A challenge on the edge of the thousandths that between Johnny Rea and Alvaro Bautista. If, in the morning, the Kawasaki standard bearer preceded the Ducati one, in the afternoon the Spanish's answer arrived punctually. The bearer Aruba puts in fact the signature on the session thanks to the time trial of 1'30 "327, ahead of only 14 thousandths of the four times world champion.
Better than that it could not start the weekend for the Iberian, which is proving a thorn in the side for the Cannibal. In comparison with the Ducati rider, Rea seems to have something more in the central section of the track, where he manages to be even two tenths faster, then in the final one the Panigale's superiority remains evident. As seen so far promises a glowing challenge between the two with a script to be written.
Among the claimants for the highest step of the podium will also be necessary Leon Haslam, able to improve with respect to FP1 arriving to a tenth and a half from the summit. In addition to the KRT bearer, it takes a step forward too Alex Lowes (+0.456), to such an extent as to hook the fifth square. And what about the Honda, which has halved its gap from the top of more than six tenths. Now Leon Camier and his SP2 are far from the top less than half a second (+0.465). Toprak Razgatlioglu stands out in the top ten, able to climb over the last Jordi Torres.
Friday uphill regarding Marco Melandri, who can not but settle for the thirteenth time trial (+0.932) behind Rinaldi. The Romagnolo home GRT has filed a few tenths compared to FP1, but its delay remains around the second. Nothing to do even for Chaz Davies, still looking for the right trust with the Panigale V4. It is in fact burning to see the Welsh even thirteenth behind the Ducati of the Barni team.