WSB 2012: Aragon Race results

Biaggi and Melandri share the spoils at the Spanish circuit

FIERCE rivals Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri shared the wins at a windy Aragon.

In the first race Aprilia's Biaggi took a close win from Melandri on the BMW by just 0.278s. The top two riders were clear of the pack as the contested the lead. Carlos Checa won the battle for third, from Chaz Davies. Pole-man Tom Sykes was denied a place of the rostrum after Ayrton Badovini lost the front and hit the factory Kawasaki rider.

BMW's Melandri scored his third win of the season on the factory S1000RR after a stunning four-way battle for the lead. The top quartet were separated by only 0.484 seconds, as the Italian was able to beat Eugene Laverty by just 0.042 seconds, following immediately in third was Chaz Davies who held off Biaggi to take his first ever World Superbike podium.

Aragon - Race 1

1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) 39'51.188
2. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 39'51.466
3. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 40'00.650
4. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) 40'02.015
5. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'06.896
6. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) 40'18.785
7. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 40'20.220
8. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) 40'30.562
9. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) 40'32.075
10. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) 40'32.628
11. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) 40'33.244
12. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing)40'33.557
13. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) 40'33.857
14. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) 40'39.198
15. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) 40'40.940
16. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) 40'45.778
17. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) 41'50.841

RT. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) 37'59.942
RT. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) 38'00.256
RT. David Salom (Team Pedercini) 37'42.556
RT. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) 20'25.914
RT. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) 17'07.882
RT. Jakub Smrz (Liberty Racing Team Effenbert)

Aragon - Race 2

1. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 39'59.200
2. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) 39'59.242
3. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) 39'59.646
4. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) 39'59.684
5. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) 40'05.811
6. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) 40'06.691
7. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) 40'08.525
8. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) 40'09.644
9. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) 40'10.028
10. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 40'10.125
11. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) 40'21.155
12. Maxime Berger (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) 40'21.246
13. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing) 40'21.686
14. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) 40'42.001
15. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) 40'48.344
16. David Salom (Team Pedercini) 40'50.161
17. Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) 41'00.063
18. Leandro Mercado (Team Pedercini) 41'13.349
19. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) 41'52.588
20. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) 41'37.232

RT. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) 35'03.915
RT. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) 6'11.966