SEPANG, June 6 (Bernama) -- Aprilla Racing Team rider, Sylvain Guintoli recorded best laps in the combined times in the first free practice session of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship (SBK) at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) Friday.
The 32-year old Frenchman clocked two minutes and 05.291 seconds in first practice session held in the morning before improving his time to 2'05.096s in the second practice in the scorching heat of the afternoon session.
Following him closely was his teammate, Marco Melandri who clocked 2'05.167s while Spanish rider, Toni Elias of the Red Devils Roma Team was third with a time of 2'5.222s .
Davide Giugliano of Ducati Superbike Team moved to fourth position after displaying a late surge to displace defending champion, British rider, Tom Sykes of Britain of the Kawasaki Racing Team to fifth position.
Giugliano recorded 2'05.278s while Sykes clocked 2'05.283s in the second practice.....