SBK 2022. GP of Portugal. Razgatlioglu closes the free trials of Estoril in the lead

The world champion is the fastest in free practice and nearly two tenths ahead of Bautista and Gerloff. Rea is fourth, ahead of our Rinaldi and Locatelli. Thirteenth Bassani

May 20, 2022

TOStill a Yamaha in front of everyoneand this time it is that of the World Champion Toprak Razgatliogluwhich improves by almost half a second on his own best lap in the morning, proving to be ready for the three Portuguese races.

Given the times of his opponents, however, the Turk will have to watch his back first and foremost a tough Alvaro Bautistawho after using the first session to get his Ducati in the best possible way, stopped this afternoon less than two tenths from Toprak.

Garrett Gerloff lived on the income of this morning's tempone, which, although not improving, allowed him to finish in third place almost three tenths from the top. Jonathan Rea has also improved passing from sixth to fourth place and preceding the all-Italian couple formed by Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Andrea Locatelli. The young Ducati rider lowers his morning fastest lap by one second, imitated by the rider from Bergamo.

B.uon the seventh position of Xavi Viergerecovered from the problems in his ribs that had limited him in the Assen round, ahead of the first of the BMW drivers who this time is Loris Baz. The Frenchman is followed by the other official Honda, that of Iker Lecuona, however, detached by more than a second from the first position. The tenth position of Lucas Mahias with Puccetti's private Ninja is satisfactory, while the same cannot be said of the riders who follow him, starting with the BMW factory driver Scott Redding, to continue with the other official Kawasaki this time Alex Lowesto conclude with ours Axel Bassani that this morning he had finished FP1 in fifth place, but that in the afternoon he improved by only 20 thousandths, falling to thirteenth place.

Philipp Oettl he is the only rider who crashed this afternoon. Unfortunately, for him there is talk of a fracture of the collarbone, which should prevent the German rider of the GoEleven Team from racing the two races tomorrow. Luca Bernardiwhile improving compared to this morning, he finished the two sessions in twentieth position.

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