Circuito De Jerez
The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team today completed the opening day of free practice at the Circuito De Jerez (SPA) with Michael van der Mark (NED) and Eugene Laverty (IRL).
Eugene Laverty who is standing in for the injured Tom Sykes (GBR) was first out of the pitlane in this morning’s FP1 session following almost a 3-month absence in the Championship. It took Eugene a full session to get up to speed with his BMW M1000RR as he finished in P20 in FP1 (1’42.288), however improving his lap time by over a second in FP2 (1’41.197) finishing in P14 overall for the day.
Teammate Michael van der Mark started his session off brightly this morning, setting a best lap time of (1’40.773), just +0.007 behind Locatelli in P6. In the afternoons session Michael couldn’t improve on his lap time from FP1 which meant he finished tenth overall on day 1.