Aragon Motorland opens the European Superbike season

After the two sensational opening races in Australia and Thailand, the world of Superbike returns to the old continent for the central part of the season.

After winning everything there was to win in the first two rounds, Alvaro Bautista returns to his home track determined to continue with the victories. In just a short time the Spanish rider has been able to achieve an extraordinary harmony with his Panigale V4 R, and we are sure that at Motorland of Aragon he will dominate o nce again.

The first European round should also establish Chaz Davies's return t o the top positions. The Welshman had already shown a decisive move towards the top positions on Sunday in Thailand. It was a shame to see him stopping in Race 2 due to a problem when he was so close to the leaders. Chaz wil l have the advantage of racing on one of his favourite circuits, as 7 of his 29 Superbike successes were achieved right here on this track. 

The European air should also benefit Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who at the beginning had to get to know his new Panigale V4 R on circuits that were completely new to him. Overall the young man from Romagna, has done a good job, and in Thailand he did quite well. His growth process should accelerate rapidly on tracks that he already knows.

Eugene Laverty's Ducati has also shown some positive signs. The Toomebridge rider was consistently in the top 10 in Buriram before the scary accident in Race 1 put him out of action for the whole weekend. The Irishman's return to Europe should coincide with his return to competition and leading positions.

Motorland Aragon is one of the m ost recent circuits in Spain dedicated to motor sports. The facility is equipped in an exemplary manner to host events of the highest level. The track itself is one of the most beautiful on the Iberian Peninsula. Its design is extremely technical, even including changes in elevation, and features decidedly challenging points like the small "corkscrew" and the subsequent "wall" curve requiring violent deceleration when the bike is already partially cornering. And don't forget the long straight parallel to the finish line where the Panigale V4 R motorbikes can express all their exuberant power. 

Aragon Round
Motorland Aragon (Aragon Round)
5 April - 7 April 2019 Motorland Aragon
General info

The modern MotorLand Aragón facility had its roots firmly established with a solid history of street racing in Alcañiz, which hosted events between 1963 and 2003. The need for greater safety led to the proposal and construction of a sporting complex dedicated to motorsport in the area. With support from local institutions, renowned German architect Hermann Tilke was commissioned to design the facility.

Circuit data
  • Length 5.345 Km
  • Turns 14
  • Fastest Lap 1'49''755
  • Laps number 18
  • Avarage speed 166.53
  • 5 April
    • Free practice 1 UTC
    • Free practice 2 UTC
  • 6 April
    • Free practice 3 UTC
    • Superpole UTC
    • Race 1 UTC
  • 7 April
    • Race UTC
    • Race 2 UTC
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