Jonathan Rea runs fastest at Aragon test. Photo by LZ Photos Media

Jonathan Rea Tops Petrucci and Bautista in Final Aragon Test Session

August 30, 2023
WorldSBK
by Ray Milton

Jonathan Rea topped the table at the World Superbike Aragon Test days. Danilo Petrucci and Bautista topped the morning session but Rea was able to edge out the top spot by less than one tenth. In surpsiing fashion Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) surged into the top 4 securing the fastest lap time of all of the Hondas in the session. Lecuona also rode the least amount of laps out of the Honda riders.

Bautista suffered from a crash in turn 14 at the end of the last day of testing. He did not appear to be seriously hurt. We will report back if there is news of an undiscovered injury moving forward. Other than the crash the session was largely uneventful.

Full results from day two at Aragon:

1. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) 1’49.101s, 68 laps
2. Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 1’49.168, 97 laps
3. Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) 1’49.168, 47 laps
4. Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) 1’49.466s, 58 laps
5. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) 1’49.791, 130 laps
6. Xavi Vierge (Team HRC) 1’49.984, 87 laps
7. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) 1’50.094, 72 laps
8. Michael van der Mark (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 1’50.362, 79 laps
9. Garrett Gerloff (Bonovo Action BMW) 1’50.557, 83 laps
10. Scott Redding (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 1’50.655, 81 laps
11. Loris Baz (Bonovo Action BMW) 1’50.935, 73 laps
12. Tetsuta Nagashima (Team HRC) 1’51.026, 80 laps