Next stop Aragon for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Jack Miller and Tito Rabat head to Motorland Aragon this weekend for round 14 of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship, the final European round ahead of the three overseas races in Japan, Australia and Malaysia.
After a difficult start to the second half of the season Miller bounced back last time out, taking a hard fought sixth place in a wet Misano race to equal his best result of the season.
The Australian's wet weather skills could prove useful again this weekend, with the current weather forecast predicting the possibility of thunderstorms disrupting at least the opening day of practice on Friday.
After a positive start Rabat's Misano weekend ended in disappointment, with the former Moto2 World Champion sliding out of the race on lap 20 after struggling throughout with a lack of rear grip in the wet conditions.
Rabat heads to Aragon this weekend keen to make amends for missing out on points in Misano, at a track where he finished on the podium three times in five appearances in the Moto 2 class, including a race win in 2015.
Aragon first hosted a MotoGP round in 2010 and is one of only five circuits on the calendar that runs in an anti-clockwise direction, the others being Austin, Sachsenring, Phillip Island and Valencia.
“Aragon is a track I like, but not necessarily one where I've had the best results in the past. Although I missed this race through injury last year, I think it's a track that should suit our Honda RC213V and I'm looking forward to the last European race before we head away overseas for the races in Japan, Malaysia and my home Grand Prix in Australia. I feel good and I'm ready to push for some good results in the last quarter of the season, starting this weekend in Aragon.”
“I head to Aragon motivated to put in a good performance in front of my home crowd. I like the track a lot and I think with the improvements we've made recently with the set up we will start free practice with a good base. We made a big step in Silverstone, confirmed the changes in Misano and now we need to make the next step this weekend in Aragon. Of course, this is very much dependant on the weather, which looks to be a bit unpredictable over the race weekend, but we will see.”