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Sykes a second ahead of the pack on day two at Aragon

Sykes has fired a serious warning shot at the pack
Sykes has fired a serious warning shot at the pack

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Factory Kawasaki's Tom Sykes has marmalised the World Superbike testing pack on day two at Motorland Aragon, using a soft tyre to go a full second ahead of both team-mate Joan Lascorz and the works BMW of Leon Haslam.

Sykes was already well under Carlos Checa's fastest race lap from the track in 2011 on yesterday's pace but he was a further half second quicker than last year's pole position time of 1'57.634, set by Marco Melandri on the Yamaha.

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Unofficial times - day two

1 Tom Sykes Factory Kawasaki 1'57.2
2 Leon Haslam Factory BMW 1'58.2
3 Joan Lascorz Factory Kawasaki 1'58.2
4 Max Biaggi Factory Aprilia 1'58.8
5 Marco Melandri Factory BMW 1'59.1
6 Laverty Factory Aprilia 1'59.5
7 Leandro Mercado Pedercini Kawasaki 2'00.9

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