Sykes Under Lap Record As He Leads The Final Day of Testing at Jerez

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The Jerez WSB test ended earlier today with Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes again setting the fastest lap. This time he went under the lap record with a phenomenal 1:39.924.  If you want some perspective on how fast that is, just take a look at the MotoGP qualifying results at Jerez last year.

The Ducatis of Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies were also very quick and slotted into second and third position. Nicky Hayden put his Honda in the fourth spot, roughly 6/10th of a second slower than Syke’s lap.

The new Yamaha R1 superbikes made a respectable showing given their early stage of development. This is shaping up to be an interesting year in WSB. The opening round is at Phillip Island the end of next month.

Position Rider Manufacturer Time
1 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 1m 39.924s
2 Davide Giugliano Ducati 1m 40.047s
3 Chaz Davies Ducati 1m 40.110s
4 Nicky Hayden Honda 1m 40.534s
5 Michael van der Mark Honda 1m 40.601s
6 Xavi Fores Ducati 1m 40.761s
7 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 1m 40.856s
8 Sylvain Guintoli Yamaha 1m 41.018s
9 Alex Lowes Yamaha 1m 41.361s
10 Josh Brooks BMW 1m 41.826s


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