Leon Haslam, Tom Sykes and Loris Baz were the first riders on track this morning as they gingerly felt their way around the Phillip Island Circuit after heavy rain overnight. The track was mainly dry though and drying further with each minute that passed.
Day one pace-setter Toprak Razgatloglu along with Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies then joined the track about half-hour in to the two-hour morning session.
Baz was the first man into the 1m30s this morning, a 1m30.524 as the session went into the second hour.
Jonathan Rea then went quickest so far this week, a 1m30.448 to the reigning world champion with half-an-hour remaining in the morning session.
Tom Sykes then joined the 1m30s party with a 1m30.568 on the BMW S 1000 RR and Toprak Razgatlioglu set a 1m30.886. The Turk improved to 1m30.752 later in the session, still did not quite match his 1m30.740 from yesterday.
The top-end horsepower of the Honda was again displayed today with Alvaro Bautista hitting 322.4 km/h down the chute, the fastest top speed recorded here so far this week. For comparative purposes, Bautista was the fastest through the speed trap at the Phillip Island WorldSBK race event last year with 322.4 km/h on the Ducati V4 R in practice. Chaz Davies set the fastest speed here last year in a race at 321.4 km/h on the Ducati.
Bautista made solid gains this morning down to a 1m31.453 but Haslam remains the quickest Honda, the Brit sixth fastest this morning on 1m31.046. Haslam was third quickest through the speed trap.
Takumi Takahashi had a big crash yesterday and did not feel up to riding this morning.
WorldSBK riders will hit the circuit again at 1340 this afternoon for a final two-hour session before WorldSSP competitors are then out on track between 1550 and 1740.
Phillip Island WorldSBK Testing
Tuesday Morning Times
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