With round 4 completed, the MIE Racing Honda Team now prepares for round 5 of the Superbike World Championship, which is set to take place at the same Motorland Aragón circuit as the previous event. The team has of course remained on-site since the fourth round drew to a close just two days ago. 

This Spanish double-header means that the valuable experience and knowledge Takahashi gained aboard his CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP during round 4 can hopefully be harnessed during the upcoming event. The Japanese rider finished last weekend’s race 1 inside the points zone and made some good progress over the three-day event. The round 5 aim will be to continue along this same path.

Track Information:

Country: Spain

Name: Motorland Aragón 

Length: 5.077 km

Pole position: right

Corners: 10 left-hand, 7 right-hand

SBK RECORDS: Best lap – Rea (Kawasaki) 1’49.620 (2020). Superpole – Rea (Kawasaki) 1’48.860 (2020).

2020 SBK ROUND 4 RESULTS: 

Race 1 – 1. Redding (Ducati); 2. Davies (Ducati); 3. Rea (Kawasaki)

Superpole Race – 1.  Rea (Kawasaki); 2. Redding (Ducati);  3. Van der Mark (Yamaha)

Race 2 – 1. Rea (Kawasaki); 2. Davies (Ducati); 3. Bautista (Honda)

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“I’m very much looking forward to racing at Aragón again this weekend, fresh from the experience of the last round. We want to improve in terms of both the bike set-up and my riding style and I think this will be one our best opportunities to do so this season because we now have a lot of data for this track. I hope to be faster right from day one and then continue to grow over the course of the weekend.”