MotoGP, Aragon: one short story, one Ducati victory, Rossi not even that one

Ducati’s only MotoGP win at Aragon: Casey Stoner. MotorLand is one of just five circuits where Valentino has raced in the premier class and not had a victory along with Austin, the Red Bull Ring, Buriram and Istanbul

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This is the 11th GP atMotorLand Aragon.The trackfirst hosted an event in 2010, becomingthe sixth Spanish circuit to do so after Jerez, Catalunya, Jarama, Montjuich and Valencia.

Aragon is one of five anti-clockwise tracks on the standard calendar, along with Austin, Sachsenring, Phillip Island and Valencia.

Honda’s last MotoGP win here: Marc Marquez in 2019 from pole. Honda is the most successful manufacturer here with seven MotoGPwins: Casey Stoner in 2011, Dani Pedrosa in 2012 and Marc Marquez in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Yamaha have had two wins in MotoGP at MotorLand, both with Jorge Lorenzo: 2014 and 2015.

Ducati’s only MotoGP win at Aragon: Casey Stoner won the first race at Aragon in 2010 from pole. Since Stoner’s win in 2010, with Nicky Hayden also on the podium, Ducati have had five podiums: Cal Crutchlow was third in 2014, Jorge Lorenzo third in 2017, Andrea Dovizioso second in 2018 and ‘19, and Jack Miller third in 2019.

Suzuki’s best result in MotoGP at Aragon: Andrea Iannone was third in 2018. Aleix Espargaro finished sixth in 2017 and 2018, equalling Aprilia’s best resulti n MotoGP from Qatar 2017 (Aleix Espargaro), Japan 2003 (Colin Edwards) and Australia 2019 (Andrea Iannone).

KTM’s best result at MotorLand: 10th for Pol Espargaro in 2017, just ahead of team mate Bradley Smith.

Spanish riders are very successful across all classes at Aragon, winning 21of the 30races so far.The only non-Spanish riders with a win at the circuit are: Casey Stoner (MotoGP in 2010, 2011), Andrea Iannone (Moto2 in 2010), Romano Fenati (Moto3 in 2014), Miguel Oliveira (Moto3 in 2015), Sam Lowes (Moto2 in 2016), Franco Morbidelli (Moto2 in 2017) and Brad Binder (Moto2 in 2018, 2019).

Casey Stoner’s victories and Andrea Dovizioso’s second-place finish in the last two years are the only times a non-Spanish rider has stood on the top two steps of the podium in MotoGP at Aragon.

Since 2010, only two riders have won the MotoGP race from pole at Aragon: Casey Stoner (2010, 2011) and Marc Marquez (2013, 2016, 2019). Marquez has been on pole five out of seven times he’s raced in MotoGP at Aragon.

MotorLand Aragon is one of just five circuits where Valentino Rossi has raced in the premier class and not had a victory along with Austin, the Red Bull Ring, Buriram and Istanbul.

 

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