"My goal is to arrive in Jerez still in the top ten of the championship standings, with a nice bounty of points and placements. To do this, we must always get the most out of our technical package, as we did in the first two races. Here at the CoTA I had a nice comeback ride last year. It is not the easiest track for us, but I hope to work well during the weekend and on the day of testing."
APRILIA AT THE CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS TO CONFIRM THE GROWTH OF THE FIRST TWO GP ROUNDS
The European rounds of the 2019 MotoGP season are just around the corner, but the Circuit of the Americas in Texas remains to be tackled first. The more than 5.5 kilometres of American asphalt will put teams and riders to a hard test, especially with the particular characteristics of the layout and a rather bumpy surface.
The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini will stay at the CoTA on the Monday after the race as well for a day of private testing with Aleix Espargaró and Andrea Iannone in order to consolidate the growth progress that the RS-GP machines demonstrated in the first two races of 2019.
The Spanish rider will be arriving in Texas encouraged by his ninth place in the rider standings, a result that Aleix has built thanks to two solid performances in Qatar and Argentina, both top-ten finishes, which is also the primary goal in Texas. Andrea Iannone is aiming to rediscover the good feeling with the RS-GP and the consistent growth he had shown during the Qatar weekend and on the first day of practice at Termas de Rio Hondo.
"The results in Argentina do not reflect our true position. We know that and we need to improve. We will be looking for confirmation in Austin. It will be my first time tackling this track with Aprilia, so it’s hard to make predictions. We knew from the beginning of this adventure that we would need time, but our objectives are clear, and we are fully dedicated."