There is an international atmosphere at Motorland with riders from 33 different countries, all ready to start the penultimate round of the championship.
Off road circuit
There was a great atmosphere this Saturday at Motorland Aragon, the riders of the Aragon Grand Prix fought for the poles under the watchful eye of the fans. After a morning full of adrenaline, they still had enough energy to go to the Fan Zone to enjoy interviews, music with DJ, photos and merchandising for all the fans who came there from 16:00 to 18:00 in the afternoon.
The first FP3 of the morning
The day started very interestingly at the circuit in Alcañiz, Aleix Espargaró lead the Aragón Grand Prix FP1 time classification session despite suffering a crash without consequences and some problems with his Aprilia in the final moments of the practice. Pecco Bagnaia and Álex Rins completed the Top 3, less than a tenth of a second behind the Catalan driver.
Mikel Azcona, current leader of the World Touring Car Cup, has to make a great comeback in order to continue leading the WTCR Championship. The Biscay native starts from eighth position on the starting grid for the Race of Spain at MotorLand Aragón, as his best lap today (02'06.227) was not among the top five in Q2. His Hyundai teammate, Norbert Michelisz, did not beat him by a single hundredth and qualified in ninth place.
Record pole position for Gilles Magnus, first on the grid for Sunday's race.
Great atmosphere this afternoon at the Pit Walk of the Motorland Aragon circuit, a walk through the boxes, which the fans appreciated very much. They also got the opportunity to get the signatures and some selfies with their favorite drivers. This was done the day prior to the WTCR, GT-CER and Speed Trophy’s Free Practice and Qualifying.
This Friday the Pit Lane was open to the public so that fans could meet their favorite drivers and see the spectacular cars with which they will race during the weekend up close.
The seventh edition of the MotoStudent Competition is promoted by Moto Engineering Foundation and TechnoPark MotorLand in Aragon; a location renowned for autosport development and is also home to staple MotoGP™ Grand Prix venue MotorLand Aragon in eastern Spain.
The first races of the weekend kicked off
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.
The Motul FIM Superbike World Championship finally starts at the MotorLand Aragón circuit. After the tests of the last days, tomorrow, Friday, the free practice begins for the riders on the circuit of Alcañiz and there is a close gap between the riders in the top. The three fastest riders, Jonathan Rea, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Álvaro Bautista, are separated by only 4 tenths of a second (0.380) and will fight to be the fastest on the track.
Weekend schedule. Six races with very fast drivers.
The season begins and for the second consecutive year, the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) chooses the Aragon Circuit to host its first Round of the World Superbike Championship in 2022. Motorland has been hosting this important world championship for twelve consecutive years, which celebrates its 35th edition since it started in 1988.
The excitement is back on the track and in the stands!