In form Alex and Stefan looking to continue success in Aragon

MotoGP 2020Round 11, Gran Premio de Aragón

Aragon, October 14, 2020:Fresh off the best result of the year so far, the Repsol Honda Team land in Spain for the first of two races in Aragon primed for more as Marc Marquez continues his rehabilitation at home.

A pair of unforgettable rides in Le Mans saw Alex Marquez charge from 18th to second, taking a debut podium in just his ninth race and his first-time racing in the wet while Stefan Bradl shot through the field to take eighth after starting 21st. The Repsol Honda team arrives back in Spain for the Aragon Grand Prix with renewed vigour.

Claiming Honda’s 849th premier class podium, Alex Marquez proved to the world why he is a double World Champion and now a factory MotoGP rider. Whatever the conditions Aragon presents, the MotoGP rookie is entering the weekend like any other; looking to continue learning and adapting to the Honda RC213V. With two races at the same circuit, Alex is looking to replicate the growth he showed between the two races in Jerez and Misano respectively while continuing to focus on improving his performance in Qualifying.

Stefan Bradl will once again join the Repsol Honda Team for the upcoming race in Aragon as Marc Marquez continues his recovery at home. After five straight days of riding, Bradl has enjoyed a brief rest between races and is now ready to go again after tasting his first points of the season. The HRC Test Rider achieved a tenth-place finish in 2016 when he last raced at the circuit.

Alex Marquez

“It has been a nice few days enjoying the feeling after Le Mans, I want to say thank you again to everyone who has supported me or sent me a message after the race. But now it is time to reset a little bit and get back to work in Aragon. Qualifying is still the area we need to work on the most as we have shown that our race pace is usually not so bad and we’re able to fight more and more each race. Let’s see what the weather brings, Aragon in the morning can be very cold so we need to pay attention to this. Let’s have a good weekend.”

Stefan Bradl

“I am happy to continue with the Repsol Honda Team in Aragon, but I hope that Marc is continuing to recover well. Coming back to the points last race with a strong ride has given me extra motivation for this weekend in Aragon. It’s a circuit with a lot of variety and some tricky points, especially if the temperatures are cooler you really need to pay attention to the right side of the tyre early in the lap. The aim is to again deliver the best result possible for HRC.”

Rider Standings

Pos Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 QUARTARARO Fabio 20 FRA 115 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
2 MIR Joan 36 SPA 105 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki
3 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA 97 Ducati Team Ducati
4 VINALES Maverick 12 SPA 96 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
5 NAKAGAMI Takaaki 30 JPN 81 LCR Honda Honda
6 MORBIDELLI Franco 21 ITA 77 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
7 MILLER Jack 43 AUS 75 Pramac Racing Ducati
8 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA 73 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
9 OLIVEIRA Miguel 88 POR 69 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM
10 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA 64 Ducati Team Ducati
11 BINDER Brad 33 RSA 62 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
12 RINS Alex 42 SPA 60 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki
13 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA 58 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
14 MARQUEZ Alex 73 SPA 47 Repsol Honda Team Honda
15 ZARCO Johann 5 FRA 47 Esponsorama Racing Ducati
16 BAGNAIA Francesco 63 ITA 42 Pramac Racing Ducati
17 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA 24 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
18 LECUONA Iker 27 SPA 18 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM
19 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR 13 LCR Honda Honda
20 SMITH Bradley 38 GBR 11 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
21 BRADL Stefan 6 GER 8 Repsol Honda Team Honda
22 RABAT Tito 53 SPA 8 Esponsorama Racing Ducati
23 PIRRO Michele 51 ITA 4 Pramac Racing Ducati