Round 14 of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship will take place the upcoming weekend at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon in Spain and excitement will be guaranteed especially in the Moto3 class. This is the fifth time that the Aragon circuit has hosted a GP since joining the calendar in 2010.
It will be a home round for the Spanish riders who want to show a good performance in front of their fans. The home GP will give them an extra boost and the statistics tell an unmistakable story. In both 2012 and 2013, Spanish riders won all three classes at the Aragon Grand Prix. The last non-Spanish rider to win at the circuit is Casey Stoner, who won the MotoGP race in 2011.
Advantage home GP
Marc Marquez, who is the sole leader in the standings with a full score of 289 points, suffered an early crash at the San Marino Grand Prix and only finished in 15th place. However, Dani Pedrosa, who is ranked 2nd in the overall standings, was unable to take advantage of his teammate’s crash and only finished in 3rd place. That is why Marquez still has a 74 point lead in the standings with five rounds to go and he is very motivated and wants to do better in Aragon. Marquez is considered to be the clear favourite to win the Aragon GP with very low odds of 1.35. He is followed by Jorge Lorenzo (6.00), who will have a home-track advantage, and Italian Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi (8.00), who won the San Marino Grand Prix and is ranked 3rd in the standings.
A Spanish victory is also likely to occur in the Moto2 class. Spain`s Esteve Rabat, riding a Kalex, won the race at the San Marino Grand Prix and finished ahead of Finnish teammate Mika Kallio and France`s Johann Zarco. However, it is a close head-to-head race in the overall standings as Rabat and Kallio are separated by just 22 points at the top of the Moto2. Rabat is ranked 1st with 258 points and Kallio is ranked 2nd with 236 points. Rabat will have to show a good performance if he wants to keep the lead. According to the bookmakers, Rabat is slightly favoured to win the race with odds of 2.30. He is followed by Kallio (4.00) and Maverick Vinales (6.00).
However, the race will be especially exciting in the Moto3 class. Alex Rins, riding a Honda, won the race in Misano and reduced the gap in the standings to 20 points behind World Championship leader Jack Miller. Alex Marquez crossed the finish line in second place and reduced the gap to only 9 points behind Miller. Australian KTM rider Jack Miller came in third and is still the current leader in the overall standings with 195 points. It will be a neck-and-neck race and the bookmakers favour Rins to win the race in Aragon with odds of 3.50. He is followed by his closest rivals Alex Marquez (4.50) and Jack Miller (4.50).
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