Jonathan Rea posted the best time as all five manufacturers finished inside the top ten on the final day of testing before racing commences.

The final day of the Supported Test at MotorLand Aragon came to a conclusion for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship teams and riders with six-time Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) topping the timesheets as the only rider to lap in the 1’48s bracket. On a day of competitive pace, four manufacturers were represented in the top five and all five were inside the top ten.

Rea’s best time from Day Two’s second session had looked like it was going to be enough to top the day, but he was able to improve again to a 1’48.714s to secure top spot on the second and final day of testing ahead of the Pirelli Aragon Round. He was three tenths clear of reigning Champion Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) in second place, whose late lap time of a 1’49.068s moved him into second place. Razgatlioglu yesterday was continuing to test more about the electronics on his Yamaha YZF R1 while Rea had a couple of items to test, although no big new components.

Razgatlioglu overhauled Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) to demote the Spanish rider into third place as Bautista looked to work on his Panigale V4 R machine with the Aragon Round in mind. Bautista’s best time was a 1’49.094s and he finished two tenths clear of American rider Garrett Gerloff (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) as Gerloff completed the top four as he tested new components previously tested by the Pata Yamaha squad, using the full 2022 bike for the first time. Loris Baz (Bonovo Action BMW) was the highest-placed BMW rider in fifth place, with four of 2022’s five manufacturers in the top five, as he posted a 1’49.383s in FP5; Baz the highest-placed rider who did not improve in the final session.

The top 10 following Day 2 of WorldSBK action at Aragon, full results here:

1. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) 1’48.714s

2. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) +0.354s

3. Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) +0.380s

4. Garrett Gerloff (GYRT GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) +0.521s

5. Loris Baz (Bonovo Action BMW) +0.669s

6. Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) +1.117s

7. Michael Ruben Rinaldi ( Racing – Ducati) +1.149s

8. Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) +1.257s

9. Xavi Vierge (Team HRC) +1.296s

10. Philipp Oettl (Team Goeleven) +1.372s

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