Superbike Aragon, Race 1: Jonathan Rea wins in front of the Ducatis

Jonathan Rea won the first race of World Superbike Aragon Round. Thanks to this victory, the reigning World Champion consolidates the leadership in championship standings and reaches the astonishing number of 56 wins, just three less than the all-time leader Carl Fogarty. In a race that was shortened due to the accident involving Leon Camier (who currently is at the hospital, but stable and conscious), Rea defeated Ducati and crossed the line in front of Chaz Davies, Xavi Forés and Marco Melandri. The rider from Ravenna started from pole position, but then he could not do better than 4th.

ACCIDENT – The race was stopped after the fourth of 18 laps because of a crash involving three riders. Leon Camier (Honda) fell at Turn 11 and was hit by unguilty Jordi Torres (MV Agusta), while Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia) hit Camier’s bike. Torres and Savadori went out uninjured, but Camier was taken to the medical centre at Motorland Aragon for examinations. Something curious: at Buriram Jordi Torres had hit Eugene Laverty, who fell in front of him and could not avoid to hit. Laverty was then diagnosed with a pelvis fracture (but it could go much worse) and will have to miss at least the next three rounds.

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