2019 MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix Preview

After the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano the Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP categories head straight to Aragon in Spain for the next round of the 2019 season.

Moto3

Lorenzo Dalla Porta managed to extend his championship lead over nearest rival, Aron Canet, once again at Misano after finishing eighth while Canet had a horrible race day, encountering mechanical issues which eventually forced him into retirement.

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It means that the gap between the two is now at twenty two points with Canet now having to worry about Tony Arbolino, who is third in the standings and only eight points behind Canet after finishing on the podium in the last four races.

A further twenty six points behind Arbolino is Marcos Ramirez who leads a group of three riders in the standings separated by ten points. The other two riders are Niccolo Antonelli who heads to Aragon having had his seven points scoring run come to an end after retiring in Misano, while the last rider of the group is John McPhee who goes to Aragon having finished on the podium in two of the last three races, including last time out at Misano.

Moto2

Alex Marquez heads to Aragon leading the Moto2 rider standings by twenty six points from Augusto Fernandez. Marquez recovered from his retirement at the British Grand Prix to finish third in Misano, however Fernandez heads to Aragon having won the two previous races.

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Behind the two Spaniards is Thomas Luthi and Jorge Navarro. Luthi is twelve points behind Fernandez but only four points ahead of Navarro, Luthi having managed to finish ahead of Navarro in Misano the first time since the German Grand Prix.

Fabio Di Giannantonio heads to Aragon as the leading Moto2 rookie having finished second in Misano, equalling his best result of the season, after finishing second at Brno as well. He is eight points ahead of fellow rookie and compatriot, Enea Bastianini.

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Lastly, British rider Sam Lowes heads to Aragon having claimed his best result of the season at Misano after managing to finish fifth.

MotoGP

Marc Marquez heads to Aragon having managed to extend his championship lead over his closest rival, Andrea Dovizioso, with the gap between the two now standing at ninety three points.

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Danilo Petrucci on the other factory Ducati is in third having finished tenth at Misano, ahead of his closest rival, Alex Rins who failed to finish. It means that only two points separate Petrucci and Rins heading into the Aragon Grand Prix.

There is a fifteen point gap between Rins in fourth and Maverick Vinales who is currently fifth in the rider standings. Vinales has managed to finish on the podium in the previous two rounds heading to Aragon, although he is only five points ahead of teammate, Valentino Rossi who himself has finished fourth in the last three races.

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Behind the two factory Yamaha riders is the leading MotoGP rookie, Fabio Quartararo who starred in Misano, leading the majority of the race and having a last lap battle with Marquez for the race victory, ultimately coming off second best, although still managing to claim his fourth podium finish of the season.

Lastly, two riders heading to Aragon off the back of decent results in Misano are Franco Morbidelli and Pol Espargaro with Morbidelli finishing fifth, equalling his best result of the season while Espargaro managed to qualify his KTM on the front row in Misano before eventually finishing seventh which also matched his best result of 2019 so far.

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