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Davies ahead at first day on Phillip Island

Article By Ministry of Bikes

Posted on 24 Feb 2017

Davies ahead at first day on Phillip Island


World Superbike

Aruba.it Ducati’s Chaz Davies topped the time sheets for the free practice run before the opening round of this year’s World Superbike Championship in Phillip Island, carrying a lap time of 1’30.189.

Following behind was Jonathan Rea from Kawasaki Racing with a lap time of 1’30.255, with Xavi Fores coming in third from the Barni Ducati Racing team.

It has been said that the FP2 afternoon session was largely slower than the mornings FP1. However, a number of riders managed to improve on their morning time, including Marco Melandri from Aruba.it Ducati who’s lap time in FP2 was 1’30.627 compared to 1’30.686 in FP1.

Check out the rest of the lap times below.



No. Rider Team Bike FP1 FP2
7 Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale R 1'30.189 1'31.000
1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'30.255 1'30.588
12 Xavi Fores Barni Ducati Racing Team Ducati Panigale R 1'30.486 1'30.688
66 Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team

Kawasaki ZX-10R
1'30.573 1'31.079
33 Marco Melandri Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale R 1'30.686 1'30.627
22 Alex Lowes Pata Yamaha Official World SBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'30.911 1'30.817
32 Lorenzo Savadori Milwaukee Aprillia Aprillia RSV4 RF 1'31.677 1'30.847
69 Nicky Hayden Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.099 1'31.653
81 Jordi Torres Althea BMW Racing Team BMW S 1000 RR 1'31.130 1'31.121
21 Markus Reiterberger Althea BMW Racing Team BMW S 1000 RR 1'31.129 1'31.653
50 Eugene Laverty Milwaukee Aprillia Aprillia RSV4 RF 1'31.706 1'31.287
60 Michael Van Der Mark Pata Yamaha Official World SBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'31.351 1'31.783
2 Leon Camier MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'31.405
88 Randy Krummenacher Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.468 1'32.247
15 Alex De Angelis Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.253 1'31.490
6 Stefan Bradl Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR
1'31.707 1'32.022
86 Ayrton Badovini Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.559 1'31.712
25 Josh Brookes ERMotorsport-EliteRoads.com.au Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.143 1'31.973
40 Roman Ramos Team Kawasaki Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.165 1'32.055
37 Ondrej Jezek Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.870 1'32.129
84 Riccardo Russo Guandalini Racing Yamaha Yamaha YZF R1 1'32.563 1'32.703