Maverick Viñales, Alex Rins, Miguel Oliveira and Alex Marquez preview the Aragon GP weekend
Moto3 returns to the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain this weekend, and Maverick Viñales wants to regain a spot on the podium in front of the Spanish fans. The Spanish rider knows what is required, having placed on the rostrum last season, and still wants to push series leader Sandro Cortese all the way. Álex Rins makes a first visit in the World Championship to a circuit that he knows perfectly and at which he intends to continue his magnificent rookie year, in which he lies fifth in the overall standings. Teammate Miguel Oliveira is ninth and will try to finish an Aragón GP for the first time. Álex Márquez has recent experience of the track from a second position in the Spanish Championship a few months ago, as he debuts there in Grand Prix racing.
“The championship has become an uphill struggle and we aren’t just depending on ourselves now —we need to hope for a mistake from the leader. I am going to attack at the Aragón GP for that reason. Strategic riding is useless now. I want to win as many races as possible, force Cortese to the limit and finish the season in the best way possible.
I like the MotorLand track a lot, although it has a very long straight for which you need a good engine. I hope to have one this weekend and get back to the top step of the podium. Riding at home again motivates me a lot, and I’m sure that the fans will push me to take a great result.”
“This is a very interesting circuit. It is fast with long straights and a climb that is very tricky. It is fun to ride and I like it, although last year I was unable to finish the race. This weekend I hope to have a pleasing result, which we will be working for ahead of the contest. The track requires good cornering technique and opening the throttle very early if you want to put in good times. The engine is very important on the climb.”
“I am very excited about this Grand Prix, because a lot of people will be there for me. The town where my family live is near the circuit, so I hope to do as well as possible for them. It is a track that I like and I am motivated after taking fourth at Misano. MotorLand Aragon is a track with few slow corners and a high difficulty level. It was hard for me to feel comfortable the first time I rode there, but as time has gone on I have become more familiar with it and now I like it.”
“We come to the Aragon GP with energy and desire to do well. I like the track and we can go fast there, although we shouldn’t forget to take things step-by-step and work methodically with the team. If we carry on working in the same way, then I think that we can have a good race.”
Source: Repsol Media