MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2019 Assen World Superbike FP2 Result: Sykes Returns To Top Spot

In a cold session, the top five were separated by just three hundredths of a second with the top seven under a sixth of a second. 

Tom Sykes, on a track where the BMW's lack of power isn't as much of a disadvantage, took the top spot as the flag came out after a session topped by the Kawasakis of Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam. Markus Reiterberger was fourth-quickest on the second BMW, ahead of Michael van der Mark. Alvaro Bautista spent most of the session languishing towards the bottom of the list but climbed up to sixth place at the end of the session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'35.414   287,2
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.417 0.003 293,5
3 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.427 0.013 295,9
4 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'35.442 0.028 282,7
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.445 0.031 291,1
6 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.547 0.133 293,5
7 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.554 0.140 288,8
8 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.703 0.289 291,1
9 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.813 0.399 294,3
10 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.183 0.769 288,0
11 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'36.197 0.783 295,9
12 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.235 0.821 285,7
13 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'36.457 1.043 288,0
14 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.765 1.351 288,8
15 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.262 1.848 288,0
16 80 H. BARBERA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'37.395 1.981 288,8
17 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.405 1.991 291,9
18 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.901 2.487 277,6
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4
2019
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2019 Assen World Supersport FP1 Result: Krummenacher Leads De Rosa

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Randy Krummenacher held off Raffaele De Rosa and Federico Caricasulo, with only two Yamahas in the top five.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'38.996   256,5
2 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'39.107 0.111 257,8
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.298 0.302 255,9
4 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.554 0.558 252,3
5 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.558 0.562 254,7
6 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.596 0.600 255,3
7 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.614 0.618 257,1
8 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'39.863 0.867 253,5
9 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.943 0.947 250,0
10 11 K. SMITH Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.143 1.147 254,1
11 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.264 1.268 252,9
12 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'40.316 1.320 250,6
13 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.579 1.583 259,0
14 77 W. TESSELS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.661 1.671 245,5
15 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'40.933 1.937 256,5
16 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'40.939 1.943 252,9
17 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'40.985 1.989 251,7
18 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.161 2.165 250,6
19 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.210 2.214 251,2
20 95 J. DANILO Honda CBR600RR 1'41.386 2.390 252,9
21 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'41.408 2.412 251,2
22 4 C. STANGE Honda CBR600RR 1'41.597 2.601 250,0
23 15 A. COPPOLA Honda CBR600RR 1'42.549 3.553 251,7
24 43 D. RUBIN Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.702 3.706 247,7
25 24 A. DE WINTERE Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.003 4.007 247,7
26 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.079 4.083 256,5
27 48 X. NAVAND Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.143 6.147 246,6
28 67 G. MATERN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'50.285 11.289 243,2
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4
2019
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2019 Assen World Superbike FP1 Result: Rabbit Doesn't Diminish Rea's Glory

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After a rabbit crossed the track and brought out the red flags, Jonathan Rea, Michael van der Mark and Tom Sykes held off the Ducatis of Alvaro Bautista and Chaz Davies as all five were within half a second of each other.

The Ducatis have been handed a 250rpm reduction (Honda have had an increase of 500rpm) but as Assen doesn't let them stretch their legs, getting top speeds around 30kmh slower than Aragon, it's not known if the top end reduction will affect them here.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'35.598   290,3
2 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'35.763 0.165 292,7
3 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'35.789 0.191 288,0
4 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.915 0.317 294,3
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'35.970 0.372 295,1
6 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'36.012 0.414 283,5
7 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.317 0.719 293,5
8 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.448 0.850 292,7
9 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'36.459 0.861 291,1
10 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'36.550 0.952 290,3
11 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'37.037 1.439 288,8
12 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.223 1.625 285,7
13 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.503 1.905 294,3
14 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'37.859 2.261 291,9
15 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.072 2.474 288,8
16 80 H. BARBERA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.060 3.462 284,2
17 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'39.081 3.483 293,5
18 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.025 4.427 275,5
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4
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2019 Aragon World Superbike Race Two Result: 323.4kmh

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With an air temperature of 13ºC and a track of 24ºC, tyres would have it a bit easier and the wind was in the right direction for high speeds down the straight.

Alvaro Bautista beat Jonathan Rea into the first turn as Rea's Kawasaki lifted the front wheel when the lights went out. As Bautista stretched out a lead from Rea, Chaz Davies, Alex Lowes, Tom Sykes and four other bikes in the leading group. On lap two, Davies passed Rea for second position as Bautista started rabbiting, setting the fastest lap as he did so. 

As Alvaro Bautista escaped, Chaz Davies, Jonathan Rea, Alex Lowes and Leon Haslam spent a few laps within six tenths of a second of each other with no changes until lap four when Haslam and Lowes swapped back and forth through turns two to five with Lowes defending fourth place, and a lap later Lowes squeezed past Rea into turn one to take third place. Rea looked for a few ways past Lowes but ended up having to defend fourth place from his teammate Leon Haslam.

On lap seven, Leon Haslam started snapping at Jonathan Rea, trying to pass him into turn one and showing him a wheel at various spots, letting Chaz Davies and Alex Lowes, six seconds behind Alvaro Bautista, put a gap between the fight for second and the fight for fourth. Rea and Haslam closed the gap a lap later, aided by Lowes trying to take second from Davies and after a couple more laps of close racing and Bautista putting another couple of seconds into the gap, Rea and Lowes started swapping places, with Rea holding third place in spite of going wide into turn twelve. 

The advantage Chaz Davies gained by the fighting behind him was eaten up a lap later and on lap twelve, nine seconds behind Bautista, Leon Haslam took fourth place from Alex Lowes into turning, being much less polite with Lowes than he was with his teammate the previous laps. 

A lap later, Leon Haslam passed Jonathan Rea for third place, with Rea fighting back immediately, but Haslam held his line and kept third place out of the first few corners. Over the next couple of laps, as Alvaro Bautista held a ten second lead, Haslam and Rea traded places a few times, but Haslam kept the advantage until lap sixteen.

With three laps left, Rea made his move, taking third place from his teammate into turn one, and latching on to Chaz Davies. The pair broke away, leaving Haslam over a second clear of Alex Lowes who was five seconds in front of Eugene Laverty's fight with Michael van Der Mark and Jordi Torres. 

On lap seventeen, ten seconds behind Alvaro Bautista, Jonathan Rea passed Chaz Davies into turn four only to have Davies take second place back a turn later. Their fighting allowed Leon Haslam to close up and the three of them went into the last lap glued together.

Entering the last lap, Chaz Davies missed a backshift in turn seventeen that unsettled his bike and he went wide into turn one as a result, giving Rea a clean way past, which he took. Leon Haslam was unable to follow his teammate, and the three bike group were once again one. Jonathan Rea held second place throughout the lap with Chaz Davies within a quarter of a second most of the time. Leon Haslam couldn't keep up and finished almost half a second behind Davies.

Bautista blasted his Ducati Panigale V4 down the straight at 321.4kmh, a speed that was matched by Chaz Davies and Leon Haslam's Kawasaki. Michael Ruben Rinaldi beat them with a 322.4kmh on his Ducati on his run through the speed trap, but Eugene Laverty later set a 323.4kmh, second only to Davies's 324.3 in this morning's sprint race. 

Alvaro Bautista showboated along the straight, reducing his victory to one of just seven seconds. Alvaro Bautista won again, again ahead of Jonathan Rea again, again, with Chaz Davies in third place again. Bautista has now won more opening races than anyone else and leads the championship by thirty nine points. Jonathan Rea's consistent second places keeps him increasing his lead over Alex Lowes in third place. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 6.867
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 7.127
4 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 7.581
5 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 11.549
6 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 16.797
7 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 17.825
8 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 18.788
9 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 19.329
10 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 20.351
11 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 23.546
12 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 23.974
13 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 35.177
14 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'01.477
15 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'39.168
RET 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 10
RET 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 7
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3
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2019 Aragon World Supersport Race Result: Plenty Of Close Racing

The World Supersport race was sixteen close-fought laps of Aragon. Hector Barbera didn't start the race, in spite of qualifying in twelfth place as Barbera and his team went their separate ways before the race.

Federico Caricasulo took the lead from pole-sitter Thomas Gradinger and fought over the lead ahead of Jules Cluzel, Randy Krummenacher and Thomas Mahias, and on the second lap, Caricasulo set thew fastest lap as he and Gradinger broke from the fight for third between Krummenacher and Cluzel, the championship leaders. 

On lap four, Raffaele De Rosa dropped the riders behind him and passed Cluzel for fourth place and he set the fastest lap on laps six and seven as he and Krummenacher turned up the pace, dropping Cluzel and catching Caricasulo and Gradinger on lap ten to make it a four way battle for the win. 

Turn four of lap ten, Thomas Gradinger tied up the first few corners and passed Federico Caricasulo through turns four and five to take the lead and Randy Krummenacher hounded Caricasulo the rest of the lap. The top four were within two thirds of a second of each other and, at the end of lap twelve, Caricasulo made a mistake at turn fourteen, Krummenacher botched turn sixteen and Gradinger fluffed turn seventeen setting up a very close start to lap thirteen, the leaders crossing the line four abreast, over two seconds clear of Jules Cluzel. Caricasulo took the lead ahead of De Rosa, Krummenacher and Gradinger. 

Two laps of formation flying later, three riders crossed the line next to each other, with Randy Krummenacher taking the lead only to make a mistake on turn eight, letting Raffaele De Rosa and Federico Caricasulo kick him to third. 

On the last lap, Randy Krummenacher once again showed his strength on the start-finish straight, reclaiming second place. While the leading four were all within each other's reach, Thomas Gradinger looked very much like an onlooker in fourth place as the leading three all took turns at the front in the last laps, and on the back straight, as De Rosa looked like he might take the first non-Yamaha victory in over a year, Krummenacher reeled him in and passed him neatly down the back straight, holding the lead round the last corners and taking the win.

Randy Krummenacher beat Raffaele De Rosa and a dejected Federico Caricasulo to take the championship lead. Thomas Gradinger was half a second behind the exceedingly close podium fight and two and a half seconds clear of fifth-placed Jules Cluzel. Corentin Perolari won the fight for sixth, fending off Lucas Mahias, Hikari Okubo and Kyle Smith in an exceedingly close race-long battle. 

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6  
2 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 0.094
3 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 0.158
4 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 0.732
5 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 3.312
6 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 12.626
7 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 12.890
8 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 12.996
9 11 K. SMITH Kawasaki ZX-6R 14.331
10 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 17.653
11 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 22.995
12 95 J. DANILO Honda CBR600RR 23.111
13 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 23.425
14 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 4.015
15 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 29.392
16 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 49.383
17 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 51.864
18 4 C. STANGE Honda CBR600RR 55.682
19 15 A. COPPOLA Honda CBR600RR 1'09.679
RET 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1 Lap
RET 48 X. NAVAND Yamaha YZF R6 15
RET 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 6 Laps
RET 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 10 Laps
RET 67 G. MATERN Kawasaki ZX-6R 5
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2019 Aragon World Superbike Superpole Race Result: Ten Hot Laps In The Cold

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Ten laps of Aragon would determine the grid positions for race two later today, and it would provide some great racing. 

Alvaro Bautista escaped at the front and Jonathan Rea made up four places into turn one, but Michael van Der Mark and Michael Ruben Rinaldi crashed into turn one, with Marco Melandri sent wide. Rinaldi was sent to the medical centre for a checkup.

Alex Lowes passed Sandro Cortese for second place with Chaz Davies and Jonathan Rea both pushing Tom Sykes to sixth place and at the end of lap one, Davies went wide at the end of the straight and Rea struck instantly. A lap later, Rea put himself between Lowes and Cortese, taking third place while Bautista set the fastest lap.

Lap three of ten and Alvaro Bautista had a two second lead over Alex Lowes and Jonathan Rea. Jonathan Rea passed Alex Lowes at the same spot he took third from Sandro Cortese, in front of the medieval wall. 

As the battle raged behind them, Rea and Lowes were glued together under three seconds from Bautista for three laps, but on lap six, Lowes closed up on Rea through the sequence of corners before the long back straight and Lowes took second place into turn sixteen, making use of the clean air behind Rea. 

Alex Lowes was in second place as Alvaro Bautista turned up the pace for the last four laps, and Jonathan Rea was coming under attack from Chaz Davies in fourth place. A mistake at turn one of lap eight almost lost third place for Rea, but he recovered his composure and got back to attacking Lowes as Davies looked on. 

Lap nine, Rea tried to pass Lowes at turn one, and the pair rode side by side through the first four corners with Rea coming out of turn four ahead, and able to defend Lowes's counterattack at turn five. The battle for second raged on for one more lap, but as Rea, Lowes and Davies hit the last chance to rearrange themselves down the straight, over five seconds from Bautista, none of them made a fault and they made it to the end of the straight, round the corners and to the flag in the same order.

Alvaro Bautista won again, ahead of Jonathan Rea again, with Alex Lowes fending off Chaz Davies for the podium and the last place on the front row of the grid for race two. Davies heads row two, alongside Tom Sykes and Eugene Laverty.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 5.791
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 5.906
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 6.052
5 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 9.217
6 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 9.921
7 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 10.221
8 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 11.961
9 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 13.712
10 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 14.218
11 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 19.481
12 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 21.149
13 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 27.041
14 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 43.317
15 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'20.614
RET 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 5 Laps
RET 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R  
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2019 Aragon World Superbike Race One Result: This Is Getting Silly

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World Superbike is back racing in Europe, with an interesting qualifying session bringing back memories of the ineffective reversed grid. Eighteen laps of Aragon in windy but dry conditions would give us an exciting race.

As Alvaro Bautista once again got a good start from pole position, his nearest rival Jonathan Rea got an even better one from tenth place, so good that a distracted Markus Reiterberger, having rolled his BMW back to behind the line on the grid before the lights flipped, clipped Rea's Kawasaki with his handlebar and smacked his bike onto the tarmac. Rea hit turn one in sixth place, just like he did in most race two starts last year. 

Tom Sykes, Alex Lowes, Sandro Cortese and Chaz Davies sat behind Alvaro Bautista as Rea closed up the top six, with Sykes looking to get past Bautista until they arrived at the long back straight and Bautista made use of his speed advantage to distance himself from the fight behind him.

On lap two, Bautista set a new lap record of 1'49.755 and cleared off into the sunset. The race was now for second place.

Alex Lowes led Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies with Jonathan Rea taking fifth of Sandro Cortese and bringing Michael van Der Mark with him. On lap three, with Bautista almost two seconds clear, Rea and Davies started to fight, with Rea taking and holding fourth place at turn three as the fight for second place extended to a seven-bike gaggle with Eugene Laverty joining in, passing Cortese and making quick work of van Der Mark a lap later. At the end of lap four, over four seconds behind Bautista, Alex Lowes went wide at the last corner, carrying a little bit too much speed from the straight, letting the fight between Rea and Sykes get underneath him through turns sixteen and seventeen, with Davies glued to the back of Rea.

Lap five, almost five seconds behind Bautista, Rea led Davies, Sykes and Lowes with van Der Mark and Laverty closed up behind them. Alex Lowes saw a gap underneath Tom Sykes and made the sort of pass you have to make to get past Sykes, and put him off enough for van Der Mark to follow his teammate past the BMW and the gang reached the straight.

Chaz Davies used the Ducati Panigale's new-this-year power to blast past Jonathan Rea to take second place, over six seconds behind his teammate, down the straight and held the position through the last two turns. Davies and Rea swapped positions for second place several times on laps six, seven and eight, until Rea finally made a pass stick halfway through lap eight only for Davies to take it back into turn one of lap nine. 

While Davies and Rea were swapping places, Alex Lowes, Michael van Der Mark and Eugene Laverty were right behind them just not finding anywhere to pass as the Red v Green battles of 2017 and 2018 were reenacted in front of them. A lap later, Davies went deep into turn one and Rea pounced on the advantage, closing up enough and carrying the power until turn three where he took second place back.

This was all happening ten seconds behind Alvaro Bautista.

Alex Lowes started hounding Chaz Davies for third place, making a definitive block pass at turn seven of lap eleven. The group behind Bautista was five bikes, with Eugene Laverty bringing up the rear behind Michael van der Mark while Lowes closed on Rea to have a go at second place. On lap twelve, Lowes sneaked under Rea in turn eight, and Rea tried to fight back, but didn't have the tyres under him to power round the outside, but as they hit the straight, Rea took second place back on the power and, in spite of Lowes being better around turn sixteen, held it through the corners leading tot he starting line. Michael van Der Mark tried to pass Chaz Davies but after passing him, he had a bit of a twitch and Davies took fourth place back without too much effort. 

At the end of lap thirteen, Alex Lowes once again took second place on the long straight, only for Chaz Davies to do the same to him, after passing Jonathan Rea, a lap later. Another lap and Lowes was back in fourth place when Rea blasted past him and ploughed through turn sixteen on Davies's tail a lap later. Rea went wide, however, letting Lowes use his superior corner speed through turns sixteen and seventeen to take back third place. 

Race leader Alvaro Bautista was fifteen seconds clear at this point.

Jonathan Rea, however, was able to pass Lowes into turn one of lap sixteen, leaving Lowes to deal with a fast Eugene Laverty who hadn't been spending his tyres in as many fights as the three bikes in front of him and, by turn twelve, Laverty made his moves pay off and took fourth place from Lowes. 

On the penultimate lap, Jonathan Rea saw Chaz Davies go a bit deep into turn one and carry the line to turn two and he started to close the gap, having a higher exit speed from turn two, and into turn five, Rea stabbed. He held the tighter line and passed the Ducati with enough speed to be clear of a counter attack over the next range of corners, but he went wide into a corner before the straight and Davies was able to close up the gap and start the last lap in the Kawasaki's wake. Davies set about trying to take second from Rea, with a good try at turn one, but very quickly, he came under fire from Eugene Laverty who snapped at his heels all the way to turn fourteen. 

As Laverty, smelling his first podium chance of the year, closed onto Davies, he entered turn fourteen on the tail of Davies on a line so tight that he touched Davies' rear tyre with one of his aerodynamic wings, snapping the blade off and throwing parts into the air. Laverty lost the front and crashed into the gravel trap. Davies, having to deal with Laverty wasn't able to close the gap on Rea.

Alvaro Bautista won the race by over fifteen seconds, almost a second a lap quicker than everyone else. Jonathan Rea once again finished second with Chaz Davies rounding out the podium with his first visit of the year to Parc Fermé. Alex Lowes was fourth, ahead of Tom Sykes and Michael van Der Mark.

Alvaro Bautista and Jonathan Rea, first and second in every race this year, are predictable first and second in the championship, with third placed Alex Lowes increasing his lead over his teammate Michael van Der Mark. Chaz Davies, finally getting a result worthy of his talent, crawled up to eighth place, behind Leon Haslam, Marco Melandri and rookie Sandro Cortese.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R  
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 15.170
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 15.650
4 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 18.204
5 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 20.165
6 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 22.419
7 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 23.333
8 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 27.929
9 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28.243
10 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 28.411
11 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 39.126
12 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 39.240
13 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 47.782
14 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 59.879
15 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'37.121
RET 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR  
RET 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
RET 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR  
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3
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2019 Aragon World Supersport Superpole Result: Settled Early

World Supersport Superpole was unmarred by rain, giving everyone a level playing field.

Thomas Gradinger was quickest after one lap and a lap later, he improved again, joined by Federico Caricasulo who pushed Isaac Vinales from the second spot. Halfway through, Randy Krummenacher took a tenth off Gradinger's time but Gradinger struck back with a 1'53.972, over half a second quicker than Krummenacher. 

Federico Caricasulo and Randy Krummenacher swapped places after improving their times, but as the flag came out Jules Cluzel threatened to break into the front row from fourth quickest, but missed out in the third sector, having met Peter Sebestyen. 

Thomas Gradinger got his first ever pole position and headed Federico Caricasulo and Randy Krummenacher on the front row, while Jules Cluzel had to settle for the second row ahead of Isaac Vinales and Raffaele De Rosa.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'53.972   272,7
2 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.091 0.119 270,7
3 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.227 0.255 274,1
4 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.361 0.389 271,4
5 32 I. VINALES Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.392 0.420 274,8
6 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'54.436 0.464 277,6
7 44 L. MAHIAS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.446 0.474 268,0
8 94 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'54.774 0.802 268,7
9 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'54.894 0.922 278,4
10 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'55.280 1.308 263,4
11 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.591 1.619 267,3
12 80 H. BARBERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'55.604 1.632 270,7
13 11 K. SMITH Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'55.639 1.667 270,0
14 22 F. FULIGNI MV Agusta F3 675 1'55.690 1.718 270,7
15 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'55.924 1.952 273,4
16 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'55.938 1.966 271,4
17 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.311 2.339 274,1
18 95 J. DANILO Honda CBR600RR 1'56.556 2.584 272,0
19 30 G. VAN STRAALEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'56.631 2.659 268,7
20 6 M. HERRERA Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.715 2.743 270,7
21 48 X. NAVAND Yamaha YZF R6 1'56.775 2.803 259,6
22 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'57.066 3.094 268,0
23 4 C. STANGE Honda CBR600RR 1'58.236 4.264 266,0
24 15 A. COPPOLA Honda CBR600RR 1'58.254 4.282 268,0
25 67 G. MATERN Kawasaki ZX-6R 2'01.101 7.129 251,7
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3
2019
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2019 Aragon World Superbike Superpole Result: A Cold Wind And A Wasted Tyre

The conditions for World Superbike Superpole carried on from the morning's free practice, with a temperature of 14ºC carried by a harsh wind.

After one lap, Alvaro Bautista was ahead of Jonathan Rea and Eugene Laverty, still carrying a two tenths advantage in the last sector. After Bautista set the first 1'49 of the session, Laverty and Tom Sykes joined him first. Sykes, the arch-qualifier, has a 15kmh deficit down the back straight and is the quickest rider on the track until he hits the long back straight. 

With fourteen minutes remaining, riders started to pit in and fit the qualifying tyre. Jonathan Rea headed out with just over ten minutes left having not fitted his allocated qualifying tyre. With an empty track, he was quickest at the third split, and dropped back into the pits.

Eugene Laverty was the first out on a qualifying tyre, and he propelled himself to second place. His second lap on the qualifying tyre was quickest in the first three sectors, but he lost out down the straight, 8kmh slower on the GoEleven Ducati than Bautista on the factory Panigale. Marco Melandri crashed out before he was able to set a lap time, crashing out on a cold tyre at turn two.

Alvaro Bautista slapped down a 1'49.049, using the qualifying tyre to slice two thirds of a second off his time. Sandro Cortese and Tom Sykes, in spite of missing the apex on the last turn, rounded out the front row as the top nine riders all set 1'49 laps. Jonathan Rea was tenth quickest.

Alex Lowes headed the Ducatis of Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Eugene Laverty ahead of Markus Reiterberger, Chaz Davies and the quickest Kawasaki, Jordi Torres.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.049   319,5
2 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.414 0.365 308,6
3 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'49.557 0.508 305,9
4 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'49.563 0.514 314,0
5 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.689 0.640 315,8
6 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.722 0.673 312,1
7 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'49.779 0.730 307,7
8 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.970 0.921 318,6
9 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'49.984 0.935 307,7
10 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.013 0.964 310,3
11 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.264 1.215 314,9
12 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.383 1.334 314,9
13 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.560 1.511 309,5
14 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'50.812 1.763 307,7
15 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.822 1.773 305,9
16 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.985 1.936 312,1
17 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.716 3.667 309,5
18 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.769 3.720 295,9
Round Number: 
3
2019
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2019 Aragon World Superbike FP3 Result: Rea Heads Sykes In Variable Conditions

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A colder and windier morning session let Jonathan Rea set the quickest lap ahead of Tom Sykes and Alex Lowes, but nobody was able to match their times from yesterday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.655   314,0
2 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'50.882 0.227 304,2
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.123 0.468 308,6
4 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'51.488 0.833 316,7
5 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'51.523 0.868 314,9
6 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'51.576 0.921 305,1
7 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'51.590 0.935 307,7
8 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'51.699 1.044 310,3
9 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.776 1.121 305,9
10 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.852 1.197 305,1
11 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'51.966 1.311 305,1
12 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'52.029 1.374 308,6
13 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'52.198 1.543 300,8
14 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'52.354 1.699 302,5
15 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'52.810 2.155 309,5
16 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'53.136 2.481 304,2
17 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'53.996 3.341 308,6
18 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'54.855 4.200 292,7

Qualifying:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time
1 19 A. BAUTISTA Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'49.607
2 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'50.126
3 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.149
4 66 T. SYKES BMW S1000 RR 1'50.226
5 50 E. LAVERTY Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'51.699
6 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.852
7 91 L. HASLAM Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'50.754
8 28 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 1'50.799
9 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'50.920
10 21 M. RINALDI Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'52.810
11 33 M. MELANDRI Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.776
12 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'51.103
13 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'51.966
14 36 L. MERCADO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'52.354
15 81 J. TORRES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'52.198
16 2 L. CAMIER Honda CBR1000RR 1'52.364
17 23 R. KIYONARI Honda CBR1000RR 1'53.800
18 52 A. DELBIANCO Honda CBR1000RR 1'54.855
Round Number: 
3
2019
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