Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon - Aragon - Preview
Date : 24/09/2013        

Repsol Honda Team en route to Spain for the Aragon GP

Repsol Honda Team en route to Spain for the Aragon GP

After celebrating another double podium in Misano, the eighth of the 2013 campaign, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are on their way to round fourteen in Motorland Aragón. 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 podiums in Aragon, Dani won last year having taken two second place finishes in 2011 and 2010. 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 and then took second place last year.

Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - Championship Standing: 1st - 253 points
"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!"
Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - Championship Standing: 3rd - 219 points
"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"

Championship standings

1 Marc Marquez 253 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 219 pts SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Dani Pedrosa 219 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Valentino Rossi 169 pts ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
5 Cal Crutchlow 146 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Stefan Bradl 124 pts GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
7 Alvaro Bautista 112 pts SPA HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
8 Andrea Dovizioso 104 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Nicky Hayden 95 pts USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Bradley Smith 71 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
11 Aleix Espargaro 71 pts SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
12 Michele Pirro 50 pts ITA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
13 Andrea Iannone 41 pts ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
14 Colin Edwards 31 pts USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
15 Hector Barbera 27 pts SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
16 Danilo Petrucci 23 pts ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
17 Randy De Puniet 20 pts FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
18 Ben Spies 9 pts USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
19 Yonny Hernandez 7 pts COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
20 Claudio Corti 7 pts ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
21 Hiroshi Aoyama 6 pts JPN FTR Avintia Blusens
22 Karel Abraham 5 pts CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
23 Alex De Angelis 5 pts RSM DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
24 Michael Laverty 3 pts GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
25 Bryan Staring 2 pts AUS FTR-HONDA Go & Fun Honda Gresini
26 Javier Del Amor 1 pt SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
27 Martin Bauer 0 pts AUT S&B SUTER Remus Racing Team
28 Lukas Pesek 0 pts CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
29 Ivan Silva 0 pts SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
30 Blake Young 0 pts USA APR CRT Attack Performance

Circuit information

First race 2010
GPs held 3
Laps 23
Race distance 116.794km / 72.565 miles
Track length 5.078km / 3.155 miles
Track width 12-15m
Longest straight 0.968km / 0.601 miles
Corners 17 (10 Left / 7 Right)
Pole position Right

La Ciudad del Motor de Aragón

Circuit records

Pole position 1m 48.451s (168.562km/h) Casey Stoner (Honda, 2011)
Race lap 1m 49.046s (167.643km/h) Casey Stoner (Honda, 2011)
Race time 42m 10.444s (166.159km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2012)
2012 Winner Casey Stoner (Honda)
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