2016 Aragon World SBK Results, Race 2

2016 Aragon World SBK Results, Race 2 Results | Chaz Davies
Ducati’s Chaz Davies

Race two Sunday at Motorland Aragon World Superbike was a history maker – not so much due to the results, but because it was the 700th World SBK (the first was April 3, 1988, at Donington Park in the UK).

A replica of Saturday’s Aragon WSBK race one, perfect riding conditions greeted the 25-rider grid at the 3.1-mile circuit containing 17 miles. And just as in Saturday’s race, one particular Aruba. it Racing Ducati 1199R pilot dominated – Chaz Davies.

The Welshman won Saturday ahead of Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, respectively, and was joined on the podium Sunday by the same two ZX-10R Ninja riders. But this time it was Sykes who finished second, and Rea third.

2016 Aragon World SBK Results, Race 2 Results | Sunday Recap
Start of Race 2 at Aragon World SBK

When the 18-lap race was complete, Davies crossed the finish line 6.471 seconds ahead of Sykes; Rea finished a further 9.161 seconds back.

With his 2016 Aragon World SBK double win, Davies now has five wins at the Spanish circuit. This makes him the most successful rider at Aragon, which joined the WSBK schedule in 2011.

With his wins, Davies has now jumped from fourth to second in points; he is 26 points behind Rea, who has 131 after six podiums, which includes three wins.

Speaking after race two, Chaz Davies says “This weekend feels like a dream. The bike was competitive from the get-go, and we only made small tweaks. The technical upgrades brought here have given us what we needed. In Thailand I could only stay in the slipstream, while here I’ve been able to pass my opponents also on the straight.

“In Assen, however, we will start from scratch. The season has just begun, and things can change quite quickly, but I’m really happy with our overall package. It’s my third year with Ducati, and I witnessed a constant growth. Now the list of things to improve is really short, and I want to thank everybody in the team and the factory for the amount of work put in.”

2016 Aragon World SBK Results, Race 2 Results | Kawasaki Racing Duo
Kawasaki Racing’s Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea

Sykes got to turn one followed by Rea, Davies, and the Yamaha World SBK duo of Sylvain Giuntoli and Alexx Lowes.

Before lap one was complete, Davies was on the prowl, and made quick work of Rea to jump into second. From there, he hunted down Sykes, and passed him on the final turn of the opening lap.

Davies immediately opened up a gap, as Sykes and Rea battled for the remainder of the race, though the 2013 SBK Champ was able to take second from Rea.

Barni Racing Team Ducati’s Xavi Fores impressed once again, finishing in a lonely fourth 11.4 seconds behind Davies. Fifth went to Althea BMW Racing Team’s Jordi Torres, who was able to hold off Davies’ teammate Davide Giugliano.

2016 Aragon World SBK Results, Race 2 Results Nicky Hayden
Honda’s Nicky Hayden

Rounding out the top 10 were Honda World Superbike Team’s Michal van der Mark, who crashed out of race one; IodaRacing Team Aprilia’s Alex de Angelis; and the Pata Yamaha WorldSBK team of Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli, respectively.

Unfortunately, the sole American in 2016 World Superbike – Honda World Superbike Team’s Nicky Hayden – suffered his second DNF of the season due to technical issues. Hayden finished race one at Aragon SBK in sixth, and is currently eighth in points after three of 14 rounds in his first season of World Superbike, 90 points behind Rea.

The 2016 World SBK Championship now breaks for two weeks ahead of round four at the TT Assen Circuit in the Netherlands.

2016 Aragon World Superbike Results, Race 2:

# Rider Num Nat. Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 25 Aruba.it Racing Ducati 33’36.606
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +6.471
3 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +9.161
4 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 13 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +11.436
5 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 11 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +15.969
6 Davide Giugliano 34 ITA 10 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +18.278
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 9 Honda WorldSBK Honda +20.931
8 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 8 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +24.790
9 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 7 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +25.246
10 Sylvain Guintoli 50 FRA 6 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +25.548
11 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 5 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +27.675
12 Román Ramos 40 SPA 4 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +29.364
13 Joshua Brookes 25 AUS 3 Milwaukee BMW BMW +31.749
14 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 2 Milwaukee BMW BMW +34.314
15 Markus Reiterberger 21 GER 1 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +34.333
16 Leon Camier 2 GBR 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +34.777
17 Matteo Baiocco 15 ITA 0 Althea Racing Ducati +
18 Matthieu Lussiana 94 FRA 0 Team ASPI BMW +
19 Dominic Schmitter 9 SWI 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
20 Peter Sebestyen 56 HUN 0 Team Toth Yamaha +
21 Saeed Al Sulaiti 11 QAT 0 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +
22 Imre Toth 10 HUN 0 Team Toth Yamaha +
23 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 0 Honda WorldSBK Honda +
24 Joshua Hook 16 AUS 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
25 Sylvain Barrier 11 QAT 0 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +