Jonathan Rea’s confidence returned in the second free practice session for the British Superbikes at Oulton Park this afternoon.
The HM Plant Honda rider recorded a best time of 1:45.431 just over 0.4secs quicker than second placed Karl Harris.
Harris, who was the fastest man this morning on his Honda managed to knock three seconds off his best time from earlier for a 1:45.902.
Once again Airwaves Ducati’s Leon Haslam was third fastest with a best of 1:46.887, recorded on the last of his 17 laps. He was more than two and a half seconds quicker than this morning.
Leon Camier slid down the order from sixth earlier to 12th in the second practice. His best time was two seconds slower than earlier at 1:52.790.
On a whole the times were improved by at least two seconds by most riders on their second outing on the Cheshire circuit of the weekend.
British Superbikes free practice two results:
1 Jonathan Rea GBR Honda 1:45.431
2 Karl Harris GBR Honda 1:45.902
3 Leon Haslam GBR Ducati 1:46.887
4 Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Honda 1:47.481
5 Tom Sykes GBR Honda 1:47.651
6 Gregorio Lavilla ESP Ducati 1:48.028
7 Michael Rutter GBR Kawasaki 1:48.283
8 Shane Byrne GBR Honda 1:48.352
9 Chris Walker GBR Suzuki 1:49.338
10 Cal Crutchlow GBR Suzuki 1:49.498
11 Steve Plater GBR Yamaha 1:52.320
12 Leon Camier GBR Honda 1:52.790
13 Scott Smart GBR Kawasaki 1:53.605
14 Dean Thomas AUS Suzuki 1:53.704
15 Peter Hickman GBR Kawasaki 1:54.491
16 Ollie Bridewell GBR Suzuki 1:54.491
17 Malcolm Ashley GBR Kawasaki 1:55.172
18 Chris Martin GBR Honda 1:55.655
19 Tom Tunstall GBR Honda 1:56.777
20 Tristan Palmer GBR Honda 1:57.290
21 Simon Andrews GBR Yamaha 1:58.452
22 James Buckingham GBR Honda 1:59.438
23 Aaron Zanotti GBR Yamaha 2:00.763