2013 Jerez WSBK Test Day 2: Melandri Quickest on Dry Track, Sofuoglu Tops WSS

Marco Melandri topped the second day of testing at Jerez for the World Superbike and World Supersport riders at Jerez, the weather finally taking a turn for the better, and allowing the riders to turn a lot of laps and get a lot of work done. The BMW rider sat atop the timesheets for most of the day, finishing a tenth of a second ahead of David Giugliano on the Althea Aprilia.

Eugene Laverty took the factory Aprilia to third, a quarter of a second behind Melandri, while Leon Camier posted impressive times on the Suzuki GSX-R1000, grabbing 4th ahead of Jonathan Rea on the Pata Honda. The Pata Honda squad have a lot of work to do this season, the Ten Kate-run and HRC-backed CBR1000RR now sporting a new swingarm, a new exhaust, and new electronics.

Reigning World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu was the fastest of the WSS men, the veteran Turk returning to Kawasaki. But Sofuoglu looks like he could have a battle on his hands, with Sam Lowes ending the day less than a tenth behind Sofuoglu, despite this being the young Englishman still adapting to the Yamaha YZF-R6. Young Dutchman Michael van der Mark continues to impress on his WSS debut, ending the day in 3rd on the Pata Honda CBR600RR, half a second behind Lowes and nearly a quarter of a second quicker than Lowes' teammate Vladimir Leonov.

UPDATE: The unofficial times released by Kawasaki and published by GPOne.com put Tom Sykes on top of the timesheets, with a time of 1:40.5, and Loris Baz in 6th, with a 1:41.3. But those times were as stated by the team, and not recorded using an official transponder.

Times courtesy of Speedweek and Andy Walker's Twitter feed:

World Superbike times:

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Previous
1 33 Marco Melandri BMW S1000RR WSBK 1:40.758    
2 34 Davide Giugliano Aprilia RSV4 WSBK 1:40.861 0.103 0.103
3 58 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 WSBK 1:41.044 0.286 0.183
4 2 Leon Camier Suzuki GSXR-1000 WSBK 1:41.184 0.426 0.140
5 65 Jonathan Rea Honda CBR1000RR WSBK 1:41.641 0.883 0.457
6 50 Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia RSV4 WSBK 1:41.683 0.925 0.042
7 19 Chaz Davies BMW S1000RR WSBK 1:41.726 0.968 0.043
8 91 Leon Haslam Honda CBR1000RR WSBK 1:42.411 1.653 0.685
9 16 Jules Cluzel Suzuki GSXR-1000 WSBK 1:42.635 1.877 0.224
10 18 Ivan Clementi BMW S1000RR WSBK 1:44.857 4.099 2.222

The factory Kawasaki team of Tom Sykes and Loris Baz did not use transponders, and no times have been reported as of this story being published.

 

World Supersport times:

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Previous
1 1 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R WSS 1:43.890    
2 11 Sam Lowes Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:43.977 0.087 0.087
3 60 Michael van der Mark Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:44.475 0.585 0.498
4 65 Vladimir Leonov Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:44.696 0.806 0.221
5 99 Fabien Foret Kawasaki ZX-6R WSS 1:45.291 1.401 0.595
6 26 Lorenzo Zanetti Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:45.409 1.519 0.118
7 55 Massimo Roccoli Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:45.562 1.672 0.153
8 14 Gabor Talmacsi Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:45.709 1.819 0.147
9 4 Jack Kennedy Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:45.783 1.893 0.074
10 44 David Salom Kawasaki ZX-6R WSS 1:46.027 2.137 0.244
11   Balazs Nemeth Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:46.612 2.722 0.585
12 13 Dino Lombardi Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:46.717 2.827 0.105
13 32 Luca Savadori Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:47.273 3.383 0.556
14 59 Alex Schacht Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:47.457 3.567 0.184
  41 Federico D'Annunzio Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:47.861 3.971 0.404

 

Superstock 1000 times

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Previous
1 1 Sylvain Barrier BMW S1000RR Superstock 1000 1:44.674    
2 44 Christoffer Bergman Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock 1000 1:45.414 0.740 0.740
3   Greg Gyldenuys BMW S1000RR Superstock 1000 1:46.288 1.614 0.874
4   Antonio Alarcos Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock 1000 1:48.550 3.876 2.262

 

Combined overall times

Pos No Rider Bike Class Time Diff Previous
1 33 Marco Melandri BMW S1000RR WSBK 1:40.758    
2 34 Davide Giugliano Aprilia RSV4 WSBK 1:40.861 0.103 0.103
3 58 Eugene Laverty Aprilia RSV4 WSBK 1:41.044 0.286 0.183
4 2 Leon Camier Suzuki GSXR-1000 WSBK 1:41.184 0.426 0.140
5 65 Jonathan Rea Honda CBR1000RR WSBK 1:41.641 0.883 0.457
6 50 Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia RSV4 WSBK 1:41.683 0.925 0.042
7 19 Chaz Davies BMW S1000RR WSBK 1:41.726 0.968 0.043
8 91 Leon Haslam Honda CBR1000RR WSBK 1:42.411 1.653 0.685
9 16 Jules Cluzel Suzuki GSXR-1000 WSBK 1:42.635 1.877 0.224
10 1 Kenan Sofuoglu Kawasaki ZX-6R WSS 1:43.890 3.132 1.255
11 11 Sam Lowes Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:43.977 3.219 0.087
12 60 Michael van der Mark Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:44.475 3.717 0.498
13 1 Sylvain Barrier BMW S1000RR Superstock 1000 1:44.674 3.916 0.199
14 65 Vladimir Leonov Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:44.696 3.938 0.022
15 18 Ivan Clementi BMW S1000RR WSBK 1:44.857 4.099 0.161
16 99 Fabien Foret Kawasaki ZX-6R WSS 1:45.291 4.533 0.434
17 26 Lorenzo Zanetti Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:45.409 4.651 0.118
18 44 Christoffer Bergman Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock 1000 1:45.414 4.656 0.005
19 55 Massimo Roccoli Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:45.562 4.804 0.148
20 14 Gabor Talmacsi Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:45.709 4.951 0.147
21 4 Jack Kennedy Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:45.783 5.025 0.074
22 44 David Salom Kawasaki ZX-6R WSS 1:46.027 5.269 0.244
23   Greg Gyldenuys BMW S1000RR Superstock 1000 1:46.288 5.530 0.261
24   Balazs Nemeth Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:46.612 5.854 0.324
25 13 Dino Lombardi Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:46.717 5.959 0.105
26 32 Luca Savadori Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:47.273 6.515 0.556
27 59 Alex Schacht Honda CBR600RR WSS 1:47.457 6.699 0.184
28 41 Federico D'Annunzio Yamaha YZF-R6 WSS 1:47.861 7.103 0.404
29   Antonio Alarcos Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock 1000 1:48.550 7.792 0.689

 

Race Details
2013
Marco Melandri topped the second day of testing at Jerez for the World Superbike and World Supersport riders at Jerez, the weather finally taking a turn for the better, and allowing the riders to turn a lot of laps and get a lot of work done. The BMW rider sat atop the timesheets for most of the day, finishing a tenth of a second ahead of David Giugliano on the Althea Aprilia.Eugene Laverty took the factory Aprilia to third, a quarter of a second behind Melandri, while Leon Camier posted impressive times on the Suzuki GSX-R1000, grabbing 4th ahead of Jonathan Rea on the Pata Honda. The Pata Honda squad have a lot of work to do this season, the Ten Kate-run and HRC-backed CBR1000RR now sporting a new swingarm, a new exhaust, and new electronics.Reigning World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu was the fastest of the WSS men, the veteran Turk returning to Kawasaki. But Sofuoglu looks like he could have a battle on his hands, with Sam Lowes ending the day less than a tenth behind Sofuoglu, despite this being the young Englishman still adapting to the Yamaha YZF-R6. Young Dutchman Michael van der Mark continues to impress on his WSS debut, ending the day in 3rd on the Pata Honda CBR600RR, half a second behind Lowes and nearly a quarter of a second quicker than Lowes' teammate Vladimir Leonov.

Comments

Thanks for this. Interesting

Thanks for this. Interesting how the names have changed, but the relative bike performance has stayed the same in these early days. BMW and Aprilia still on top, the improving Suzuki seemed to be the equal of the Honda at the end of the season, and seems to be continuing that form.

Of course, the Kawi and Ducati info may turn all that upside-down, but still, fun stuff ...

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Nice to see Talmacsi with a

Nice to see Talmacsi with a good showing.

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