Motorcycle Racing News 2014 Aragon World Superbike Results

2014 Aragon World Superbike Results

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

 

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