Terol continues points quest at Brno, Torres keeps learning
It has been a rude awakening for the Moto2 riders following their lengthy summer break, the series resuming on the other side of the Atlantic at Indianapolis last weekend and continuing just a few days later at Brno. With back-to-back races on separate continents the season is a approaching its decisive period and after his most recent victory in the USA Marc Márquez looks an ever more likely champion in the intermediate class. His most direct rivals need to respond quickly if they are to keep their hopes alive and at 5.406km in length Brno presents the next big challenge.
If there is one thing MAPFRE Aspar rider Nico Terol has in his favour it is consistency and a capacity for hard work. After a difficult start to his rookie season on four-stroke machinery the Spaniard has started to pick up results at some of his more favoured circuits and he was in the points with thirteenth place finishes at both Mugello and Indianapolis. The MAPFRE Aspar rider is determined to ensure this positive turnaround continues at Brno, another of his favourite tracks where he has celebrated victory in the past, with another Moto2 points haul. His team-mate Jordi Torres finds himself in a different situation having only rejoined the team a matter of days ago but after re-adapting well to the bike and tyres at Indianapolis he is already setting more ambitious goals for Brno.
Nico Terol: “We picked up some more solid points at Indianapolis and I was delighted with the hard work we put in during practice and the character I had to show in the race. I learnt a lot from that round and I go to Brno in high spirits and looking forward to working hard again. Practice sessions have been going well for us and I am getting tougher in the races so we just need to get a top result to show for it all now. Brno has always been a good track to me, I love it there and I have some great results from the past. It is a circuit that requires a smooth and accurate riding style. I go there full of energy and determined to continue this good form.”
Jordi Torres: “I am looking forward to getting to Brno, a circuit with a more consistent track surface than Indianapolis. We had a good weekend out there because we achieved our objective of getting a feeling for the bike and tyres. The next step is to set higher goals and start working towards a points finish. My feeling with the bike in the last race was positive, we found a good base set-up and we will work hard to improve it in the Czech Republic. Brno is a circuit with some big elevation changes so we will have to work hard on finding the right set-up to make sure we don’t lose time.”
Source: Aspar Team Press Release