Repsol Honda teammates Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are both looking ahead with excitement to this weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix, their third home race of the season. Marquez leads Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo by 34 points in the title chase and hopes to strengthen his position still further at a circuit he enjoys riding on.
“It will be nice to return home to race in front of our home fans in Aragón this weekend! The track – which is one of my favourites, has technical first and final sections, and you need to be strong in cornering. We’ve had good results there in the past two years so I hope to continue this way and we’ve also been testing there already this year on the MotoGP machine, so we have some data. After the race in Misano, we had a good test on the Monday and definitely found some positive settings, so I’m looking forward to trying them out this weekend in Aragon!”
Pedrosa is in desperate need of a victory having gone nine races without standing on the top step of the podium but the Spaniard, who turns 28 on race day, is confident of marking the occasion with a return to winning ways.
“I’ve always done well in Aragón and I’m looking forward to racing in front of our home crowd again, the support is always great and gives you motivation! We had a test on Monday after Misano and found some positive things that I hope will help us here in Motorland, especially in corner exit. We’ll have to wait and see”.