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24 days ago
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Rain in Spain: Saturday set for a wet weather shakeup?

Aragon forecasts predict rain is very likely throughout the day, which could mean we’re in for an extra-exciting qualifying

MotoGP™ doesn’t need added excitement, but the occasional wet weather session or two always adds that little extra spice to a weekend. And on Saturday at the Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragon, it looks like we’re going to get exactly that.

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Alcañiz’ Saturday weather forecast – the town just a stone’s throw away from MotorLand Aragon – suggests we could be experiencing wet weather throughout the day, which spells bad news for some of the big names who didn’t earn a top 10 spot on Friday.

Riders such as Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Ducati Team’s Danilo Petrucci and Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) will be praying FP3 will remain dry, so they can have a chance of clambering their way into the top 10 and an automatic Q2 place. However, if the wet weather arrives during the morning session – and stays throughout the day – FP3 becomes vital in finding a good wet weather feeling for qualifying.

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What happens if it rains on Day 2 at MotorLand Aragon?

Rain in qualifying may also see some unfamiliar faces at the front, and some familiar faces further down the grid. In a MotoGP™ field that is so competitive, anything can happen – especially on a wet track. Tune in for FP3 at 09:55 local time (GMT+2) to see if the heavens open, and make sure you are glued to your TV screen at 14:10 for the first part of qualifying.

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