The Ducati Team arrived with the intention of continuing the top-notch performance that has distinguished its 2018 season. Andrea Dovizioso will arrive riding a wave of enthusiasm after his spectacular victory in Misano. He has regained second place in the overall standings and the hope is that from here to the end of the season he can score the best results.
It was heartbreaking to see Jorge Lorenzo fall two laps from the finish line, as he has been demonstrating that he can race on the Ducati with the same drive that has allowed him to win hands down throughout his career. This Sunday the riders will be at Aragon, one of the Mallorcan’s rider favourite tracks, so if he shows up ready to rumble beating him will be anything but easy.
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.
So expectations for Aragon can only be high, as always, being aware that it will be important to know how to handle the race from the first round of qualification runs, as small differences in settings can make a big difference in the results, especially when it comes to the tyres. The Ducati Team recently conducted a test session here to better prepare for this challenging event.