But the two race winners won’t have things all their own way in Aragon. Bardahl Yamaha’s Federico Caricasulo lies third in the standings, having racked up podium finishes in Australia and Thailand, and will be gunning for his first win of the season in Aragon, a circuit where he has finished on the podium previously.
Another rider looking to impress this weekend is Isaac Viñales. The Kallio Racing Yamaha Supported rider narrowly missed out on claiming his first WorldSSP podium in Thailand but showed his potential with a hard fought fourth place, after being involved in the battle for the lead in the early stages of the race. The Spaniard will be targeting the podium again in Aragon, where he can expect plenty of support from his home crowd.
Viñales’ Kallio Yamaha teammate, Thomas Gradinger, was also involved in the battle at the front of the race in Thailand, before being forced to retire after six laps due to a technical problem. The Austrian will be out to make amends with a strong performance in Aragon this weekend.
Kallio Racing Yamaha’s Loris Cresson heads into the Aragon weekend looking for his third ten finish in as many races, while GMT94 Yamaha’s Corentin Perolari will be hoping for a less dramatic opening lap than he endured in Thailand. The Frenchman crashed on the opening lap but recovered strongly to pick up points in 11th position.