Motorland Aragon, Spain - 13th of April

RACE 1

The reigning world champion Tom Sykes (Kawasaki), after an uncertain start to the season in the Australian weekend, is an undisputed star in the Spanish round of the World Superbike Championship, held this weekend at the Motorland Aragon circuit.

After getting the top spot on the grid, the Kawasaki rider reached the top of podium in both races. In the first one, from the start, the British rider was at the head of the race and, after just a few laps, ahead of the rest of the front group. Davide Giugliano (Ducati) and Loris Baz (Kawasaki) were fighting for the second position, chased by Jonathan Rea (Honda). The Italian passed aggressively on the French rider in the fourth lap but lost this position after half the race was completed.

The two Aprilia riders, Marco Melandri and Silvan Guintoli, with Chaz Davies (Ducati), were fighting for fifth place, while Eugene Laverty (Suzuki) was back in twelfth at one stage. Melandri lost his positions, increasing his lap time gradually increasing. Davide Giugliano tried to overtaking Rea in the last lap at the hairpin, just before the straight but make a mistake slipping into the ground. Quickly gets up again, resuming the race and managed to pass under the checkered flag in eighth position.

 

RACE 2

In the second race, Marco Melandri, after a quite slow start, improved his lap times close to Sykes. The poleman is unable to detach his team-mate Baz, who improves round by round. Alex Lowes (Suzuki) and Davies are out the race after only a few rounds. Rea and Melandri had a long fight for the third position and, in the final laps the Aprilia rider from Romagna reached the head of the race and the second position by taking advantage of an internal Kawasaki struggle.

Shortly before the final pass under the checkered flag, Melandri attempts a spectacular overtaking to win the first position, but only get the last step of the podium, behind Loris Baz.

At the end of the second weekend of the championship race is led by Sykes with 75 points, followed by Baz (71) and Guintoli (64), the first Italian Marco Melandri is in fourth place in the standings (49).

Now Superbike takes a week off but gets back to work again on April 26 and 27 at the Dutch track of Assen.


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