MotorLand, protagonist of the return of Superbike

The Alcañiz circuit will host the next two World Cup events. Rea and Redding arrive with the smallest point difference at this point since 2012.


The Superbike World Championship moves to the MotorLand Aragón for the fourth round of the season after Philipp Island, Jerez and Portimao. It will be the first of the two appointments scheduled at the Alcañiz circuit for the next two weekends. Reigning champion Jonathan Rea returned to the lead with a spectacular hat trick in Portugal, although Redding is very close on a track made for Ducati. As for the Spaniards, Álvaro Bautista, seventh in the World Cup, will want to look up after achieving his best result with a fifth place, while Ana Carrasco and Unai Orradre will continue their fight for the title.


I'm excited to go to Aragon, especially since we have done a lot of tests in the last weeks, in Jerez, Portimao and then in Aragon, so I feel very good on the bike, "Rea said about the Aragón DOC Prosecco Round. Briton has imposed the cruising rhythm and is once again the rival to beat on a circuit talisman for him. Rea has always been on the podium in Alcañiz and Kawasaki has reached the privileged positions fourteen times.

However, the good numbers of the Japanese factory are dwarfed if we compare them with those of Ducati, which has eight victories and three poles to its credit. Last year, with Álvaro Bautista on the back of the Italian motorcycle, the one from Talavera de la Reina broke the track record. Good record for Scott Redding, just four points behind Rea after nine races - the smallest difference at this point since 2012.

Razgatlioglu, Lowes or Davies (the rider with the most victories in Aragon with 7) will also have their chances. Bautista, somewhat blurred at the beginning of the season, seems to find little by little the feeling with his Honda after his fifth place in Portimao. Finally, BMW has confirmed this week the renewal of Tom Sykes by BMW for 2021.


The intermediate category features a dominator with an iron fist: Andrea Locatelli. The ex-Moto2 rider, debuting this season, has won all the 2020 races and is 35 points ahead of his closest pursuer, Jules Cluzel. It will be difficult to get hold of the Italian rider, who is proving intractable. The best placed Spaniard is Isaac Viñales, brother of Maverick Viñales.


There are only 15 points between the first classified, Scott Deroue, and the fifth, Toom Booth-Amos. It is undoubtedly the tightest championship in the World Cup, with four different winners in the last four races and with two Spanish drivers among the protagonists. Unai Orradre, who at 16 will run for the first time in Aragon and Ana Carrasco, who will try to make up for her last race in Portimao.

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