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Aragon expectant of a home winner

Aragon expectant of a home winner

With it being the norm that Spaniards are almost always atop the podium in the Moto3™ class this year, this weekend’s Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón should prove a feisty affair as Luis Salom, Maverick Viñales, Alex Rins and Alex Marquez all aim to come out on top in front of their home crowd.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Salom still leads the championship by 19 points, yet with Team Calvo’s Viñales out-scoring him last time out at Misano, Salom will look to stop his rival’s catch-up. Yet throw the Estrella Galicia 0,0 riders of Rins, the San Marino race winner, and Marquez into the equation and the race promises to be an exciting one.

But an all-Spanish podium is by no means certain, as the likes of Mahindra Racing’s Miguel Oliveira and Caretta Technology – RTG’s Jack Miller are proving a constant threat to the front-runners. The most likely to challenger had been Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger, until he sustained a fracture to the left tibial malleolus in the Misano race. He has undergone surgery and hopes to be able to race in Aragon.

The weekend will also see two females line up on the Moto3™ grid, as Team Calvo’s regular entry Ana Carrasco is joined by wildcard Maria Herrera Muñoz with Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0; she currently lies sixth in the Spanish CEV Repsol championship. There will be another wildcard in the form of Dutchman Bryan Schouten as he represents Dutch Racing Team.


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