WorldSBK Testing Results [Day 2] | Nicolo Bulega smashes lap record; Lowes, Iannone impress


Nicolo Bulega continued to show impressive form as the first group WorldSBK pre-season test of 2024 at Jerez concluded with the rookie setting another lap record in Spain.

Having blown the field away on day one of the test – which is being attended by all five main manufacturers, together with a handful of independent teams – Bulega continued to hammer home the advantage on the second day.

The 2023 WorldSSP Champion posted a 1m 37.809secs lap on the Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R to go four tenths under the Jerez lap record and put a full half-second between himself and next closest competition Jonathan Rea.

His fortunes were in stark contrast to defending champion team-mate Alvaro Bautista, whose preparations for a potential third straight WorldSBK title have been stunted by lingering issues stemming from his MotoGP wildcard at Sepang back in November. The Spaniard, having been tenth on day one, could only manage 16th on day two.

Instead, it was British riders Rea – still getting to grips with his new machinery following his winter switch from Kawasaki – and Scott Redding leading the charge to Bulega as the highest-placed Yamaha and BMW representatives.

Toprak Razgatlioglu followed up his BMW counterpart in fourth place, while Andrea Iannone continued to impress on his Go Eleven Ducati despite a crash in the afternoon, the ex-MotoGP rider showing few ill-effects from having spent four years out of action due to a doping suspension.

Garrett Gerloff made it three BMW riders inside the top six in a positive start to the year for the Munich marque, while Sam Lowes bounced up the timesheets on his second full day of mileage aboard the Marc VDS Racing Ducati.

Remy Gardner, Danilo Petrucci and Andrรฉa Locatelli rounded out the top ten, ahead of Alex Lowes, Philipp Oettl and Michael van der Mark.

2024 Spain WorldSBK | Jerez | Testing Day 1 & 2 [24 – 25 / 01 / 2024]
Pos Rider Nat Team Motorcycle Lap Time
1 Nicolo Bulega ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Aruba Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 37.809
2 Jonathan Rea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Pata PROMOTEON Yamaha R1 1m 38.345
3 Scott Redding ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Bonovo Action Racing BMW M 1000 RR 1m 38.572
4 Toprak Razgatlioglu ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1m 38.592
5 Andrea Iannone ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Team Go Eleven Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 38.744
6 Garrett Gerloff ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Bonovo Action Racing BMW M 1000 RR 1m 38.831
7 Sam Lowes ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Elf Marc VDS Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 38.851
8 Remy Gardner ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ GYTR GRT Yamaha R1 1m 38.870
9 Danilo Petrucci ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Barni Spark Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 38.907
10 Andrea Locatelli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Pata PROMOTEON Yamaha R1 1m 38.943
11 Alex Lowes ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 38.989
12 Philipp Oettl ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GMT 94 Yamaha R1 1m 39.039
13 Michael van der Mark ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1m 39.224
14 Axel Bassani ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 39.413
15 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Motocorsa Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 39.504
16 Alvaro Bautista ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ Aruba Racing Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 39.583
17 Xavi Vierge ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1m 39.915
18 Tito Rabat ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 40.100
19 Iker Lecuona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1m 40.237
20 Sylvain Guintoli ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1m 40.866
21 Bradley Smith ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ROKiT BMW Motorrad BMW M 1000 RR 1m 41.266
22 Florian Marino ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 41.316




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