WorldSBK standings after the second race at Aragon:
Our WorldSBK reporter gives his view of the first race at Aragon:
Press releases from the organizers and teams after qualifying and race 1 at Aragon:
World Superbike standings after race 1 at Aragon:
Eighteen laps of Motorland Aragon with a temperature of 14ºC, Markus Reiterberger would have to start the race from the back of the grid, having a technical problem in pit lane before the start.
In Superpole one, eleven riders competed on regular race tyres for two spots in the second session. The weather was a little colder due to the early start. Stefan Bradl and Nicky Hayden were the two favourites, qualifying yesterday in eleventh and twelfth places.
After losing almost an entire session yesterday, Chaz Davies still managed to put his Ducati Panigale at the top of the untimed session ahead of Superpole, taking over from Jonathan Rea twenty minutes into the twenty-five minute session. Marco Melandri and Tom Sykes rounded out the top four while Alex Lowes and Leon Camier failed to record a lap, both crashing out at turn two in separate incidents.
Press releases from the organizers and teams after the first day of practice at Motorland Aragon:
MotorLand Aragon Day One
Rea ends FP2 as Friday’s fastest
World Champion leads FP2 and FP1, ahead of Melandri and Sykes at MotorLand Aragon
Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) put in a 1’50.062 lap late in FP2 at MotorLand Aragon on Friday afternoon to complete the day as the quickest man on track, with Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) also in the top three on the timesheet.
Three quarters of the way through the session, it started to rain lightly and the pace dropped accordingly, with some riders, Jonathan Rea included, deciding to pit in and call it a day. With a few minutes left, Rea decided to head back out anyway, and recorded a 1'50.062, knocking the Ducatis of Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies down a spot. Tom Sykes was also pushed back a spot by his teammate, but all four riders improved on their mornings' times.
Jonathan Rea was first out on track and set a laptime that only he could beat, setting the fastest lap five times throughout the session, with only Alex Lowes able to keep close. Rea also set the fastest speed, 313Km/h down the straight on the Kawasaki, equalled only by Eugene Laverty's Aprilia.
Chaz Davies suffered a mechanical problem five minutes into the session and he only registered one timed lap, over three seconds off the session's final pace. Xavi Fores was the fastest Ducati, over three tenths quicker than seventh-fastest Marco Melandri.