Iveco Grand Prix of Aragon 2012
Posted on Sep 24, 2012 by Nick Harris
Twenty one year old Bradley Smith has only missed out points scoring once this season riding the Tech 3 Mistral machine. He has a good record in Aragon with a 125cc podium finish in 2010 and sixth in the Moto2 race last year.
Londoner Gino Rea must have a change of fortune in the last five races with a blown engine his latest tale of woe at Misano.
Gloucestershire teenager Scott Redding is also fighting to hang onto fifth place in the Moto2™ World Championship. Riding the Marc VDS Kalex machine he has a five point advantage over team-mate Mika Kallio and will be looking to capitalize on good qualifying performances in the last two grands prix where he’s taken front row starts.
LATER BRITISH GRAND PRIX DATE AT SILVERSTONE
The 2013 British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be staged in September next year. The new Silverstone circuit will stage its fourth consecutive MotoGP event on September 1 in the provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar which was issued last week.
At the moment there are 19 races on the calendar with two races thought to be in Texas, USA and Argentina still to be confirmed.
ARAGON FACTS AND FIGURES
The 3.155 miles Aragon circuit is the newest addition to the MotoGP calendar having staged its first MotoGP race just two years ago. Situated in the beautiful unpopulated area between the Mediterranean coast and Zaragoza the undulating and long circuit is popular with both riders and spectators. It features seven right and ten left corners and a back straight well over half a mile long.
TELEVISION TIMES BBC/BRITISH EUROSPORT
Friday 28 September
1210 – 1500 British Eurosport – Live Practice Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2
Saturday 29 September
1150 – 1505 BBC Red Button & British Eurosport - Live Qualifying Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2
Sunday 30 September
0955 – 1205 BBC Red Button – Live Moto3 and Moto2 races
0945 – 1200 British Eurosport – Live Moto3 and Moto2 races
1230 – 1400 BBC2 Live MotoGP race