Rea Reigns Supreme in Aragon!
Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea showcased why he’s the most successful World Superbike rider of all-time over the weekend, with three hard-fought podium finishes that saw him extend his lead at the top of the Championship standings
Just as he did last weekend, Rea topped qualifying to claim pole position whilst KRT team mate Alex Lowes fought through severe gastroenteritis to claim an impressive ninth. Setting a consistent pace throughout the race, Rea was able to claim his 11th podium of the season with second place whilst Lowes took a strong sixth. With title rival Scott Redding crashing out of contention, Rea’s podium saw him significantly extend his series lead at the top of the standings.
Sunday played host to two all-time great World Superbike races, with Rea and Redding going head-to-head in the Tissot Superpole race, seeing Rea again take second, before the Kawasaki star stunned the paddock in Race Two to take victory. Lowes continued to battle his illness, taking an impressive sixth and fifth in both races.
In the World Supersport class, Lucas Mahias was able to take fourth and second, whilst Philipp Öttl took fifth and fourth. In the two World Supersport 300 races, Ninja 400 riders continued to dominate the class, with Victor Rodriguez Nunez and Jeffrey Buis sharing the victories, with four of the six podium spots being claimed by Kawasaki riders.
Back in the UK at the Silverstone Bennetts British Superbike Championship round, Danny Buchan and the new-look Rapid Fulfillment FS-3 Kawasaki claimed pole position, before taking ninth, eighth and eleventh in the three races. Team mate Lee Jackson secured two sevenths and eighth.
In the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class, Danny Kent took third place in the opening race, whilst the Superstock 600 class saw a podium from Daniel Brooks. Two action-packed Hel Performance British Junior Supersport races saw five of the six podium positions claimed by Ninja 400 riders, with Osian Jones and Owen Jenner sharing the victories.