The first tests on the brand new Aragon track are held in view of the 2011 Superbike season. Best time goes to Champion, Max Biaggi. Leon Camier strong after coming back from wrist injury.
In view of the 2011 season, which will see the Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team defending two world championships, the first test session on the Aragon Motorland track was held yesterday. The Spanish track will be a new stop on the 2011 schedule: it was therefore quite important to "take measurements" of what will certainly be a demanding round.
Max Biaggi, reigning World Champion, worked with consistency alongside the Aprilia technicians, perfecting his performance thus far to stop the clock with the best time of the session at 1'58".0.
For Leon Camier this was a return to the saddle after his wrist injury, which kept him off the tracks in the last races of the season which just ended.
So the English rider had to re-familiarise himself with the RSV4, but this didn't stop him from landing the fifth best time at 1'59".2.
Max Biaggi stated: "After a splendid and tiring 2010 season, it's time to sharpen our claws for the next championship. Considering the results, it looks like we are the team to beat and that puts a double responsibility on our shoulders. Precisely for this reason we must continue to work non-stop, as we have during these three days of tests on a track which we'll face for the first time next year. The track is very nice, modern but not monotonous, and it has some sections which will really be able to make a difference. I'm happy to be back on the track after the last race in France, we made the best time, it seems like we’re off to a good start for now."
"Finally riding again! – was Leon Camier's comment – After my injury and too many days off the bike, this is just what I needed. The wrist is OK, and that's good news, even if it started to hurt a bit at the end of the session. I was also able to be quite quick on this really fun and demanding track, above all thanks to some promising progress with the electronics. Now all that's left is to pick up our work where we left off, continuing to improve each time we take to the track: I'm convinced that we won't have to wait long to see positive results."