Elias and Terol aiming for podium and top ten finish in England
It’s all eyes on the skies this weekend as the Moto2 World Championship heads for Silverstone, venue of the sixth round of the season. The longest circuit on the calendar at almost six kilometres is also one of the most unpredictable in terms of the weather and it promises to be a dramatic weekend in the intermediate category, with Spanish pair Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró renewing an increasingly tense rivalry whilst in pursuit of series leader Thomas Lüthi of Switzerland.
MAPFRE Aspar Team pair Toni Elías and Nico Terol have their own objectives for the British round, with the vastly experienced Elías looking to complete his return to the front of the field and the rookie Terol hoping to continue his progression into the top ten positions. Elías still has work to do to find the best setting for his Suter machine and a little more rear grip is the target for this weekend, after sliding out of the podium battle last time out in Barcelona. Terol has finished in the points at the last two races and is now looking to make the next step in his adaptation to the bigger category after stepping up as 125cc World Champion.
Toni Elías: “I am really looking forward to getting to Silverstone and continuing the work we have started. We have been on the right lines for the last few races without being able to convert our progress into a result so we’re going to do our best to make it happen this weekend. You never know whether you will get rain or shine in England and although the temperatures are usually quite low I always enjoy racing at Silverstone. If we do our job well with the bike set-up we can come away with a good result. We are closer to the front every week and I hope we can take the next step this weekend and finish where we belong.”
Nico Terol: “We have been in the points for the last two races and I feel like I am getting to grips with this category. The next step is within our grasp and when we make it we will be able to make up a lot of positions. We want to be consistently in the top ten and I think we have the pace to do it. The next goal is to qualify better so that we start higher up the grid and give ourselves a better chance. I have to admit that I find Silverstone quite difficult but everything will be new on the Moto2 so we can’t rule anything out. There are circuits I found easy on the 125 where I have struggled at on the Moto2 so this could be the reverse scenario. All I know is that I will have to push to be as fast as possible from the first session.”
Source: Aspar Team