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MotoGP, Brivio: Raul Fernandez will test the Aprilia 2024 in Jerez tests

Trackhouse team manager Brivio: "We have not yet shown our full potential. Raul on track with the new bike on Monday"

MotoGP: Brivio: Raul Fernandez will test the Aprilia 2024 in Jerez tests

In Jerez de La Frontera Raul Fernandez will have at his disposal the RS-GP 2024 used by Aprilia's official pair Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro, as well as his teammate Miguel Oliveira. Until now for logistical reasons Trackhouse Racing, which took over from RNF in this championship, had only been able to benefit from one updated bike, but in the first round on the Old Continent all four Aprilias on track will have the same specifications, albeit for a short time.

As stated by team manager Davide Brivio, next Monday's test will be the real opportunity for the Madrid native: "But if all goes well he will be able to try this year's bike," his words.

And just looking at the Iberian GP, the Italian manager did not hide a certain optimism. "I am curious to find out what we will be able to do in light of the progress made in Austin with both riders. I don't think we showed our true potential in Texas. To succeed we will have to try to be competitive in every aspect and optimize performance."

As the 23-year-old rider had made clear during the Portimao weekend, the transition between one version and the other will not result in any penalties. "Both the 2023 and the current one mount the same engine so there is no danger of breaking engine regulations. What changes are the other components," the comment at the time.

Satisfied with his own performance in the U.S. event, a few hours before the start of free practice the Iberian nevertheless showed that he has his feet firmly planted on the ground. "Id on't set high expectations for myself for the race, but I hope I can keep the same mentality as in the U.S. event and improve. I am looking forward to the European tranche of the World Championship. My only goal is to confirm what I've done recently," he concluded, recalling the ninth and tenth places achieved in the Sprint and Grand Prix.

 

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