The Reale Avintia Racing Team is on the way to Alcañiz for the Aragon Grand Prix this weekend. The spectacular MotorLand Aragon circuit will be the venue of the fourteenth round of the MotoGP World Championship.
Both Reale Avintia Racing riders, Hector Barbera and Loris Baz, head to Alcañiz with great expectations and determined to forget the last Grand Prix of San Marino, where both were left without options after crashing out of the race. Now in Aragon, they will work hard from the first day to get a good result on Sunday.
Inaugurated in 2009, MotorLand Aragón hosted its first GP a year later and, since then, is one of the regular dates on the calendar. Its layout of 5,334 meters was designed by German Hermann Tilke and is one of the most technical of the championship, but also one of the riders’ favorites.
The Aragon Grand Prix is the last European round before the championship heads on its traditional overseas triple with the next race in Japan, Australia and Malaysia, before returning to Spain and to finish the season at Valencia.
“Aragon is a special circuit. It’s different from the rest of the Spanish Grand Prix tracks and the layout is quite technical, but it suits the Ducati well. It is the third race at home and it’s always nice to race in front of our fans. In Misano, we had no luck in the race, we crashed and we couldn’t finish, but we will continue giving the maximum from Friday to get a good result this weekend. This would be important because it would give us a much-needed boost ahead of the triple in Japan, Australia and Malaysia.”
“In Misano I tried everything. I didn’t want to settle for finishing fifth or sixth, because the pace I had in the warm-up Iwould have been strong enough for a top result, but it was not meant to be. We’ll see how things go in Aragon, where the target for the race weekend is the same as usual: To try to get into Q2 on Saturday and fight for the top ten on Sunday or at least to score some points. If we continue to working in the same way, I think it is very feasible. It does not seem like it’s going to rain, so we’ll have to use our heads to ensure a good result.”