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2014 Aragon World Superbike Race Two Results

As the riders lined up for the warmer second race, they did so on the softer tyre, all apart from Tom Sykes who stuck with the harder rear.

Sykes was followed into the first turn by Loris Baz and Jonathan Rea as Davide Giugliano passed Sylvain Guintoli for fourth ahead of Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri. Those seven riders charged off at the front until Davies lost the front, putting a gap between the Aprilias and Giugliano's Ducati that was quickly closed.

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2014 Aragon World Supersport Race Results

Fifteen Laps at Aragon, warming up a few degrees from the World Superbike race, World Supersport gave us the tough fighting we expect from the class.

Florian Marino took an early lead but made a few mistakes and lost the lead Michael Van Der Mark with Kev Coghlan, Jules Cluzel and Kenan Sofuoglu following over the next few laps.

Michael Van Der Mark goes wide at the end of the straight, out-braking himself, letting the duelling pair of Jules Cluzel and Kev Coghlan past, but recovering before Kenan Sofuoglu was able to snatch third.

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2014 Aragon World Superbike Race One Results

With three fewer laps than last year, World Superbike at Aragon took place under a cool 16-degree sun, the earlier and colder start making tyre choice tricky.

Tom Sykes took the lead from pole position, followed by Loris Baz and a charging Davide Giugliano. Fabien Foret didn't complete the first lap, with a technical issue ending his race early on. The end of the first lap also gave us a surprising look at how little an advantage, compared to last year, the Kawasakis and Aprilias had, as Giugliano's Ducati kept pace with Baz.

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2014 Aragon World Superbike Saturday Roundup: Ballistic Engine Cases

The front two rows of the morning's final timed practice was headed off by factory braces of Aprilias, Kawasakis and Ducatis, with both EVO Bimotas managing to get into Superpole. The weather was not much of an issue in Spain, being cooler than Friday, in spite of occasional light showers.

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2014 Aragon World Superbike Friday Roundup: Interesting Times

Thanks to the homologation agreements that have been reached, the arrival of Bimota brings the number of manufacturers competing in World Superbike to nine. Their bike is the usual blend of bespoke chassis and off the shelf engine, with a BMW S1000RR power plant being at the heart of their BB3 project. Needing only 125 bikes to be available for sale before the bike is eligible to score points, down from 1000, Bimota will still not be eligible to score points until that number is reached.

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Jerez WSBK Private Tests: Guintoli Leads As Weather Plays Havoc On Final Day Of Test

The final day of testing for the World Superbike teams was disrupted by the rain, as predicted by the weather service. But the wind and sun between the rain helped dry the track, meaning that the remaining riders still managed to put in a few useful laps at Jerez, though it rendered the times set meaningless.

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Jerez WSBK Private Tests: Giugliano Pulverizes Lap Record On Day 2

The weather held for the second day of the World Superbike private test, the threatened rain failing to materialize, and just as on day 1, it was Ducati's Davide Giugliano who was fastest. The Italian destroyed the existing pole record, taking half a second off the time set by Eugene Laverty during last year's Superpole. Loris Baz set the second fastest time, also well under Laverty's official pole record, both Baz and Giugliano having set times on soft qualifying rubber.

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Jerez WSBK Private Tests: Ducati Dominate On Sunny First Day

With the next round of World Superbikes just under two weeks away, the top WSBK teams are already in Spain and testing at the Jerez circuit. The private test sees the factory Ducati, Kawasaki and Aprilia teams, as well as the Pata Honda and Voltcom Crescent Suzuki teams working on set up ahead of the Aragon round on 13th of April.

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