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Catalunya WorldSBK, FP1 | Razgatlioglu leads ROKiT BMW 1-2 in FP1, Rea back on form

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Toprak Razgatlioglu began Round 2 of the 2024 WorldSBK Championship as he intends to go on as he led a ROKiT BMW 1-2 on the timesheets during first free practice at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Little more than a month on from raising the curtain on the new season in Australia, the Barcelona venue heralds the first of the year’s events in Europe, the continent where WorldSBK will remain right to the end of the twelve-round season.

It was Razgatlioglu starting Round 2 more positively than he concluded Round 1, the Turk suffering a major technical issue at the end of his first weekend as a BMW rider.


In Spain, however, the Turkish rider was right back up to speed, pumping in a head-turning 1m 41.199secs lap just minutes into the session. It was a benchmark that would prove too lofty for his rivals, the 2021 WorldSBK Champion holding firm in first come the chequered flag.

It was a close run thing in the closing stages though as Michael van der Mark scythed up the timesheets in the final minutes to give BMW an early boost with the second fastest time, just +0.046s shy of his team-mate.

In third, Jonathan Rea looked more his familiar self with a promising run to third quickest on the Pata PROMETEON Yamaha R1. Steadfast in the top ten throughout the session, a late improvement would be lift Rea into the upper echelons, two tenths adrift of Yamaha predecessor Razgatlioglu.

Nicolo Bulega headed up the Ducati offensive in fourth on the factory Aruba.it Racing machine, with fellow Italians Andrea Locatelli (Pata PROMETEON Yamaha) and Andrea Iannone (Team Go Eleven) completing the top six.

Remy Gardner made it three Yamahas well inside the top ten in seventh, ahead of Phillip Island podium sitter Danilo Petrucci and fellow satellite Ducati counterpart Sam Lowes in eighth and ninth respectively. Garrett Gerloff completed the top ten on the best of the Bonovo Action BMWs.

Elsewhere, it was a modest start to the weekend for WorldSBK points’ leader Alex Lowes, the double Phillip Island race winner maintaining a low profile in 14th, just behind Kawasaki Racing Team counterpart Axel Bassani.

Similarly, it was a surprisingly subdued start to the day for last year’s dominant triple race winner Alvaro Bautista, the defending champion just outside the top ten in 11th place, some +0.8s adrift of the top spot.

🇪🇸 ⏱️ 2024 Catalunya WorldSBK | Free Practice 1 Results

Friday | Conditions - Dry, Sunny
🇪🇸 ⏱️ 2024 WorldSBK Results | Circut de Barcelona-Catalunya | Free Practice 1 Results | Round 2 of 12
PosRiderNatTeamMotorcycleLap Time
1Toprak Razgatlioglu🇹🇷ROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1m 41.199
2Michael van der Mark🇳🇱ROKiT BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1m 41.245
3Jonathan Rea🇬🇧Pata PROMOTEONYamaha R11m 41.400
4Nicolo Bulega🇮🇹Aruba RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 41.407
5Andrea Locatelli🇮🇹Pata PROMOTEONYamaha R11m 41.473
6Andrea Iannone🇮🇹Team Go ElevenDucati Panigale V4 R1m 41.497
7Remy Gardner🇦🇺GYTR GRTYamaha R11m 41.784
8Danilo Petrucci🇮🇹Barni Spark RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 41.785
9Sam Lowes🇬🇧Elf Marc VDS RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 41.821
10Garrett Gerloff🇺🇲Bonovo Action RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 41.845
11Alvaro Bautista🇪🇦Aruba RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 41.968
12Dominique Aegerter🇨🇭GYTR GRTYamaha R11m 41.990
13Axel Bassani🇮🇹Kawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 42.110
14Alex Lowes🇬🇧Kawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 42.232
15Xavi Vierge🇪🇦Team HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 42.266
16Michael Ruben Rinaldi🇮🇹Motocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1m 42.397
17Philipp Oettl🇩🇪GMT 94Yamaha R11m 42.494
18Scott Redding🇬🇧Bonovo Action RacingBMW M 1000 RR1m 42.647
19Tito Rabat🇪🇦Puccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 42.647
20Iker Lecuona🇪🇦Team HRCHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 42.750
21Bradley Ray🇬🇧MotoxracingYamaha R11m 43.161
22Tarran Mackenzie🇬🇧Petronas MIE RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 43.180
23Adam Norrodin🇲🇾Petronas MIE RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 44.893

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