Moto GP Phillip Island - Race

APRILIA READY FOR THE 2017 MOTOGP OPENER APRILIA SPREMNA ZA OTVARANJE NOVE MOTOGP SEZONE NOVI 2017 RS-GP ZA 2017 JE NAPREDOVAO ALBESIANO: “JAKO POZITIVNA ZIMA, SVJESNI SVOG POTENCIJALA”

The official start of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship is just a few hours away now, The MotoGP svjetsko prvenstvo 2017. godine samo što nije počelo pod reflektorima Losail staze u Kataru. Nova sezona za Apriliju, s novom motivacijom i iznad svega važnim ambicijama potkrijepljenima dobrim rezultatima u pripremama sezone. Na zimskim testiranjima napredak RS-GP motocikla za 2017. bio je opipljiv. Promjene načinjene u očekivanju nove sezone dale su pozitivne rezuzultate i omogućile važan iskorak u razvoju, što je dovelo do boljih rezultata talijanskog motocikla.

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini je stoga spreman za novi izazov. U najnovijim testovima, na stazi Losail, Aleix Espargaró je u sjajnoj formi. Uspio se približiti respektabilnim pozicijama u ukupnom poretku, ima brzo vrijeme kruga i dosljedan je na korištenim gumama. U očekivanju prve utrke na Apriliji Španjolac ne krije zadovoljstvo osjećajem na motociklu koji ima od prvog kruga, kao i potporom tima koji ga prati.

Sam Lowes, početnik u kategoriji, uhvatio se u koštac sa zimskim testiranjima uz pravo dozu strpljenja fokusirajući se na osjećaj u sjedalu i stil vožnje koji RS-GP zahtijeva. Njegov je napredak bio stalan, te su u zadnjim fazama testiranja u Kataru (gdje je kroz tri dana bilježio pozitivne trendove), Englez je sa svojim timom pronašao prave postavke zbog kojih su optimistični pred prvu utrku.

ALEIX ESPARGARO'

"The race was going well. Despite a less than perfect start, I had already rejoined the leading group and I had a good feeling. Unfortunately, as I was overtaking Miller on the first turn, I went a bit too wide, ending up on the dirty part of the track and sliding out. I should be able to participate in the race in Malaysia even with the injury to my hand. We'll see what the conditions are on Friday."

SAM LOWES

"Obviously you always hope for a better result but, given the conditions, I'm rather satisfied. I overtook a few riders in the race and I didn't make any mistakes throughout the weekend. We are working well. Unfortunately, Aleix wasn't able to demonstrate the full potential of the RS-GP today because of the crash, but we are on the right path."

ROMANO ALBESIANO - APRILIA RACING MANAGER

"This was a peculiar weekend where we once again demonstrated how competitive our bike is and how Aleix is able to take advantage of it. The race began in the best possible way. Despite a less than perfect start that we need to work on, he recovered with impressive speed. Unfortunately, the crash stopped him in a race where anything could have been possible, but the responses from this track give us great optimism both for the upcoming races and for 2018."

 

FAUSTO GRESINI - TEAM MANAGER 

 "Except for the race result itself, this was another good weekend. More proof that we are competitive, very close to the best in the category. Unfortunately, we are leaving Phillip Island today with a bitter taste in our mouths, knowing that we have a great bike and a very fast rider. Aleix paid a high price for a small mistake, but that is racing."