Chaz Davies led the times after the first two Free Practice sessions at the World Superbikes stage on the Laguna Seca.
With a time only good enough for third place in the first run, Davies came out all guns blazing in the afternoon with a fastest lap of 1’23.633, a tenth of a second clear of fellow Brit Tom Sykes. Sykes, of the Kawasaki Racing Team, had a consistent day himself, finishing second in both sessions and second overall after running 45 laps.
Further down, Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea won the first session with a time of 1’24.239 but was barely able to improve on that later on and slipped to fourth. Leon Haslam stands in sixth overall after setting a mark of 1’24.240 in FP2, whilst Alex Lowes follows up in ninth, just short of a second slower than Davies.
Outside of the top ten, Leon Camier was thirteenth fastest, the MV Agusta rider 1.863 seconds off the lead time after the same amount of laps.
The third and fourth Free Practice sessions for the Geico US Round commence today. Davies will be gunning for what would be only his second win of the season, although he has picked up a number of podium finishes.