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Rea outpaces MotoGP test rider Pedrosa at Aragon test

Reigning WorldSBK king Jonathan Rea comprehensively outpaced former MotoGP star and current factory KTM test rider Dani Pedrosa at Aragon today despite a 20kph speed deficit.

Rea, on his production-based Kawasaki, put in a 1’49.547 compared to Pedrosa’s 1’49.921 on the all-dancing RC16. The Spaniard, who crashed with 30 minutes left to run, was only a gnat’s faster than Alex Lowes on the second KRT ZX-10R.

Lowes set a 1’49.929 to bag third place with the returning Toprak Razgatlioglu in fourth. The Yamaha man put in a 1’50.045 in among his 93 laps.


GoEleven Ducati’s Chaz Davies was fifth on a 1’50.234 which was enough to keep Mika Kallio, the second KTM tester, behind him.

BMW’s Tom Sykes put his M1000RR in seventh with a 1’50.654, one ahead of team-mate Michael van der Mark.

Eugene Laverty, on only his second day with his privateer BMW, was ne along and only two-tenths behind the Dutchman.

Andrea Locatelli put his works Yamaha in 11th, one ahead of Jonas Folger.

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