World Superbike Aragon 2011 Results

aragon-2011-sResults from the 2011 Spanish World Superbike round at Aragon.

Biaggi and Melandri: 1-2 each in Spain

Marco Melandri and Max Biaggi have shared the honours at Aragon with a win and a second place each, while championship leader Carlos Checa crashed out of Race One in his home country.

Superbike Race One:

Max Biaggi led for the first 15 laps before polesitter Melandri took advantage of a slight mistake to take over the lead from his rival and countryman. Melandri then held the lead to record his second WSBK win by 1.5 seconds, with Brit Leon Camier making it an Aprilia 1-3. Carlos Checa crashed out on lap 8 after setting the fastest lap of the race.


Eugene Laverty (Yamaha) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) finished fourth and fifth, with the latter passing Noriyuki Haga on the last lap.


Superbike Race Two:
Biaggi finally broke his 2011 win drought in race two. After finishing on the podium nine times for zero wins, Biaggiled home Marco Melandri in second place. Checa trailled with a points gathering 3rd place, to limit the damage he had done in Race One to his commanding numerical lead. Michel Fabrizio (Suzuki) and Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki) filled out 4th and 5th places.

Troy Corsers dismal season continued with an arm breaking crash in Race 2, while fellow Aussie Chris Vermuelen managed a 12th in Race 1, and a 14th in Race 2.


Biaggi now trails Checa by just 43pts in the standings, with Melandri now 23 points behind Biaggi.


Superbike Race One Results

1 Marco Melandri, Italy, Yamaha

2 Max Biaggi, Italy, Aprilia +1.572

3 Leon Camier, Great Britain, Aprilia +2.432

4 Eugene Laverty, Great Britain, Yamaha +10.799

5 Tom Sykes, Great Britain, Kawasaki +10.847

6 Noriyuki Haga, Japan, Aprilia +11.931

7 Joan Lascorz, Spain, Kawasaki +12.591

8 Ayrton Badovini, Italy, BMW +16.594

9 Leon Haslam, Great Britain, BMW +24.205

10 Troy Corser, Australia, BMW +24.694

12 Chris Vermeulen, Australia, Kawasaki +30.407

15 Mark Aitchison, Australia, Kawasaki +43.004

Fastest lap and record: Carlos Checa, Spain, Ducati — 1:58.862

Superbike Race Two Results

1 Biaggi

2 Melandri +4.809

3 Checa +6.974

4 Michel Fabrizio, Italy, Suzuki +9.001

5 Lascorz +11.562

6 Laverty +14.288

7 Haga +15.138

8 Camier +17.660

9 Haslam +24.184

10 Badovini +24.676

12 Aitchison +33.163

14 Vermeulen +49.042

DNF Corser +20 laps


Fastest lap: Melandri – 1:59.159



1 Checa 261

2 Biaggi 218

3 Melandri 195

4 Laverty 146

5 Camier 125

6 Haslam 120

7 Fabrizio 108

8 Jonathan Rea, Great Britain, Honda 94

9 Haga 89

10 Badovini 86

15 Corser 55

19= Aitchison 14

19= Vermeulen 14


Next round: Brno, Czech Republic, July 8-10






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