Rea leads the World Superbike field at Phillip Island test

Jonathan Rea has reminded his World Superbike rivals he'll be the one to beat in 2017

Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea has reminded his World Superbike rivals he'll be the one to beat by finishing pre-season testing top of the combined timesheet at the Phillip Island test. 

The defending world champion led the times for the majority of the day having claimed top spot back from day one's pacesetter Xavi Fores, while the whole World Superbike grid enjoyed ideal conditions after Monday's rain-interrupted sessions. 

Rea's best effort of 1m 30.545s saw him pull out over a quarter of a second on the chasing pack, despite concentrating his efforts on race runs, and remained fastest as the chequered flag fell to mark the end of the two-day test despite Marco Melandri closing to within 0.03s late on.


Combined times from day two of the Phillip Island World Superbike test

1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 30.545s

2. Marco Melandri ITA Racing Ducati 1199R   1m 30.575s

3. Chaz Davies GBR Racing Ducati 1199R 1m 30.893s

4. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 31.044s

5. Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati 1199R 1m 31.226s

6. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR   1m 31.293s

7. Lorenzo Savadori ITA Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4 1m 31.449s

8. Alex Lowes GBR PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 1m 31.629s

9. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR 1m 31.673s

10. Randy Krummenacher SWI Puccetti Kawasaki ZX-10R  1m 31.783s

11. Alex de Angelis  SMR Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 31.794s

12. Eugene Laverty IRE Milwaukee Aprilia RSV4  1m 31.881s

13. Michael van der Mark NED PATA Yamaha YZF-R1        1m 31.936s

14. Nicky Hayden USA Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR SP2    1m 31.952s

15. Markus Reiterberger  GER Althea BMW S1000RR           1m 32.071s

16. Roman Ramos ESP Team Go Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 32.205s

17. Josh Brookes AUS ER Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R1     1m 32.396s

18. Riccardo Russo ITA Guandalini Yamaha YZF-R1             1m 32.771s

19. Stefan Bradl GER Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR SP2        1m 32.796s

20. Ondrej Jezek CZE Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R      1m 32.856s

21. Ayrton Badovini     ITA Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R         1m 33.139s


Ruled out by injury

Leandro Mercado ITA IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4