The third round of the World Superbike Championship is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 April at MotorLand Aragón.
The track was designed by German architect Hermann Tilke in collaboration with Formula 1 driver Pedro De La Rosa and was inaugurated on September 6, 2009. World Superbike began to hold races here in 2011.
Measuring about 3.15 miles long and between 13 and 16 yards wide, the track is identical to the one used for MotoGP, but the Superbikes are 2.9 seconds slower.
Last year, Marco Melandri won the Superpole with a registered time of 1’49’’543 and in 2015, Marc Marquez got the pole in MotoGP with 1’46’’635.
While the circuit is considered fairly technical, it is pretty hard on the brakes because it doesn't allow the steel discs to cool well, especially in the first stretch where the tight sequence of braking sections can create problems for the brakes.
According to the Brembo technicians, who work closely with 15 World Superbike riders, MotorLand Aragón is a demanding circuit for the brakes.
On a scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 4 on the difficulty index, as did the tracks of Jerez, Magny-Cours and Villicum.