This weekend we have an appointment on the peninsula again. The Aragon Grand Prix It is the third and penultimate Spanish round of the year of the Motorcycle World Championship. With this one, there are only five tests left to play, out of the total eighteen, so the nerves can start to play tricks.
The three categories come to MotorLand Aragon quite open and, as usual in recent years, with many Spaniards hungry for a title. Without going any further, both Moto3 and MotoGP will fall from “our side”, with Luis Salom and Marc Márquez currently leading, and in Moto2 we still have options with Pol Espargaró's second place, behind Scott Redding.
There is no doubt that the public will turn to supporting the pilots in a circuit that, despite entering its beginnings (2010) as a substitute for the Hungarian Grand Prix, has earned the respect of the fans, the riders and the MotoGP organization. In fact, MotorLand Aragón is one of the least talked about when it comes to a possible departure from one of two Spanish circuits.
MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo for the third consecutive victory
Jorge Lorenzo, champion of last season, will try to get another victory in Aragon and, therefore, try to get Marc Márquez to score fewer points. The Mallorcan has already managed to second position in the standings, ahead of Dani Pedrosa but with the same points, 219.
Marc Márquez He knows that he no longer has to risk so much, with a thirty-four point advantage in the general classification, to win the championship and be the first 'rookie' to achieve it but, we all know that the young Honda rider is a nonconformist and he will surely fight for victory until the end.
Dani pedrosa For his part, he will try to win the battle against both, with the motivation that always gives him racing in Spain, and give a punch on the table. Criticisms of the Catalan rider are beginning to appear everywhere and the best way to stop them is a good performance on the track.
The one that will also have to improve is Valentino rossi who returned to fourth place in the last San Marino Grand Prix despite already having his long-awaited new change in the Yamaha. Of course, the Italian managed to get away early from the group that always fights with Álvaro Bautista, Cal Crutchlow and Stefan Bradl.
Moto2: Pol Espargaró will have the stands in favor to keep getting closer to Scott Redding
If a few races ago Scott Redding already looked almost with the championship in hand Pol Espargaro go back to depend on yourself to take the title and be part of a hypothetical Spanish triplet of titles.
Pol Espargaró arrives in Aragon with 179 points, only 23 less than the British rider. The Spanish rider showed in the last race of the San Marino Grand Prix that he still has a lot to fight and fight for and, above all, to show everyone, making a masterful race.
The pupil of Sito Pons will have the favor of the public in Motorland, who will be committed to Pol Espargaró to achieve that, at least, Scott redding go away scared. Of course, nothing will be easy, since good luck has already arrived in Misano with the sixth position of the Marc VDS Racing Team who, surely, in this race will be fighting for the first positions again and will have to work more in the HP box Tuenti.
But the two favorites do not race alone, and if the calculator is taken out it is also important to take into account the rest of the riders. Tito Rabat, third in the general classification, Takaaki Nakagami, Thomas Luthi, Dominique Aegerter, Mika Kallio and Johann Zarco are some of the drivers who are showing very strong and who can take their position on the track at any time.
Moto3: the most disputed category comes with Luis Salom at the helm
Despite not getting on the podium at Misano, Luis Salom keep being him Leader of the general classification and the favorite to take the title. Of course, the Mallorcan cannot sleep, because he has his greatest rivals, Maverick Viñales and Alex Rins, at nineteen and twenty-one points respectively.
Luis Salom will want in Aragon to get back to the top of the podium and thus increase his advantage. But, like all year, we will have a great Spanish fight in the first places. Maverick Viñales knows that they are running out of opportunities for the title, and he was one of the names that sounded the most at the beginning of the year, so he will have to fight for the victory.
The same as Alex Rins that, although few people counted on him, he is proving to be one of the most complete riders in the category despite his youth. His teammate, Alex Márquez, will be another of the pilots who completes the leading group and who, despite the fact that the title is not played, may be key in deciding who will be this year's champion.