MotoGP, MISANO TEST – Top two places for KTM: Oliveira ahead of Espargarò

The Portuguese rider remained on top with his morning’s time, the Spaniard improved and finished ahead of Pirro. In Superbike Redding set the pace, followed by Rinaldi and Rea

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The setting sun is the sign that the second day of testing at Misano has come to an end. Fastest man of the day was Miguel Oliveira, with a time of 1m32.90s ​​set in the morning. KTM also ended up in second place thanks to Pol Espargarò, just two tenths of a second (1m33.10s) behind his  brand-mate.

The first Italian bike in the standings was Michele Pirro's Ducati, also in 33.10, followed by Aleix Espargarò in 1m33.40s and Brad Binder in 1m33.50s. It was a positive performance by the KTM rookies, given that Lecuona also ended his day with the same time. There were a few more problems however for Bradley Smith, who finished more than a second away from his fellow KTMers with a time of 1m34.20s.

As in MotoGP, the morning leader was also the end-of-day leader in Superbike. Scott Redding set the pace with a time of 1m33.90s, just one second away from the best MotoGP time. The next man behind the Brit was ‘local’ rider Michael Rinaldi from Romagna, who went well on the Go Eleven Ducati, just one-tenth off the top slot.

Third place for Jonathan Rea, who crashed late in the morning and who was four tenths behind (1m34.30s). Next up was championship leader Alex Lowes (1m34.70s), in turn ahead of Chaz Davies (1m34.90s) who improved during the afternoon. Finally, Tati Mercado ended the day with a best time of 1m35.10s, ahead of Leon Camier (1m35.70s) and Sylvain Barrier (1m37.00s). Tomorrow the final day of testing.

 

 

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