MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Aragon World Superbike Race 2 Result: Smart Choices?

The last race of the weekend was held in "wear a jumper" weather, at 11ºC with a damp track, with decisions to be made over tyres. Only two riders sat on the grid with slick tyres, a third opting to start from the pits to join them.

Scott Redding and Jonas Folger had slick tyres fitted, Redding informing his team of his decision on his run through the pits before his second sighting lap. His teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi opted to join Redding, pitting in and starting from the pitlane. 

Jonathan Rea took the lead from pole position with Garrett Gerloff behind him. Alex Lowes pushed Gerloff down to third place at turn four, with Chaz Davies, Toprak Razgatlioglu, Michael Van der Mark and Scott Redding rounding out the top seven. Davies got bitten by the treacherous conditions and slid his Ducati into the gravel halfway round the lap, recovering in last place. 

The leading five set off, leaving Redding to deal with Alvaro Bautista as they escaped. Garrett Gerloff set the fastest lap on lap two  as he passed Lowes and started to hound Rea for the lead, but Gerloff tried to make a pass that wasn't there and bashed into Rea at the entry to a chicane, sending the pair towards the gravel.

Jonathan Rea's motocross brain took over and he hit the gravel under power with his weight over the rear of his Kawasaki and he launched himself back onto the track, sacrificing two places so he couldn't be ruled as taking an advantage, returning to the race in third place, behind Alex Lowes and Toprak Razgatlioglu. Garrett Gerloff had to puck up his scarred bike and worked his way back to thirteenth place before being handed a long lap penalty for his impetuous action.

Michael Van der Mark took advantage of the chaos to pass Rea for third place and the leading group was joined by Scott Redding, setting the fastest lap as his tyres came to him.

On lap five, Razgatlioglu led Lowes, van der Mark, Rea and Redding in a tight bunch. Down the long back straight, Redding powered out of turn fifteen and took fourth place as Van der Mark slipped up into second. Further back, Tom Sykes set the fastest lap. Lap six opened with Michael Van der Mark taking the lead into turn one as Redding climbed through the field behind him, taking second place at turn eleven, past two Lowes and Razgatlioglu, and took the lead down the straight. 

Scott Redding then spent the next two laps setting fastest laps and breaking over three seconds free from van der Mark in second place. Behind Van der Mark, the two Kawasakis of Lowes and Rea fought with Razgatlioglu for third place, both riders passing him as he slid both tyres around turn twelve. Rea passed Lowes for third at the end of the straight and Tom Sykes joined the group, putting a BMW at both ends of the group of five riders fighting for second.

On lap ten, with Scott Redding over five seconds clear in the lead, Michael van der Mark did his best to hold up the Kawasakis behind him, Jonathan Rea overcooking his entry into the last corners at the end of the straight, but on lap sixteen, Rea briefly held second place before being beaten on the brakes by van der Mark. Rea finally made a pass stick on lap thirteen of eighteen, passing the BMW on turn twelve with a move that took two turns to set up, taking second place ten seconds behind Scott Redding. Tom Sykes beat Toprak Razgatlioglu and the Yamaha rider dropped off the pack. 

Alex Lowes, Michael van der Mark and Tom Sykes all entered turn one of lap fifteen three abreast, with Lowes coming out ahead, in the prime position to see Rea over a second clear and escaping, albeit ten seconds behind Scott Redding. Tom Sykes eventually made a turn one pass work on his teammate and he settled into fourth place as the laps ticked off.

With the places settled, the leading six riders all held their stations through the last two laps, but as Jonas Folger and Garrett Gerloff caught up with Toprak Razgatlioglu, closing over a second of gap on the last lap, sixth place suddenly didn't seem as safe, but Razgatlioglu held off Gerloff and Folger over the line.

Scott Redding took his first race win of the year, gambling on slick tyres, ten seconds ahead of Jonathan Rea who, after passing Redding on the slow-down lap, made a "big balls" gesture to the winner, congratulating Redding for his bravery. Alex Lowes took third place to maintain his second place in the championship.

When they got back to parc fermé, Garrett Gerloff sought out Jonathan Rea and apologised for his frankly daft overtake. Rea seemed to accept his pleading as it didn't affect his race.

Jonathan Rea leaves the weekend of racing with a healthy title lead of twelve points over his teammate Alex Lowes. Scott Redding recovered from what could have been an opening disaster in third place, five points behind Lowes and only seventeen off Rea. Toprak Razgatlioglu, Tom Sykes and Garrett Gerloff round out the top six.

The Kawasaki riders of Rea and Lowes put their team at the top, and Redding and Razgatlioglu did their teams proud, but the surprise showing was the BMW, which seemed to perform very well in tricky conditions, promising hope for its development this year.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 9.856
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 10.434
4 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 12.094
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 16.234
6 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 3.957
7 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 20.427
8 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 20.587
9 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 4.439
10 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28.855
11 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 35.644
12 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 38.275
13 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 41.585
14 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 44.922
15 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 46.022
16 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 22.050
17 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'13.998
18 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'14.859
19 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1 Lap
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 2 Laps
21 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3 Laps
RET 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 14
RET 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 14 Laps
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2021 Aragon World Supersport Race 2 Result: Patience And Preparation Pay

World Supersport race two would be missing two riders at the start, with Nikki Tuuli and Thomas Gradinger being declared unfit, Tuuli with a concussion and Gradinger with a foot contusion. Pole-sitter Jules Cluzel still has no luck, getting sent to the back of the grid for a tyre pressure infringement. The race was declared wet, making tyre choice a factor.

Philipp Oetll inherited pole position but threw away the lead after crashing out in turn one alongside Federico Caricasulo and the lead was taken over by Steven Odendaal then by Marc Alcoba and Christoffer Bergman. Randy Krummenacher ended the first lap in an impressive third place in the tricky conditions. Jules Cluzel was nine seconds behind in thirteenth place. 

Christoffer Bergman, setting the fastest lap on lap two, had a second and a half lead over Marc Alcoba with Randy Krummenacher two seconds further back. Cluzel was in eleventh, then tenth, a second and a half behind Raffaele De Rosa. 

Another fastest lap from Christoffer Bergman as he stretched his lead over Marc Alcoba to two seconds. Randy Krummenacher another four seconds further back had over a second over Steven Odendaal with Luca Bernardi and Manuel Gonzales rounding out the top six. 

Another lap and Christoffer Bergman increased his pace again as the track dried out. Steven Odendaal, the only rider on intermediate tyres, took third place from Randy Krummenacher as Luca Bernardi pulled out of fifth place with his hand up. Jules Cluzel, passing Dominique Aegerter and Raffaele De Rosa, worked his way to seventh place, closing on Hannes Soomer. The group Cluzel caught was headed by fourth-placed Manuel Gonzales, and in the space of a few corners, Cluzel passed three riders and took fourth place, with a four second gap to third-placed Steven Odendaal who set the fastest lap on lap six. 

Christoffer Bergman and Marc Alcoba led the race on wet tyres as Steven Odendaal and Jules Cluzel took over with the fast laps, Cluzel setting the fastest lap on lap seven, almost two seconds quicker than the lead pair. At half race distance, Cluzel was three seconds off Odendaal and eleven seconds from Bergman in the lead.

Lap eight, and Cluzel knocked another second off the fastest lap, under nine seconds from the lead and finally on the tail of Steven Odendaal and a further three of second-placed Marc Alcoba. 

As Cluzel closed on Odendaal, two places behind, Raffaele De Rosa set the fastest lap. Cluzel caught and passed Alcoba, and as Alcoba looked over his left shoulder, Odendaal sneaked past on his right. 

With five laps left, Jules Cluzel was just under three seconds off the lead, lapping three seconds faster than Christoffer Bergman. De Rosa set the fastest lap again, climbing to fifth place. At the end of the straight, Cluzel took the lead, putting power down better out of turn seventeen and passing him cleanly before the end of the straight.

In lap twelve, the top five closed up, and Bergman's time was over, in fifth place as the intermediate chargers all passed him. Cluzel led Steven Odendaal, Raffaele De Rosa and Hannes Soomer and a fight for the win broke out. De Rosa, again, set the fastest lap.

Cluzel and Odendaal, locked together had back markers to pass, and Odendaal made the best use of his faster bike down the straight and the penultimate lap started with four riders able to take the win. Another fastest lap and second place came as De Rosa passed Cluzel, with under a second covering the lead four riders. 

The last lap, Odendaal led De Rosa, Cluzel and Soomer, with under three quarters of a second covering the four. De Rosa harangued Odendaal as Soomer nipped at Cluzel. De Rosa, seeking his first ever win, took the lead and tried to break free before the long straight where Odendaal had a clear advantage. 

Down the straight, on the last lap, Steven Odendaal closed up on Raffaele De Rosa and took the lead on the brakes, and the pair had a run to the flag, with Odendaal maintaining the lead as De Rosa twitched his rear exiting the last turn. Jules Cluzel held off Hannes Soomer to take third place after starting at the back of the grid.

Tyre choice and patience paid off for the riders with the intermediate rear tyre, having to wait for the leaders' tyres to drop off as the track came to the intermediate tyres. Odendaal thanked his team for convincing him to switch to an intermediate tyre.

Steven Odendaal took his second win from two races and leads the championship by nineteen points over Dominique Aegerter. Raffaele De Rosa ends the weekend twenty three points from Odendaal. Jules Cluzel ends in sixth place, behind Hannes Soomer and Christoffer Bergman.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6  
2 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 0.100
3 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 0.334
4 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 0.389
5 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 17.785
6 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 19.976
7 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 31.984
8 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 35.144
9 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 36.403
10 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 37.524
11 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 0.297
12 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 50.606
13 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 56.884
14 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 8.011
15 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 7.739
16 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'17.314
17 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'17.560
18 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'33.617
19 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'33.621
20 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'53.310
21 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1 Lap
RET 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 13
RET 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6 4 Laps
RET 29 L. BERNARDI Yamaha YZF R6 5 Laps
RET 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 14 Laps
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2021 Aragon World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Tyre Choices, Please

After a damp warmup this morning, the race was declared a wet race. Ten laps of the longest circuit on the calendar would determine the grid positions for the full length race this afternoon. Tyre selection was being made on the grid between wet and intermediate tyres. 

Scott Redding took the hole shot but went wide, but he retook the lead out of turn two. After tentative shuffling, Rea and Redding swapped around enough to let Alex Lowes pass the pair. After a lap, Redding had the lead as the Kawasakis fought for second place, with Rea in front. 

Scott Redding overcooked turn two, letting Jonathan Rea close the gap. Redding on the wet tyre had different lines to the Kawasakis on intermediate tyres. Alex Lowes passed Redding as Rea set the fastest lap. 

In fourth place, Chaz Davies, also on intermediate tyres, broke free of the battle with Tom Sykes and Garrett Gerloff and closed up to Redding, passing him on lap three. Gerloff passed Redding and was the second-quickest rider on the track. 

A couple of seconds behind Scott Redding, Toprak Razgatlioglu held off Alvaro Bautista and Michael van der Mark, in a close fight. Nearer the front, Gerloff caught Davies and started making attempts to pass him, passing him into the last corners on a tighter line than looked possible under Davies. Lap four, Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap again, with the first 1'58 lap of the race.

Michael van der Mark, gambling on an SCX rear tyre, passed Toprak Razgatlioglu and Scott Redding to take fifth place nearly six seconds behind Chaz Davies. 

At half race distance, Jonathan Rea had a five second lead over his teammate Alex Lowes who was a second and a half ahead of Garrett Gerloff and Chaz Davies with Michael van der Mark five seconds further back. Van der Mark set the fastest lap as Scott Redding dropped back when Toprak Razgatlioglu pushed him wide and was followed by Alvaro Bautista. 

Lap seven and Garrett Gerloff set the fastest lap under a second behind Alex Lowes, but van der Mark then beat it a few seconds later, his tyre choice paying off albeit a little late late. Garrett Gerloff took the fastest lap back with two laps left.

At the start of the last lap, Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes set fastest laps only for Michael van der Mark to beat the pair of them, over a second faster than fourth-placed Chaz Davies ahead of him, but nearly three seconds behind him.

Jonathan Rea took the win and pole position for the last race of the weekend, with his teammate Alex Lowes second again, ahead of a delighted Garrett Gerloff whose last-minute change to intermediate tyres after the sighting lap paid off. Chaz Davies headed the second row alongside Michael van der Mark and Toprak Razgatlioglu. Alvaro Bautista captained the third row with a visibly frustrated Scott Redding regretting his tyre choice in eighth-place. Yamaha's Kohta Nozane rounded out the top nine.

Jonathan Rea holds an eight point lead in the championship over Alex Lowes and seventeen points more than Toprak Razgatlioglu. Chaz Davies is the top independent rider and top Ducati, two points ahead of fifth-placed Scott Redding.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3.506
3 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 5.051
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 8.908
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 10.175
6 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 19.167
7 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 29.565
8 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 33.361
9 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 33.675
10 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 34.771
11 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 36.451
12 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 38.709
13 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 41.188
14 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 51.975
15 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 52.644
16 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 52.912
17 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'07.329
18 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'15.604
19 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'16.459
20 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'17.105
RET 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 3 Laps
RET 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 7 Laps
RET 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 8 Laps
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2021 Aragon World Supersport Race 1 Result: Thrills And Spills

World Supersport looks like it's going to be a Yamaha R6 series for one last year, but not if Nikki Tuuli and Philipp Oettl can keep the likes of Jules Cluzel, Steven Odendaal, Dominique Aegerter, Randy Krummenacher, Federico Caricasulo and many, many more in check.

Jules Cluzel took the lead from pole position as Nikki Tuuli dropped back through the pack at the start. Philipp Oettl, Dominique Aegerter and Steven Odendaal passed Tuuli at the start and held their places for the first lap.

The leading five riders remained together at the front as Federico Caricasulo, returning to the class, and Marc Alcoba duelled behind, Alcoba crashing out behind a bit of a contretemps between Odendaal and Tuuli. 

On lap three, the three front riders, Jules Cluzel, Philipp Oettl and Dominique Aegerter had a gap of over a second over Odendaal and Tuuli, but a lap later, they were all back together. 

Tuuli, setting the fastest lap on lap three, took fourth place from Odendaal and caught up Aegerter. Jules Cluzel tried to break away at the front, but Philipp Oettl on the only Kawasaki in the top ten kept up with him for a few laps.

Nikki Tuuli made good on his pace and cleanly powered past Aegerter down the long straight, taking third place and setting another fastest lap. Tuuli then passed Philipp Oettl and slotted in a second behind leader Jules Cluzel.

Jules Cluzel's lead was slowly shrinking, Nikki Tuuli half a second quicker per lap, and the leading two were a second clear of the rest of the grid. On lap eight, Tuuli caught Cluzel. Cluzel was quicker through the slower complex, but Tuuli had a faster lap-on-lap pace.

Tuuli's quicker pace didn't help at this stage, with his half second advantage not mattering as long as Cluzel could hold his line and retain the lead. 

And then it was all over. 

Into turn twelve, Nikki Tuuli miscalculated his entry and he clipped Jules Cluzel's rear wheel and the pair tumbled into the gravel, their races over. They sat down together and had a bit of a chat as the race lead was taken by Philipp Oettl and Dominique Aegerter as Steven Odendaal looked on. 

Philipp Oettl's Kawasaki looked better in corner entry and exit which held off the faster Yamaha onslaught behind him. Four laps from the end, the podium places looked sorted out, with the order to be determined over the last four laps. Aegerter briefly held the lead, but Oettl snapped back immediately to regain the top spot. Aegerter took the lead at the end of the straight and Steven Odendaal took second into turn one. Yamahas held the top two spots with three laps to go. 

Dominique Aegerter and Steven Odendaal swapped the lead a couple of times as they broke free of Philipp Oettl's Kawasaki as Luca Bernardi overhauled Federico Caricasulo over three seconds further back. 

On the last lap, Aegerter took the lead into turn four and held a defensive line through the next few corners and the pair headed down the long back straight to determine the victory. In Aegerter's slipstream, Steven Odendaal forced his way into the lead, hpolding it into the last turn and to the line.

Steven Odendaal took his first podium at the top, winning his first race ahead of Dominique Aegerter's first podium. Philipp Oettl took third place two and a half seconds further back as Luca Bernardi and Manuel Gonzales held off Federico Caricasulo.

The incident between Nikki Tuuli and Jules Cluzel is under investigation, with the blame looking like it'll fall on Tuuli who was taken to the medical centre to be checked up. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6  
2 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 0.099
3 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.536
4 29 L. BERNARDI Yamaha YZF R6 3.956
5 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 0.782
6 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 4.817
7 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 6.121
8 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 7.212
9 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 8.352
10 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 7.783
11 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 16.279
12 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 22.257
13 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 22.296
14 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 11.978
15 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 37.978
16 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 39.308
17 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 20.574
18 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'04.435
19 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 4 Laps
RET 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 7 Laps
RET 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 7 Laps
RET 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 7 Laps
RET 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 12 Laps
RET 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6 13 Laps
RET 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 2
RET 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1
RET 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 14 Laps
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2021 Aragon World Superbike Race 1 Result: And We're Back

World Superbike is back and it gave us an exciting opening race. The season normally starts in Australia before taking a long break, giving us a strange pre-season race, but with the pandemic curbing the usual scheme of things, the opening round at Aragon had a lot to live up to, and it delivered.

Jonathan Rea took the lead from pole position and was joined by his Kawasaki teammate Alex Lowes, the pair of them armed with the harder SC0 tyres. Scott Redding, also on the harder tyre, was third place behind them, fending off Tom Sykes, Garrett Gerloff, Chaz Davies and Toprak Razgatlioglu. 

On the second lap, the Kawasakis held a one second gap over Scott Redding and Garrett Gerloff, with Tom Sykes dropping back a few places. Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap on lap two as Lowes and Rea increased their lead over Redding.

On lap three, Garrett Gerloff's hold on fourth place behind Scott Redding came to an end as Chaz Davies passed him on the outside and Toprak Razgatlioglu took advantage of his modified line to follow Davies through on the inside of Gerloff's Yamaha. A lap later, Razgatlioglu passed Davies into turn one to take fourth place, and a lap later, he took third place off Scott Redding into turn one, staring at a two and a half second to Lowes and leader Rea. 

Into turn two, Chaz Davies took a tight line, aided by his SCX softer tyre, and cleanly swept under Redding's bike, Redding having to lift his knee and redraw his line to avoid the not-red Ducati. As RAzgatlioglu built a bit of a gap from Davies, Alvaro Bautista caught up with Scott Redding and Garrett Gerloff, eventually passing Gerloff down the long back straight to take sixth place behind Redding.

Just past the halfway mark, Alex Lowes lost a lot of pace, his tyre seeming to have had enough, and after a few laps, he was caught and passed by Toprak Razgatlioglu. As soon as he was passed, with Chaz Davies catching up, his pace recovered and he was keeping Razgatlioglu in check, his SC0 tyre sandwiched between two SCX-shod riders. 

On lap twelve of eighteen, Jonathan Rea had a lead of over three seconds to the three-way battle for second, as Lowes and Razgatlioglu kept fighting, initially allowing Chaz Davies to close up and eventually becoming a six-way fight with Redding, Bautista and Gerloff joining them until Gerloff left them to it, losing touch after a mistake. 

On the penultimate lap, a few laps into Lowes and Razgatlioglu swapping places, Alex Lowes took and held second place from Toprak Razgatlioglu while Scott Redding made the best of a great exit onto the start/finish straight to take fourth place from Chaz Davies. As the last lap ticked off corner by corner, it looked like Toprak Razgatlioglu would take second place, over four seconds from Jonathan Rea's inevitable victory, but instead Alex Lowes took an un usual line, having studied Razgatlioglu's advantages and disadvantages, and exited the last corner onto the straight with a better line for grip and powered past Toprak Razgatlioglu's Yamaha to take second place. 

Jonathan Rea took his hundredth World Superbike victory ahead of his Kawasaki teammate Alex Lowes, with Toprak Razgatlioglu rounding out the podium four hundredths of a second behind Lowes. Scott Redding beat Chaz Davies for fourth place with Tom Sykes picking up a sixth, Alvaro Bautista having crashed out at the start of the last lap. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 3.965
3 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 0.043
4 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 0.234
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 4.615
6 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 6.784
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1.561
8 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 10.187
9 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 10.326
10 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 7.367
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 21.154
12 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 27.523
13 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 30.963
14 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 36.769
15 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 39.334
16 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 41.544
17 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 43.179
18 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'21.460
RET 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1 Lap
RET 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 13
RET 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 9
RET 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 7
RET 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 2
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2021 Aragon World Superbike Superpole Result: Quick Enough For You?

World Superbike Superpole is shorter than last year, with fifteen minutes to set a fast lap, and would open with the fastest times of the weekend.

Jonathan Rea was the first rider to set a target time of 1'49.314, the fastest of the weekend, but Alex Lowes immediately took the top spot from him with a 1'48.890. After setting two lap times, most riders popped in for a cuppa and a new tyre, only now fitting the qualifying tyre to set their best times. Garrett Gerloff was third quickest, ahead of Chaz Davies and Alvaro Bautista, before the faster tyres left their mark.

Chaz Davies headed out early on his "it's not red" Ducati ahead of everyone but Jonas Folger. Davies ticked off the first sector on pace for the quickest lap of the session, but Scott Redding on the official Ducati was quicker still, and Redding didn't show any signs of slowing down. Davies ut himself into second place, but Scott Redding nicked it with a 1'48.733. Tom Sykes couldn't beat it, slipping into what was now second place, but six time world champion Jonathan Rea knocked everyone down a spot with a 1'48.458 that was over a quarter of a second quicker than Redding and three tenths quicker than his outright qualifying record from last year.

Jonathan Rea opens his championship defence with a pole position on his not-upgraded-enough-for-new-rev-limits Kawasaki, ahead of his chief challenger Ducati's Scott Redding. Saturday's Tom Sykes gets BMW the press he's there for in third place, rounding out the front row of the grid.

Alex Lowes heads the second row ahead of Chaz Davies and Garrett Gerloff, with the Honda pair of Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista holding off Michael Ruben Rinaldi for row three. Toprak Razgatlioglu was knocked down to tenth place for exceeding track limits at turn fifteen, giving Gerloff the quickest Yamaha honours.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'48.458   308,6
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'48.733 0.275 316,7
3 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'48.840 0.382 309,5
4 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'48.890 0.432 312,1
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.069 0.611 311,2
6 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.185 0.727 311,2
7 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'49.246 0.788 313,0
8 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'49.338 0.880 318,6
9 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.516 1.058 313,0
10 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.704 1.246 314,0
11 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.761 1.303 317,6
12 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'49.767 1.309 315,8
13 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'49.951 1.493 301,7
14 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.962 1.504 309,5
15 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'50.189 1.731 317,6
16 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.435 1.977 309,5
17 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.489 2.031 306,8
18 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'50.628 2.170 310,3
19 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.672 2.214 305,9
20 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'51.107 2.649 315,8
21 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'52.717 4.259 300,0
22 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'53.120 4.662 305,9
23 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'53.649 5.191 302,5
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2021 Aragon World Superbike FP3 Result: New Format

An updated qualifying format gives World Superbike three qualifying sessions before Superpole while World Supersport gets only two on Friday. The third session took palce before World Supersport Superpole and resulted in Toprak Razgatlioglu, Scott Redding and Alex Lowes all setting laps under 1'50. Jonathan Rea missed out by just five hundredths of a second. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.695   314,0
2 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.696 0.001 320,5
3 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'49.866 0.171 315,8
4 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.050 0.355 316,7
5 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'50.085 0.390 320,5
6 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.223 0.528 314,0
7 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'50.324 0.629 314,0
8 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'50.381 0.686 310,3
9 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.467 0.772 316,7
10 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'50.668 0.973 321,4
11 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'50.874 1.179 321,4
12 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'50.916 1.221 315,8
13 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.943 1.248 306,8
14 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'51.029 1.334 312,1
15 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'51.090 1.395 313,0
16 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'51.194 1.499 316,7
17 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.579 1.884 311,2
18 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'51.880 2.185 308,6
19 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'51.934 2.239 314,9
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'52.936 3.241 307,7
21 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'53.384 3.689 305,1
22 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'54.630 4.935 300,0
23 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'55.409 5.714 300,8
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2021 Aragon World Supersport Superpole Result: Time For A New Record

World Supersport Superpole qualifying opened under excellent weather, giving the rider the best chance to set their best laps. With no qualifying tyres available, times set in the first half of the session may be the qualifying times.

Dominique Aegerter opened up the fast times, setting the fastest lap on his first two laps, ahead of Nikki Tuuli and Jules Cluzel. Philipp Oettl beat Aegerter's time, putting a Kawasaki on top ahead of a Yamaha and MV Agusta, before the mid-session break.

Coming out of the break, Randy Krummenacher exceeded the grip of his cold tyres, pushing the front too hard into the first right-hander, crashing out in twelfth place.

Nikki Tuuli started his first lap a quarter of a second under the best lap and started the long straight with half a second under his belt, but lost two tenths in the last sector, setting a lap of 1'53.225 to go quickest. Jules Cluzel on a good lap, had a strong third sector and slipped under Tuuli's time before hitting the long straight, and gaining three tenths of a second to set an outright lap record with a 1'52.937, knocking Tuuli and Oettl down a place. 

Cluzel, Tuuli and Oettl make up the front row on three different bikes, ahead of Steven Odendaal, Dominique Aegerter and a returning Federico Caricasulo on the all-Yamaha second row. The third and fourth rows were also filled with nothing but Yamahas.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'52.937   270,7
2 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'53.225 0.288 271,4
3 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'53.353 0.416 272,0
4 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.402 0.465 270,7
5 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.553 0.616 270,0
6 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.650 0.713 268,7
7 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.033 1.096 271,4
8 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.106 1.169 269,3
9 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.185 1.248 268,7
10 29 L. BERNARDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.323 1.386 273,4
11 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.367 1.430 270,0
12 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.374 1.437 264,7
13 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.388 1.451 264,7
14 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.584 1.647 271,4
15 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.674 1.737 273,4
16 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.786 1.849 272,7
17 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.000 2.063 264,1
18 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.170 2.233 268,0
19 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.252 2.315 271,4
20 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.393 2.456 266,0
21 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.697 2.760 270,0
22 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.012 3.075 259,0
23 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.458 3.521 264,7
24 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.512 3.575 275,5
25 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.690 3.753 262,8
26 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'57.443 4.506 261,5
27 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'57.548 4.611 268,0
28 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'58.983 6.046 266,7
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2021 Aragon World Supersport FP2 Result: Tuuli On Top

Nikki Tuuli continued his pace, albeit slower than this morning, with the quickest time in both sessions. Steven Odendaal was second quickest again, ahead of Jules Cluzel and Randy Krummenacher who finally set a lap time, fourth quickest this session and eighth overall.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 N. TUULI MV Agusta F3 675 1'54.997   260,9
2 4 S. ODENDAAL Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.330 0.333 266,0
3 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.431 0.434 264,1
4 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.489 0.492 260,9
5 3 R. DE ROSA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.533 0.536 261,5
6 5 P. OETTL Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.574 0.577 266,0
7 94 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.657 0.660 264,7
8 77 D. AEGERTER Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.683 0.686 257,8
9 38 H. SOOMER Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.828 0.831 257,8
10 81 M. GONZALEZ Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.870 0.873 257,8
11 71 C. BERGMAN Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.968 0.971 259,0
12 29 L. BERNARDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.058 1.061 262,1
13 34 K. MANFREDI Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.264 1.267 257,8
14 70 M. ALCOBA Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.299 1.302 266,7
15 22 F. FULIGNI Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.449 1.452 264,1
16 95 V. TAKALA Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.614 1.617 256,5
17 61 C. ONCU Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'56.783 1.786 266,7
18 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.808 1.811 257,8
19 23 D. PIZZOLI Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.866 1.869 260,2
20 84 M. FABRIZIO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'57.252 2.255 262,8
21 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'57.774 2.777 252,3
22 2 L. MONTELLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'58.169 3.172 260,2
23 55 G. HENDRA PRATAMA Yamaha YZF R6 1'58.403 3.406 259,6
24 42 S. FROSSARD Yamaha YZF R6 1'58.460 3.463 256,5
25 19 P. SZKOPEK Yamaha YZF R6 1'58.556 3.559 250,0
26 24 L. TACCINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'58.629 3.632 264,7
27 99 D. WEBB Yamaha YZF R6 1'59.318 4.321 250,6
28 45 S. KAWASAKI Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'02.311 7.314 255,9
Round Number: 
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2021
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2021 Aragon World Superbike FP2 Result: Davies Takes Control

In a session marred by a red flag brought on by Michael van der Mark launching his new BMW at an air fence, the pace was slower than this morning's session. Chaz Davies was quickest, ahead of Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding, with the Honda duo of Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam within six tenths of the session's best time.

Toprak Razgatlioglu ended the day quickest, thanks to his morning's blistering time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R IND   165,554 305,1
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.690 0.290 304,2
3 45 S. REDDING Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'50.780 0.380 308,6
4 19 A. BAUTISTA Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'50.814 0.414 309,5
5 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'51.000 0.600 307,7
6 22 A. LOWES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'51.037 0.637 305,1
7 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'51.179 0.779 304,2
8 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.202 0.802 305,9
9 47 A. BASSANI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'51.231 0.831 306,8
10 31 G. GERLOFF Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.238 0.838 302,5
11 55 A. LOCATELLI Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.781 1.381 301,7
12 50 E. LAVERTY BMW M 1000 RR 1'51.981 1.581 305,1
13 66 T. SYKES BMW M 1000 RR 1'52.061 1.661 302,5
14 32 I. VINALES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'52.099 1.699 300,8
15 3 K. NOZANE Yamaha YZF R1 1'52.238 1.838 299,2
16 53 T. RABAT Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'52.306 1.906 308,6
17 60 M. VAN DER MARK BMW M 1000 RR 1'52.377 1.977 305,1
18 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'52.444 2.044 295,1
19 94 J. FOLGER BMW M 1000 RR 1'52.492 2.092 302,5
20 23 C. PONSSON Yamaha YZF R1 1'53.594 3.194 298,3
21 36 L. MERCADO Honda CBR1000 RR-R 1'54.965 4.565 296,7
22 84 L. CRESSON Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'55.572 5.172 294,3
23 76 S. CAVALIERI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'55.741 5.341 291,9
Round Number: 
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2021
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