Chaz Davies, fresh from the Ducati's inaugural victory last weekend, records the quickest lap, ahead of the Kawasakis of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea.
Tom Sykes leads, with only Michael van der Mark and Chaz Davies within a second of his quickest lap.
Press release previews from the organizers and some of the teams ahead of this weekend's round of World Superbikes. Includes Pata Honda documentary of Michael van der Mark:
Press releases after Sunday's WSBK round at Aragon:
The second World Superbike race at Moorland Aragon took place under higher temperatures, air temperature up from 12°C to 18°C and track from 18°C to 32°C, and while these temperatures pale in comparison to the ones at Buriram, the difference between the two requires setup and strategic changes.
Eighteen laps of the five kilometre circuit, with everyone taking the same front tyre apart from Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes going for the softer option.
The layout of Motorland Aragon has been changed to the FIM standard, resetting all qualifying and race records, with the fiddly hairpin and chicane at the end of the track replaced with the same last turn as MotoGP, referred to as turns sixteen and seventeen but taken as a single double-apex left-hander.
A few days ago, rain was rumoured for Superpole, but the weather was not an issue for qualifying at Aragon.
In the untimed practice session, Tom Sykes put in the quickest lap ahead of Superpole, with the Aprilia pair of Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres half a second behind.
The entries for Superpole have been decided and Chaz Davies sits in provisional pole, with Jonathan Rea and Davies's Ducati teammate Xavi Forres filling out the top three spots. Kawasaki's Tom Sykes was the only rider in the top fifteen unable to improve on his best time from yesterday, but his time was good enough for him to split the Aprilias of Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres on the provisional second row.
Press releases after the first day of practice for the World Superbike series at Motorland Aragon:
Jonathan Rea, winner of three out of the four races this year, outqualified his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes by under two tenths of a second. The Ducati pair of Chaz Davies and Xavi Forres continue their morning's form with the third and fourth quickest times.
Chaz Davies and Xavi Forres, Davide Giugliano's replacement for the weekend, put both factory Ducatis at the top ahead of Alex Lowes on the Suzuki.
Press release previews of the third round of World Superbikes at Aragon from the teams and organizers: