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Biaggi quickest in Spain

Aprilia rider Max Biaggi topped the timesheets at the opening free practice session at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

 
Biaggi quickest in Spain - SuperbikesImago
 

The world championship leader was on top from early on and his best lap of 1m 58.837s put him 0.187s ahead of Kawasaki's Tom Sykes with Biaggi's team-mate Eugene Laverty in third.

Chaz Davies made it three Aprilias in the top four and BMW's Marco Melandri and Ayrton Badovini competed the top six.

Jonathan Rea, who currently lies second in the overall standings, could only finish 15th on his Honda Racing Fireblade, putting him a full 2.55 seconds off the pace.

Times

1. M. BIAGGI ITA Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'58.837

2. T. SYKES GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'59.024

3. E. LAVERTY IRL Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'59.157

4. C. DAVIES GBR ParkinGO MTC Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'59.565

5. M. MELANDRI ITA BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'59.576

6. A. BADOVINI ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'59.656

7. L. CAMIER GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'59.697

8. L. HASLAM GBR BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR 1'59.718

9. M. FABRIZIO ITA BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet BMW S1000 RR 1'59.857

10. C. CHECA ESP Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.043

11. D. SALOM ESP Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'00.351

12. S. GUINTOLI FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.645

13. J. HOPKINS USA FIXI Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 2'00.654

14. M. BERGER FRA Team Effenbert Liberty Racing Ducati 1098R 2'00.845

15. J. REA GBR Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.092

16. J. SMRZ CZE Liberty Racing Team Effenbert Ducati 1098R 2'01.152

17. N. CANEPA ITA Red Devils Roma Ducati 1098R 2'01.226

18. L. BAZ FRA Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'01.262

19. H. AOYAMA JPN Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.469

20. D. GIUGLIANO ITA Althea Racing Ducati 1098R 2'02.352

21. L. MERCADO ARG Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 2'02.731

22. L. ZANETTI ITA PATA Racing Team Ducati 1098R 2'03.232

23. N. BRIGNOLA ITA Grillini Progea Superbike Team BMW S1000 RR 2'07.557

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