The Aragon Grand Prix is celebrating its 10th race in the Moto GP division. The Ciudad del Motor de Aragon track has been a true stronghold for the Spanish riders, who won all the races here except for the first two. Legendary Casey Stoner took home the trophies back then. If you ask who is the biggest winner for this one, have no doubt, it is Marc Marquez.
After finishing second twice in a row, and losing trophies in the last few hundred meters, Marquez bounced back with a win in Misano. It was routine business for him, and he clearly took it without any problems. But what made his opponents very worried here, were his times from the initial official training this Friday. Marquez was by far the fastest guy on the track, finishing 1.6 seconds ahead of the first rival. Not only that, but the Spaniard would go to the second session without new tires and record the fourth time of the day.
The surprise among the other teams was pretty noticeable, as most of the guys in the paddocks couldn’t hide their disbelief with the results of the reigning world champion.
What could be a disturbing factor for him in this race is Ducati, who might go with the same tactics as in Austria. Wait until the end and then strike. Ducati might be in a position to keep Honda’s pace throughout the race, and possibly have a chance to strike in the finish. Then again we saw them not performing well in San Marino, with Petrucci finishing 10th, while Dovizioso ended 6th.
Many are suggesting that Yamaha might keep the pace from the previous race when Vinales finished third, and Fabio Quartararo second. Still, the others are saying that the configuration of this race isn’t suitable for this team. Last year they didn’t have such shiny results, and although they did work a lot on this M1 machine, it is hard to believe that they might win here.
As for the weather, the prognosis is saying that there might be rain during the qualifiers. That could make some interesting situations. But the track should be dry on Sunday, and the conditions are going to be perfect according to the same sources, meaning that we have everything needed for one spectacle.
Marquez won here in 2018, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins on Suzuki. It was a very interesting race in which four riders battled until the end, but then again, Marquez won. The champion has three straight wins on this track, four in total. Jorge Lorenzo has two, same as Stoner, while Dani Pedrosa won once. As for the manufacturers, Honda is untouchable with 6 triumphs, Yamaha has two and Ducati just one.
The biggest rival to Marquez here is he himself. The way he drove the first training session was incredible, and it really made quite an impression on all other riders. Their faces after seeing the result were pretty funny to watch. So, do not hesitate a lot here, but bet on his win. BetXChange has a nice offer for you. We would also go with another recommendation here, and that is to back up Dovizioso to finish among the top three places. Ducati is very strong, and this track will give him an advantage over other rivals (not counting Marquez). Therefore, it is our second pick of the day.