Jonathan Rea leads the Pirelli Aragón Round WorldSBK free practice by three tenths of a second at MotorLand

Friday, April 8, 2022
Álvaro Bautista, second, in the hunt for the six-time world champion in a weekend that promises excitement, sun and public at the Alcañiz circuit.

All the wait was worth it. Two years later, motorcycling fans from around the world have returned today to enjoy the speed at MotorLand Aragon thanks to the Motul FIM Superbikes 2022 World Championship. A day full of adrenaline, sun and temperatures of 21 ºC that will stay throughout the weekend. 

First day of free practice on Friday.

On this day of free practices, the fastest man on track was the six-time champion of the category Jonathan Rea (1'49.301). Spaniard Alvaro Bautista was second (1'49.606), while the last Superbike winner, Toprak Razgatlioglu, was third (1'49.665). The other two national representatives of the category, Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge, ranked 10th (1'50.540) and 13th (1'50.787) positions respectively. In the Supersports 300 class, the fastest rider was Marc Garcia on his Yamaha (2'06.564), followed by Alvaro Diaz (2'06.599) and Bruno Ieraci (2'06.770) in third place. There is maximum equality in this category: the five fastest riders are separated by only 7 tenths of a second. The fastest Supersport rider was Dominique Aegerter (1'53.407), followed by Nicoló Bulega (1'53.986) and Lorenzo Baldassarri (1'54.641).

A first contact with the fans and the activity in the paddock. 

The Aragonese circuit was very eager to welcome the first fans of the championship, who were able to see their idols on the track and enjoy the activities organized in the paddock. From the Paddock Show, games were played, all the races were broadcasted and there were talks with the fastest riders. In addition, the Yamaha R3 Cup, the Japanese brand's competition for young people between 12 and 20 years old, held its qualifying session with the Spaniard Yeray Ruiz Ruiz getting the pole position (2'13.425). 

A weekend full of activities and exciting races.

Speed, good weather and excitement on the track will be predominant this Saturday and Sunday in the first round of the championship, as well as all the activities organized to celebrate the return of the fans to the grandstands of the circuit and the 35th anniversary of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship. Fans can access the pit lane and see the teams' boxes, go to the Paddock Show to celebrate the victories with their idols or take a ride around the circuit with their own bike. You can still buy tickets to enjoy this weekend of adrenaline and engine at the ticket office or on the official website of Motorland Aragon.

Tomorrow, Saturday, qualifying and the first three races of the championship.

Almost 10 hours of motorcycling awaits the fans at MotorLand Aragón this Saturday, April 9. Qualifying will be at 9.45 (WorldSSP300), 10.25 (WorldSSP) and 11.10 (WorldSBK). Races will be held at 12.40 (Supersports 300), 14.00 (Superbikes) and 15.15 (Supersports). Tickets on the official website and at the box office. All updated information at and on social networks.