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Post Argentina News Round Up: Binder Breaks Arm, Riders Want Qualifying Change, WorldSBK In Argentina

Along with a thrilling weekend of racing, several interesting items of news emerged in Argentina. Brad Binder and Remy Gardner were injured, and face surgery. Discussions were held in the Safety Commission on deciding who progresses to Q1 and Q2. And at a press conference, Dorna announced that the WorldSBK championship will be racing in Argentina in 2018, at a new circuit in the west of the country.

Binder breaks arm, Gardner damages ankle

First, to the injury news. Brad Binder had his best result on the KTM Moto2 bike so far, but his weekend was far from a success. The reigning Moto3 champion has been struggling all off season with a broken arm which was healing slowly, after a plate put in his arm to fix the broken bones in place had only partially succeeded in doing so. Speaking at the Jerez test in February, he described his arm as being "nowhere near where we'd hoped it would be." Progress has been slow since then.

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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 Motorland Aragon World Supersport Superpole Results: Red Flag And Another Burning Bike

Rain yesterday afternoon put some surprising names outside the top ten, and Superpole one was interrupted with a red flag four and a half minutes in, restricting the restart to just over ten minutes in which too many riders fought for too few places.

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2017 Motorland Aragon World Supersport FP3 Results: Mahias Tops Red Flagged Session

After an early red flag, Davide Pizzoli crashing before anyone recorded a complete lap, the fifteen minute untimed session resumed. Lucas Mahias came out on top, challenged by PJ Jacobsen and Kyle Smith for the top spot. Sheridan Morais ended the session second quickest, ahead of PJ Jacobsen and Jules Cluzel. Kenan Sofuoglu was eighth quickest.

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2017 Aragon WorldSBK Friday Press Releases

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.

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2017 Motorland Aragon World Supersport FP2 Results: Rain Makes Session Moot

With riders unable to improve on the times set in the dry this morning, PJ Jacobsen heads into Superpole Two the fastest. Only thirteen riders ventured out on to the wet track, all recording times well outside the slowest time set this morning, apart from Roberto Rolfo who didn't record a lap in the first session.

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