Kawasaki Motocard.com's Joan Lascorz led the first day of World Supersport testing at the Portimao Circuit in Portugal today, the Spaniard leading both sessions and ending up with a 1:45.470 - a time that was just .3 of a second slower than the lap record he set during last season's final race at Portimao.Lascorz led Michele Pirro, the Italian making his debut with the Ten Kate Honda team a successful one as he was just some .3 of a second off the Kawasaki man. Home boy Miguel Praia ended up third on the Parkalgar Honda, besting his teammate Eugene Laverty by .075 of a second. Laverty finished second in last year's World Supersport Championship.Lascorz's Kawasaki teammate Katsuaki Fujiwara was fifth and the last rider in the 1:45s. Then came ParkinGo Triumph's Chaz Davies in sixth with his 1:46.610.American Jason DiSalvo ended his first day of World Supersport action in 10th on the second ParkinGo Triumph, besting one of his three teammates, Sebastien Charpentier. DiSalvo lapped at a best of1:49.233 in his first outing on the bike and his first laps at Portimao.

Friday Test Times

1.                  Joan Lascorz Kawasaki 1:45.292

2. Michele Pirro Honda 1:45.587

3. Miguel Praia Honda 1:45.834

4. Eugene Laverty Honda 1:45.909

5. Katsuaki Fujiwara Kawasaki 1:45.988

6. Chaz Davies Triumph 1:46.610

7 Fabien Foret Kawasaki 1:47.164

8 David Salom Triumph 1:47.500

9. Danilo Dell'Omo Honda 1:48.537

10. Jason DiSalvo Triumph 1:49.233

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Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.

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