After finishing FP1 in eighth place, Dominique Aegerter bounced back to top WorldSSP FP2, while main title challenger Steven Odendaal crashed.

WorldSSP Magny-Cours, France - Free Practice Results (2)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Dominique AegerterSWITen Kate Racing Yamaha1:41.314s
2Federico CaricasuloSPABiblion Yamaha Motoxracing+0.029s
3Andy VerdoiaFRAGMT94 Yamaha+0.046s
4Jules CluzelFRAGMT94 Yamaha+0.064s
5Valentin DebiseFRAGMT94 Yamaha+0.295s
6Niki TuuliFINMV Agusta Corsa Clienti+0.378s
7Can OncuTURKawasaki Puccetti Racing+0.522s
8Luca BernardiSMRCM Racing Yamaha+0.639s
9Philipp OettlGERKawasaki Puccetti Racing+0.701s
10Raffaele De RosaITAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+0.761s
11Manuel GonzalezSPAYamaha Parkingo Racing+0.809s
12Kevin ManfrediITAAltogo Yamaha Racing+0.905s
13Randy KrummenacherSWIEAB Racing Yamaha+0.921s
14Stephane FrossardSWIJura Vitesse Moto Team Yamaha+1.017s
15Michel FabrizioITAG.A.P Motozoo Puccetti Kawasaki Racing+1.034s
16Steven OdendaalSAEvan Bros Yamaha+1.094s
17Peter SebestyenHUNEvan Bros Yamaha+1.115s
18Leonardo TacciniITAOrelac Racing Kawasaki+1.296s
19Christoffer BergmanSWEWoicik Racing yamaha+1.340s
20Vertti TakalaFINKallio Racing Yamaha+1.458s
21Federico FuligniITAVFT Racing Yamaha+1.660s
22Dani ValleSPAYamaha MS Racing+1.749s
23Marcel BrennerSUIVFT Racing Yamaha+1.824s
24Galang Hendra PratamaINDTen Kate Racing Yamaha+1.850s
25Hannes SoomerESTKallio Racing Yamaha+1.852s
26Unai OrradreSPAYamaha MS Racing+1.860s
27David Sanchis MartinezSPAWRP Wepol Yamaha Racing+1.878s
28Hikari OkuboJAPG.A.P Motozoo Puccetti Kawasaki Racing+2.013s
29Vincent FalconeFRATFC Racing Yamaha+2.624s
30Luigi MontellaITAChiodo Racing Yamaha+3.082s
31Maria HerreraSPABiblion Yamaha Motoxracing+3.315s
32Eduardo Montero HuertaSPADK Motorsport Yamaha+4.255s

The Swiss rider held onto top spot after late pressure from Federico Caricasulo and impressive wildcard rider Andy Verdoia. 

Second place for Caricasulo is yet another indication of the Italian’s upturn in form after leaving GMT94 Yamaha two rounds ago, while former team-mate Jules Cluzel was the second quickest Franchman on the timingsheets in fourth. 

Free Practice One

Federico Caricasulo topped the opening WorldSSP practice session at Magny-Cours ahead of former GMT94 Yamaha team-mate Jules Cluzel. 

After a damp opening WorldSSP300 and WorldSBK FP1 at Magny-Cours, WorldSSP riders certainly got the better of the morning conditions as bright sunshine was unrelenting. 

It was Caricasulo who led the way for most of FP1, while wildcard rider Andy Verdoia challenged the Italian on more than one occasion. 

Cluzel then put in back-to-back quick laps as the checkered flag dropped to go fastest, however, Caricasulo responded with a 1:41.480s - 0.085s quicker than Cluzel as Can Oncu suffered a late fall. 

Championship leader Dominique Aegerter could only manage eighth on what was his first session at Magny-Cours, while second in the standings Steven Odendaal was fifth fastest.