Superstock 1000 Aragon, Race: Great triumph for Markus Reiterberger

Markus Reiterberger wins and convinces at Motorland Aragon. The German ex-World Superbike rider won the first race of 2018 European Superstock 1000 Championship with a perfect performance and this confirms once again he’s one the title contenders for this season. It looked like Maximilian Scheib could contrast him, but a mistake made at the final lap forced the Aprilia rider to content of fourth position, while Roberto Tamburini and Federico Sandi finished second and third.

RECOVERY – After a first phase led by Federico Sandi, Scheib and Reiterberger took the first position by overtaking the Motocorsa Racing Ducati rider and then distanced him and Tamburini. Scheib seemed to be able to escape, especially after a mistake made by Reiterberger halfway the race, but the three times German Superbike Champion recovered immediately, till overtaking the Chilean rider at the ninth of 13 laps. Scheib tried to stay behind “Reiti”, but a problem had at the final lap forced him to content with 4th place. The last lap was a very quiet one for Reiterberger, who finally took the victory again after last year’s win at Jerez. Second and third place for Tamburini e Sandi, while Scheib, as previously said, ranked fourth.

THE REST – Behind the front quartet, Florian Marino finished fifth after never being able to fight for the podium. The Italians Alessandro Andreozzi, Luca Vitali, Luca Salvadori  and Riccardo Russo and the Spanish Xavi Pinsach closed the top 10. Pity for Emanuele Pusceddu and Alessandro Delbianco, who crashed during the first lap after a very good start (Delbianco, in particular, was 6th). Out for technical issues Fabio Marchionni, while Jan Bühn, Reiterberger’s team-mate, crashed at both the first and last lap. Such a shame for Bühn: during the race he had the same pace as the front group…

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