Superbike - Melandri sets pace at Jerez

Marco Melandri was quickest on the fourth day of World Superbike testing at Jerez.

Superbike - Melandri sets pace at Jerez

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Marco Melandri, Ap/LaPresse

Aprilia and Kawasaki had concluded their work at the Spanish circuit so BMW and Ducati took centre stage with Melandri's effort of 1:40.816 on the BMW Italia S1000RR comfortably the fastest in cold conditions.

That time was somewhat slower than Eugene Laverty's Wednesday best of 1:40.185.

Unofficial times:

1. Marco Melandri (BMW GoldBet Italia S1000RR) 1:40.816

2. Carlos Checa (Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale) 1:41.840

3. Chaz Davies (BMW GoldBet Italia S1000RR) 1:42.716

4. Max Neukirchner (MR Ducati 1199 Panigale) 1:44.426

5. Ayrton Badovini (Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale) 1:44.529

6. Niccolo Canepa (Barni Ducati 1199 Panigale) 1:45.256

7. Eddi La Marra (Barni Ducati 1199 Panigale) 1:45.526

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