Checa Leads Wet Morning Session


Carlos Checa was the fastest rider around the track today, as the World Superbike riders embarked on their second day of testing at Portimao. Only 8 riders ventured out onto the track due to the wet conditions.

Checa finished with a 1’56.162 lap time, nearly two seconds ahead of his closest competitor, Eugene Laverty. Noriyuki Haga and Ayrton Badovini were the next across the line, followed by James Toseland, Michel Fabrizio, Marco Melandri, and Maxime Berger.

Riders like returning champion Max Biaggi and yesterday’s fastest riders Jakub Smrz and Jonathan Rea decided to take the morning session off. The World Superbike riders will get another chance to test their WSBK machines, hopefully around a dry track, this afternoon in Portimao.

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