2018 Czech Republic Friday WorldSBK and WorldSSP Results

Gordon Ritchie | June 8, 2018

2018 Brno Friday WorldSBK and WorldSSP Results—After an earlier red flag delay left only nine minutes on the clock, a frantic end to FP3 this afternoon at Brno saw Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) lead home the entire field, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) second quickest and the first Ducati of Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) third.

2018 Czech Republic Friday WorldSBK Results

Rea still on top in WorldSBK - 2018 Brno Friday WorldSBK and WorldSSP Results
The red flag didn’t stop Rea rocketing to the fastest time on Friday.

Lorenzo Savadori (Milwaukee Aprilia) was first to move forward in the final minutes, up to fourth, just before Rea improved his own best lap to a 1’59.446 and enjoyed a final 0.268-second advantage over Sykes.

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK) placed fifth and Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) sixth today.

Double Donington race winner Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK) was seventh, and the last rider inside the 2-minute barrier this afternoon.

An engine blow-up from the Aruba.it Ducati of Michael Ruben Rinaldi saw a red flag thrown with just over nine minutes of the FP3 session remaining. It was the second red flag of the day in WorldSBK after an earlier problem with the trackside air-fence. Rinaldi finished his day eighth, one place ahead of Leon Camier (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team).

The top ten on a day that started wet and finished warm and sunny was completed by lone BMW rider, Loris Baz (GULF ALTHEA BMW Racing Team). Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia) was 11th. American duo Jake Gagne (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) and PJ Jacobsen (TripleM Honda World Superbike Team) were 19th and 20th respectively.

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WorldSBK times from Friday at Brno

2018 Czech Republic Friday WorldSSP Results

Cluzel banking left at Brno during Friday at WorldSSP - 2018 Brno Friday WorldSBK and WorldSSP Results
Cluzel’s role continues, fastest on Friday in WorldSSP.

2018 Czech Republic Friday WorldSSP Results—After two sessions on track the return to Brno for the WorldSSP riders saw Jules Cluzel (NRT Yamaha) lead the bunch, with Sandro Cortese (Kallio Racing Yamaha) second overall, thanks to his morning best time. He crashed in the afternoon and could not improve his previous best time as a result.

A red flag incident, due to an air-fence issue after Cortese’s fall, meant the second FP session was delayed for a time, but on return to the track it was business as usual for the top mean, with Randy Krummenacher (BARDAHL Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha) third.

A proven WorldSSP race winner of the recent past, Ayrton Badovini (MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag) placed fourth, with Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) completing the top five riders pre-Superpole on Saturday.

2017 world champion Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) slotted into sixth place at the undulating Brno circuit in the Czech Republic.

Austria’s Thomas Gradinger (NRT Yamaha) was seventh fastest, while a late flurry from Anthony West (EAB antwest Racing Kawasaki) saw him eighth, and top Kawasaki runner.

A near highside from Raffaele De Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag) did not put him off and he finished up ninth quickest, ahead of the second-fastest Kawasaki Friday rider Sheridan Morais (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing). Kyle Smith (CIA Landlord Insurance) was 11th on his return to his former team, and top Honda competitor in day one. Fastest ESS rider was once again Rob Hartog (Team Hartog Against Cancer Kawasaki), who was 12th at this time.

2018 Czech Republic Friday WorldSSP Results

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WorldSSP times from Friday.


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