Jonathan Rea tops World Superbike warm-up at Mandalika ahead of a race one which could see Toprak Razgatlioglu crowned world champion.

World Superbike Mandalika, Indonesia - Warm-Up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Jonathan ReaGBRKawasaki Racing Team1:34.873s
2Scott ReddingGBRAruba.It Ducati+0.076s
3Toprak RazgatliogluTURPATA Yamaha+0.348s
4Axel BassaniITAMotocorsa Ducati+0.352s
5Andrea LocatelliITAPATA Yamaha+0.411s
6Garrett GerloffUSAGRT Yamaha+0.436s
7Michael RinaldiITAAruba.It Ducati+0.514s
8Chaz DaviesGBRGoEleven Ducati+0.608s
9Michael Van Der MarkNEDMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.734s
10Tom SykesGBRMotorrad BMW WorldSBK Team+0.768s
11Alvaro BautistaSPATeam HRC+1.202s
12Tito RabatITAKawasaki Puccetti+1.293s
13Kohta NozaneJPNGRT Yamaha+1.437s
14Leandro MercadoARGMIE Honda Racing+1.553s
15Isaac VinalesSPAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+1.651s
16Christophe PonssonFRAGil Yamaha+1.700s
17Samuele CavalieriSPABarni Ducati+2.077s
18Oliver KonigCZEPedercini Kawasaki+2.904s

Warm-up got underway with damp patches as further rain could come during today’s double feature races.

Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding headed out immediately, however, Rea who lines up between the Yamaha and Ducati rider on the grid decided to remain in pit lane to begin Sunday’s running. 

Redding was the rider with the early pace as he led Rea by over three tenths following the first few flying laps.

Impressive rookie Axel Bassani was third overall which is a good sign for the Italian who has previous form in wet/damp conditions should it rain later today. 

While Redding moved the benchmark time down to a 1m 35s flat, Bassani and Chaz Davies made it a Ducati 1-2-3 with five minutes to go. 

After taking things easy during the early stages, Razgatlioglu managed to go second fastest. 

But the championship leader was quickly moved down to third as Rea went quickest overall as riders began their final lap. The top three of Rea, Redding and Razgatlioglu remained unchanged as the chequered flag dropped. 

The opening WorldSBK race in Indonesia was postponed until Sunday due to extreme rain prior to the scheduled start. It means race one and two will take place today, however, race one replaces the now cancelled Superpole race.

Before qualifying took place Alex Lowes was declared unfit after suffering an AC joint injury following a highside crash in FP3.

WorldSBK FP3 took place without Team HRC rider Leon Haslam after it was confirmed that the British rider would take no further part in his final weekend as a world championship rider due to a shoulder injury.