Two weeks at the end of the summer, 20 riders on track, one of the most spectacular tracks of the whole circus; Aragon is preparing to welcome the WorldSBK Championship!

The two consecutive stages on the same circuit have many points to be collected for the standings and being competitive here is even more important than in the previous Rounds. According to the forecasts, the protagonists will encounter unchanged conditions in the two weeks, with good weather and warm temperatures. Team Go Eleven and Michael Rinaldi come from two excellent weekends on tracks with different technical characteristics, reaching the Top Independent goal three times in a row; to confirm still at very high levels, close to the Top 5, would mean having completed a great leap in quality. The track is historically favorable to the V4-R, here Ducati’s V four-cylinder proved to be very competitive, and Michael’s riding style suits well to the ups and downs of Aragon. After the excellent results achieved, it’s normal that expectations are high, keeping head down and continuing the work program set at the beginning of the year are the best way to not lose focus!

Now action calls, let’s give 100% on the track!

Michael Rinaldi (Rider):
“We arrive in Aragon after two good weekends, in Jerez and Portimao, so we have to confirm ourselves in the top 5 on this track as well. It is a track that I really like, different from the previous ones, so we will have to work well from the first free practice. We weren’t able to do the tests, like the officials, and this could be seen a little in the sessions on Friday, but if we work well we can reach our goal. Luckily Ducati called me this week to do some tests at Misano, and that’s allowed me to regain the feeling with the bike; we are in good shape and in good condition, we have to continue like this!”

Here are the times to follow the Aragon Round:

The programming of SKY Sport MGP / HD

Friday 28-08-2020:
9.00-9.30, Supersport 300, Free practice 1A
9.45-10.15, Supersport 300, Free practice 1B
10.30-11.20, Superbike, Free Practice 1, live
11.30-12.15, Supersport, Free practice 1
13.30-14.00, Supersport 300, Free practice 2A
14.15-14.45, Supersport 300, Free Practice 2B
15.00-15.45, Superbike, Free Practice 2, live
16.00-16.45, Supersport, Free Practice 2, live

Saturday 29-08-2020:
9.00-9.20, Superbike, free practice 3
9.30-9.50, Supersport, Free practice 3
10.00-10.15, Supersport 300, 3A free practice
10.25-10.40, Supersport 300, Free practice 3B
11.00-11.25, Superbike, Superpole, live
11.40-12.05, Supersport, Superpole, live
12.20-12.40, Supersport 300, Superpole, live
13.00, Supersport 300, Last Chance Race
14.00, Superbike, Race 1, live
15.15, Supersport, Race 1, live
16.30, Supersport 300, Race 1, live

Sunday 30-08-2020:
9.00-9.15, Superbike, Warm up
9.25-9.40, Supersport, Warm up
9.50-10.05, Supersport 300, Warm up
11.00, Superbike, Superpole Race live
12.30, Supersport, Race 2, direct
14.00, Superbike, Race 2, live
15.15, Supersport 300, Race 2, live

The programming of TV8 / HD

Saturday 29-08-2020:
14.00, Superbike, Race 1, live

Sunday 30-08-2020:
13.00, Superbike, Superpole Race, deferred
14.00, Superbike, Race 2, live

All times refer to Italian time, live times refers to the green traffic light, for replicas and deferred instead at the beginning of the transmission.

TV8 / HD (channel 8 of DTT and TV Sat and channel 121 of SKY)
SKY Sport MGP / HD (SKY channel 208)
SKY Sport Uno / HD (channel 201 of SKY and channels 472 and 482 of the DTT)

Ramello Elia