Jake Gagne equalled his best position of the year in a closely-contested Race 1 at Aragón as the American rider claimed twelfth place, while his fellow Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rider Leon Camier was unfortunately involved in an incident on lap 3 which called an early finish to his race.
Having qualified in ninth and thirteenth place respectively, Camier and Gagne were primed for a good fight in dry conditions for Race 1. Camier got a good start and found himself as high as fifth place on the opening lap, however while running in eighth place he was involved in an incident at turn 11. Following the incident, Camier was treated by medical staff on site and although he is fully conscious with full movement of his limbs, he was taken to hospital in nearby Alcañiz for further assessment. At this stage there is no indication whether he will be fit to participate in Race 2 tomorrow.
The incident involving Camier resulted in the race being red flagged and after the restart, a shortened 17-lap race got underway with Gagne resuming his push for a top-ten position. Gagne managed to keep a consistent pace throughout the race and ultimately was just half a second from a top-ten place, crossing the finish line in twelfth place and adding another four points to his points tally for the season.
The next session is tomorrow’s fifteen minute Warm Up session at 09:35 local time (GMT +2) before Race 2 gets underway at 13:00.