Reviews WSBK test in Navarra: Yamaha in front of Kawasaki, BMW with residue

12:55  23 june  2021
12:55  23 june  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Yamaha-Pilot Toprak Razgatlioglu kam an beiden Tagen auf knapp 200 Runden © worldsbk.com Yamaha pilot Toprak Razgatlioglu came on both days on almost 200 laps

the Superbike plant teams of Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda and BMW used the WSBK Pause between events in Misano and Donington to test on the new piste in Navarre. In August, the Superbike World Cup is greeted at the 3,933 kilometer long course in North Spain.

Ducati was already testing in front of the WSBK season start in Navarre. Scott Redding and Team College Michael Ruben Rinaldi drove at the beginning of May on the new route new for Superbike World Cup pilots ( more info ). To save test days, Ducati renounced another test.

Yamaha presented himself in Best Form in Navarre. Werkspilot Toprak Razgatlioglu gained the test-best time and was 0.048 seconds faster than Yamaha brand colleague Garrett Gerloff from the GRT team. Razgatlioglu spool on the two test days 190 rounds off.

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also Support World Champion Andrea Locatelli was on the road with his factory Yamaha. The Italian landed on the final day at the fourth position and had only 0.174 seconds behind the lap time of his teammates. GRT-PILOT Kohta Nozane crashed on the first day. Yamaha TestPilot Niccolo Canepa took over the R1 of the Japanese on the second test day.

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Kawasaki was represented with the work pilot Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes. Rea came close to the Yamaha lace duo at the final day and drove the third fastest time. The world champion was less than a tenth-second in beat distance to Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garrett Gerloff.

Less good it ran for teammate Alex Lowes. The Briton had to cope with three falls on the two test days. But despite the departures in curve 13, curve 9 and curve 1, Lowes made it to the top 5 rating and had just under half a second behind.

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BMW connection brought some new parts to Navarre to make the M1000RR competitive. The focus was on the chassis of the new BMW superbike. In the WSBK events in Aragon, Estoril and Misano, the BMW pilots complained about the driving behavior of the machine. The BMW engineers brought new chassis solutions to Navarre.

Michael van der Mark was the fastest of the BMW pilot. The Dutch was 0.710 seconds and was scored at position six. BMW Team College Tom Sykes was already a seventh over a second. BMW satellite rider Jonas Folger was in eighth over two seconds behind the fastest time.

Honda also tested in Navarre. Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam originally wanted to use two half days. HRC changed the plan and used the first day completely and renounced two day. Bautista and Haslam dealt with new electronics solutions. In total, the Honda pilots turned over 150 rounds.

The lap times from the final test day in Navarra:

1. Toprak razgatlioglu (Yamaha) - 1: 36.877 minutes (190 rounds total)

2. Garrett Gerloff (GRT-YAMAHA) +0,048 seconds (140)

3. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki ) +0.093 (112)

4. Andrea Locatelli (Yamaha) +0.174 (138)

5. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki) +0.486 (110)

6. Michael van der Mark (BMW) +0.710 (138)

. 7 Tom Sykes (BMW) +1,023 (128)

8. Jonas Folger (Bonovo-BMW) +2,153 (106)

9. Niccolo CANEPA (GRT-YAMAHA) +3,883 (47)

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