aboard his Kawasaki machine. 

Free Practice One

Jonathan Rea finishes FP1 for the Catalan WorldSBK fastest from championship rival Toprak Razgatlioglu. 

After enjoying a recent two-day test in Barcelona, Rea was able to use the extra data gathered aboard his Ninja ZX-10RR to immediately set the pace. 

Alex Lowes was second quickest following the initial flurry of laps before championship leader Razgatlioglu split the two KRT riders.  

Tom Sykes moved up to third with a quarter of the session remaining, while Andrea Locatelli continued to impress in fifth. 

With less than ten minutes remaining, Locatelli improved his time again which resulted in the top five being separated by just three tenths. 

Times and positions inside the top five remained unchanged during the final few minutes, while Garrett Gerloff moved up from 14th to eighth.