World Championship touches down at Motorland
Posted on Sep 14, 2010 by Aspar Press
The MotoGP World Championship paddock pitches up at Aragón Motorland for the first time this weekend as the Spanish circuit prepares to host the twelfth round of the 125cc campaign. The third of four rounds to take place on Spanish soil this season, Aragón will see the return of a Friday morning practice session as well as a switch in the schedule, with Moto2 and 125cc swapping places. Whilst the circuit may be new the contenders for victory in the smallest class look certain to be the same, with Nico Terol and Marc Márquez looking to repeat their dominance from Misano but Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaró again sure to challenge.
Unlike in the bigger categories, in 125cc at least the chances are high that the championship fight could go all thew way to the final round at Valencia, a rare thing in recent seasons. Both Bancaja Aspar riders Nico Terol and Bradley Smith have their title hopes intact, with Terol fresh of the back of a battle for victory in the last race and currently lying just nine points off the series leader. The Spaniard is looking to maintain his excellent form in his third home race of the season so far this Sunday whilst Smith faces a more difficult task as he looks to close the gap to the riders at the top. The Briton's main target for Aragón is to break up an otherwise likely all-Spanish podium.
Bradley Smith: "From what I have heard Motorland is a really nice circuit. I haven't seen it yet but my intention is the same as always - to fight for the podium. Things are improving for us and the Valencia test was quite positive, although the situation could be better. We have a good chassis set-up on the Aprilia and I think that will be important for this circuit. With it being new we will have to work hard from Friday to learn it as quickly as possible. It's a new track with a new timetable so we have to make sure we are focused and able to adapt quickly to stay on the pace."