Motorcycle Racing News 2013 Aragon World Superbike | Results

2013 Aragon World Superbike | Results

 

 

2013 Motorland Aragon World Superbike Recap & Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 World Superbike Championship results from Motorland Aragon, Spain, listed below

Following a seven-week break since the opening round at Phillip Island in Australia, the 2013 World Superbike Championship resumed Sunday at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

This is the third year Motorland Aragon was featured on the World SBK schedule, but instead of its usual mid-season schedule, the 3.34-mile circuit containing 17 corners was moved up to round 2 of 15 in 2013.

And although the quickest rider in Superpole was Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes, the Welshman Chaz Davies was the winner of both races aboard his BMW Motorrad GoldBet S1000RR.

Joining Davies on the race-one podium was Aprilia Racing Team’s Sylvain Guintoli, who went 1-2 at Phillip Island, and the other BMW Motorrad GoldBet pilot, Marco Melandri.

In race two, Guintoli again took second, with the Brit Sykes in third.

Following are race recaps from 2013 Motorland Aragon World Superbike.

2013 Aragon World Superbike Race 1 Recap

Davies had a perfect race at the track where he took his maiden World Superbike podium last season. There were challenges from Aprilia Racing Team’s Eugene Laverty, who went 2-1 at Phillip island, and Sykes, but both of these riders experienced technical problems resulting in DNFs.

Laverty, who led the first qualifying session, was forced into the pits on lap four, and Sykes lap five. Aprilia’s works rider went back on track later on to test the performances of his RSV4 after the work done by his crew.

Although Laverty experienced issues aboard his RSV4, his teammate Guintoli took second. Melandri, who won last season at Phillip Island (the retired Max Biaggi was the other winner), experienced a false neutral problem on the start, pushing him back to fifth. He eventually battled his way into third, giving BMW two spots on the podium.

An unlucky technical problem on the last lap stopped Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Aprilia) from finishing in fourth place, which was giving to Pata Honda’s Jonathan Rea. Next up was Sykes’ teammate Loris Baz, who was followed by FIXI Crescent Suzuki’s Leon Camier

The fastest Ducati rider was Carlos Checa aboard the Alstare 1199 Panigale R. Rounding out the top 10 were Red Devils Roma Aprilia’s Michel Fabrizio, Pata Honda’s Leon Haslam and Alstare Ducati’s Ayrton Badovini.

As for FIXI Crescent Suzuki’s Leon Camier was ruled out of Aragon World Superbike due to a hectic crash during the first qualifying session on Friday.

2013 Aragon World Superbike Race 2 Recap

Davies repeated his success in race two at Aragon, taking his first-ever double at a World SBK round. Under hot conditions, Davies was unstoppable, crossing the finish line ahead of Guintoli by over five seconds.

Taking third was Sykes, the man who finished a half point behind Biaggi in 2012 World SBK, and took a record nine poles last season. Sykes was able fend off many challenges from Althea Racing Aprilia’s Davide Giugliano, who finished fourth.

Fifth place went to Melandri, who finished ahead of Baz and Cluzel. Checa took eighth, followed to the checkered flag by Haslam and Badovini.

The 2013 World Superbike Championship now breaks for two weeks ahead of Assen, round 3 of 15, which gets underway Friday, April 26, with qualifying practice.

2013 Motorland Aragon World Superbike Race 1 Results:

1. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 39’50.332

2. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 39’55.548

3. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 39’57.421

4. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 39’58.528

5. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40’04.749

6. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 40’08.664

7. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 40’14.638

8. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40’16.216

9. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 40’26.053

10. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 40’34.461

11. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 40’41.756

12. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40’59.549

13. Ivan Clementi (HTM Racing) BMW S1000 RR 41’04.423

14. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR 41’38.660

NC. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40’08.280

RT. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 37’57.840

RT. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 22’31.831

RT. Mark Aitchison (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 13’07.647

RT. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 10’02.121

2013 Motorland Aragon World Superbike Race 2 Results:

1. Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 37’52.691

2. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 37’57.726

3. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 38’00.368

4. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38’05.240

5. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK) BMW S1000 RR 38’12.457

6. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 38’16.546

7. Jules Cluzel (Fixi Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 38’19.617

8. Carlos Checa (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 38’24.284

9. Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 38’27.999

10. Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 38’37.188

11. Michel Fabrizio (Red Devils Roma) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 38’45.762

12. Max Neukirchner (MR-Racing) Ducati 1199 Panigale R 38’47.914

13. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 39’25.686

14. Ivan Clementi (HTM Racing) BMW S1000 RR 39’34.670

15. Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) Honda CBR1000RR 38’46.723

RT. Federico Sandi (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 13’31.782

RT. Vittorio Iannuzzo (Grillini Dentalmatic SBK) BMW S1000 RR

RT. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory

NS. Mark Aitchison (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R

2013 World Superbike Point Standings (after 2 of 15 rounds):

1. Sylvain Guintoli, Aprilia: 85

2. Chaz Davies, BMW: 63

3. Eugene Laverty, Aprilia: 45

4. Marco Melandri, BMW: 43

5. Michel Fabrizio, Aprilia: 42

6. Tom Sykes, Kawasaki: 38

7. Jules Cluzel, Suzuki: 33

8. Loris Baz, Kawasaki: 31

9. Jonathan Rea, Honda: 30

10. Leon Haslam, Honda: 29

11. Davide Giugliano, Aprilia: 23

12. Max Neukirchner, Ducati: 20

13. Carlos Checa, Ducati: 17

14. Leon Camier, Suzuki: 14

15. Ayrton Badovini, Ducati: 12

16. Ivan Clementi, BMW: 9

17. Alexander Lundh, Kawasaki: 7

18. Federico Sandi, Kawasaki: 6

19. Glen Allerton, BMW: 6

20. Jamie Stauffer, Honda: 4

21. Vittorio Iannuzzo, BMW: 2

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