The Texan round in Austin undoubtedly had a bitter aftertaste for Aprilia, returning home with zero points. Now, however, the World Grand Prix Racing Championship is in Europe, where the Manufacturer from Noale is keen to change gears.
In Spain, Romano Albesiano is hoping for a different script than the one from the last two rounds: “Jerez is a different track than the ones we have raced on thus far - the Racing Manager explained - The RS-GP does well on this track historically. The engine does not play a crucial role, whereas the bike's braking and wheelie characteristics are important.”
There is an aspect on which Albesiano is focused: “The level of grip varies a lot with relation to the temperature, so things could change rather quickly - he analysed - In Austin, we figured out a few interesting things about our bike's settings on the rear - information that we will put to use straight away.”
In front of his home fans, Aleix Espargaró dreams of redemption with the goal of leaving the disappointment of Rio Hondo and Austin behind: “This is one of my home Grand Prix races - the rider commented - I like the atmosphere and the track. After the last two races, I want to have a normal GP again. We will try to find the best setting to do good race.”
There is no lack of motivation for Sam Lowes. For the Brit, the beginning of the season has proven to be below expectations with a nineteenth place and two DNFs. “Last year in Jerez I took both pole position and the win - he remembered - I like the circuit and I will be aiming to take another step forward this weekend. The goal is definitely to earn my first MotoGP championship points.”