The next Grand Prix taking place will be the third of four Spanish Grand Prix on the MotoGP world championship calendar 2010 at the Motorland Aragon and is about three hours drive by car from Barcelona. Originally the next Grand Prix was meant to...
The next Grand Prix taking place will be the third of four Spanish Grand Prix on the MotoGP world championship calendar 2010 at the Motorland Aragon and is about three hours drive by car from Barcelona. Originally the next Grand Prix was meant to be the first Hungarian Grand Prix on the Balatonring, but the track could not be finished in time and the replacement decision went to the also brand new Motorland Aragon circuit. The track was built after the layout of the well-known architect Hermann Tilke and hosts for the first time ever world championship races the upcoming weekend. Aragon is a very challenging track with ups and downs and fast corners, which is considered as a lot of fun by the riders. Both of the smaller classes were able to test the track earlier this year in an official test session and are reverentially enthusiastic about it.
Also Hiroshi Aoyama, the MotoGP pilot of the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team says that the circuit is very demanding and is looking forward to the event where the Rookies don't have disadvantage, because all the riders are new on this circuit. Some of the riders already were able to experience a first peek of Motorland Aragon, but most of them will need the four practice sessions they will have this Grand Prix weekend to get to grips with the new circuit.
"I am looking forward to this new GP circuit. There wont be a big difference between the rookies and the veterans of this class. I will have a bigger chance to improve, as it will be equal for all of us. My physical condition is also improving. I am not 100% fit yet, but I can feel that every time it is getting better. Also I think it is interesting that we will have four practice sessions. Like this we all have the chance to learn to know the circuit, as it is especially not easy as a rookie in this class. I am confident that we can be at our best in Aragon."
Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:
"Hiro's return went very well in Indy and Misano. Now he had two weeks again to continue with his rehabilitation program and we expect him to continue his positive frequency in Aragon as well. In Misano Hiro was not 100% fit and could manage to ride a positive race, despite this good performance we still give him time to recover in Aragon. In Motegi we expect him to ride 100% again."