MotoGP: Round #14 Repsol Honda Race Preview - Aragon

Marc Marquez Race Action Shot

Repsol Honda Press Release:

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are on their way to Aragon, Spain after a frenzied Sunday in Misano where Marc won his fourth race of the season amidst tricky weather conditions, with Dani finishing 9th.

Motorland Aragón is round fourteen of the 2015 season. The ultra-modern 5.077km track is comprised of 17 turns – ten left and seven right, and a long straight of 968m. The first Grand Prix was hosted in 2010, and was rewarded with the IRTA Best Grand Prix of the Year award, the first time a circuit had received the prize in its debut year.

Both Marc and Dani have celebrated highs and lows in Aragón, Marc was taken out on the first lap in 2010 in 125cc, but came back in 2011 on the Moto2 machine to win the race, took second place in 2012, won the MotoGP race in 2013 but last year rain came again and caused havoc in the final laps resulting in a 13th place. Dani finished 2nd here in his first two outings and then won in 2012, but an unfortunate clash with teammate Marc in 2013 resulted in a DNF and the adverse weather last year also wrecked his race.

Motorland Aragón Circuit Shot

Marc Marquez #93:

Championship Standing: 3rd - 184 points

"After a strange race in Misano, I’m really looking forward to Aragon this weekend! This is my favorite track of the year and we’ve had good results in the past, despite last year’s unfortunate rain-affected race! The first and final sections of the track are quite technical and you must work hard on the setup to have good cornering. Let’s hope this weekend we can have a ‘normal’ race weekend with good weather so we can work hard from the Friday and be ready for the fight on Sunday."

Dani Pedrosa #26:

Championship Standing: 7th - 109 points

"It was a disappointing race in Misano and I’ve already put it behind me. The last two years have been tricky for me in Aragon so I look forward to an incident free race this year! I enjoy going to Aragon and having the opportunity to race in front of our home fans, of course this gives you more motivation and we will all try put on a good show for them. Let’s see how the weather is and I hope to be in the battle for the victory."

Rider Standings - MotoGP 2015 Tuesday, September 22nd 2015:

1     ROSSI Valentino 46     ITA     247     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha

2     LORENZO Jorge     99     SPA     224     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha

** 3     MARQUEZ Marc     93     SPA     184     Repsol Honda Team     Honda**

4     IANNONE Andrea     29     ITA     159     Ducati Team     Ducati

5     SMITH Bradley     38     GBR     135     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha

6     DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4     ITA     128     Ducati Team     Ducati

** 7     PEDROSA Dani     26     SPA     109     Repsol Honda Team     Honda**

8     PETRUCCI Danilo 9     ITA     93     Pramac Racing     Ducati

9     ESPARGARO Pol     44     SPA     81     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha

10     CRUTCHLOW Cal     35     GBR     79     LCR Honda     Honda

11     VINALES Maverick 25     SPA     69     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki

12     ESPARGARO Aleix 41     SPA     66     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki

13     REDDING Scott     45     GBR     63     Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS     Honda

14     HERNANDEZ Yonny 68     COL     41     Pramac Racing     Ducati

15     BAZ Loris     76     FRA     28     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha

16     BAUTISTA Alvaro 19     SPA     23     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia

7     BARBERA Hector     8     SPA     23     Avintia Racing     Ducati

18     MILLER Jack     43     AUS     16     LCR Honda     Honda

19     HAYDEN Nicky     69     USA     12     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda

20     BRADL Stefan     6     GER     11     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia

21     PIRRO Michele     51     ITA     8     Ducati Team     Ducati

22     LAVERTY Eugene     50     IRE     7     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda

23     DI MEGLIO Mike     63     FRA     7     Avintia Racing     Ducati

24     AOYAMA Hiroshi     7     JPN     5     AB Motoracing     Honda

25     DE ANGELIS Alex 15     RSM     2     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha

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