Faubel, Terol & Martin Look Forward To Third Spanish Round Of 2011
The wide, fast and modern Motorland circuit, brainchild of the famed German architect Hermann Tilke, opens its doors to the MotoGP World Championship for the second time this weekend, the thirteenth round of the campaign for the 125cc class. The series moves from the Adriatic coast to the Spanish desert, where Nico Terol will look to extend his points lead over Johann Zarco. As well as the Frenchman the Spaniard will no doubt also have to contend with a number of his compatriots in this their third home race of the season.
Like Misano, BANKIA Aspar rider Nico Terol tackles a circuit where he has scored podiums in the past but never mastered a win. And like Misano, his target is to open his account this weekend – especially having led the race to the final corner last year. After back-to-back wins at Indianapolis and Misano his confidence could not be higher. Héctor Faubel has yet to race a 125 bike at Motorland having competed in the Moto2 class last year although he was able to complete two days of testing there in May. The impatience of another rider left him out of the podium battle at Misano but Héctor showed good form throughout the rest of the weekend and he is eager to continue in the same way. Adrián Martín also tested here in May and even though luck has not been on his side recently the BANKIA Aspar Team youngster is hoping things return to normal this weekend.
“I had never won at Misano before last weekend and that fills me with confidence for the next race. I had the win in my hands up until the last corner at Motorland last year so this time I will be trying again with all my might. It is a spectacular circuit and I love it. It is very wide with plenty of grip and all kinds of corners. It has a pretty long straight so we will need the engine working perfectly. I am sure that will be the case because the team has been doing a great job all season. The best thing is that we get to race in front of our home fans again so we have to give everything for them. We are just taking things from day to day because that’s the way we’ve done it this season and so far it has worked. We tested here for a day in May and gathered a lot of data that will be useful this weekend.”
“Motorland is a wonderful circuit – super fast, just great fun. I haven’t raced there with a 125 but I got to know it during the May test and after a weekend off I am fired up. I want to put Misano behind me because I felt I could have been on the podium there so that is the target for Aragon in front of the fans. I am enjoying myself on the bike at the moment, things are getting better and better and I just want to continue that. Aragon is a fast track but there are some tight sections too, it’s grippy and has a long straight so set-up will be very important.”
“After the last few races when results have not gone for us we are trying to stay positive and giving our best to get out of this hole. We did a good job with the bike in practice at Misano and I am sure that if we keep working like this things will improve. We have to work towards the race and target our realistic goal which is a points finish, as we proved in the first half of the season. We have to stay patient and keep working with the same energy.”
Source: Aspar Media