Scott Redding becomes the first rider into the 1:33’s in Indonesia.
Scott Redding blasts his way into P1 in Indonesia at the brand new Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit with a lap time of 1:33.486 to become the first rider to break into the 1:33’s, the lap time came incredibly late into the session knocking the previous leader Garrett Gerloff off his perch at the top of the timesheets. Redding led Toprak Razgatlioglu who completed only six laps and still found himself in a strong P2 only 0.082 seconds behind Rea, the Yamaha man absolutely desperate to wrap up the championship today and not let it go on until tomorrow.
The fastest independent rider was Garrett Gerloff in third place ahead of Jonathan Rea, Rea is still suffering slightly from a lack of data after yesterday’s FP1 chaos however is only 0.611 seconds off the pace looking mighty strong with “nothing to lose” as he says. Axel Bassani came home in fifth place ahead of Alvaro Bautista who is now a solo Honda man after Leon Haslam was ruled out with a broken foot, missing his final WorldSBK race.
Andrea Locatelli led a surprising Christophe Ponsson in P7 and P8, the latter putting in an incredibly late time to blast his way up the order into the top 10 on the Gil Motor Sport Yamaha, rounding out the top 10 were Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes, both riders expected to make an exit from the series at the end of the season.