The third round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship has had its final day of action at the MotorLand Aragón Circuit. Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Stefan Bradl finished the second race in twelfth place, while his team mate Nicky Hayden was forced into an early retirement on lap 11.

Bradl did not enjoy the perfect start from the second row of the grid and, by the end of the first lap, he had dropped down to tenth behind Hayden. The 27-year-old German rider retook his position and battled hard for eighth place in the first half of the encounter. Stefan then dropped back but stayed in contention for tenth place until the final laps, when he ultimately lost touch with the riders ahead.

Hayden moved up a couple of places on the opening lap and looked aggressive in the early stages, before starting to lose ground with a technical issue. As the race entered its second half, the situation worsened to the point where the 35-year-old had to make his way back to the pits and out of the race.

Bradl and Hayden will be back on track on board their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machines tomorrow for the one-day official Dorna WorldSBK Organization test here at Aragón.

Stefan Bradl

Stefan Bradl 6

12th

This was not the result we were expecting, obviously. We tried a different setting from yesterday because we wanted to get a better turn in with the bike, and in the warm up it felt good. We decided to keep it, because we need to make changes and see how the bike reacts, but unfortunately it didn’t help us during the race. I was overriding the front tyre a bit, which left me with very little grip for the final laps when I was fighting with Ramos and Camier. We made a poor choice, but it was the first time that we made some real adjustment to the chassis as before we were mainly concentrating on the electronics and the engine. We definitely have a couple of things to try tomorrow during the test.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden 69

DNF

We adjusted the bike a little bit this morning to try and increase the turning and help the changes of direction and the bike felt better. I had a good start and picked up some positions during the first lap. I got up to eighth at one point but as early as the second lap I was having some issues with the clutch: it got worse every lap, up to the point when there was no way I could finish the race, so I had to come back to the pits. Obviously we’re disappointed; things aren’t going our way at the moment but there is a test tomorrow so let’s see if we can make some progress.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Pieter Breddels

Pieter Breddels

This morning during warm up we tried new geometry on the front of Stefan’s bike and it looked like we made a step forward as he was able to put together a decent amount of competitive lap times. For the race distance, unfortunately, these settings proved to be too aggressive for the front tyre which wore out quicker than expected. It’s a shame, because Stefan rode a great race and could have stayed in contention for a much better result. Nicky had a good start and was looking strong in the first few laps, but then had a problem with the clutch and he could not continue. It’s a shame because we could have done a bit better today. We now have eight hours of official testing ahead and we’ll make the most of them.

Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
Spanish Round

MotorLand Aragón, Spain

WorldSBK 2017, Round 3

Sunny / Dry / 14
Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 11:59 UTC
  • Air Temp: 14°C
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Ground Temp: 26°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 25 Aruba.it Racing Ducati 33'30.906
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 20 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.483
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.479
4 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 13 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +10.562
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 11 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +13.336
6 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 10 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +16.951
7 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 9 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +18.638
8 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 8 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +18.700
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 7 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +21.290
10 Leon Camier 2 GBR 6 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +22.246
11 Román Ramos 40 SPA 5 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +24.307
12 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 4 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +25.829
13 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 3 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +26.611
14 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI 2 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +40.575
15 Julian Simon SPA 1 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +40.769
16 Markus Reiterberger 21 GER 0 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +40.915
NC Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
NC Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 0 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki DNF
NC Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Nicky Hayden 69 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
Sunny / Dry / 14
Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 12:21 UTC
  • Air Temp: 14°C
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Ground Temp: 27°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33'24.302
2 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 20 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +4.058
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +7.512
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 13 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +9.962
5 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 11 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +12.302
6 Jordi Torres 81 SPA 10 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +18.995
7 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 9 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +21.545
8 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 8 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +27.309
9 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 7 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +27.488
10 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 6 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +27.663
11 Leon Camier 2 GBR 5 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +35.409
12 Markus Reiterberger 21 GER 4 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +41.558
13 Julian Simon SPA 3 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +44.006
14 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI 2 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +44.482
15 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 1 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +45.915
16 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha +1'23.533
NC Chaz Davies 7 GBR 0 Aruba.it Racing Ducati DNF
NC Xavi Fores 12 SPA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati DNF
NC Román Ramos 40 SPA 0 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki DNF
NC Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
12
Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 09:44 UTC
  • Air Temp: 12°C
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1'49.319
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.031
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.173
4 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.654
5 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.028
6 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.078
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +1.103
8 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.195
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.328
10 Nicky Hayden 69 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.442
11 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.938
12 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +
13 Markus Reiterberger 21 GER Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
15 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +
16 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +
17 Julian Simon SPA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +
18 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +
19 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
21 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
Cloudy / Dry / 21
Friday 31 Mar 2017, 13:42 UTC
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 42%
  • Ground Temp: 35°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'50.062
2 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.099
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.243
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.321
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.579
6 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +0.666
7 Jordi Torres 81 SPA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +0.736
8 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.894
9 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.992
10 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.112
11 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.115
12 Nicky Hayden 69 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.445
13 Markus Reiterberger 21 GER Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +1.691
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.704
15 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki +2.018
16 Riccardo Russo 84 ITA Guandalini Racing Yamaha +2.034
17 Randy Krummenacher 15 SWI Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +2.064
18 Leon Camier 2 GBR MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +2.221
19 Julian Simon SPA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +3.264
20 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.285
21 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +3.667
Rider Standings
Sunday, 2 Apr 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 145 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 95 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 91 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
4 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 81 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
5 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 65 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
6 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 49 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 48 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
8 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 44 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
9 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 38 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
10 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 30 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
11 Nicky HAYDEN 69 USA 27 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
12 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 19 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
13 Markus REITERBERGER 21 GER 19 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
14 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 18 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
15 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 17 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
16 Randy KRUMMENACHER 15 SWI 14 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
17 Alex DE ANGELIS 15 RSM 13 Pedercini Racing SC-Project Kawasaki
18 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 10 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
19 Riccardo RUSSO 84 ITA 4 Guandalini Racing Yamaha
20 Joshua BROOKES 25 AUS 4 ERMotorsport-EliteRoads.com.au Yamaha
21 Julian SIMON SPA 4 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
22 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
23 Ayrton BADOVINI 86 ITA 2 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki