Michael Van Der Mark topped his first World Superbike session of the year in a wet Portimao warm-up from Loris Baz. 

While the conditions were newsworthy alone, the bigger story to start off race day #2 at Portimao is that six-time world champion Jonathan Rea has been cleared to race. 

Riders were relatively slow in joining the wet track with Rea and championship leader Toprak Razgatlioglu remaining in pit lane for the first five minutes. 

With ten minutes to go the entire field was out on circuit, but Pedercini Kawasaki rider Lachlan Epis suffered a fall at turn eight. 

Michael Van Der Mark was the rider with the early pace as track conditions slightly worsened. Van Der Mark led the way until four minutes to go when podium sitter in race one Loris Baz went two tenths quicker. 

Van Der Mark then responded on his very next lap to go back to the top, while Rea was third, Scott Redding fourth and Razgatlioglu fifth. 

The top two remained unchanged as the session came to a close, however, Leon Haslam jumped up to third late on, while Michael Rinaldi split Rea and Razgatlioglu in sixth.

World Superbike Portimao, Portugal - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team1:55.355s
2Loris BazFRAGoEleven Ducati+0.135s
3Leon HaslamGBRTeam HRC+0.666s
4Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.767s
5Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team+1.084s
6Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+1.831s
7Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+2.021s
8Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+2.295s
9Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+2.746s
10Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+2.926s
11Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+2.996s
12Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+3.170s
13Eugene LavertyIRLMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+3.601s
14Jonas FolgerGERBenovo BMW+3.812s
15Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+3.962s
16Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+4.418s
17Samuele CavalieriSPABarni Ducati+6.899s
18Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+7.445s
19Gabrielle RuiuITAB-Max Racing Team+7.624s
20Tito RabatITAKawasaki Puccetti+10.090s
21Loris CressonBELPedercini KawasakiNo Time
22Lachlan EpisAUSPedercini KawasakiNo Time