2014 Motorland Aragon World SBK Results
Spoiler Alert: 2014 World Superbike results from Motorland Aragon listed below
The 2014 World Superbike Championship continued this weekend with its first European round at Motorland Aragon in Spain.
And one man dominated the round – the reigning Wold SBK Champion Tom Sykes. The Brit doubled at Aragon, taking the Championship lead. Sykes, who finished 7-3 at the Phillip Island season opener, was quick throughout all the practices, and earned the pole on record pace.
Joining Sykes on the race-one podium was teammate Loris Baz and Pata Honda World Superbike’s Jonathan Rea. In race 2, Sykes was joined by Baz and Aprilia Racing Team’s Marco Melandri.
With his wins Sunday at Aragon, Sykes now holds a four-pont lead over Baz. In third, 26 points behind, is Melandri.
Following are official the official race reports:
2014 Motorland Aragon World Superbike Race 1 Recap:
The opening race at MotorLand Aragon has been won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a masterful performance the reigning World Champion.
Sykes, who led from turn one, was never headed, coming home seconds ahead of Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team), with Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike) completing the podium.
Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) crashed during the final lap whilst in second place, but the Italian rider was able to rejoin, eventually crossing the line in eighth place.
Other factory Ducati rider Chaz Davies was fourth ahead of Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) and Toni Elias (Red Devils Aprilia).
Twelfth place Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike) was the winner in the EVO Category after a thrilling 17 lap race left the crowd enthralled in the Spanish sun, just ahead of local rider and other EVO entrant David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team).
Following race one, Guintoli led the standings, but was tied up in points with Baz, while reigning champion Sykes is just one point shy of the French duo.
2014 Aragon World Superbike Race 2 Recap
The second race of the day at MotorLand Aragon was a carbon copy of race 1, with Kawasaki Racing Team riders Tom Sykes and Loris Baz dominating in the Spanish sun.
Baz who had been unable to stick with his team mate in the opening race looked a lot more comfortable this afternoon as did Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) who was incredibly fast at the end of the race, closing down the two green machines rapidly to put himself in the hunt for the victory.
In a spectacular final three laps the three riders exchanged places a number of times with the deciding move coming at the final hairpin at the Aprilia of Melandri went wide allowing Sykes and Baz to claim a 1-2 finish for the second time today. Melandri finished 3rd.
Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) was 4th, with race one podum finisher Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) and Eugene Laverty (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) completing the top 6.
Race one EVO winner Leon Camier (BMW Motorrad Italia) was involved in a race long dual with Althea Racing Ducati’s Niccolo Canepa and local rider David Salom (Kawasaki Racing Team) with Salom taking the EVO honours after a last lap mistake from the BMW rider dropped him to 12th overall, handing the category victory to the local rider ahead of Canepa.
Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team), Claudio Corti (MV Agusta RC – Yakhnich Motorsport) and Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) all fell without injury.
2014 Motorland Aragon Race 1 Results:
|1||Tom Sykes||33m38.583s||GBR||KAWASAKI||Kawasaki Racing Team|
|2||Loris Baz||+4.275||FRA||KAWASAKI||Kawasaki Racing Team|
|3||Jonathan Rea||+8.418||GBR||HONDA||Pata Honda|
|4||Chaz Davies||15.715||GBR||DUCATI||Ducati Superbike Team|
|5||Eugene Laverty||19.305||IRL||SUZUKI||Voltcom Crescent Suzuki|
|6||Sylvain Guintoli||21.998||FRA||APRILIA||Aprilia Racing Team|
|7||Toni Elias||24.018||ESP||APRILIA||Red Devils Roma|
|8||Davide Guigliano||27.894||ITA||DUCATI||Ducati Superbike Team|
|9||Leon Haslam||29.077||GBR||HONDA||Pata Honda|
|10||Alex Lowes||29.863||GBR||SUZUKI||Voltcom Crescent Suzuki|
|11||Marco Melandri||34.820||ITA||APRILIA||Aprilia Racing Team|
|12||Leon Camier||35.255||GBR||BMW||BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team|
|13||David Salom||43.975||ESP||KAWASAKI||Kawasaki Racing Team|
|14||Jeremy Guarnoni||46.721||FRA||KAWASAKI||MRS Kawasaki|
|15||Sheridan Morais||56.619||RSA||KAWASAKI||IRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team|
2014 Motorland Aragon Race 2 Results:
|1||Tom Sykes||33m37.223s||GBR||KAWASAKI||Kawasaki Racing Team|
|2||Loris Baz||+0.338||FRA||KAWASAKI||Kawasaki Racing Team|
|3||Marco Melandri||+0.470||ITA||APRILIA||Aprilia Racing Team|
|4||Sylvain Guintoli||+5.429||FRA||APRILIA||Aprilia Racing Team|
|5||Jonathan Rea||+8.861||GBR||HONDA||Pata Honda|
|6||Eugene Laverty||+15.986||IRL||SUZUKI||Voltcom Crescent Suzuki|
|7||Davide Guigliano||+18.206||ITA||DUCATI||Ducati Superbike Team|
|8||Leon Haslam||+25.513||GBR||HONDA||Pata Honda|
|9||Toni Elias||+25.823||ESP||APRILIA||Red Devils Roma|
|10||David Salom||+38.949||ESP||KAWASAKI||Kawasaki Racing Team|
|11||Niccolo Canepa||+39.413||ITA||DUCATI||Althea Racing|
|12||Leon Camier||+41.486||GBR||BMW||BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team|
|13||Sheridan Morais||+1m02.587||RSA||KAWASAKI||IRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team|
|14||Luca Scassa||+1m09.720||ITA||KAWASAKI||Team Pedercini|
|15||Fabien Foret||+1m14.233||FRA||KAWASAKI||MAHI Racing Team India|
2014 World Superbike Point Standings after 2 of 13 rounds:
|1||Tom Sykes||75 pts||GBR||KAWASAKI||Kawasaki Racing Team|
|2||Loris Baz||71 pts||FRA||KAWASAKI||Kawasaki Racing Team|
|4||Marco Melandri||49 pts||ITA||APRILIA||Aprilia Racing Team|
|5||Jonathan Rea||48 pts||GBR||HONDA||Pata Honda|
|6||Eugene Laverty||46 pts||IRL||SUZUKI||Voltcom Crescent Suzuki|
|7||Davide Guigliano||43 pts||ITA||DUCATI||Ducati Superbike Team|
|8||Chaz Davies||30 pts||GBR||DUCATI||Ducati Superbike Team|
|9||Leon Haslam||25 pts||GBR||HONDA||Pata Honda|
|10||Toni Elias||23 pts||ESP||APRILIA||Red Devils Roma|