Riding for the Team Pedercini Kawasaki squad (for whom he raced a one-off in the Superbike class at Phillip Island this year) Staring started from the second row of the grid, and made his way to the head of the pack on the opening lap at the tough Aragon circuit.
Benefitting from polesitter, Sylvain Barrier's (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet S1000RR) crash following a collision with Lorenzo Savadori (Barni Racing Team Italia Ducati 1199 Panigale) on lap three, the 25-year-old from WA led every lap, gradually increasing the gap over second-placed Lorenzo Baroni (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet S1000RR). The BMW S1000RR rider had his own battle fending off Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki ZX-10R). The Kawasaki rider passed Baroni on the penultimate lap, but couldn't make up the 8+ second gap to the Aussie.
At the chequered flag, Staring's winning margin was 8.073 seconds over Guarnoni, with Baroni third. Fourth was Barni Racing Team Ducati Panigale rider Eddi La Marra. Staring also set a new lap record at Aragon of 2 minutes 01.446 seconds.
Staring has been steadily improving in Superstock, with the win coming on the back of fifth (Imola) and seventh (Misano) place finishes so far this year.
Despite retiring from this race, Barrier still leads the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, but only by a single point from La Marra. In the championship, Barrier has 75 points, La Marra 74 and Savadori 67. Staring is seventh overall on 45 points.
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