Vierge Optimistically Looks On To The Future After Positive Aragon Test
Tech3 Racing Team rider Xavi Vierge undertook a successful and confidence boosting test at the Motorland Aragon circuit today where he carried on making strides forward with the Mistral 610. The young Spaniard used the free track time to work closely with the Tech3 Racing Team as he focused on the new chassis and swingarm that he first sampled at the Aragon GP. In addition, Vierge reconfirmed a new KYB rear shock absorber which he also used in yesterday’s race. The end conclusion was positive with valuable information being obtained for the future rounds, as well as for the project itself, and now the 19-year-old confidently gears up for the triple flyaway Grand Prix’s where he aims to fight to point scoring finishes.
Intermediate and lightweight classes straight back on track in Aragon
Ahead of the flyways that begin soon at the Twin Ring Motegi, Moto2™ and Moto3™ followed up the Aragon GP with a one day test at MotorLand Aragon.
Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) was back out after his stunning win on Sunday - as was newly crowned Moto3™ World Champion Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) after no time for celebrations, with the skies bluer than race day and work uninterrupted.
As well as Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 and Red Bull KTM Ajo in Moto3™, other teams present were fellow Sunday podium sitters Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS with Alex Marquez and Franco Morbidelli, Estrella Galicia 0,0 with race winner Jorge Navarro, Garage Plus Interwetten, Idemitsu Honda Team Asia, Ajo Motorsport and reigning champion Johann Zarco, Dynavolt Intact GP, Gaviota Mahindra Aspar, Sky Racing Team VR46, Ongetta-Rivacold, and Peugeot MC Saxoprint - amongst others.
Further Improvements For Lowes In Aragon Post-Race Test
Fresh from the stunning victory in yesterday’s Aragon Grand Prix, Sam Lowes and the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 were back in action today at Motorland Aragon for a post-race test day. The 26-year-old English rider continued to work with the team and Ohlins technicians looking for further improvements ahead of the upcoming flyaway races in Japan, Australia and Malaysia.
Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) began his journey to world champion as a Red Bull Rookie in 2009, making steady progress before 2012 and his first full time entry onto the world stage with RW Racing GP. He took 24 points in a solid rookie season - using that as a foundation for the year after as he moved to Ambrogio Racing and ended the year 13th in the title, ready for the next step: get on the podium.
Repsol Honda Team rider takes fourth win of the season, extends his advantage in the overall standings to 52 points and matches Mick Doohan for victories. Dani Pedrosa places sixth in a difficult race after tyre trouble.
Marquez Equals Doohan Record Of 54 Wins, Taking A Momentous Home GP Victory at Aragon
Marc Marquez returned to the top spot of the podium at a Spanish race for the first time since the 2014 finale in Valencia, taking a maiden victory at the Aragón GP. At just 23 years of age, Marquez brings his career tally to 54 wins, equalling Australian legend Mick Doohan. The only rider so far this year to win four races, Marc has extended his championship lead to 52 points over Valentino Rossi and 66 over Jorge Lorenzo, with four rounds to go.
Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 rider Sam Lowes converted his excellent pace in practice and qualifying into a race winning performance at today’s Aragon Grand Prix, the 26-year-old Briton scoring his second victory of the season in style.
Bastianini And Diggia Take Third And Fourth In Exciting Aragon Shootout
Gresini Racing Team Moto3 racers Enea Bastianini and Fabio Di Giannantonio completed today another great race weekend at Motorland Aragon, crossing the finish line of the Aragon GP in third and fourth position respectively after an exciting sprint for the win on the final lap that saw them battling against Jorge Navarro, winner of the race, and Brad Binder, who was crowned World Champion thanks to the second place finish.
Aprilia's positive trend was confirmed once again under the chequered flag at Aragón. The RS-GP machines ridden by Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl finished respectively in ninth and tenth place, with a gap behind the leader of just over 20 seconds for the Spaniard (23.071 for Bautista, 27.898 for Bradl).
Espargaro Finishes Inside The Top 8 Under The Spanish Sun At Aragon
Monster Yamaha 3 team rider Pol Espargaro delivered a relentless performance in front of nearly 70,000 fans today at the Aragon Grand Prix which he completed in 8th. The young Spaniard impressively concluded the morning warm up in 3rd place, which left him highly motivated for the afternoon. Here, he kicked off his fight from the fourth row of the grid and bolted forwards when the lights went out. Espargaro was shuffled back to 12th place by the close of the first lap, yet he remained focused and set into a consistent rhythm as he targeted climbing back up through the field. The home hero progressed forward and by the 4th lap, he was running in 9th. Following this, he continued to inch closer to the rider ahead and on lap 16 he seized 8th after moving past Andrea Dovizioso. He then set his sights on closing down the San Marino race winner, Dani Pedrosa and gave his all before eventually crossing the finish line in this position. The 2013 Moto2 World Champion now confidently looks ahead to the Japanese GP where he will aim to clinch the leading satellite honours at Yamaha’s home Grand Prix alongside returning teammate, Bradley Smith.
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