The inaugural race of the season for the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup was one to remember and one which was decided at the very last turn. With a perfectly timed manoeuvre, Roberto Tamburini (Team MotoxRacing BMW) edged out fellow Italian Lorenzo Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia) for the win, who led for most of the encounter.
The pairing was part of a four-way pack that pulled away in the early stages, which also included Kev Coghlan (MRS Yamaha) and Raffaele De Rosa (Althea Racing Ducati), third and fourth respectively at the flag.
With Ondrej Jezek (Triple-M by Barni Ducati) in fifth and Bryan Staring (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) in sixth, the top-6 represented five different manufacturers.
The French trio of Florian Marino (MRS Yamaha), Romain Lanusse (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) and Jeremy Guarnoni (Team Trasimeno Yamaha) came in seventh, eighth and ninth at the flag, with Sweden’s Christoffer Bergman (MG Competition Yamaha) rounding out the top-10.
FIM Superstock 1000 Cup MotorLand Aragon – Race
1 – Roberto Tamburini Team MotoxRacing BMW
2 – Lorenzo Savadori Nuova M2 Racing +0.154
3 – Kev Coghlan MRS Yamaha +1.485
Standings (1 of 8 rounds)
1 – Roberto Tamburini Team MotoxRacing BMW – 25
2 – Lorenzo Savadori Nuova M2 Racing – 20
3 – Kev Coghlan MRS Yamaha – 16