The last few races have been difficult for Aprilia as they are trying to find competitiveness and lay the foundation for the future. This is why the boys from Noale stopped in Misano after the GP of San Marino to better prepare for the upcoming races and to test some upgrades in view of next year.
Now they need to think about Aragón and last year Aleix Espargaró took one of his best results of 2017 there, finishing the race in 6th place. Repeating that performance will not be easy, but it will take a good performance to turn the page and get back to fighting for an important position.
The Spaniard is confident after the tests in Italy.
"Last year I was very competitive in Aragón - he recalled - Repeating that performance will not be easy. The championship level has gone up incredibly and we need to continue working non-stop to close the gap behind the leaders. The Misano tests were truly important. I hope to take another step forward and to be able to battle consistently in the top 10.”
His teammate, Scott Redding is also optimistic in view of the Motorland round.
"Aragón is not a simple circuit to tackle, but I like it - he said - After the Misano test, I think I'll be able to recover a bit of competitiveness. We need to have realistic goals: working well to prepare for the race, making the right choices and battling in the points zone."