After the good efforts of Redding and Davies last weekend, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team is ready for a new race on the Spanish circuit, drawing on the data and experience gathered just a few days ago. Indeed, it was certainly a positive weekend in light of Scott Redding's victory in Race 1 and the subsequent placements in the SuperPole Race and Race 2, keeping the English rider in second place in the world standings. Chaz Davies also took a big leap forward in the rankings thanks to the second place in the long races, now occupying the fourth position in the standings, just a few points out of third place.
The Spanish track confirmed that Michael Ruben Rinaldi has now taken his place among the season's top riders. The Go Eleven Ducati team rider continues to deliver excellent performances crowned by equally excellent results. The young man from Rimini seems ready for his first podium, and he could very possibly earn it in Aragon.
In contrast, the difficulties for the Barni Racing Team continue, dealing with a season that has struggled to get off the ground. Unfortunately, the team from Bergamo is still working out the kinks left over from the beginning of the season when Leon Camier was injured, which made it impossible for the team to consistently perform critical pre-season test runs. The replacement of the English rider with Marco Melandri hasn't yet had the desired effect, though the Italian team has the chance to quickly get back into the thick of it on a track where they can take advantage of the work done last weekend.
Tati Mercado and the Motocorsa Team also had a bit of bad luck, the Argentine rider being injured in a fall caused by contact with another competitor during Race 1. The accident rendered Mercado unfit to ride, forcing him to skip Sunday's races, and for this round will be replaced by the MotoE World Champion Matteo Ferrari.
So we'll see you on Saturday and Sunday together with the riders of the “reds” for three more exciting races as we all yell Forza Ducati!