Pata Yamaha Expands Identity as European Season Begins at Aragon


Excited by the prospect of racing their WorldSBK-spec YZF-R1’s on European soil for the first time, Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team’s Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli are looking forward to round three of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Motorland Aragon this weekend. Swelling the Pata Yamaha ranks further, Lowes and Guintoli will also be joined for the first time by FIM Superstock1000 Cup representatives Florian Marino and Riccardo Russo as the European season gets into full swing at the Spanish circuit.

Built in the heart of the historic street-racing area of Alcaniz, 100km from the region’s capital of Zaragoza, Motorland Aragon is a blend of sport, culture and technology. Opened in 2009, the Herman Tilke designed track can be utilised in numerous configurations, with the WorldSBK Championship competing on the 5,077m FIM-homologated circuit which runs anticlockwise throughout its undulating 17-corner layout.

Buoyed by his points-scoring finishes in each of the first four races, Frenchman Guintoli is eager to continue the development work undertaken already in the year’s opening quarter. With progress already made and updates continuing race-by-race, Lowes is just as impatient to get back to work and put his turbulent start behind him with a good showing at the Spanish circuit.

The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team commences track action at 10:15 local time on Friday 1st April for the first of the day’s two, hour-long free practice sessions, while lights go out for the two 18-lap races at 13:00 on both Saturday and Sunday.


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