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2020 Teruel World Superbike FP2 Result: Rinaldi Holds Top Spot

Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Jonathan Rea continued their fight over the top spot, with Rinaldi coming out on top, over a quarter of a second quicker than Rea. Chaz Davies, Alvaro Bautista and Scott Redding were the only other riders within half a second of Rinaldi's best time. Times were slower than this morning's with the warmer conditions slowing riders down.

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2020 Teruel World Superbike FP1 Result: Rinaldi Leads By One Thousandth

With the tightest possible result at the top, Michael Ruben Rinaldi held off Jonathan Rea. Alex Lowes was half a second off the pace and while lap times were unsurprisingly quicker, top speeds were down on last weekend's first session.

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WorldSBK Rider Coach Nicolo Canepa - Unleashing Riders' Full Potential

In racing no stone is left unturned. The bikes are tuned to perfection. Development takes place for months behind closed doors. Wind tunnels, fluid dynamic testing, analysis of data, and tyre modelling are all key components in getting the most out of the motorcycle. It’s a never-ending cycle of constant improvement with the goal of going ever faster.

The process of fine tuning the machine mechanically was always in stark contrast to that of the rider. For much of the sports history the partnership of man and machine has been talked about but while the bike is fine tuned the rider has largely been left to their own devices.

Training, nutrition, and mental preparation have been areas focused on by all teams for years but now they are starting to open their eyes to rider coaching. Over the last five years we have seen this area become increasingly important. When Valentino Rossi and Jonathan Rea both employ a coach it’s clear that even multiple World Champions can enjoy the benefits of another pair of eyes.

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2020 Aragon World Superbike Race Two Result: Gloves Off For Seventh Place

The last race of the first weekend at Motorland Aragon started without Tati Mercado after his getting caught up in another rider's accident in race one. After this morning's long Superpole race, Alvaro Bautista lined up with a Pirelli SCX tyre in the hopes that it would allow him to change his fortunes.

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2020 Aragon World Superbike Superpole Race Result: The Longest Short Race

The World Superbike Superpole race at Motorland Aragon is ten laps of the longest track on the calendar, the only sprint race where tyre life could play a role, and everyone in contention lined on the grid with identical Pirelli SCX tyres. 

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2020 Aragon World Superbike Race One Result: Windy And Fast

The first of six races at Motorland Aragon was eighteen laps around a windy circuit at 22ºC. The track is well known for a photogenic historical wall, a corkscrew-alike sequence and its long back straight leading to slipstreaming and positions determined into the last series of left-handers onto the start/finish straight. The Ducatis and Hondas have the best speeds down the long straight, with the lightweight Alvaro Bautista setting the fastest speed of 322kph in practice and qualifying. Eugene Laverty crashed on the sighting lap, before arriving at the grid, but his bike was ruled safe to start, prior to the formation lap.

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