Jerez WorldSBK: Normal service resumed for Bautista - Bikesport News

Jerez WorldSBK: Normal service resumed for Bautista

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A late crash from returnee rider Loris Baz (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) saw a red flag be thrown, leaving eight frantic minutes of FP2 for Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) to prove his home circuit pace with a best lap of 1’39.423.

Michael van der Mark (Yamaha), fastest in the morning, was second quickest overall. He was one place ahead of Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), a rider who improved his best time in the 50 minute afternoon session.

Alex Lowes (Yamaha) placed fourth as Superpole specialist Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) piled into fifth, just over 0.5 seconds from Bautista.

Marco Melandri (GRT Yamaha) went sixth, his team-mate Sandro Cortese seventh - and the fourth Yamaha rider inside the top seven.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Barni Racing Team Ducati) was eighth, the second factory Kawasaki of Leon Haslam ninth and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Turkish Puccetti Racing) tenth.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was only 11th today in a field of 19-riders. Tommy Bridewell (Team GoEleven Ducati) placed 18th.

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