MOTUL FIM WorldSBK Free Practice took place in MotorLand Aragon circuit.
The Free Practice which holds two rounds(FP1 and FP2) was intense as the riders exhibited close competition trying to get to the top.
Chaz Davies lead in the first practice round after setting a record 1m 50.543s making it his eighth win at Aragon with the Ducati Paningale V4-R. Davies ranked sixth in the second practice round but the first round was enough to place him still on top in the practice standings.
Davies’ teammate at Ducati, Scott Redding ranked eighth overall after ranking 3rd in the second practice session which was an improvement after finishing 11th in the first practice.
The race was very tight having all the five bike manufactures having a very close competition shown by nine riders.
Team GoEleven’s Rinaldi finished second overall a tenth of a second away from his teammate davies as the Kawasaki champion Jonathan Rea ranked third in the standings. Rea’s teammate at Ducati Alex Lowes had a successful practice session despite having a crash around turn 14, he ended up ranking 10th overall.
Team Honda’s Alvaro Bautista however had a challenging practice session after experiencing a crash and technical issues making him miss the second practice session, although he did out and in laps around the Aragon track. His teammate Leon Haslam ended up ranking 11th.
Tom Sykes on his BMW 1000RR ranked fifth in the overall standings . The BMW Motorrad rider who had a successful week after renewing his contract with the team had experienced a technical issue in the first practice session. Eugene Laverty who is his teammate ended up 16th in the session.
Kawasaki Junior Racing team’s Garret Gerloff finished the day ranking 12th as his counterpart Federico Caricasulo ranking 14th as Orelac Racing rider Maximilian Scheib seperated the team riders by ranking 13th.
Xavi Fores(Kawasaki Pucceti Racing) finished in the 15th place a tenth of a second fastest than Melandri(Barni Racing Team) who ranked 17th.
Roman Ramos from OUTDO Kawasaki finished 18th on his return to WSBK. 19th and 20th place was taken by Sylvain Barrier (Brixx Performance) and Leandro Mercado (Motocorsa Racing) respectively.