Aspar’s Moto2 Squad All Set For Valencia Finale

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After three flyaway races in Japan, Australia and Malaysia, the Moto2 World Championship returns to Spain for the season finale. Aragón was the last European event before the trips to Asia and Australia, and the title has not been settled since that previous Spanish visit. Marc Márquez has an outside shot of clinching the crown at his home round, but Stefan Bradl and a 23-point advantage stand in his way.

The MAPFRE Aspar Team has lined up a trio of competitors for this weekend. It is the team’s home race, with the Ricardo Tormo familiar territory for all three riders. Julián Simón and Elena Rosell, are both back for the first time since the Aragón GP, with the former hurrying along the recovery process from an injured right leg to make the Valencia round. The Spaniard has had a hard season since a big crash at Montmeló, but wants to end 2011 on a high note. Rosell is Valencia and Spain’s first female to complete a Moto2 race, and gets another chance to show what she can do on home soil. Jordi Torres rounds off the lineup, looking to score the first points of his debut season in the Moto2 World Championship.

Julián Simón:
“It really appeals to me to be back competing at the Valencian GP. I have worked hard over these last few weeks in order to speed up my recovery from the leg injury and be able to line up for this race. Just the idea of racing again at this track in particular fills me with joy. It will be a sad weekend after what happened in Malaysia, but I hope that we can all give Marco the send-off that he deserves. I am not fully fit, but I’m definitely in better shape than before the last operation. I will give my all in order to have a good race. I’ve been training on a supermotard these past few weeks and have checked that my leg will be fine for racing. Although I’m not 100% fit, I think that I can have a good weekend.”

Jordi Torres:
“This is my last chance to take a points finish, to take a chequered flag and to be proud of an entire weekend -including a race. The most important thing will be regaining confidence, and I want to get rid of some of the stress that my finger injuries are causing. I am going to be going all-out right from Friday onwards, and I want to enjoy this race. Cheste is like a second home for me, and I know it like the back of my hand. The long corner heading onto the start/finish straight is great for me, and I hope to finish as high up the order as possible. It is important for me to finish the season in a good way, as the best method of thanking the team for all their support.”

Elena Rosell:
“I am really itching to get back on a bike, as I haven’t raced since Alcañiz. I’m also really excited about seeing the Valencian GP as an insider. I’ve been to the Ricardo Tormo circuit many times as a fan, but never had the chance to participate in a GP there. To be there as a World Championship rider must be a fantastic experience, and I can’t wait to see what it feels like. I hope that I can carry on learning; after the race at Motorland I have a little more experience, so I hope to be dicing with some other riders come race day.”

Source: Aspar Media

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