News 29 Aug 2020

Davies fastest in practice at Aragon WorldSBK

Andrea Locatelli unstoppable in World Supersport.

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Chaz Davies and the Racing Ducati team have struck early at Motorland Aragon by topping combined free practice at the fourth round of the 2020 Motul Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).

Michael Rubin Rinaldi (Team GOELEVEN) made it a Ducati one-two while Jonathon Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorkdSBK) was third overall and topped the afternoon session.
Alvaro Bautista (Team HRC) was fourth at the venue he dominated last year. After a fall at turn one in FP1, Bautista failed to show for FP2 as the team battled to fix an oil leak issue.

Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) finished fifth while the Ten Kate Racing Yamaha of Loris Baz made it five different manufacturers in the top six, with all of the top six setting their fastest times in the morning session.

Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) had the seventh best time overall and was second in the afternoon session while Scott Redding ( Racing Ducati) also showed improvement in the afternoon, taking third in that session and eighth overall.

The PATA Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team duo of Michael Van Der Mark and Toprak Razgatlioglu were ninth and tenth respectively.

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In World Supersport, championship leader Andrea Locatelli (Bardahl Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) continued his strong run of results, topping the combined timesheets ahead of Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) and Hannes Soomer (Kallio Racing) in third. Australian Lachie Epis (MPM Routz Racing Team) improved in the afternoon session to finish 19th.

World Supersport 300 resumes battle at Aragon with Frenchman Hugo de Cancellis (Team TRASIMENO) heading the combined Group A and Group B times. He was just ahead of Scott Deroue (MTM Kawasaki MOTOPORT), both from Group B, with teammate Jeffrey Buis taking third and heading Group A. Australian Tom Edwards (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) finished ninth while Tom Bramich (Carl Cox-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) has work to do in 41st.

Detailed results