Chaz Davies takes the lead in the free practice two session at Aragon.
Chaz Davies was the fastest man in this afternoon’s session in Aragon, the Welshman clearly not losing any speed after moving over to the GoEleven team taking the top spot overall. Davies’ time wasn’t as fast as this mornings best time of 1’49.952 set by Toprak Razgatlioglu but it was enough to take the top spot overall in the session ahead of his title rivals who were able to improve their positions into the top three after the pair were outside of the top 5 this morning.
The session was briefly red-flagged thanks to a crash from Michael van der Mark who chucked his BMW at the fence at the top of the corkscrew which required some clean-up work before the session could resume with 34 minutes left on the clock.
Jonathan Rea was the man in second place just 0.090 ahead of rival Scott Redding, Rea admitted that his biggest rival this year will be Ducati who have multiple strong riders in their roster this year and are putting on a strong effort to battle for the title and end Rea’s outright dominance, it won’t be easy but Ducati are going to be tough, proving this as they surrounded Rea in the top 3 with a Ducati ahead and behind him.
In P4 and P5 were the Honda CBR1000 RR-R’s of Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam, Bautista has confirmed he feels the Honda is strong enough to put on a serious battle for the title this season, if he can keep it upright he could be a serious threat.
Alex Lowes leads Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Toprak Razgatlioglu in P7 and P8 as the classes youngest rider Axel Bassani breaks into the top 10 placing in P9, the 21-year old rider already boasts an incredible amount of speed and competed in the STK600 championship at just 16 years old before riding in Moto2 at 17, he’s got previous Superbike wins in the CIV championship at only 18 years old and is one to watch.
A Yamaha duet of Garrett Gerloff and Andrea Locatelli placed in P10 and P11.
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