Sometimes the circuits come from nothing, like Aragon in Alcaniz in the Spanish desert close to Zaragoza. Then in a few years they become important circuits in the collective imagination both for the beauty of the racetrack that for the always exciting races. With the one coming this weekend, there will be nine disputed editions of this GP.

Only a rider, or rather a living legend, as Casey Stoner managed to conquer this GP with two completely different bikes in a row. In 2010 in the very first edition of the Aragon GP, ​​with Ducati, and in 2011 with Honda. The first one riding a Ducati, leaving Pedrosa on a Honda behind for 5 seconds and the late Hayden on Ducati. In his second victory he overtakes Pedrosa again, in that season team-mate, this time for 8 seconds and Lorenzo on Yamaha. Casey would then win his second world title that season, closing his career in MotoGP with the last GP in Valencia and entering the legend.

In 2012 it is up to Pedrosa and his Honda to dominate over Lorenzo and Dovizioso both on Yamaha.

In 2013, the Marc Marquez era begins, a cyclone for the MotoGP. The rookie, who will win the World Championship in that season at his first attempt, won the fourth edition of the GP taking his sixth victory in 2013, leaving behind him the official Yamaha of Lorenzo (+1.356) and Rossi (+12.927).

The following year it was a special race with a bike change for rain at the halfway point. Lorenzo (Yamaha) won his first race at Aragon on Aleix Espargaro (Forward Yamaha) and Cruthlow (Ducati). The Mallorcan would have repeated the following season again with Yamaha beating Pedrosa and Rossi, both just over 2 seconds and a half behind. The 2015 season will remain in our memories for the return of Suzuki in MotoGP. Aragon was a good GP for the newborn GSX-RR with Aleix Espargaro sixth and the rookie Maverick Vinales eleventh.

In 2016, Marc Marquez put again his seal on the GP by beating Lorenzo and Rossi. To be noted, in his second season with Team Suzuki Ecstar, Maverick Vinales author of a formidable race finished fourth just two seconds from the podium.

The Marquez hat trick takes shape last year after a close battle with his team-mate Pedrosa second for only eight tenths on the finish line and Lorenzo on Ducati (+2.028). Exactly one year after, Maverick Vinales who was moved to Yamaha, will replicate the result of the previous season, fourth to 5,256 by the winner.

This Sunday only Jorge Lorenzo will aim to match Marc Marquez in the number of victories at Aragon in MotoGP, and also win with two completely different motorcycles in his career and thus enter the Olympus of Aragon, as Casey Stoner.

Let’s see what will happen in the ninth edition of this GP, the fourteenth – actually the thirteenth, given the cancellation of the British GP – of this exciting and kind of crazy season.