Few could blame Pol Espargaro if he is already counting down the races to the end of the 2015 MotoGP season.

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider has endured a difficult second year in the premier-class and is currently three championship places, and 17 points, lower than this time last season.

The Spaniard's fourth DNF - matching his non-scores for the entire 2014 campaign - was caused by a technical problem last time at Misano and he unsurprisingly aims to turn things round at Aragon this weekend.

Related Articles

Aragon is the first of five remaining rounds before the start of the new Michelin era - Espargaro having been highly impressed by the characteristics of the French rubber during testing to date.

"After the finish that we really didn't deserve in Misano, I am certain that we can turn everything around this weekend in Aragon," said Espargaro.

"The whole event in San Marino was quite positive, but unfortunately it didn't come together on race day as the weather interfered again and close to the end I had to retire due to a technical issue. Nevertheless, Aragon is a track that I really enjoy racing on and it's even more special as it is in my home country!

"The circuit is fast, there's no doubt about that, but the whole layout is really great fun to ride and it complements the Yamaha YZR-M1. Last year was eventful to say the least due to the rain on race day and I hope that won't occur again as I want a normal dry Sunday.

"What we'll aim to do is shake down on Friday and set the bike up, before fighting for a competitive grid position on Saturday in order to be as prepared as possible for the 23 lap sprint on Sunday. It will be hard work, but I'm more determined than ever and the team and I will really give it everything we've got to finish the race in a solid placement in front of my fans before we head east to Japan. "

Espargaro finished sixth in last year's dry-wet Aragon race.