Aragon MotoGP: Spanish duo aim for more success

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Having won the last 11 MotoGP races between them, it is hard to back against home duo Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa from triumphing in this weekend’s inaugural Motorland Aragon race.

Pedrosa arrives at the new circuit in red-hot form having won back-to-back races for the first time in his career in Indianapolis and Misano recently.

That winning streak has seen him cut Fiat Yamaha rival Lorenzo’s lead in the title hunt to 63-points. 

In both previous Spanish races in 2010 in Jerez and Catalunya, Pedrosa has finished second behind double 250GP world champion Lorenzo and he said: “In the last races we’ve won and I'm very happy with the results. I would like to keep winning like this but it's very hard to beat these guys every race.”

Pedrosa has previous experience of the undulating Motorland Aragon circuit having tested a production Honda FireBlade at the new venue recently.

He added: “It was impressive. The layout is not common and the track has some really nice corners. Also some corners that you cannot see the entry, so it's going to be at some point tricky to find the brake points and the moment to start turning. Then we have the last section where it's very fun with the straight and the last corner, so it's going to be interesting to adapt to the new track.”

Lorenzo, who tested a Yamaha R1 at Motorland Aragon recently, has yet to finish off the podium in 2010 and remains a clear favourite for the title with such a commanding advantage with only six races remaining.

His last win was in dominant fashion at Brno and the 23-year-old said: “Nobody said that this is going to be easy. If you want to win the championship you have to fight, you have to ride at the limit in every race. And you have to fight with real fighters who have a very high level. As difficult as it is, I am very motivated.”

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