2018 saw the polesitter crash out of contention after just a matter of seconds. MotorLand’s tricky Turn 1 could spark fireworks
As first corners go at the start of a MotoGP™ race, MotorLand Aragon’s is one of the trickiest. 22 fire-breathing premier class machines and 22 determined riders are going to pile into the 45-degree left-hander on Sunday at the Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragon, which didn’t end well for last season’s polesitter.
FREE VIDEO: Jorge Lorenzo highsides on Lap 1 at Turn 1 23/09/2018
Dreams shattered for the Ducati rider at his home GP in Aragon
Jorge Lorenzo’s race ended dramatically at Turn 1 in 2018 as he looked set to battle for victory. A hungry couple of Yamahas lineup alongside 2019 polesitter Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) on Sunday as Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) and Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) will aim to get ahead of the Repsol Honda at the start. A fast-starting Ducati in the form of Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) will also be looking to gain places heading into Turn 1, making the start of the Aragon GP a tasty affair.
Viñales: “It’ll all happen in the first laps” 21/09/2019
The Monster Energy Yamaha rider will launch from the front row tomorrow and hopes to be ready to fight from the off
Races can’t be won at Turn 1, but they can be lost. In MotoGP™ anything can happen and nothing is ever a foregone conclusion. Make sure you don’t miss any of the action when the premier class go racing at the earlier time of 13:00 local time (GMT 2).
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