Motorcycles WSBK Jerez FT1: Yamaha driver Loris Baz at the front, four manufacturers in the top 4

13:17  31 july  2020
13:17  31 july  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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It is the same situation for Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) as Both riders scored top -10 finishes last year at the Spanish track on different machinery, but were not in contention for the podium. Fabrizio 2; 30. Rizmayer 1; 31. Lanusse 1. Manufacturers : 1. Kawasaki 342; 2. Aprilia 318; 3. Honda

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At the restart of the Superbike World Championship in Jerez, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda and Ducati presented themselves in top form. All four manufacturers each placed one driver in the top 4.

Loris Baz (Ten-Kate-Yamaha) held the lead in the first free practice session on Friday morning. The Frenchman was 0.062 seconds faster than world champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki). The top 10 were separated by less than half a second.

The first free practice session after the coronavirus break was started punctually at 10:30 a.m. Ducati works driver Scott Redding was the first driver to storm the track. However, his 22 colleagues also wasted no time and immediately tackled the 50-minute morning session.

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WSBK champion Jonathan Rea led

for a long time Photo: Kawasaki

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) pushed their best in the first stint. The world champion and his former Kawasaki brand colleague kept changing at the top and held their ground ten minutes ahead of the Honda duo Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista.

But Ducati driver Chaz Davies was also quick on Friday morning. Things weren't going particularly well at the beginning for teammate Scott Redding, who was outside the top 10 and described his crew chief after the first stint in the Ducati box, with which he is dissatisfied.

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After almost 20 minutes Scott Redding came back and made significant improvements. The Brit moved into the top 6 and came up to Jonathan Reas 1: 40.311 lap up to 0.544 seconds. BMW driver Eugene Laverty and GRT Yamaha driver Federico Caricasulo got off to a difficult start, having had no timed laps after over 20 minutes.

The order after the halftime of the FT1: Jonathan Rea ahead of Chaz Davies, Toprak Razgatlioglu, Leon Haslam, Alvaro Bautista, Scott Redding, Alex Lowes (Kawasaki), Loris Baz, Federico Caricasulo and Michael van der Mark (Yamaha). BMW duo Tom Sykes and Eugene Laverty were out of the top 10, as was Pedercini Kawasaki driver Sandro Cortese, who was only 19th.

Strong lap by Loris Baz followed by bad luck in technology

Loris Baz moved to the top with a 1: 40.249 lap 20 minutes before the end of the session. Five minutes later the Frenchman found himself in the gravel bed. The Ten-Kate pilot turned off his Yamaha R1 with a technical defect. The FT1 had ended prematurely for the former MotoGP rider. Baz was still leading the standings.

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@lorisbaz goes top! @TenKateSBK is the fastest with 18min remaining of FP1 #ESPWorldSBK pic.twitter.com/IRQukvZEwF

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There were some personal improvements in the final minutes. But at Baz's time, the opponents bit their teeth. Jonathan Rea ended FT1 as the French's first pursuer. This was followed by Honda driver Alvaro Bautista and the two Ducati factory drivers Scott Redding and Chaz Davies.

Toprak Razgatlioglu ended the first show of strength in sixth place ahead of Yamaha teammate Michael van der Mark. Leon Haslam, Alex Lowes and Garrett Gerloff (GRT-Yamaha) completed the top 10.

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WSBK returnee Marco Melandri (Barni-Ducati) showed a positive comeback. The Italian was less than a second behind and finished the FT1 in twelfth position. The session for BMW was not going at all smoothly. Tom Sykes was only 14th, teammate Eugene Laverty ranked 16th.

And Sandro Cortese (Pedercini-Kawasaki) also has to improve over the weekend. In the FT1, the Berkheimer landed only in position 18. At the best time of Yamaha driver Loris Baz, 1.772 seconds were missing.

The FT2 is started at 3:00 p.m.

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