Motorland Aragon may have posed something of a new challenge for the World Superbike riders, but it was still a successful hunting ground for the ex-MotoGP riders, with Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri dominating proceedings.
With its undulating layout, high-speed bends and that lengthy back straight, while Motorland Aragon wasn't exactly conducive to overtaking – with exception to the slow hairpin at the end of the back straight -, the racing was still entertaining.
For Biaggi and Melandri, honours were even, the pair sharing a win and second place finishes helping them in their quest to catch runaway series leader Carlos Checa, whose accident in race one certainly came as a shock – not least to the man himself.
Indeed, Melandri shone with his first pole position in World Superbikes, though Biaggi perhaps should have wrapped up the double.
Beyond the top two, there were several other notable performances, with Leon Camier showing comparative – if not better – pace than the leaders on the way to third in race one, though it wasn't something he could replicate in race two after getting a 'dodgy tyre'.
On a circuit that is difficult to overtake on, Eugene Laverty and Michel Fabrizio probably made the biggest gains in both races as they claimed a fourth place finish each, while Noriyuki Haga proved consistently fast throughout both races as he nailed down two good top ten finishes.
Kawasaki can also take heart from a developing Superbike package, with Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz battling in and around the top five in both practice and the races.
Though not exactly a front runner – or even a top ten finisher at Motorland Aragon -, a special mention must go out to Pedercini Kawasaki's Mark Aitchison, who not only cracked Superpole for the first time, he went on to make it to SP2 ahead of both BMW riders.
Not forgetting the Supersport riders, Chaz Davies and Sam Lowes were impressive once again on their way to victory and second position, though both may be just a little thankful that it took Broc Parkes to crash out of the lead first…
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