MotoGP is ready to turn its engines back on. Over the weekend, the reigning class will be in action at Buriram, a new track on this year's championship calendar. The three-day test in Thailand will allow riders to get to grips with the track and also continue with the work begun in Malaysia in late January.
There is interest in the Aprilia camp, in that the RS-GP may benefit from a new engine and a carbon swingarm in Thailand. As well as these two new elements, there is also talk of seeing the latest fairing. We'll know more come Friday morning. In the meantime, Aleix Espargarò is keen to get started, though there are some doubts about the track: “The track seems a little strange with all those straights– comments #41 - but I'm confident we'll have a good test. It's important for us to test the new RS-GP at a different track, to have more information and continue to grow ahead of the start of the season”.
On the other side of the garage, Scott Redding aims to take a good step forward with respect to his last outing: “It will be an interesting test for sure, at a track that's new for us all. We have two goals: to find the right confidence ahead of the race, and to continue to develop the new bike”. Scott has clear ideas: “There are things we want to check after Sepang and other areas in which we'll experiment. I like the challenge of a new track, it's exciting. At the end of the three days, we'll have a better idea about our level".