This year’s Gran Premio Michelin® de Aragón proved a big challenge on the tyre front due to the contrast between the chilly mornings – which prompted the organisers to delay the different sessions – and the relatively hotter afternoons, with the track temperature standing at 31°C for the start of Sunday’s race. Even so, Rins completed the 23 laps almost three seconds faster than last year’s winner, Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team).
Four of the available tyre combinations were chosen for the Spanish clash, although practically half of the field opted for medium and soft MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear. Only the hard compound was not used.
The result has promoted Mir to the top of the provisional Riders’ classification on 121 points, chased by Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Fabio Quartararo (115) and Viñales (109).
Next round: Gran Premio Liqui Moly de Teruel, Motorland Aragon (October 23-25).