Superbike Aragon, Race 2: Chaz Davies beats Jonathan Rea

Chaz Davies won World Superbike Race 2 at Motorland Aragon after a nice battle with Jonathan Rea. The Welsh Ducati rider spent most of the race fighting with Rea and Melandri and at the end he won also thanks to a mistake made by the KRT rider just few corners before the chequered flag. What a pity for Xavi Forés, who fell halfway the race while he was leading the race.

THE START – After the good start of Michael van der Mark, who took the lead after starting from the front row, Marco Melandri and Xavi Forés took the first two positions by ovetaking the Dutch Pata Yamaha rider. The Ducati pair was later joined by Jonathan Rea, while Chaz Davies fought for 4th position together with Michael van der Mark before joining the front trio. But at lap n. 8 we saw a coup de theatre: Xavi Forés crashed at turn 15 while he was leading the race and this put a stop to Barni Racing Team’s dream of a victory on Xavi’s home track.

FRONT TRIO – With Forés out of the race, the win of Race 2 was an affair involving Rea, Melandri and Davies, while the third Racing Ducati rider Michael Ruben Rinaldi was fourth in front of the Yamaha duo Alex Lowes-Michael van der Mark. During the second half of the race Davies decided to break the tie: first he overtook Melandri and sat in second position behind Rea, then he overtook the Kawasaki rider with just 5 laps to go. Davies tried to distance Rea and Melandri, but the reigning World Champion stayed behind him together with Melandri.

GRAND FINALE – At the last lap Rea tried to overtake Davies, but a mistake made with just few corners left forced him to content with 2nd place, in front of Jonathan Rea and behind the winner Chaz Davies. Behind Davies, Rea and Melandri, Alex Lowes finished fourth after battling with van der Mark, while Michael Rinaldi ranked 7th after being overtaken also by Tom Sykes. Jordi Torres, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Lorenzo Savadori close the top 10.

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