Terol and Torres eager to show top performance in front of home crowd

 In Moto2, News

There are only six circuits on the MotoGP calendar that measure over five kilometres and this weekend the series heads to one of them. The 5.078km layout of Motorland this weekend plays host to the thirteenth round of the season for the Moto2 class and the third Spanish race of the year. The spectacular Aragón track features a host of elevation changes, wide corners and a grippy track surface, giving the riders an opportunity to enjoy themselves before a gruelling trip to the far east and beyond. Marc Márquez’s latest victory at Misano puts him in a strong position at the top of the championship but his rivals are sure to keep the pressure on for as long as they have a mathematical possibility of the title.

Optimism is high in the MAPFRE Aspar Team camp, with Nico Terol and Jordi Torres both excited to perform on home soil. Both are past winners here – Nico in the 125cc class last year and Jordi in the Spanish Championship earlier this season – and they are both looking to make up for a disappointing weekend at Misano.

Nico Terol: “We get to stop off at Motorland before heading out to Asia. It is a wide circuit with fast and flowing corners and usually I go well there. The track is grippy and you can get leaned over and open the gas without too much fear of the bike sliding. Whenever I rode there on the 125 I felt good and I’m sure it will be the same with the Moto2. Hopefully we can have a good race and get Misano out of our system because we struggled there and lost the momentum that we had built in the previous few races. I have had a tough week training and riding supermoto so my batteries are fully charged. I feel very prepared for the third home race of the season and the end of the season in general. Motivation is high.”

Jordi Torres: “I am really happy to be competing in the Aragon GP, a home race. I spent last week training hard for it and spent a lot of time on the bicycle trying to lose the odd kilo so that I’m at less of a disadvantage compared to my rivals. It would be nice to be up in the top positions from the start this weekend because I know the track. I hope we can find a good set-up from early on so I can focus on finding the time in my riding. The good thing about knowing the track is that I don’t have to waste time during practice finding my reference points, just riding. It is a long and demanding circuit and we’ll have to stay focused in order to not make mistakes.”

Source: Aspar Team Press Release

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