Smith back on Spanish soil for Aragon fight
Posted on Sep 24, 2014 by Monster Yamaha Tech 3
The Monster Yamaha Tech3 team head to Spain this week for the 14th round of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship at the impressive MotorLand Aragon circuit as both riders aim to clinch successful results before heading east for the three fly away races.
The modern and well equipped 5078 meter anti clockwise track is located in the heart of Spain, close to Alcaniz which formerly hosted street racing events in the past. The MotorLand Aragon circuit first held it's MotoGP race in 2010, 12 months after construction and won the IRTA Best Grand Prix of the Year award that season due to the meticulous construction and brilliant facilities. The high-speed track features 17 corners, with 10 left and 7 right plus a straight of 968 meters and tests the riders to their limits as well as always ensuring a fantastic racing spectacle in front of the passionate Spanish crowd.
Bradley Smith will look to undertake another confident race result this weekend by closing in on the top six with the Yamaha YZR-M1 after a positive ride at the previous round in Misano.
Bradley Smith: – Championship: 10th – Points: 74
"This weekend I intend to firmly reinstate myself within the top six at the MotorLand Aragon circuit which is really something special and has produced some great races for the fans in recent years. It was good to bring the bike home in 7th at the last race to give me some confidence for this round and the final part of the season even though, for sure, I am aiming to be higher. I have had some strong runs here before and 7th last year as a rookie was positive but I'll certainly be gunning for more this time around. The sweeping corners suit the YZR-M1, therefore I remain fully confident in my ability so I look forward to the challenge as always and pushing myself to the limit to do my best for the team and Yamaha."
Hervé Poncharal - Team Manager:
"We are back in Spain for this weekend which we all really look forward to especially after the Misano race where Yamaha scored a fantastic result. It's a very unique and interesting circuit in Aragon with the locals doing a superb job to accommodate our sport really well every year. We can all say that it is one of the most spectacular tracks that we visit and our ambitions for this race remain the same as always. Bradley's had some tough luck, but he's never given up and he will take the positive result from Misano and push onwards. Our expectations are for him to be battling with Pol for the top six and trying his hardest as always. Both riders are doing a great job and as the final part of the season begins we know what we can do and remain resolute in battling to get the leading satellite team title by the end of the year."