Márquez still hungry for victory as Aragón welcomes Moto2™

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez heads to the Aragón race with a 53-point cushion at the top of the Moto2™ standings, yet as he showed last time out in Misano, he will still put everything on the line for that top-spot.

In Misano he was involved in a battle to the end with Spanish rival, Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró, which is likely to repeat itself at this weekend’s Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón. Espargaró must win races in order to stand a chance of winning the Moto2™ title, whilst Márquez looks unable to just race for points. Throw into the mix one charging Andrea Iannone aboard his Speed Master bike, and the race is already a mouth-watering prospect.

Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi, who only lies four points off Iannone in third, will also be giving his all at the Spanish track, as he looks for not only a better championship position, but another trip onto the podium. Behind him, the battle for fifth in the standings is hotting up, as Marc VDS Racing Team duo of Scott Redding and Mika Kallio are separated by only five points, with the Finn looking in ominous form last time out in Misano finishing fourth.

Tech 3 Racing’s Bradley Smith, who last year fought his way from 16th to 6th at the Aragón track, will hope to get a podium under his belt this year, before heading up to the premier-class next year with his current squad. Espargaró’s teammate Esteve Rabat and Technomag-CIP Dominique Aegerter will however only have their sights set on each other, as they are points even in eighth, heading Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi, who will look to make amends for his crash at the last race at his home race.

GP Team Switzerland’s injured Randy Krummenacher will be replaced this weekend by Swiss rider Jesco Raffin, while the grid also welcomes CNS Motorsport’s wildcard Alex Marinelarena.

TAGS Aragon

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