The 30-year-old Northern Irishman, who trailed Kawasaki team-mate Sykes after first practice, stopped the clock at one minute 34.901 seconds.
The put him 0.030 seconds ahead of Sykes going into the weekend.
Rea leads the championship standings with 260 points after six rounds of racing. Sykes is second on 205, with Chaz Davies third on 185.
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PRACTICE TIMES

1 1 J. REA GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1’34.983 1’34.901 1’34.901 160,310 40
2 66 T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1’34.931 1’35.267 1’34.931 0.030 0.030 160,260 44
3 33 M. MELANDRI ITA Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Ducati Panigale R 1’35.151 1’35.178 1’35.151 0.250 0.220 159,889 41
4 7 C. DAVIES GBR Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Ducati Panigale R 1’35.250 1’35.348 1’35.250 0.349 0.099 159,723 40
5 2 L. CAMIER GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta 1000 F4 1’35.584 1’35.267 1’35.267 0.366 0.017 159,694 44
6 81 J. TORRES ESP Althea BMW Racing Team BMW S 1000 RR 1’35.842 1’35.587 1’35.587 0.686 0.320 159,160 48
7 12 X. FORÉS ESP BARNI Racing Team Ducati Panigale R 1’35.624 1’36.460 1’35.624 0.723 0.037 159,098 27
8 60 M. VAN DER MARK NED Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1’35.867 1’35.718 1’35.718 0.817 0.094 158,942 47
9 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia RSV4 RF 1’35.969 1’35.867 1’35.867 0.966 0.149 158,695 40
10 22 A. LOWES GBR Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1’36.379 1’35.883 1’35.883 0.982 0.016 158,668 38
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