News 5 Sep 2020

Rinaldi quickest on Friday as WorldSBK revisits Aragon

Locatelli heads WSSPT, Edwards fourth in WSSPT300.

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Action resumed for the second leg of the MotorLand Aragon double header where Michael Rubin Rinaldi and his Team GoEleven Ducati topped the combined results after free practice. Rinaldi’s morning time of 1m49.840s was enough to pip Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea by the narrowest of margins, a tiny 0.001 second.

While the challenge for Rinaldi will be to capture strong race pace, Rea’s teammate Alex Lowes improved his Friday result and was a half a second back in P3. Tom Sykes (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) finished the day in fourth place and will be looking to improve on a best race result of 12th from race two last weekend.

After a 6-7-8 result last weekend, Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team) finished the day in fifth place while Chaz Davies ( Racing – Ducati) was the second fastest Ducati in sixth. Last weekends podium finisher in race two, Alvaro Bautista (Team HRC), was in seventh place while Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team) sat eighth. Last weeks race one winner Scott Redding ( Racing – Ducati) had the ninth fastest time overall with Leon Haslam (Team HRC) completing the top ten.

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In World Supersport, Andrea Locatelli (Bardahl Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) continued his incredible run of results by once again topping the timesheets by over half a second to Italian Raffaele de Rosa (MV Agusta Reparto Corse). Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was third and the fastest Kawasaki on the grid.
Lone Australian in the field Lachlan Epis (MPM Routz Racing Team) set his fastest time in the morning session and sits 22nd on the timesheets.

In World Supersport 300 action Scott Deroue (MTM Kawasaki Motoport) topped the combined group A and B results, recording a best lap of 2m05.899s. He was almost half a second clear of Inigo Iglesias Bravo (Scuderia Maranga Racing) in second place with Thomas Brianti (Prodina Ircos Team WorldSSP300) third. In good news for Australia, Tom Edwards (Kawasaki ParkinGO Team) was fourth, ahead of former champion Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300). Fellow Australian Tom Bramich (Carl Cox-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) sits 30th and on track on earn a spot in the main race.

Detailed results