OCTO BRITISH GP

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'
"Silverstone is a circuit that I like. The only problem is the weather forecast! There is no acceleration from very low speeds and that is an area where we still suffer a bit, so that should help us in finding the right setup for the RS-GP. In the last race I struggled, but I want to get back up to our levels straight away."

SAM LOWES
"I can't wait to race in front of my home fans. They have always been extremely supportive and that is a very nice thing. I have a few doubts about the weather, but we'll adjust. This is a circuit where we should be able to do well, given the type of braking and the fast, flowing turns." 

ROMANO ALBESIANO - APRILIA RACING MANAGER
"Silverstone is a track where we expect to be able to do well, both because of the characteristics of the track and because of the good results of the Misano test. It is a complete and interesting circuit, with high speed direction changes and that is an area where we have taken big steps forward, plus it has overall characteristics that are favourable to the qualities of the RS-GP."

FAUSTO GRESINI - TEAM MANAGER
"We are coming from a very important and positive test. Each time we go out onto the track we improve and this is fundamental, even in light of the new technical upgrades introduced on the RS-GP recently. I expect a step forward compared to the Austrian race, which did not reflect our level of competitiveness. Unfortunately, the foot Sam injured during the last race weekend is still bothering him a bit. I hope it doesn't have too much of an impact on his weekend."