Motorland Aragon, Spain

Oliveira Joins Smith And Espargaro For KTM MotoGP Test At Aragon

The KTM MotoGP team completed a two-day test at the Motorland Aragon circuit last week, and issued the following press release afterward:


Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team concludes positive MotoGP test before summer break

MotoGP Private Test 2017 – MotorLand Aragon (ESP)

Following on from the Dutch TT and the German MotoGP, Red Bull KTM MotoGP Factory Racing Team have just completed a two day test in Aragon, Spain, with no less than four riders riding the KTM RC16.

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2017 Aragon WorldSBK Review, Part 1: Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition...

Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies went toe to toe and bar to bar in both races at Aragon, and while they shared the spoils with a win apiece it was clear that Aragon could be a defining moment in the 2017 WorldSBK season.

Over the course of two 18 lap races there was nothing to separate both riders. Even so at the end of an eventful weekend of racing Rea had still extended his championship lead by a further 20 points over Davies. Saturday's Race 1 crash came at the conclusion of a thrilling back and forth between the two riders who have defined WorldSBK in recent years.

It's easy to criticize Davies after his costly error but having lost a full morning of running due to an engine problem he was on the back foot. The 30 year old cited an issue with weight transfer on used tires as the cause for his crash which likely came from not having enough track time over the opening two days. When asked if he had pushed over the limit in search of the win the Ducati rider made it clear that striving to win was the single thought on his mind after having been on the back foot in Australia and Thailand.

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Superbike Commission: WorldSBK Follows MotoGP In Dropping Penalty Points

After the Grand Prix Commission abolished penalty points at their meeting at Qatar, it was inevitable that they would meet the same fate in World Superbikes. At the latest meeting of the Superbike Commission, the rule-making body for the WorldSBK series, the penalty point system was abolished in WorldSBK, just as it has been in MotoGP.

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2017 Aragon WorldSBK Official Test Times: Sykes Fastest The Day After

The day after the first European round for the WorldSBK series, the riders were back in the saddle, for the first in-season official test of the year. Monday at Aragon carried on much as Saturday and Sunday had finished, with three of the four podium scorers setting the fastest times of the test.

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