Rea makes everything stay the same

The Northern Irishman dominated the SBK test day in Montmeló in which the Honda of Leon Haslam, Bautista's teammate, was seen second and a little closer than last year.


Rea's domain is going to be one of those that will be difficult to change. The Northern Irishman has already issued the first warning to his rivals that he is not satisfied with six world titles and dominated the test day of the World Superbike in Montmeló. A training session in which all the roosters of the category, champion and hopefuls came together. And the champion is the one who has given first, with a time of 1: 40.793, better than the track record and that he himself set last year at 1: 41.619, although the new Turn 10 of the Catalan track helps, already which is a significantly faster variant than the previous one.

Behind the Kawasaki, a breath of confidence for Honda with the 1: 40.900 from Leon Haslam, Bautista's teammate on the official team of the golden wing. The Talaverano finished eleventh with a time of 1: 41.950, one second behind the other CBR, although it is necessary to point out that both complete the same work program with special attention to electronics and braking but that the Spanish wheel is physically weighted down, due to a recent crash while he trained in motocross. But getting back to the top positions, the top-5 was filled by five bikes from five different factories: Rea's Ninja, Haslam's CBR, Garrett Gerloff's Yamaha R1 ,'s Ducati Panigale Scott Redding's, and's BMW S1000RR's. Tom Sykes, all separated by 0.4 seconds only.

As for the rest of the Spanish, Isaac Viñales has made his debut testing two versions of the Kawasaki, the 2020 and the 2021 with the 17th time (1: 42.923), just behind Tito Rabat, who has premiered decoration on his Ducati ( 16th, with 1: 42.819) .

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