<b>MOTOGP THAILAND</b> ON THE MIND

MOTOGP THAILAND ON THE MIND

MotoGP arrives in Thailand with great timing, as our riders have a score to settle after Aragon.
09-30-2019
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Chang International Circuit

Built in 2014, the Chang International Circuit offered a beautiful place for Thai motorsport fans to enjoy World Championship level motorcycle racing with the World SBK paddock getting the ball rolling with their first appearance in 2015.

The MotoGP circus landed there in 2018; providing nail-biting racing around the 4.5-kilometer-long track to 100,000 racing fans. With a layout that can be divided by one tight technical section and a fast section of straights following each other up, the track balances out the need for one certain riding style or motorcycle among the contenders, equaling out the chances.

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With the most recent races being a stark contrast to Danilo’s pre-summer break season, the flyaways come as a welcome change of scenery. Having been among the frontrunners during the 2018 pre-season test in Buriram, and gelling well with the track in general, Danilo looks to land himself back at the sharp end of the pack. Despite not being entirely happy with his recent string of races, Danilo remains the only rider to finish every race in 2019. And we all know that in order to finish first…

DANILOPETRUCCI

DUCATI FACTORY TEAM

ARAGON RESULT: P12
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P4


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“Aragon was a very difficult race for me. I tried for a bit to fight for ninth place because I already knew I didn’t have the pace of the frontrunners, but towards the end of the race, I suffered a drop in the rear tire and lost some places to finish twelfth.

In the end, the hard rear tire probably wasn’t the best choice and I could do little else than limit the damage. Before leaving for Thailand, we had a small break and we investigated what is missing, so we can get back to being as fast as we were in the first half of the season.”

Petrucci at Aragon 1
Petrucci at Aragon 2
Petrucci at Aragon 3
Petrucci at Aragon 4
Petrucci at Aragon 5
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You win some, you lose some. This was definitely the case with the Moto2 race at Motorland Aragon, where frontrunner Augusto had to settle for a place down the order after sliding out of contention early in the race. Showing character, he finished the race which he started from the front row, but unfortunately left the track empty handed as far as points are concerned. Bo Bendsneyder ended his race closer to the points, showing that it’s just a matter of time before he’ll be able to add some to his tally.

AUGUSTOFERNANDEZ

PONS HP40

ARAGON RESULT: P22
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P3

“First, I want to apologize to the team since my crash in Aragon was a mistake of my own making. It was the first one we made in the race this year, and we already know that these are things that can happen.

I’m not happy about it, of course, but surely this will make us stronger. The fight for the title won’t be easy but there are still races left and we can fight for it. So, I’m looking forward to bringing the fight back to the front in Thailand.”

BOBENDSNEYDER

NTS RW RACING GP

ARAGON RESULT: P18
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P25

“It’s a bit of the same story as in Misano: this is not the result we were after. Not me, nor the team. At the start of the race, I had little grip, so I could not stay with the group. After that, I was able to increase the pace again and keep it constant.

Though I couldn’t close the gap anymore. We need to see what we can improve in terms of grip to be better next time. Last year, I had a solid race in Thailand, so I am looking to build on that.”

Fernandez at Aragon 1
Fernandez at Aragon 2
Fernandez at Aragon 3
Bendsneyder at Aragon 4
Bendsneyder at Aragon 5
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In many ways, the Aragon GP was a weekend our Moto3 boys would like to quickly forget, although with some positives shining through the cracks. Jaume Masià unfortunately crashed out of contention and left the track to receive medical treatment, while Moto3 classmate, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, struggled to find the right setup during a weekend that saw circumstances change between sessions. To add to the misfortunate, on his last lap, he exceeded the track limits which meant he was demoted from 10th to 11th. On a high note, he arrives in Thailand as the championship leader with a point to prove.

JAUMEMASIÀ

BESTER CAPITAL DUBAI

ARAGON RESULT: DNF
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: P7

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“It’s really unfortunate to have the crash, but even worse that I needed surgery for my injury. I was looking to get a good result after finishing 4th in Misano, but then the crash happened.

I am looking to get fit before the weekend in Thailand starts, but at the moment it is not sure yet.”

LORENZODALLA PORTA

LEOPARD RACING

ARAGON RESULT: P11
CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION: p1

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“What can I say? Of course, 11th position - or 10th if you take away the penalty - isn’t where we want to be. We struggled with finding the right setup this weekend, and we had some changes in mind for the race, which we were hoping to test in the warmup. With warmup being wet, we decided to stay with the setup we found in the early sessions.

It wasn’t ideal but at least we knew we would have a stable bike. So, I pushed to get the maximum result and in Aragon this was finishing 11th. In any case, sometimes you have these weekends and we are already looking ahead at the flyaways, starting with Thailand where we arrive as the championship leader.”

Dalla Porta at Aragon 1
Masia at Aragon 2
Masia at Aragon 3
Dalla Porta at Aragon 4
Dalla Porta at Aragon 5

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