European Return For Rea And Kawasaki

The 2019 FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Europe this weekend.  Round three of the current campaign will take place at Motorland Aragon in Spain in what can be considered the home race for the Barcelona based Kawasaki Racing Team.


Jonathan Rea comes to Motorland lying second in the overall standings, after a series of second places in Australia and Thailand.  He is hoping to return to the top step this weekend at a circuit where he has won three times in the past, the most recent in 2018.


The first free practice session gets underway at 10:30 am local time on Friday with a second 50 minute session at 15:00.  The races will take place at 14:00 on Saturday and Sunday and the 10 lap Superpole race on Sunday will run off at 11:00.


Jonathan Rea, stated: “It’s been a nice break since Buriram and Motorland is a good place to get back to business. I enjoy the track layout and we made some good progress last year during winter testing. We will continue to work on making more progress during Friday’s practice sessions. The layout is nice and flowing with lots of challenges during the lap, so finding a good set up for the race is crucial. It’s an important race for my team too, as their headquarters are just a few hours away in Granollers, near Barcelona. I expect lots of support and I’m excited to give it my all.”