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Results and summary of the World Supersport race at Motorland Aragon:
Results and summary of World Superbike race 1 at the Motorland Aragon circuit:
The Motocard.com Kawasaki team has continued to dominate the World Supersport class at Aragon, Broc Parkes and David Salom once again taking the top two spots during the final session of qualifying. The two men swapped positions for pole, before Parkes finally came out on top. Sam Lowes will start from 3rd on the grid, after fending off challenges from the Yamahas of Chaz Davies and Luca Scassa, who ended in 4th and 5th respectively, while Massimo Roccoli makes it three Kawasakis in the top 6. Fabien Foret is the first of the Ten Kate Hondas, while James Ellison rounds out the second row on the Bogdanka PTR machine.
Results and summary of Superpole at Aragon:
Max Biaggi topped the final session of free practice ahead of Superpole for the World Superbike class at Motorland Aragon, setting the fastest time of the weekend and the only man to get into the 1'58s. Carlos Checa took 2nd spot, just under half a second behind the scorching pace of Biaggi, while Marco Melandri was over eight tenths off the Aprilia rider. Tom Sykes was 4th fastest, ending the session 1.1 seconds slower than Biaggi.
Carlos Checa has taken back control of the World Superbike class at the Motorland Aragon circuit, topping the second session of qualifying practice. The Althea Ducati rider just edged out the Effenbert Liberty Ducati of Jakub Smrz, who was in turn a smidgeon faster than the Alitalia Aprilia of Max Biaggi, the Italian making a big step forward overnight. Kawasaki's Tom Sykes continues to impress, setting the 4th fastest time behind Biaggi, and ahead of Biaggi's teammate Leon Camier. Meanwhile, Maxime Berger put in a very fast lap towards the end of the session to make the leap up to 6th on the Supersonic Ducati.
The top 16 progress to this afternoon's Superpole session, which will settle the front four rows of the grid. Ruben Xaus, Chris Vermeulen, Roberto Rolfo and Lorenzo Lanzi were all eliminated.
The Kawasakis continue to dominate the World Supersport class at Aragon, Broc Parkes just edging ahead of his teammate David Salom during the second session of free practice. Parkalgar Honda's Sam Lowes is the only rider still within a second of the Kawasakis, setting the 3rd fastest time just under a quarter of a second of Parkes. Bogdanka's James Ellison made a big step forward, but was still over a second off the pace of Parkes, and just three thousandths of a second ahead of Chaz Davies in 5th, while Step Racing's Gino Rea was 6th fastest of the morning.
Marco Melandri's form continues, the factory Yamaha rider taking provisional pole in the World Superbike class on Friday, after topping free practice in the morning session at Motorland Aragon. Althea Ducati's Carlos Checa is once again 2nd, this time with more of a gap to Melandri, and unable to break the two minute barrier as he did this morning. Pata Aprilia's Noriyuki Haga is in 3rd, just ahead of the factory Alitalia Aprilia of Leon Camier, while Kawasaki's Tom Sykes is sandwiched between Camier and his teammate Max Biaggi.
After Checa, the gaps are close: a tenth of a second separates 3rd from 7th, and just under a second covers 2nd to 14th. Qualifying continues tomorrow, and the final grid positions will be determined during Superpole on Saturday afternoon.
The Motocard.com Kawasaki team continues to top the timesheets at the Motorland Aragon circuit, Broc Parkes and David Salom setting the fastest times in the World Supersport class. After Salom's top spot in the morning, this time it was Parkes' turn to take 1st, running three tenths quicker than his Mallorcan teammate. Parkalgar Honda's Sam Lowes found an extra couple of tenths in the afternoon, moving up to 3rd on the provisional grid, while Chaz Davies led his ParkinGO Yamaha teammate Luca Scassa again for 4th and 5th.
Marco Melandri has topped the FP1 timesheets at the World Superbike class' first visit to the Motorland Aragon circuit, taking over the lead from championship leader Carlos Checa with a quarter of the session left, and Checa could never claw back the difference. Melandri and Checa were the only two riders to get under the two minute mark, 3rd place man Ayrton Badovini - a revelation on the satellite BMW Italia bike - nearly half a second behind Melandri, while Aprilia's Leon Camier was a couple of hundredths behind the BMW man. Max Biaggi's weekend got off to an indifferent start, crashing on his first lap out of the pits before remounting and ending the session in 7th.
David Salom has pleased the home crowd by taking first blood of the day in the World Supersport class, the Motocard.com Kawasaki rider topping the timesheets in the first session of free practice at the Motorland Aragon circuit. Salom heads up his Australian teammate Broc Parkes, while the Kawasakis are followed by a brace of Yamahas, Chaz Davies leading Luca Scassa, now returned from his one-race suspension at Misano. Parkalgar Honda's Sam Lowes then leads a trio of Hondas, taking the 5th spot ahead of Fabien Foret and James Ellison. Gaps are large, however: Salom and Parkes are close, but Davies is eight tenths behind Salom, and Lowes over a second back. Foret, in 6th spot, is nearly two-and-a-half seconds slower than Salom at Aragon.
Results of World Superbike race two from Misano:
Results of the World Supersport race at Misano:
Results of WSBK race 1 at Misano:
The rain fell during QP2 for the World Supersport class at Misano, meaning that many riders elected to stay in the pits, as improving their time was not possible. Florian Marino was the fastest of the riders who did go out, but his time was 23 seconds off the best time in the dry.
Combined results of both qualifying sessions: