Kawasaki rider leads Carlos Checa and Jakub Smrz
TOM SYKES ended Carlos Checa's dominance in testing at Phillip Island, finishing with the fastest time at the close of the official pre-season test at the Australian circuit.
Sykes set a time of 1:31.648 on a cooler track early in the session to overtake the reigning champion's time by just 0.004 seconds.
Jakub Smrz on the Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati was in third, followed by Honda's Jonathan Rea who was the last rider to lap within the 1:32 bracket.
After five days of testing, both private and official, the World Superbike season is ready for the opening round at Phillip Island this weekend.
Combined Times (Monday-Tuesday)
1. Sykes T. (GBR) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'31.648 2. Checa C. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1'31.652 3. Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'31.800 4. Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.913 5. Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'32.034 6. Melandri M. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.232 7. Giugliano D. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'32.319 8. Camier L. (GBR) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'32.320 9. Guintoli S. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1'32.347 10. Haslam L. (GBR) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.397 11. Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'32.540 12. Fabrizio M. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.605 13. Canepa N. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'32.746 14. Aoyama H. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.910 15. Berger M. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1'32.911 16. Badovini A. (ITA) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.948 17. Zanetti L. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'33.136 18. Davies C. (GBR) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'33.358 19. Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.385 20. Staring B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'33.418 21. Brookes J. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'33.623 22. Aitchison M. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'34.169 23. De Rosa R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.341
Superbike records at Phillip IslandFastest Lap: Troy Bayliss (Ducati) 1'31"826 (2007)Superpole: Carlos Checa (Ducati) 1'30"882 (2011)Best Lap: Carlos Checa (Ducati) 1'30"826 (2011)
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