How the Bookies See It
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Another important win for Marc Marquez in San Marino saw the world champion go back to the top of the standings, sharing the lead with Andrea Dovizioso. That was Marquez’s first win in three attempts and he will be a huge favourite with his home crowd to land the spoils at Aragon again having won here last year.
Andrea Dovizioso had to settle for third at his home track two weeks ago, so will be keen to gain revenge by beating Marquez in front of the Spanish hoards. However, the Italian doesn’t have a great record here and you must go back to 2012 to find his last podium finish at the track.
Maverick Vinales is falling behind in his pursuit for the MotoGP title and really needs to find a win here to stay in contention with the top two. Although he is sure to be roared on by his fellow Spaniards, his best result here was only a fourth-placed finish last year. It looks another tall order for him.
With no Valentino Rossi again, Dani Pedrosa has another chance to move up to fourth in the world standings. Pedrosa produced a poor display in San Marino to collect just two points, but finished second here in 2015 and won in 2012, so could be set for a better finish.
The last non-Spanish rider to win this race was Australian Casey Stoner back in 2011 – so it is likely Spain will celebrate another victory. It’s hard to see past Marquez being top of the podium, especially on home soil and he certainly warrants favourite status, but is 8/11 at William Hill too short?
Fellow Spaniard Maverick Vinales is the 7/2 second favourite at Bet365, but he has never impressed at Aragon. Jorge Lorenzo (8/1 at Bet365) and Dani Pedrosa (9/1 at Bet365) look to be good each-way bets, particularly when you consider the record of Spanish riders in the race. Danilo Petrucci finished second in San Marino, and is of interest at an insanely generous 40/1 at William Hill for an each-way finish again.
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