"At Phillip Island we will have a lot of new things to try out in view of the new bike and to improve in the areas that are limiting us. It will be important to collect data because the 2019 season is approaching and we absolutely must take an important step forward."
SECOND ROUND OF THE TRIPLE-HEADER AT PHILLIP ISLAND IN AUSTRALIA
The second stop on the MotoGP intercontinental tour will be at Phillip Island in Australia. The 4,448 metres of asphalt overlooking Cunningham Bay are some of the riders' favourite because of how spectacular they are. The layout is fast and flowing, with frequent changes in slope and little margin for error.
The weather needs to be taken into account which, in this period, is characterised by temperatures which are not too high and a good chance of changing conditions. Special attention therefore goes to choosing the tyres and managing the weekend.
"It's hard to say what I expect from Phillip Island. I'll be tackling it for the first time astride the Aprilia. Theoretically, the characteristics of the circuit should be a good fit for our bike and in recent races my feeling with the RS-GP has gotten a lot better."