Motorland Aragon WSBK Testing
During the second day of World Superbike testing at Motorland Aragon on Thursday, the fastest time went to this year’s WSBK Champion, Max Biaggi.
The Aprilia RSV4 pilot posted a 1:58.7, a huge 0.5 of a second ahead of the remaining World Superbike riders who also participated in the Aragon tests. But although quickest, the Italian was still 0.4 of second slower than the man fastest on Wednesday, Althea Racing Ducati rider Carlos Checa aboard the 1198.
Checa, who finished third in this year’s championship, was only able to test on Wednesday. The Spaniard is on his way to Estoril for the 17th round of MotoGP. Checa was chosen to finish the final two MotoGP races aboard the Pramac Racing Ducati; his World Superbike test time at Aragon on Wednesday was a 1:58.3.
Second place was a four-way tie between Suzuki Alstare rider Michel Fabrizio, BMW Motorrad rider Troy Corser, Aprilia Pata Racing irder Noriyuki Haga and Kawasaki Racing Team rider TOm Sykes.
Haga had a minor crash on Thursday, but he was unharmed. A full second behind was Biaggi’s teammate Leon Camier, and the only other rider to post under the 2:00 mark was the other BMW Motorrad rider, Leon Haslam.
The World Superbike riders will be on the track tomorrow for the third and final day of testing at Aragon.
World Superbike: Motorland Aragon Day 2 Test Times (unofficial): 1. Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia) 1’58″7; 2. Fabrizio (Suzuki Alstare) 1’59″2; 2. Corser (BMW) 1’59″2; Haga (Aprilia Pata Racing) 1’59″2; Sykes (Kawasaki) 1’59″2; 6. Camier (Aprilia Alitalia) 1’59″3; 7. Haslam (BMW) 2’00″0; 8. Fuijwara (Kawasaki) 2’00″2.