Fresh from round 4 of the 2020 Superbike World Championship, Team HRC remain at the Motorland Aragón circuit in Spain for round 5, which got underway today in dry, sunny conditions.

By the end of the first 50-minute free practice opening practice,  Leon Haslam had set a best of 1’50.978 to place ninth with Alvaro Bautista just behind him in tenth place with a 1’51.000.

The afternoon’s hotter second session saw the two Team HRC riders continue the hard work aboard their CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP along with their respective teams. Bautista almost immediately improved on his morning’s best to set a 1’50.736 while Haslam was able to lower his time later on in the session to close with a 1’50.890. Thanks to these results, the riders closed day one in, respectively, seventh and tenth place in the combined standings.

Alvaro Bautista 19

7th 1'50.736

“It has been an interesting day and, all in all, a positive one. As we already had a good set-up from last week, this morning we tried something quite different but we didn't find anything so special so we went back to the set-up that we know works, preferring to concentrate on the tyre test to see if everything was ok also in the hotter weather conditions. The track is definitely a little less high-performing but I'm still happy with the feeling I got with the bike. I hope we can be faster in tomorrow’s Superpole to get a good starting place on the grid for Race1 and then we'll see.”

Leon Haslam 91

10th 1'50.890

“This morning was quite positive. We’ve been working to improve our race pace and the difference between my laps this morning and my last lap this afternoon was just one tenth, so I think we’ve made a good step there. We also wanted to check the bike setting in the hotter conditions and found good feeling through the final stages this afternoon, also managing to maintain good lap times. So we still have work to do but things are looking more stable than they were last weekend.”

WorldSBK 2020
Free Practice Round 05   Aragon

Free Practices Combined Results after FP2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rinaldi Michael Ruben 21 ITA Team GOELEVEN Ducati 1'49.840
2 Rea Jonathan 1 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 0.001
3 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki 0.507
4 Sykes Tom 66 GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 0.697
5 Razgatlioglu Toprak 54 TUR PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 0.819
6 Davies Chaz 7 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 0.884
7 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Team HRC Honda 0.896
8 van der Mark Michael 60 NDL PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team Yamaha 0.925
9 Redding Scott 45 GBR ARUBA Racing - Ducati Ducati 1.019
10 Haslam Leon 91 GBR Team HRC Honda 1.050
11 Baz Loris 76 FRA Ten Kate Racing Yamaha Yamaha 1.241
12 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW 1.273
13 Fores Xavi 12 SPA Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 1.363
14 Scheib Maximilian 77 CHI ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA Kawasaki 1.544
15 Gerloff Garrett 31 USA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 1.609
16 Caricasulo Federico 64 ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Junior Team Yamaha 1.773
17 Melandri Marco 33 ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati 1.792
18 Barrier Sylvain 20 FRA Brixx Performance Ducati 2.004
19 RAMOS Román 40 SPA OUTDO Kawasaki TPR Kawasaki 2.599
20 Takahashi Takumi 13 JPN MIE Racing HONDA Team Honda 3.232
21 Ferrari Matteo 71 ITA Motocorsa Racing Ducati 3.287
Location Information

The MotorLand Aragon road racing circuit was opened in 2009 and in 2011 it became the fifth Spanish track to host the WorldSBK™ Championship. MotorLand Aragón Ctra. TE- V- 7033 KM. 1. 44600 Alcañiz (Teruel) – Spain

Pole Position Right
Length 5.077 Km
Corners 17
Right Corners 7
Left Corners 10


Pole Record 1'47.973 (169,276) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2023)
Race Record 1'49.028 (167,638 Km/h) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2023) SPRC
All Time Record 1'47.973 (169,276) J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR, 2023)
2023 Race 1 Winner M. Rinaldi (Ducati Panigale V4 R)
2023 Superpole Race Winner A. Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R)
2023 Race 2 Winner A. Bautista (Ducati Panigale V4 R)