Elf Marc VDS Racing Team heads to Aragon ready for intense run
With five races in the next six weeks, including flyaway trips to Japan, Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team heads to Motorland Aragon this weekend to kick off the most hectic period in the 2022 Moto2 World Championship.
- The third of four races in Spain this season brings Tony Arbolino and Senna Agius to the undulating and high speed Motorland Aragon track, with the Australian teenager standing in again for injured Sam Lowes, who is still not ready to return to action after suffering left shoulder and upper arm injuries at Silverstone last month.
- Track action for round 15 gets underway at 1055am local time on Friday morning with lights out for the 21-lap race on Sunday at 1220pm.
/// TONY ARBOLINO
- After an encouraging seventh place last time out in Misano Arbolino can’t wait to focus on the new challenge at the 5.07km Motorland Aragon track.
- Arbolino’s overtaking skills came to the fore last season when he powered through from 23rd on the grid to finish ninth, which is his best result in five appearances at Motorland Aragon.
“The goal for the last races is to be fighting for the top five”
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on the bike in Aragon. We’ve been working a lot after Misano comparing data from the test we did at Aragon in June and data from the race last year. We have identified a few places on track where we can make a step to improve our weak points but also to find more performance from our strong points as well. The goal for the remainder of the season is to be consistently fighting inside the top five and I am confident we can achieve that. It is a very busy period coming up with a lot of races in different parts of the world but I am focused and ready for the challenge.”
/// SENNA AGIUS
- Agius gets a great opportunity to race in his third Moto2 World Championship encounter this weekend while injured Lowes continues an intensive recovery in the hope the British rider is fit to return to action at the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.
- The rising star from Sydney is looking forward to another weekend of knowledge and experience gathering in Aragon at a track where he has competed at previously in the Junior World Championship.
“Aragon is a track I love and I’m excited to get another opportunity”
“I’m really looking forward to getting another chance to compete in the Moto2 World Championship in Aragon. I know we have a long lap penalty to serve after my unfortunate mistake in Misano but it doesn’t change how I will approach the weekend and challenge ahead. We’ll work in the same way as the last two races in terms of building speed and confidence. Aragon is a track I love and I’m really excited to be back on the bike and working with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team once again.”