Ten Kate Racing have dominated the opening day of Practice at Donington Park with both of their riders taking top spot in the two sessions throughout the day.
Much like the second Superbike session of the day the second Supersport session was plagued with the classic British summer time weather. However, the Ten Kate Racing squad rose to the top on Friday and locked out the top spot of both sessions throughout the day.
Jorge Navarro finished the afternoon Practice session in the top spot as he mastered the wet conditions at Donington Park. The Spanish rider finished 15th in the dry opening session, but did much better in the wetter session in the afternoon.
Anupab Sarmoon took a shock second place by the end of the second Practice session of the day. The Thai rider had sat on top of the time screens in the early stages of the session but was displaced by Navarro later on.
Raffaele de Rosa looks strong around Donington Park in both the dry and wet conditions. The Italian rider finished third this afternoon and looks up to the task this weekend whatever the weather.
Federico Caricasulo finished fourth this morning and then finished fourth again this afternoon. Once again this Italian rider looks like he could be in the mix whether the races are dry or wet.
Valentin Debise finished tenth in the dry conditions this morning and finished fifth this afternoon for the GMT 94 Yamaha squad. The French rider could be in the mix if rain falls again this weekend.
The other Ten Kate Racing Yamaha rider, Stefano Manzi, took top spot this morning. However, he did not have the pace to match his team-mate in the wet conditions this afternoon. The Italian clearly prefers to ride Donington Park in the dry, but he was still ahead of his Championship rival in both conditions.
Niki Tuuli took the Triumph to another top ten spot this afternoon. The Finnish rider was seventh place at the end of the wet afternoon session.
The Championship leader, Nicolo Bulega, might have his work cut out for him this weekend. This morning the Ducati rider was third place and then this afternoon he slipped down to eighth. This could be a round where Manzi is able to put the pressure onto Bulega.
Another British rider cracked the top ten in the afternoon session, but this time it was not Tom Booth-Amos. This time it was the turn of John McPhee to be the top British rider at Donington Park in Supersport. The Scottish rider finished ninth overall on board his Kawasaki.
Finally, it was Glenn van Straalen who rounded out the top ten as he placed his EAB Racing Yamaha machine just inside the top ten at the end of FP2.
With the changing conditions throughout the day it is still Stefano Manzi on top overall from his lap time in FP1. Then it is Yari Montella and Nicolo Bulega who are sat second and third overall at the end of the opening day at Donington Park for World Supersport.
|2023 British WorldSSP | Donington Park | FP2 Results | Rd. 6 of 12]|
|1||Jorge Navarro||ESP||Ten Kate Racing||Yamaha R6||1m 43.646|
|2||Anupab Sarmoon||THA||Yamaha Thailand Racing||Yamaha R6||1m 43.800|
|3||Raffaele de Rosa||ITA||Orelac Racing Verdnatura||Ducati Panigale V2||1m 43.917|
|4||Federico Caricasulo||ITA||Althea Racing||Ducati Panigale V2||1m 44.063|
|5||Valentin Debise||FRA||GMT 94||Yamaha R6||1m 44.400|
|6||Stefano Manzi||ITA||Ten Kate Racing||Yamaha R6||1m 44.729|
|7||Niki Tuuli||FIN||Dynavolt Racing||Triumph STR 765 RS||1m 44.812|
|8||Nicolo Bulega||ITA||Aruba Racing WorldSSP||Ducati Panigale V2||1m 45.029|
|9||John McPhee||GBR||Vince64 by Puccetti||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1m 45.281|
|10||Glenn van Straalen||NED||EAB Racing||Yamaha R6||1m 45.534|
|11||Yuta Okaya||JPN||ProDina Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||1m 45.559|
|12||Federico Fuligni||ITA||Orelac Racing Verdnatura||Ducati Panigale V2||1m 45.559|
|13||Tom Edwards||AUS||YART||Yamaha R6||1m 45.872|
|14||Nicholas Spinelli||ITA||VFT Racing||Yamaha R6||1m 46.060|
|15||Tarran Mackenzie||GBR||Petronas MIE Racing||Honda CBR600RR||1m 46.126|
|16||Rhys Irwin||IRL||Astro-JJR Suzuki||Suzuki GSXR 750||1m 46.797|
|17||Andy Verdoia||FRA||Yamaha Thailand Racing||Yamaha R6||1m 47.267|
|18||Yari Montella||ITA||Barni Spark Racing||Ducati Panigale V2||1m 47.701|
|19||Harry Truelove||GBR||Dynavolt Racing||Triumph STR 765 RS||1m 47.850|
|20||Alvaro Diaz||ESP||Arco YART||Yamaha R6||1m 48.169|
|21||Maiki Abe||JPN||VFT Racing||Yamaha R6||1m 49.038|
|22||Adam Norrodin||MAL||Petronas MIE Racing||Honda CBR600RR||1m 49.313|
|23||Marcel Schroetter||GER||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta F3 800 RR||1m 51.298|
|Tom Booth-Amos||GBR||Motozoo ME AIR Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||No Time Set|
|Lucas Mahias||FRA||Puccetti Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||No Time Set|
|Adrian Huertas||ESP||MTM Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||No Time Set|
|Oliver Bayliss||AUS||D34G Racing||Ducati Panigale V2||No Time Set|
|Bahattin Sofuoglu||TUR||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta F3 800 RR||No Time Set|
|Eugene McManus||IRL||Completely Motorbikes||Triumph STR 765 RS||No Time Set|
|Andrea Mantovani||ITA||Evan Bros WorldSSP||Yamaha R6||No Time Set|
|Luke Power||AUS||Motozoo ME AIR Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||No Time Set|
|Max Kofler||GER||D34G Racing||Ducati Panigale V2||No Time Set|