Aragon-GP-Stenogramm. Marc Marquez: Extrem viel riskiert und zum Schluss alles gewonnen, inklusive 16 Zähler Vorsprung in der WM-Tabelle auf Dovizioso, der nur auf P7 die Zielflagge sah. Doppelsieg für Honda mit Pedrosa auf Platz 2, der von hinten immer stärker auftrumpfte. Valentino Rossi, das medizinische Weltwunder. Jorge Lorenzo, der lange Führungsarbeit leistete und nach Jerez zum zweiten Mal aufs Podest durfte (als Dritter). Toller 6. Rang für Aleix Espargaro und Aprilia. Jubel bei KTM über Platz 10 (nurmehr 14 Sekunden über die Renndistanz hinter der Spitze) mit Pol Espargaro und P11 mit Wildcard-Pilot Mika Kallio.
Marc Marquez, Sieger: »I’m very very happy with this victory because it was a tough race. Yesterday I wasn’t feeling totally comfortable with the bike, and today I was struggling again except in the warm-up; I don’t really know why. Anyway, racing at one of my favourite tracks, close to my home and in front of my fans, gave me extra motivation. I pushed hard and in some corners I just clicked the off-button in my head, even if I crashed twice yesterday. I saw that Viñales and Dovi were struggling a bit and knew it was the moment to push, so I did. There were a few scary moments, once when I was trying to overtake Valentino; he was tighter in that corner than I was expecting, and to avoid a clash I released the brakes, only to realize that Lorenzo was right there! So I went off the track, and at that moment I cooled down a bit, even if I continued to try and close the gap. Once I passed Lorenzo, I had to keep going as I saw that Dani was coming very fast. Anyway, that’s the Marquez style! Of course it’s important to think of the Championship, but the situation now requires that we give it everything. So we’ll try to continue with the same motivation and mentality race by race, giving our 100 per cent.«
Valentino Rossi, P5: »I‘m quite proud, because a week ago I didn‘t know if I would be able to race. Achieving a start from the first row yesterday was already great, I was very happy. I knew I had to suffer in the second half of the race. I had some pain and we also suffered from the degradation of the tyre. The work continues after this race. The calendar works out well for me, I have two full weeks to train and improve my leg‘s condition. After this we have Motegi, which is going to be very important, but we also have three races in a row. This will be very difficult for my leg, so I want to try to arrive in Motegi – maybe not at 100% – but quite fit.«
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