Jonathan Rea dominated the second World Superbike free practice at Jerez to end day one fastest. 

World Superbike Jerez, Spain - Free Practice Results (2)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team1:39.671s
2Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+0.399s
3Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+0.657s
4Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.671s
5Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+0.678s
6Alex LowesGBRKawasaki Racing Team+0.681s
7Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+0.682s
8Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+0.930s
9Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+1.074s
10Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.187s
11Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+1.226s
12Loris BazFRAGoEleven Ducati+1.467s
13Eugene LavertyIRLMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+1.526s
14Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+1.526s
15Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+1.562s
16Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+1.665s
17Lucas MahiasFRAKawasaki Puccetti+1.704s
18Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+1.851s
19Marvin FritzGERIXS-YART Yamaha+1.959s
20Samuele CavalieriSPABarni Ducati+2.170s
21Andrea MantovaniITAVince64 Racing Kawasaki+2.373s
22Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+2.450s
23Loris CressonBELPedercini Kawasaki+2.611s
24Lachlan EpisAUSPedercini Kawasaki+4.705s

Just like FP1, Rea immediately set the pace ahead of Team HRC riders Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista, while GRT Yamaha rider Kohta Nozane suffered a crash on just his first flying lap.

The Japanese rider wasn’t alone in crashing as fellow Yamaha riders Christophe Ponsson and wildcard rider Marvin Fritz also went down at turn one. 

With just under half the session gone, Michael Rinaldi reduced Rea’s advantage of two tenths to just +0.004s, before bettering the Kawasaki rider a few laps later.

Alvaro Bautista, who was fourth at the time and on course for a personal best late on, suffered a fast crash at turn 11. The Spaniard lost the front on what is the first of two right-handers.  

Rea then improved with just under five minutes to go and regained top spot courtesy of the first sub 1m 40s lap of the day - four tenths ahead of Rinaldi in second. 

Toprak Razgatlioglu finished the session seventh after being the only rider inside the top eight not to go quicker than this morning - finished second overall.  

Free Practice One

Championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu finished the opening World Superbike practice at Jerez fastest from Michael Rinaldi. 

Jonathan Rea led the way early on before Alex Lowes then bettered his British team-mate. Razgatlioglu was less than a tenth behind the two Kawasaki riders in P3.

Lowes remained top until Rea regained top spot with 18 minutes left. However, Razgatlioglu soon improved on Rea’s time by a further three tenths. 

Winner of race two in Catalunya, Rinaldi jumped into third ahead of Lowes late on, before turning that into second. Rea finished P3 - +0.337 down on his title rival Razgatlioglu. 

Andrea Locatelli suffered an early crash at turn one after running through the gravel and losing the front end at slow speed. 

FIM World Endurance rider Marvin Fritz was back in WorldSBK action for the second time this year after making a wildcard appearance in Most, Czech Republic, while Loris Baz and Eugene Laverty replaced the injured Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes.