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MotoGP Aragon: Marquez: My favourite track of the year

“This is my favourite track of the year and we've had good results in the past, despite last year's unfortunate rain-affected race” - Marc Marquez.
After a fourth victory of the season in changeable weather at Misano, Marc Marquez is hoping for a 'normal' MotoGP weekend at Aragon.

Perhaps that's not surprising given that Marquez and team-mate Dani Pedrosa were the main casualties of rain last year at Aragon.

The Repsol Honda pair had been battling for victory with Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, but stayed out too long on slick tyres after the wet weather arrived, causing them both to fall.

It wasn't the only bad Aragon memory for Marquez and Pedrosa: Marquez was taken out at the first turn of the 125cc race in 2010, while Pedrosa fell following contact with Marquez - which severed a traction control sensor - in the 2013 event.

Nevertheless, Aragon remains Marquez's favourite track and - as one of the four Spanish rounds - both Repsol riders are sure to have plenty of home support.

"After a strange race in Misano, I'm really looking forward to Aragon this weekend! This is my favourite track of the year and we've had good results in the past, despite last year's unfortunate rain-affected race,” said Marquez, an Aragon winner in 2011 (Moto2) and 2013 (MotoGP).

“The first and final sections of the track are quite technical and you must work hard on the setup to have good cornering. Let's hope this weekend we can have a 'normal' race weekend with good weather so we can work hard from the Friday and be ready for the fight on Sunday."

Despite the Misano win, Marquez's four DNFs mean he is 63 points behind title leader Valentino Rossi with 125 points still available.

Meanwhile Pedrosa, who claimed victory at Aragon in 2012, has five more chances to continue his record of winning a race during each of his MotoGP seasons. He arrives from a ninth place at Misano, having missed the optimum time to pit for his dry bike.

"It was a disappointing race in Misano and I've already put it behind me,” he said. “The last two years have been tricky for me in Aragon so I look forward to an incident free race this year.

“I enjoy going to Aragon and having the opportunity to race in front of our home fans, of course this gives you more motivation and we will all try put on a good show for them. Let's see how the weather is and I hope to be in the battle for the victory."

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September 22, 2015 3:45 PM
Last Edited 121 days ago

Hahaha, I like your hating spirit. I was saying nothing about VR but you are very desperate. BTW traction control is to keep rear wheel in control, wet race is like riding without traction control and You know who masters in wet conditions.
Like if you need to say anything for us to know what you are thinking already... Yes i do know, the wet weather master is Anthony West, Or maybe even Marc Marquez who won the last wet race it seems.


September 23, 2015 9:01 AM
Last Edited 121 days ago

Guna4699: ...
I am sorry but with his number in your name, i still feel you should be more open minded and not bash the rider, in my opinion I still feel you dont deserve his number in your name. It is ok to like one rider more than the other but dont bash the other ever especially if you claim you are a fan. I am a yamaha fan but you will never catch me saying anything bad about JL ever. I prefer rossi but JL has his own style for celebrations and they are still better than most and I think it shows confidence, some think its arrogance but I see confidence. His helmet issues is not his fault entirely, its the crappy helmet supplier which im sure he will change. Also you have bashed him because of special edge treated tyres THAT the whole grid gets, he just happens to like them more than the others which I cannot see why that is an issue. Rossi also prefers the edge treated tyres as most of the grid does its just they cannot get the most out of them like JL

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