With cool track temperatures, today’s WSBK race 1 at the Aragon track became all about the tyres and then about those who got it right. Top among them, Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri where in a race of their own with the other riders mere spectators. Biaggi broke away from the pack almost immediately overtaking his team mate Eugene Laverty in the fourth lap. Melandri at this stage was still behind Sykes and Laverty, but soon enough caught up to Biaggi and made his move in the 16th lap and got overtaken on the 17th. The riders kept swapping positions quite a bit here on and kept all of us at the edge of our seats. Biaggi made the final overtake on the penultimate lap and stuck to a defensive line and both the riders, Biaggi first and a close second Melandri finished almost ten seconds ahead of the rest.

Race 2 was the one not to miss. Laverty took the lead in the beginning but the super fast duo Melandri and Biaggi got better of him in lap 15. Melandri almost lost the race in lap 16 when he tried to out brake Biaggi and dropped two spots to let through Laverty and Davies. The race was now a battle between the four going down to the wire. Melandri and Laverty fighting for top spot while Davies and Biaggi for third. Melandri pulled ahead on the final lap at turn 9 and finished first ahead of Laverty just 0.042 seconds behind. Davies was able to fend off Biaggi and finished third.

WSBK Aragon Race 1 results
  • 1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39’51.188
  • 2. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 39’51.466
  • 3. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’00.650
  • 4. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40’02.015
  • 5. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40’06.896
  • 6. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 40’18.785
  • 7. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 40’20.220
  • 8. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’30.562
  • 9. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 40’32.075
  • 10. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’32.628
  • 11. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 40’33.244
  • 12. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’33.557
  • 13. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 40’33.857
  • 14. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 40’39.198
  • 15. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 40’40.940
  • 16. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 40’45.778
  • 17. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 41’50.841
  • RT. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 37’59.942
  • RT. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 38’00.256
  • RT. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 37’42.556
  • RT. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 20’25.914
  • RT. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 17’07.882
  • RT. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert) Ducati 1098R
WSBK Aragon Race 2 results
  • 1. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 39’59.200
  • 2. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39’59.242
  • 3. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39’59.646
  • 4. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39’59.684
  • 5. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 40’05.811
  • 6. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 40’06.691
  • 7. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’08.525
  • 8. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40’09.644
  • 9. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 40’10.028
  • 10. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’10.125
  • 11. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 40’21.155
  • 12. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’21.246
  • 13. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 40’21.686
  • 14. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 40’42.001
  • 15. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 40’48.344
  • 16. David Salom (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40’50.161
  • 17. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 41’00.063
  • 18. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 41’13.349
  • 19. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 41’52.588
  • 20. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 41’37.232
  • RT. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 35’03.915
  • RT. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 6’11.966