WorldSBK Imola Friday Practice Results 2015

May 8, 2015
Courtesy of WorldSBK
The opening day of action at Imola’s Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari saw current WorldSBK Champonship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) leap to the top of the standings in the final moments of the second session courtesy of a 1’47.344 lap-time. Fellow KRT rider Tom Sykes was second at the chequered flag and looked on course to move into first place until an error at the ‘Variante Bassa’ during his final lap.

The Racing – Ducati SBK Team was close to the top once more, as Davide Giugliano made a dream return to the WorldSBK paddock by posting the third fastest time of the weekend so far, a fraction ahead of his team mate Chaz Davies, who was fourth after being quickest in this morning’s FP1.

Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) remained fifth, as he had been in the earlier morning session, the rider currently second in the overall points classification finished the first day more than half a second faster than Alex Lowes who powered his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki into sixth.

Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia) improved his time but remained seventh ahead of David Salom (Team Pedercini), the much faster Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing Ducati) and reigning World Champion Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) who was tenth.

Michel Fabrizio (Althea Racing) finished 12th just behind team mate Matteo Baiocco but ahead of Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Superbike Team), Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) – the only rider to not improve their time this afternoon – and Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) who completed the top 15.

All riders have one final chance to make it through into Tissot-Superpole, with the third free practice session scheduled to run for a further 45-minute time tomorrow morning.

World Superbike Imola Combined Friday Practice Results 2015
1. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 1’47.344
2. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) 1’47.517
3. Davide Giugliano (Ducati) 1’47.582
4. Chaz Davies (Ducati) 1’47.686
5. Leon Haslam (Aprilia) 1’48.054
6. Alex Lowes (Suzuki) 1’48.660
7. Ayrton Badovini (BMW) 1’48.729
8. David Salom (Kawasaki) 1’49.073
9. Leandro Mercado (Ducati) 1’49.201
10. Sylvain Guintoli (Honda) 1’49.296
11. Matteo Baiocco (Ducati) 1’49.403
12. Michel Fabrizio (Ducati) 1’49.601
13. Michael van der Mark (Honda) 1’49.651
14. Leon Camier (MV Agusta) 1’49.850
15. Jordi Torrees (Aprilia) 1’49.966
16. Roman Ramos (Kawasaki) 1’50.126
17. Niccolo Canepa (Kawasaki) 1’51.059
18. Randy de Puniet (Suzuki) 1’52.132
19. Imre Toth (BMW) 1’52.580
20. Christophe Ponsson (Kawasaki) 1’53.138
21. Gabor Rizmayer (BMW) 1’53.813
22. Santiago Barragan (Kawasaki) 1’53.852