Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team all set for Aragón

The FIM Superbike World Championship heads to Europe for the first time in 2018 as Aragón hosts the third round of the season. After showing glimpses of brilliance at the first two rounds, the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team are planning to put on a thrilling performance in front of their European fans.

Motorland Aragón is a technical 5.078km circuit that not only features a wide variety of corners, a long straight and hard braking zones, but is also subjected to highly changeable weather conditions which add to the challenge for riders and teams alike.

Coming off the back off the Thailand round where he secured a top three qualifying position and narrowly missed out on scoring a debut WorldSBK podium with his new team in Race 1, Leon Camier heads to Aragón confident that the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 will help him score a good result at a circuit that hasn’t been kind to the British rider in recent years.

For the first time this season, Jake Gagne will start the race weekend at a circuit he has previous experience of, with the rookie having ridden the Aragón circuit many years ago. Despite a challenging outing at the last round in Thailand, Gagne has continually improved his pace on the Fireblade and is relishing the chance to race in Europe once again.

World Superbike action will get underway on Friday at 09:45 local time (GMT +2), with the two races scheduled to get underway on Saturday and Sunday at 13:00 local time.

Leon Camier

Leon Camier 2

Aragon is kind of a home race for me given that I live in Andorra and I’m happy to be racing again in Europe. After the last round in Thailand we had a positive test at Assen as we continue to try and refine our package even more and step by step we’re making progress. Although Aragon is a circuit I like, I haven’t had the best results there over the past few years so I’m hoping to be more competitive this weekend with the Fireblade.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Jake Gagne

Jake Gagne 45

I’m really looking forward to getting back to Europe and getting back in to the swing of things. Luckily, I’ve ridden the Aragon circuit many years ago so unlike the first two rounds it is nice to come to a circuit where I know the layout which will help me get up to speed quicker. We had a tough time last time out in Thailand, but me and the team still learned a lot and so it will be good to get out there and make another step forward.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Kervin Bos

Kervin Bos

Team Manager

We go into this round being well prepared following our performance in the first two rounds and a recent productive test at Assen. The layout of Aragon is quite particular with fast, flowing sections, some tighter corners and hard braking zones and I’m eager to see how the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 performs at this impressive circuit. We have introduced a new Magneti Marelli electronics system which we will race in Aragon for the first time and will run for rest of the season, as our strong development programme for 2018 continues. Aragon is the first of two back-to-back races and everyone in the team is motivated to go racing again and show what we can do.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team

Aragón Round

MotorLand Aragón, Spain

WorldSBK 2018, Round 3

Rider Standings
Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 – Open world standings grid
#RiderNumNationality Nat.Points Pts.TeamConstructor Constr.
1Jonathan REA 65 GBR 69 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 67 Racing Ducati
3Xavi FORES 12 SPA 60 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
4Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 57 Racing Ducati
5Alex LOWES 22 GBR 48 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
6Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 45 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7Tom SYKES 66 GBR 43 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
8Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 42 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
9Loris BAZ 76 FRA 21 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
10Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 18 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
11Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 16 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
12Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 14 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
13Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 13 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
14Román RAMOS 40 SPA 12 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
15Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
16Jake GAGNE 45 USA 9 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
17PJ JACOBSEN 99 USA 8 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 5 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
19Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 1 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
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