SBK 2021. UK Grand Prix: Garrett Gerloff ahead of everyone in Free Practice at Donington Park – Superbike

while he was at home For the first time ever On the technical and private track of Donington Park, Garrett Gerloff stunned everyone by setting the best time On the lap and finish of the lead on the first day of free practice, in the fourth round of the MotoGP Superbike World Championship.

The best roll From American (1’27” 524) is Only three tenths higher than the achievement record سجل English, created by Jonathan Ria In 2019. The six-time world champion is betting hard on the domestic tour to beat his opponents in the championship standings, but as we saw on day one, he will have to Beware of Yamaha riders more than Ducati riders.

Johnny stopped three tenths of Gerlov and It is preceded by Toprak Razgatlioglu, which produces more than half a second for the brand partner. Donnington is the main track too Alex Louise, a good fourth but more than six tenths from the top, plus a ranked fifth, Scott Reading. The Ducati Englishman worked a lot with his team to better arrange the V4 for racing. teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi He finished both sessions today in seventh place exactly eight tenths off the interim pole.

The most successful rider to date on this track has entered the two official Ducatis races: Tom Sykes. The Englishman gave a little oxygen to the BMW working group, which he put Michael van der Mark in 10th place, while the special M1000RR models of Jonas Folger and Eugene Lafferty, the eighteenth and nineteenth, respectively, are a long way off.

Also Leon Hassan He’s a true Leicestershire track expert, plenty to carry Honda is in eighth placeIn front of the surprise Lucas Mahias, ninth With a special Kawasaki Pochetti Ninja. positive Andrea Locatelli closes the top ten, just over a second from and precede the top of the order Chaz Davis, only eleven عشرة With a delay of more than a second and a half. Not a good start for a GoEleven Ducati rider. Behind the Welshman, there are two more Ducati variants: Axel Bassani and Tito Rabat. The young Italian asserts himself as the revelation of this championship, while the Spaniard is still looking for the competitiveness that awaits us from a driver of his caliber.

Another Spanish disappointment in 15th place: Alvaro Bautista. The former MotoGP rider is more than two seconds behind Gerloff and ahead of two Kawasaki Specials from Isaac Vinales and Luke Mossi, making their debut with the TPR Pedercini team bike.

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