MotoGP: All you need to know about Aragon GP


Álex Márquez repeated his success last time out in France to grab the second podium finish of his rookie MotoGP season, after producing a nail-biting charge to grab second place at the Aragon Grand Prix. Here is all you need to know:

– Having come from 18th place in last week’s wet conditions, Márquez almost repeated the feat in the dry. This time he came from a qualifying position of 11th to apply heavy pressure to eventual race-winner Álex Rins in the closing stages of the race.

– With all eyes initially on the battle at the front, Márquez began quietly putting a charge together and was soon carving through the field. With 15 laps to go he was consistently the fastest rider on the track and had moved up to fifth place.

– With five laps to go, he passed Joan Mir to take second spot, but despite applying constant pressure to the Suzuki of Rins in a thrilling finale, he wasn’t quite able to sneak past for his maiden victory.

– Márquez said: “I want to thank the team because we had an amazing bike again, like in Le Mans, like in Misano too… The start was not really good, but then I started to recover step-by-step… I enjoyed it a lot, I enjoyed each overtake on the last corner. It was unbelievable. This was a dry podium, so I’m really, really happy. “

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