Coming off a third-place finish at the Misano World Circuit, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales is looking to extend his streak of strong results when he gets going at one of his home grands prix.
MotorLand Aragón hosts the MotoGP grid this weekend for the second race of a back-to-back, and Viñales is aiming for his fourth podium at the track. The 24-year-old reached the rostrum in Moto2, Moto3 and in the 125cc class.
“After the Misano podium I‘m feeling extra optimistic about coming here in Aragon,”
Viñales said. “Like every Spanish round, this GP is very special to me because the fans and atmosphere are great, and I really like this track. We have been doing good work in the previous rounds, so I expect to be fast here too. We will try to stay focused on our goal, we want to keep improving during every race weekend. We’ve seen our potential get better and better since starting the second half of the season, so I think that we can do a good job.”
Valentino Rossi, who has finished fourth in the last three races, also has reached the podium three times at MotorLand Aragón with third-place results in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
“We’ve seen at the San Marino GP what we need to work on, so that‘s what we will be focusing on during this weekend – though Aragon is a difficult track for us, historically,” Rossi said. “We always struggled here, but this time we arrive after some good races. For sure we will have to work hard this GP, but we hope to be more competitive than we have been in the past.”