Espargaro ready to take back CRT lead at home race
The fight for the MotoGP World Championship continues this weekend as the series heads back to Spain for the third time this year for round fourteen at Aragón. Two Spanish riders will go head-to-head on home soil in their personal duel for the title, with Jorge Lorenzo’s victory at Misano combined with a crash for Dani Pedrosa giving the former a 38-point advantage going into the final five races. With the season to be decided in a seven-week period the pair know anything can still happen and at five kilometres in length the Motorland layout will not forgive any lapse in concentration.
Randy De Puniet heads into the final stages of the season as the leading CRT rider in the championship after a season-long battle with his POWER ELECTRONICS Aspar team-mate Aleix Espargaró. With just three points separating the pair and another twenty back to their nearest CRT challenger it looks certain to be a two-way fight to the finish in the new concept of MotoGP. Both riders enjoy the Motorland layout and as usual they are determined to push each other to find the limit of their ART machines.
Aleix Espargaró: “Motorland is a track I really like, especially with all the elevation changes. I have good memories of the year I raced there in Moto2 and after slipping up at Misano we need another good weekend now to get the better of Randy any way we can. It has been an interesting battle between us all year and now we have to push hard in the final sprint. Motorland has a lot of blind corners and I especially like the ‘Corkscrew’ in sector two. It is a very complete circuit and you need to ride it well. We’ll be using the same base set-up as Misano and the previous races.”
Source: Aspar Team Press Release