Development gains for Honda ahead of Aragon

Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam are confident of making progress following two rounds of development testing on their respective Hondas.

The Pata pair completed tests at Cartagena and Jerez ahead of round two of the World Superbike Championship at Aragon this weekend.

The team has concentrated on revised electronics and new components on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP machines.

The championship resumes after a long break since the opening round at Phillip Island in February when Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli shared wins.

Rea was sixth and fifth while Haslam recovered after a non-finish in the opening Phillip Island race to finish sixth.

“Since Phillip Island, we’ve had some software updates and some new chassis components that we were waiting on so we’re in a much better position to go racing,” Rea said.

“Aragon’s long straight might not suit the bike quite as well as it suits others, but the circuit needs a good all-round package which we definitely have with the new CBR.”

The Aragon round at the 5.344km 17-turn track will feature a pair of 20-lap races.

See below World Superbike top 10 standings after 1 round 


Rider Points Bike Team


  Sylvain Guintoli 41 pts Aprilia Aprilia Racing Team


  Loris Baz 31 pts Kawasaki Kawasaki Racing Team


  Davide Guigliano 26 pts Ducati Ducati Superbike Team


  Eugene Laverty 25 pts Suzuki Voltcom Crescent Suzuki


  Tom Sykes 25 pts Kawasaki Kawasaki Racing Team


  Jonathan Rea 21 pts Honda Pata Honda


  Chaz Davies 17 pts Ducati Ducati Superbike Team


  David Salom 13 pts Kawasaki Kawasaki Racing Team


  Niccolo Canepa 11 pts Ducati Althea Racing


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