Espargaro hoping to bounce back from Indy misfortune
After back-to-back races in the United States and a two-week holiday in between the MotoGP World Championship returns to Europe this weekend for the twelfth round of the season. After a visit to one of the most famous circuits in the world in Indianapolis the series now heads to Brno, one of the oldest on the old continent, with the gap at the top of the championship closing race by race. Dani Pedrosa is now just eighteen points behind fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo at the top but this fast, flowing and wide circuit represents a very different challenge to recent venues.
The good thing about having two races so close together is that if you’ve had a bad weekend you don’t need to wait too long to put it right. That is the case for POWER ELECTRONICS Aspar pair Randy de De Puniet and Aleix Espargaró, who both enjoyed positive practice sessions at Indianapolis before suffering mechanical setbacks in the race. This weekend their joint aim is to get back on form and continue to be the reference in the new CRT category.
Aleix Espargaró: “Brno is a circuit I like a lot. It’s fast and technical and normally suits me well. We had some really good practice sessions at Indianapolis and I enjoyed myself on the bike so it’s a real shame we had the gearbox problem in the race. We need to have a look at it on Friday and work out what went wrong. Other than that we have a good base set-up so we need to work on that and make sure we improve it because our rivals are making progress and getting closer so we have to stay focused.”
Source: Aspar Team Press Release