Moto3 world championship finally resumes in Jerez for Albert Arenas and Stefano Nepa
The Moto3 World Championship faces its second event of the year this weekend in Jerez, where Albert Arenas and the Gaviota Aspar Team arrive as leaders. The victory in the Qatar Grand Prix is long gone, in the first week of March, but the Spanish rider hopes to resume the season where he left it, fighting with the best for a victory at the Jerez – Ángel Nieto circuit and for keeping the first position in the standings. Arenas has the advantage of having taken the first 25 points of the World Championship back in March, in a race in which some of the theoretical title contenders such as Romano Fenati, Tony Arbolino or Celestino Vietti did not obtain great results.
Arenas and his teammate Stefano Nepa have before them a tough end to the year, with 12 + 1 races in 18 weekends, in which regularity will be key and a DNF will affect more than in a normal season. Before the race, the two face a test day on Wednesday, in which they will be able to complete two sessions of 40 minutes each to get back on their bikes and get used again to the feelings and the work with their technical teams.
“We arrive at the restart of the World Championship with great enthusiasm, prepared both mentally and physically after this time without races. On Wednesday we will have two test sessions to meet the team again, it will be nice and important to start the season on a strong shape. We restart the World Championship with 25 points, but we are going to go race by race, focusing on the one we have ahead, without making mistakes and trying to be as regular as possible.”
“We finally compete again. It has been a long wait, but it is over and the first race has already arrived. On Wednesday we start to take sensations with the bike and the team in the test, and from Friday on, a normal weekend begins, although without people on the grandstands. The tests we did in Jerez in winter went well for us, we managed to set a good pace, and now we are back strong and ready.”