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Jerez WorldSBK test: Sykes takes control as Baz ups pace

In the asbsence of Jonathan Rea, who has picked up his MBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace, Tom Sykes took charge of the Jerez WorldSBK timesheets and was the only rider under the 1’40 barrier.

Sykes was three-quarters of a second ahead of the chasing pack and matched the time Rea put in yesterday. Loris Baz ended his final day at the Andalucian track in second place, putting in a 1’40.468 on the Althea BMW.

Continuing to struggle with pain from his Qatar crash, Jordi Torres (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) spent the day continuing to bond with the team and understand his Italian bike, and was the first rider out on track. Putting in over 70 laps of the 4.4km circuit, he ended the day in the top four as he begins to adapt his riding style to the bike.


Milwaukee Aprilia were once again out on track for the majority of the day, whilst Lorenzo Savadori (Milwaukee Aprilia) begins to work with his new crew chief. Savadori and his team-mate Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) were able to put in over 140 laps combined, and they ended the test with plenty of data to take forward. Laverty had a strong end to the day, shooting up into third position.

Leandro Mercado (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) spent his second day on the ZX-10RR, with a strong first impression on the Kawasaki. Spending the time understanding both the bike and the team, he had a steady day as he completed 29 laps, setting a time of 1.41.034.

Day two times

1.            Tom SYKES - Laps: 74 - 1:39.692              
2.            Loris BAZ -  Laps: 94 - 1:40.468 (+0.776)
3              Eugene LAVERTY - Laps: 73 - 1:40.551 (+0.859)
4              Jordi TORRES -  Laps: 82 - 1:40.595 (+0.903 )
5              Lorenzo SAVADORI -  Laps: 79 - 1:40.841(+1.149)
6            Leandro MERCADO - Laps: 29 - 1:41:034 (+1.342)

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