Repsol youngsters looking forward to enjoy Misano circuit

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The home straight of the 2012 World Championship is upon us. The San Marino and Rimini Riviera GP is the latest round of the series and takes place this weekend at Misano.

Despite the results at Indianapolis and Brno, Maverick Viñales is not giving up on the Moto3 title. He is currently in second place and has the most wins in the class: 5. He rode for the first time at the 4.226km Misano circuit last year, albeit suffering from a fever, and claimed seventh place. In that race, Miguel Oliveira placed tenth. Álex Rins and Álex Márquez debut at Misano in the World Championship, although the former took two podiums there in the Italian Championship at the end of July. Rins is currently second in the Rookie Of The Year standings.

Miguel Oliveira “I feel fairly comfortable riding at this track. I have some good memories of last year’s race, where I rode pretty fast. It is an ideal track for having fun on the bike and making use of the strong braking points that suit my riding style. We will look to find a setting that puts us where we belong, and we will try to enjoy the circuit and the bike.”

Álex Rins “I am very excited about Misano. I took part in an Italian Championship round there two months ago and it went well for me, so I am sure that with a World Championship level bike I can take my times forward a notch. I don’t mind the track at all. The first part is very slow and the faster second part I like a lot more.”

Álex Márquez “We are heading to Misano, which is a new track for me to ride. I’ve been there in previous years supporting my brother, but I’ve never ridden the track. Like at the majority of Grands Prix, with the exception of the Spanish rounds, we will be starting from zero with the aim of working hard as a team to place as high as possible. This circuit is very varied, with a slow first part and a third sector that features three fast corners. I won’t know if it is well suited to my riding style until the first practice, but we will be at 100% when we get there, looking to do a good job.”

Maverick Viñales “We rested up for a few days after Brno, which did us good. Now we get to the final part of the championship, where it will all be decided. The first meeting is the San Marino GP and I am going to give my all to make up ground. I can’t deny that this is not the strongest position that I have been in during this season, but the year isn’t over yet. I like Misano and I think that we can do a good job there; I just hope that the weather is good, so that we can work on our setup. I also hope not to have a fever, as I did last season. I am sure that it will go well and that we will be fighting to the end.”

Source: Repsol Media Service Press Release

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