Team HRC was able to take full advantage of two beautiful sunny days and temperatures of around 27°C during its final pre-season test session at the Spanish Motorland Aragón circuit (6-7 May). Alvaro Bautista used one day between Thursday and Friday, while Leon Haslam rode for a day and a half, the factory riders testing various solutions arriving from Japan and finalising the set-up of the CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE ahead of the upcoming WorldSBK season-opener.
Alvaro wrapped up his day a little earlier than scheduled on Friday, his chest still causing him some pain following a minor training accident at the start of April.
The 2021 Superbike World Championship will get underway at the same Aragón track in just over two weeks’ time. The round, set to play out over the weekend of 21-23 May, will be the first of thirteen scheduled events.
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 motorlandaragon.com
|Pole Record||1'48.267 (168,816 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)|
|Race Record||1'49.375 (167,11 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022) SPRC|
|All Time Record||1'48.267 (168,816 Km/h) T.Razgatlioglu (Yamaha YZF R1, 2022)|
|2022 Race 1 Winner||J.Rea (Kawasaki ZX-10RR)|
|2022 Superpole Race Winner||A. Bautista (Ducati V4)|
|2021 Race 2 Winner||S. Redding (Ducati Panigale V4 R)|