2014 Aragon World Superbike Results

2014 Aragon World Superbike Results
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes and Aprilia's Marco Melandri

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 Sykes33m38.583sGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
2  Loris Baz+4.275FRAKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
3  Jonathan Rea+8.418GBRHONDAPata Honda
4  Chaz Davies15.715GBRDUCATIDucati Superbike Team
5  Eugene Laverty19.305IRLSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
6  Sylvain Guintoli21.998FRAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
7  Toni Elias24.018ESPAPRILIARed Devils Roma
8  Davide Guigliano27.894ITADUCATIDucati Superbike Team
9  Leon Haslam29.077GBRHONDAPata Honda
10  Alex Lowes29.863GBRSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
11  Marco Melandri34.820ITAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
12  Leon Camier35.255GBRBMWBMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team
13  David Salom43.975ESPKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
14  Jeremy Guarnoni46.721FRAKAWASAKIMRS Kawasaki
15  Sheridan Morais56.619RSAKAWASAKIIRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team

2014 Motorland Aragon Race 2 Results:

1  Tom Sykes33m37.223sGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
2  Loris Baz+0.338FRAKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
3  Marco Melandri+0.470ITAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
4  Sylvain Guintoli+5.429FRAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
5  Jonathan Rea+8.861GBRHONDAPata Honda
6  Eugene Laverty+15.986IRLSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
7  Davide Guigliano+18.206ITADUCATIDucati Superbike Team
8  Leon Haslam+25.513GBRHONDAPata Honda
9  Toni Elias+25.823ESPAPRILIARed Devils Roma
10  David Salom+38.949ESPKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
11  Niccolo Canepa+39.413ITADUCATIAlthea Racing
12  Leon Camier+41.486GBRBMWBMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team
13  Sheridan Morais+1m02.587RSAKAWASAKIIRON BRAIN Kawasaki SBK Team
14  Luca Scassa+1m09.720ITAKAWASAKITeam Pedercini
15  Fabien Foret+1m14.233FRAKAWASAKIMAHI Racing Team India

2014 World Superbike Point Standings after 2 of 13 rounds:

1  Tom Sykes75 ptsGBRKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
2  Loris Baz71 ptsFRAKAWASAKIKawasaki Racing Team
4  Marco Melandri49 ptsITAAPRILIAAprilia Racing Team
5  Jonathan Rea48 ptsGBRHONDAPata Honda
6  Eugene Laverty46 ptsIRLSUZUKIVoltcom Crescent Suzuki
7  Davide Guigliano43 ptsITADUCATIDucati Superbike Team
8  Chaz Davies30 ptsGBRDUCATIDucati Superbike Team
9  Leon Haslam25 ptsGBRHONDAPata Honda
10  Toni Elias23 ptsESPAPRILIARed Devils Roma