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Apr 8, 2014

Althea Racing's Canepa Tested At Vallelunga To Prepare For Motorland Aragon WSBK Round

Niccolo Canepa (59).

Team Althea Racing - Aragon Superbike preview

The second round of the Superbike World Championship will take place over the weekend of April 11-12-13 at Motorland Aragón circuit. The Ciudad del Motor de Aragón is a 5.344 km race circuit located near Alcañiz, Spain. The circuit has been designed by well-known German architect Hermann Tilke and McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa was a technical and sporting consultant on the project. The facility has been designed to incorporate three main zones - a technology park, a sports area and a leisure and culture area. The sports area will include the racing circuit with multiple layouts, a karting track and various gravel circuits. On 19th May 2010, it was announced that the circuit would hold a round of the Superbike World Championship from 2011, with a three-year deal being agreed.

Main circuit characteristics:

Length: 5.344 km - Corners: 17 - Pole Position: right

Superbike – best lap : Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) – 2013 – 1’57”973

Superbike – Superpole : Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) – 2013 – 1’56”339


After the great start at Phillip Island and a long break of more than a month, the Althea Racing team now prepares for the second round of the World Superbike championship in Spain, at the MotorLand Aragon circuit. Genesio Bevilacqua’s team, having taken part in a useful test session at Vallelunga during the break, has not stopped working on Canepa’s 1199 Panigale Evo bike, with rider Canepa having kept busy with training so as to be ready for the Aragon round. 

Niccolò Canepa: “Finally this long break comes to an end and with the Aragon races the championship is really going to get going. After the Vallelunga tests, where we tried a few interesting things on my Panigale, I feel motivated and confident. This month I’ve really trained hard to improve resistance and lose weight, and I’ve also ridden a lot of motocross. I can’t wait for Friday, to get back on track and work with my team.”