Superbike Aragon, FP2: Marco Melandri beats the Kawasaki pair

Marco Melandri goes first after the second free practice session at Motorland Aragon. The Ducati rider led the way in front of the Kawasaki machines of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes and his team-mate Chaz Davies (in the opening picture). Chaz spent most of the session in first place, but the others overtook him in the final stages. Ducati has a great potential on the Aragon track and this is proved also by the performance of Xavi Fores and Michael Rinaldi, who ranked 7th and 9th.

THE WEATHER – In the morning, the riders had to face wet track and low temperatures for FP1. But in the afternoon the situation improved and FP2 took place on the dry track and higherand higher temperatures. Chaz Davies, who won six times in Aragon, ranked first in the early stages of FP2, before being overtaken during the last few minutes by Marco Melandri, Jonathan Rea (who leads the championship by just 2 points) and Tom Sykes, who finished third after a lap behind Chaz Davies.

THE REST – 5th place for the Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark, followed by MV Agusta’s Jordi Torres and Xavi Fores. Van der Mark’s team-mate Alex Lowes finished 8th in front of Rinaldi and Lorenzo Savadori. 11th place for Davide Giugliano, who will replace Eugene Laverty till Imola Round. The third and last WorldSBK Free Practice session of the day (which will last 40 minutes, as the previous ones) is scheduled at 16:05.

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