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Ten Kate Honda's Jonathan Rea has kept his place at the top of the Portimao World Superbike test timesheets, posting a 1'41.878 lap which was fractionally quicker than Xerox Ducati's Michel Fabrizio.

The Irish youngster was almost a second faster than his best qualifying time from the weekend and 0.5s up on the pole position time of 2009 champion Ben Spies, set on softer, qualifying tyres. Pirelli had made some new tyres available for the test which weren't around for the weekend's races.

"I just want to say how really, really proud I am of the whole team, who have worked so hard over the last weeks. They’ve gone through this test positively and methodically and got the bike working better," said Rea.


"The great thing is that there is still so much potential and that just fills me with confidence for next season. The lap times were coming quite easily and we did all our work on used tyres. Everyone deserves a good rest now before we get back to work in December."

Combined unofficial lap times:

1. Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) 1'41.878;
2. Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox) 1'41.992;
3. Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha World Superbike) 1'42.115;
4. Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare) 1'42.251;
5. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing) 1'42.71;
6. Leon Camier (Aprilia Racing) 1'42.79;
7. Noriyuki Haga (Ducati Xerox) 1'43.098;
8. James Toseland (Yamaha World Superbike) 1'43.147;
9. Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) 1'43.425;
10. Max Neukirchner (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda) 1'43.549;
11. Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki Alstare) 1'43.612;
12. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki WSRT) 1'43.902;
13 Javier Fores (Kawasaki WSRT) 1'44.413;
14. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki WSRT) 1'44.9;
15. Vittorio Ianuzzo (Suzuki) 1'44.908;
16. Alex Hofmann (Aprilia test rider) 1'45.5;
17. Regis Laconi (DFX Ducati) 1'46.458

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