Andrea Iannone keeps on forging ahead with his Aprilia. Despite the difficulties he encountered this first season, the rider from Vasto doesn't want to give up. The next round is Barcelona, a track that has left Andrea with several disappointments in recent years.
But he's trying to bite the bullet, and even more so after his 15th place at Mugello. "Our weekends are always quite challenging because we work so hard attempting to try different solutions," commented Iannone. "This leads us to seesaw a bit, but that's all part of the game. Now our goal is to improve day after day. I have the support of my team and of Aprilia Racing," he added. "I know that everyone is doing their best to reach the level we know we can achieve."
In Spain, however, the spotlight will be on Aleix Espargarò, called to shine in front of his own fans after having almost reached the top ten in the Italian GP. "After the home GP for Aprilia, now its a home GP for me " commented n.41. "Our first goal is always the top ten."A result that we prove we deserve in the race ," he added. "In fact, I feel fast on Sunday, and I can keep a good pace, while we encounter several problems in the qualifying session. This is why we have to work on constancy, to arrive at the race strong and with a good pace and play our cards right."
There's even going to be a third Aprilia at Montmelò. Like what happened in Losail and Jerez, test rider Bradley Smith will also be present. "As far as I'm concerned, it will be important to start working on the grip immediately," the British rider emphasized. "Barcelona is perhaps the worst circuit in this respect and represents a great test bench to improve the RS-GP's performance. It's going to be a long weekend, including post-race tests, but I'm happy to be back on the bike with such a demanding program.”