2013 Aragon World Superbike And World Supersport Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after Sunday's races at the second round of the World Superbike series at Aragon:


Top 10 for Marconi at Aragon

PTR HONDA'S Luca Marconi scored his best ever result in the World Supersport Championship taking a hard-fought 10th place at the second round of the series at Aragon in Spain.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike Sunday Roundup: Reliability In Question

The World Superbike racing calendar started its European leg after a seven week absence from the calendar. The weekend would demonstrate that even factory-supported bikes are complicated enough to fail when pushed to their limits. What we as members of the public never see when riding our similar motorcycles to work is how fickle and fragile they are at the very limit of performance.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike Race Two Results: Fractured Start Began An Unusual Race

World Superbike race two was reduced to a nineteen lap affair after Jules Cluzel gesticulated on the grid after the warm up lap, bringing out the yellow flags. The start was delayed and Loris Baz also ended up in the pit lane. With the restart, Cluzel was sent to the pits while Baz started from the last spot on the grid.

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2013 Aragon World Supersport Race Results: Innocuous Attrition Strikes

Eighteen laps at 22 degrees centigrade. Last year, Kenan Sofuoglu crossed the line first but was penalised a few places for headbutting Fabien Foret down the back straight, handing the win to Sam Lowes. All three of those characters will be starting from the front row.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike Race One Results: What A Difference A Few Laps Make

World Superbike race one would be a twenty lap race in 22 degree sunshine, with Tom Sykes starting from Pole position ahead of Eugene Laverty. As the riders settled into start the race, Mark Aitchison's Effenbert Ducati was wheeled off the starting grid, adding to the team's list of woes.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike And World Supersport Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying on Saturday at the Motorland Aragon circuit:


CAMIER RULED-OUT OF ARAGON WSB

Team Suzuki Press Office - April 13.

FIXI Crescent Suzuki's Leon Camier will be forced to miss the rest of this weekend's eni FIM Superbike World Championship event at Motorland Aragon in Spain due to the injuries he sustained in a huge crash yesterday.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike Saturday Round Up: Long Fast Straights Add Character

Qualifying was done in ideal weather, with only one bike catching on fire under the Spanish sun. If it feels like it was seven weeks since the last race, that's because it was seven weeks since the last race. The season is said to truly start here, but looking at the championship standings reminds us that we are in an already-running series. Two Aprilia teammates come into this weekend in joint first place, on a track that suits bikes with a lot of engine, like the Aprilias and BMWs.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike Superpole Results: Surprises Abound

Leon Camier qualified for Superpole, but his accident meant he didn't get to participate. This left only fifteen riders to participate in the proceedings, with Camier qualifying in 16th. Top riders would therefore be able to save both their qualifying tyres for the second and third sessions.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike FP2 Results: Laverty And Sykes Ahead Of The Rest

Joint-championship leader Eugene Laverty posts the fastest time of the weekend in advance of Superpole. Tom Sykes, pole position holder here last year, was second fastest ahead of Marco Melandri and Jonathan Rea.

Laverty's time of 1'57.409 is faster than has been recorded in a race, but is still almost a second off Sykes's pole position time of 1'56.552 with qualifying tyres.

Results:

Aragon - FIM Superbike World Championship - Free Practice

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2013 Aragon World Supersport FP2 Results: Lowes and Sofuoglu lead Van Der Mark

Michael Van Der Mark continues to press Sam Lowes and Kenan Sofuoglu, but Lowes remains the only rider to be recording 2'01 laps. Sheridan Morais was unable to match his second fastest qualifying time from yesterday, with three Kawasakis between him and the front three.

Result:

Aragon - FIM Supersport World Championship - Free Practice

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2013 Aragon World Superbike QP2 Results: Sykes Returns To Top Spot

Tom Sykes is back to his dominant qualifying form, taking the fastest time from Eugene Laverty who also improved on his time from yesterday. Jonathan Rea filled the provisional front row, showing maybe the bike improvements promised for Aragon were forthcoming. Rea's teammate Leon Haslam was unable to record a good time as he crashed very early on in the morning's session, damaging his bike to a point it won't be ready until free practice.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike Friday Round Up: Fast Beats Agile

The second race weekend brings World Superbike to Europe and starts the meaty part of the season. After a quick test for some teams, Aragon welcomes the entire grid. The track is relatively new track near Alcañiz in the Aragon region of Spain. The stand-out feature is the long back straight joined to the start/finish straight by a fiddly hairpin section. It's a circuit that suits bikes with top speeds as overtaking at the end of the long straight puts a faster bike over the line before a slower, more agile bike.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike And World Supersport Friday Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at the Motorland Aragon circuit:


Provisional second for Sheridan in Spain

PTR HONDA'S Sheridan Morais is in second place on the provisional grid for Sunday's second round of the World Supersport Championship at Aragon in Spain.

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2013 Aragon World Superbike QP1 Results: Laverty steals provisional pole from Davies

Eugene Laverty stole provisional pole from Chaz Davies at the chequered flag with Tom Sykes in provisional third place. Marco Melandri was the last rider under 1'59, and the only rider in the top ten not to improve on his morning's time.

Leon Camier crashed, causing the session to be red-flagged, and was taken to the medical centre, but he still managed to go sixth fastest, with over thirty minutes remaining.

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