Petrucci looks to build on his momentum

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2020 MotoGP season

Round 10

Aragon Grand Prix

Ciudad del Motor de Aragon

Danilo Petrucci will be looking to build on his momentum when the 2020 MotoGP season heads to Spain for the Aragon Grand Prix on Sunday 18 October.

The 29-year-old put in a brilliant ride this past weekend to claim victory at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, with the Italian coping superbly with the wet conditions to come home ahead of Alex Marquez (Honda) and Pol Espargaro (KTM).

Fabio Quartararo
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Petrucci puts his second career MotoGP win down to a breakthrough Ducati achieved before the French Grand Prix, and hopes they can bring that pace with them to Aragon for the next round of the world championship.

“[When] the season started, the changes with the rear tyre made me struggle a lot. I worked on the electronics but it wasn’t the way, so in the end at Misano we found something and in Barcelona the bike felt like I wanted it. Then here, I knew I had a big opportunity and made it,” explained the Italian.

“In the wet it is about the feeling you have, but it doesn’t happen in MotoGP that if you are not feeling good in the dry, you are fast in the wet because though I am good in the wet, all the riders in MotoGP are good in every condition.

Andrea Dovizioso
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“The improvements I did in Barcelona helped me to get onto the front row and get confidence to arrive here with much more feeling on the bike, so I could make a good qualifying and be fast in every condition. The bike works better and I like it.”

Petrucci, who currently finds himself in 10th place on the riders’ championship with 64 points, will hope to improve on a 12th-place finish in last season’s Aragon Grand Prix.

Aragon Circuit details

Opened: 2009
Circuit length: 5.078km
Lap record: 1:46:881, Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, 2018
Most wins, rider: Marc Marquez, 5
Most wins, manufacturer: Honda, 7

MotoGP 2020 – Riders’ championship

1. Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha – 115 points
2. Joan Mir, Suzuki – 105
3. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati – 97
4. Maverick Vinales, Yamaha – 96
5. Takaaki Nakagami, Honda – 81

MotoGP 2020 – Manufacturers’ championship

1. Yamaha – 170 points
2. Ducati – 151
3. KTM – 125
4. Suzuki – 118
5. Honda – 92
6. Aprilia – 32

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Published: 10/14/2020