Aragon World Superbike Test Day 2 Times

Testing continued on Thursday for the World Superbike grid at the Motorland Aragon circuit, and with Carlos Checa having taken his leave early to head to Estoril for an outing aboard the Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike, it was Max Biaggi's turn to top the timesheets. Biaggi took nearly seven tenths of his time from Wednesday, after having spent the session testing new brakes from Brembo. The Italian judged them to be a big improvement, but the increase in braking power made the bike difficult to control on the brakes. More setup work will be required, according to the Italian, which will continue tomorrow.

The absence of precise timing saw four men tie for the 2nd fastest time, Alstare Suzuki's Michel Fabrizio, BMW's Troy Corser, Pata Aprilia's Nori Haga and the Kawasaki of Tom Sykes. Biaggi's Alitalia Aprilia teammate Leon Camier was just a tenth of a second slower, while Leon Haslam was 1.3 seconds slower than Max Biaggi.

Testing concludes on Friday. 

World Superbike day 2 testing times, courtesy of WorldSBK.com

Pos Rider Bike Time
1 Max Biaggi Alitalia 1'58.7
2 Michel Fabrizio Suzuki 1'59.2
3 Troy Corser BMW 1'59.2
4 Noriyuki Haga Aprilia 1'59.2
5 Tom Sykes Kawasaki 1'59.2
6 Leon Camier Aprilia 1'59.3
7 Leon Haslam BMW 2'00.0
8 Katsuaki Fuijwara Kawasaki 2'00.2

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Comments

The Brembo-related link from gpone that David was kind enough to link is in Italian. Though I am sure there are myriad strategies to source a translation, there may be none slicker than the 'translate' add-on available for the google chrome browser.

I hope Team Green can finally start to run at the pointy end this year. They've got a new bike and a couple of riders due for a renaissance (or retirement).

Since the new website was launched a few months ago, the english version of every news appears a few hours after the italian version.