During the first event held in Aragon, the Ducati team had a tough time adapting to the cool temperatures typical of this time of year in Aragon. But its ability to react led to an improvement in performance over the course of the weekend that saw Dovizioso finish in seventh place. Petrucci's 15th place wasn't very indicative of his overall performance, as Danilo stayed close to Dovizioso throughout the race, but then in the final laps he fell back in the standings after coming into contact with another competitor.
The world championship is still up for grabs, and the fact that the riders always reach the finish line means more points in the bank. Indeed, Dovizioso's seventh place may not seem like much, but it was enough to move him towards the top of the leaderboard. This just shows that the important thing is to always get your bike across the finish line in the best possible position.
Moreover, next weekend the temperatures should rise slightly, making the Ducati riders even more competitive. The biggest unknown, however, remains that of the tyres, which have to be figured out at every race, but in this case having already ridden on this track last week should make things less complicated.
So we expect that the Ducati riders will be ready for battle, not forgetting that both Miller and especially Bagnaia will be more motivated than usual, wanting to make up for their less than stellar performances of last week.
Motorland Aragon is one of the most recent circuits in Spain dedicated to motor sports. The facility is equipped in an exemplary manner to host events of the highest level. The track itself is one of the most beautiful on the Iberian Peninsula. Its design is extremely technical, even including changes in elevation, and features decidedly challenging points like the small "corkscrew" and the subsequent "wall" curve requiring violent deceleration when the bike is already partially cornering. And don't forget the long straight parallel to the finish line where the Desmosedici GP motorbikes can express all their exuberant power.