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Aragon Superbike Tests: Aprilia Report

Motorland Aragon Superbike Tests Results

In view of the 2011 season, which will see the Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team defending two world championships, the first World Superbike test session on the Aragon Motorland track was held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Spanish Aragon track will be a new stop on the 2011 World Superbike schedule: it was therefore quite important to “take measurements” of what will certainly be a demanding round.

Max Biaggi, reigning World Superbike Champion, worked with consistency alongside the Aprilia technicians, perfecting his performance thus far to stop the clock with the best time of the session at 1:58.0.

For Leon Camier this was a return to the saddle after his wrist injury, which kept him off the tracks in the last Superbike races of the season which just ended.

So the English Superbike rider had to re-familiarize himself with the RSV4, but this didn’t stop him from landing the fifth best time at 1:59.2.

Max Biaggi says: “After a splendid and tiring 2010 season, it’s time to sharpen our claws for the next championship. Considering the results, it looks like we are the team to beat and that puts a double responsibility on our shoulders. Precisely for this reason we must continue to work non-stop, as we have during these three days of tests on a track which we’ll face for the first time next year.”

“The Aragon track is very nice, modern but not monotonous, and it has some sections which will really be able to make a difference. I’m happy to be back on the track after the last race in France, we made the best time, it seems like we’re off to a good start for now.”

Leon Camier says: “Finally riding again! After my injury and too many days off the bike, this is just what I needed. The wrist is OK, and that’s good news, even if it started to hurt a bit at the end of the session.”

“I was also able to be quite quick on this really fun and demanding track, above all thanks to some promising progress with the electronics. Now all that’s left is to pick up our work where we left off, continuing to improve each time we take to the track: I’m convinced that we won’t have to wait long to see positive results.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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