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Espargaro looks to take advantage of Redding

Espargaro looks to take advantage of Redding

The Moto2™ contingent will recommence battle at the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón in Spain this weekend, with all eyes on Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro as he chases down championship leader Scott Redding.

Marc VDS Racing Team’s Redding still has a 23-point gap to Espargaro at the top, though will be looking to improve over his Misano performance which saw the Brit struggle somewhat on his Kalex. This was partly due to ‘arm pump’ in his right forearm, formally known as compartment syndrome, on which he has since had surgery. He will be able to race in Aragon, though will not be at 100% fitness. Espargaro looks to have found some race-craft and arguably some patience, as he stalked Takaaki Nakagami until the final laps to then take the win last time out.

Italtrans Racing Team’s Nakagami has looked on great form of late and has backed this up with a run of four consecutive second place finishes. However, the Japanese rider will hope to finally get onto the top spot of the podium in Aragon this weekend. Espargaro’s teammate Tito Rabat will continue to be a constant threat at the top, whilst Came IodaRacing’s Johann Zarco and Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Tom Luthi have also looked in menacing form.

Gino Rea will line up as a wildcard in the class once more with his Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing team, whilst Roman Ramos continues to replace the injured Mike di Meglio at JiR Moto2. Blusens Avintia’s Dani Rivas, who is suspended from the next two races for the crash he caused in Silverstone Warm-up, will be replaced by compatriot Alex Mariñelarena.


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