Opened in 2014, this year will mark the debut for the Buriram track on the MotoGP calendar. The fans are eagerly anticipating the opportunity of seeing their MotoGP heroes live, for the first time, after already cheering on the World Superbike riders since 2015. After this Sunday, we will find out which of the riders will bring home the gold on the 4.5-kilometer-long track that serves them 12 turns on their way to the finish.
#9 Danilo Petrucci
ARAGON RESULT: P7
“I’m not very satisfied with the race in Misano. During the first 10 laps, I tried to stay with the leading group but I felt a vibration in the rear tire that didn’t allow me to push to the maximum. I managed to hold on to seventh position, but I feel we would have had a better result without the tire problems. Now we’re off to Thailand, and because it is a new track, we will have to get up to speed quickly”.
#19 Álvaro Bautista
ARAGON RESULT: DNF
"It's a shame that, with the high expectations we had for this race, I lost the front end and crashed on the second lap. These are things that can happen in racing, but I feel sorry for the team because we did not deserve this result. We will continue working as we have always done, and try to improve weekend after weekend. We will now clear our heads and go to Thailand to push for a good result!”
#16 Joe Roberts
ARAGON RESULT: P24
“Honestly speaking, this wasn’t our weekend as we couldn’t find a setting I was happy with. The race itself began a bit difficult when I had a couple of passes that pushed me out of the track and therefore, we lost a lot of time. But anyway, the lap times weren’t there where needed in order to be closer to the points. Well, all I can say is that it was a disappointing weekend, but we move onward to the flyaway race in Thailand where we look for some glory.”
#4 Steven Odendaal
ARAGON RESULT: P18
“The race started out quite good for us though, unfortunately, I had one or two riders who pushed me out in the early laps. Therefore, I lost the contact with the group. So from then, the chance to get into the points was gone. There are a few things we need to resolve as well as we just need to work a little bit harder on our race pace during practice sessions. On the other hand, we found some positive things from this weekend and this is why I think that we can make bigger steps forward in the next couple of races, beginning with Thailand where it’s new for everyone. Thanks to the team and everyone for their great support in our first season in world championship.”
#5 Jaume Masiá
ARAGON RESULT: P9
“Not an easy race after the crash. My shoulder hurt more than I could have imagined after visiting the clinic. Despite this, I am quite happy with the result and the weekend, I have learned a lot. Let’s see if in Thailand I can move a step forward.”