Toprak tops opening day of WorldSBK Testing at Jerez

Jerez WorldSBK Take a look at Instances Day One

Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK) topped the opening day of WorldSBK Testing at Jerez in a single day forward of reigning Champion Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati).  Razgatlioglu was specializing in the rear of his Yamaha YZF R1 machine to enhance grip and acceleration whereas he additionally had a brand new swing-arm on the 2023 machine.

Staff-mate Andrea Locatelli, coming into his third season with the workforce, had the identical focus as his team-mate as he seems to start out 2023 strongly. Locatelli was twelfth within the classification with a greatest time of 1’40.227s, after 79 laps.

Alvaro Bautista

Reigning Champion Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) had a crash at Flip 1 within the afternoon session whereas working his 2023 bike branded with the #1. He was capable of experience his Panigale V4 R again to the pits following the crash. Bautista accomplished 88 laps, as he was one of many first riders to hit the monitor, with a greatest time of 1’38.851s.

Teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who was specializing in getting a superb feeling along with his bike, was nearly four-tenths down on his team-mate and third quickest.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi

Six-time Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Staff WorldSBK) began his take a look at within the afternoon, opting to not exit on monitor within the colder circumstances within the morning, however instantly confirmed his tempo. Rea took fourth place total, finishing 42 laps, with a greatest time of 1’39.302s.

Jonathan Rea

Staff-mate Alex Lowes, who had some efficiency, chassis and suspension parts together with a modified rear shock to strive, was three-tenths and one place behind Rea with 37 laps to his title. Kawasaki additionally launched a brand new system on their ZX-10RR which is able to stop riders hitting a false impartial, one thing which occurred on a few events all through 2022.  Alex was additionally joined on monitor by his twin brother Sam who was listed on timing charts as being on a Superstock bike, and four-seconds slower than Alex.

Staff HRC duo Xavi Vierge and Iker Lecuona had a brand new fairing to check on Day 1 at Jerez as they embark on their second season with the manufacturing unit Honda outfit. In view of a number of engineers from Japan, the pair took seventh and eighth respectively. Honda, testing new parts together with new brake callipers from provider Nissin on their CBR1000RR-R, had occasions of 1’39.879s from Vierge with Lecuona solely 0.004s behind.

Apparently Stefan Bradl was additionally on monitor placing the newest iteration of the RC213V MotoGP machine by its paces. Bradl was not listed on timing so presumably had no transponder.

Stefan Bradl was on monitor at Jerez yesterday placing the RC213V MotoGP machine by its paces.

Over at BMW each Scott Redding (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Staff) and team-mate Michael van der Mark adjusted to new brakes after the German producer switched to Nissin from Brembo. Van der Mark’s plan was to finish as many laps as doable on his first day using the again because the Australian Spherical, which he did with 65 laps, whereas Redding accomplished 67. Redding was the sooner of the 2 riders as he posted a 1’39.998s, whereas van der Mark was seven-tenths slower.

Three rookies had been collaborating within the Jerez take a look at as they bought adjusted to new environment, groups and bikes. Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Staff) took sixth spot on the finish of the day with a 1’39.790s, simply over a second slower than Razgatlioglu. Petrucci is a rookie in WorldSBK, however is hardly a rookie to Superbike racing after competing on a Ducati in MotoAmerica.

Danilo Petrucci

Dominique Aegerter (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK) was ninth quickest on his first day in dry circumstances with the Yamaha R1, lapping in 1’39.934, as he labored on linkage, swing-arm and digital parts, with team-mate Remy Gardner shut behind in 14th place and six-tenths again from Aegerter.

Remy Gardner

Baldassarri (GMT94 Yamaha), studying the Championship and bike alongside along with his workforce, was the lowest-placed rookie with nineteenth place as he took to the Yamaha R1 for the primary time. He accomplished 67 laps throughout Day 1.


With the 2023 BMW M 1000 RR at his disposal, Garrett Gerloff (Bonovo Motion BMW) completed the day in eleventh place with a greatest time of 1’40.065s after finishing 54 laps. Gerloff was forward of each team-mate Loris Baz and manufacturing unit workforce rider van der Mark within the classification.

Garrett Gerloff

The returning Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was in sixteenth place on the finish of the day, though he wasn’t testing something new in comparison with the December take a look at. Sykes additionally had a small mechanical subject with round 90 minutes remaining within the session as he went to depart the pits however was capable of head out on monitor, with the identical bike, round 10 minutes later.

Tom Sykes

In WorldSSP, it was Ducati who got here out on high on Day 1 as Nicolo Bulega (Aruba WorldSSP Racing Staff) topped the occasions in a three-way battle. Can Oncu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), who has 4 bikes to check at Jerez together with the 2022 bike and the 2023 specification, was second whereas Federico Caricasulo (Althea Racing) was third.

Rookie Andrea Mantovani (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Staff) took fourth place, forward of Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki) and WorldSSP rookie John McPhee (Vince64 by Puccetti Racing). Yuta Okaya (Prodina Kawasaki Racing WorldSSP) and Raffaele De Rosa (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) had been additionally on the take a look at, though neither had been recording lap occasions in the course of the take a look at.

Jerez WorldSBK Take a look at Instances Day One

  1. Toprak Ragatlioglu 1m38.597
  2. Alvaro Bautista 1m38.851
  3. Michael Rinaldi 1m39.240
  4. Jonathan Rea 1m39.302
  5. Alex Lowes 1m39.684
  6. Danilo Petrucci 1m39.790
  7. Xavi Vierge 1m39.879
  8. Iker Lecuona 1m39.883
  9. Dominique Aegerter 1m39.934
  10. Scott Redding 1m39.998
  11. Garrett Gerloff 1m40.065
  12. Andrea Locatelli 1m40.227
  13. Peter Oettl 1m40.234
  14. Remy Gardner 1m40.551
  15. Michael Van der Mark 1m40.769
  16. Tom Sykes 1m40.882
  17. Loris Baz 1m41.040
  18. Oliver Konig 1m41.630
  19. Lorenzo Baldassarri 1m41.726
  20. Roman Ramos 1m43.139
  21. Florian Marino 1m43.214

Jerez WorldSSP Take a look at Instances Day One

  1. Niccolo Bulega 1m42.454
  2. Can Oncu 1m42.466
  3. Federico Caricasulo 1m42.538
  4. Andrea Mantovani 1m43.066
  5. Adrian Huertas 1m43.455
  6. John McPhee 1m46.116