One thing is certain: Aleix Espargarò has not had an easy start to the season, failing to score even one point in the first two rounds. The Texan race is therefore an opportunity to fight back and put the unfortunate events of the Losail and Termas de Rio Hondo rounds behind him.
It was strange to see the Spaniard at the back of the group with Jorge Lorenzo and he is well aware of this: "Qatar and Argentina were not two lucky races for me. On both occasions, I felt good and we had prepared well for the race, but we were unable to take points due to unexpected issues."
Aleix is out to seek his fortune on American soil, before returning to Europe: “During the break before Texas, I tried to rest up and recover energy together with my family - kind of a reset to rediscover the positive feeling for the upcoming race. It's not easy, but I know that I have always given my all, so we need to stay focused and continue working."
In the Aprilia camp, Scott Redding was thus called upon to hold the flag high, scoring his first points of the season at the South American event: “The race in Argentina was an important one for me. It allowed me to recover the feeling that I had lost in Qatar after good pre-season training. My race position, just outside the top 10, is the result I was expecting to achieve at the beginning of the season."
Redding is therefore optimistic: “Riding race distance alongside other riders also gave me a chance to compare our performance with that of our rivals and see which areas we need to work on. I want to start from this foundation to keep growing and to grow the RS-GP, knowing that I am moving in the right direction."