Terol and Torres aim for continued progress in Catalunya

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Whether it is their experience of the Spanish Championship or the World Championship there is barely a rider on the grid that doesn’t know every inch of the Circuit de Catalunya and every single one of them will be looking to make their knowledge count this weekend. The sixth round of the Moto2 World Championship takes place on Spanish soil with the last race at Mugello still fresh in the memory and Catalunya presents a similar challenge, with fast and flowing sections, changes of elevation and a long main straight. With Scott Redding threatening to break clear at the top of the championship, the British rider will no doubt face a Spanish armada on Sunday, with points and home glory up for grabs.

Nico Terol came closest to beating Redding last time out in Italy, the MAPFRE Aspar rider picking up a second place that moved him up to second in the standings on 58 points. Terol is starting to show the kind of form that saw him crowned 125cc World Champion in 2011 and he is determined to maintain it on home soil. Montmeló holds great memories for the Spaniard and he is aiming to add another podium to his collection on Sunday.

Jordi Torres is hoping to be as close as possible to his team-mate on Sunday afternoon after taking another step towards the front of the pack at Mugello, where he equalled his career best result in sixth place. Torres, who hails from nearby Rubí, is eager to compete at his home track and close the gap even further to the podium positions.

Nico Terol:
“Catalunya is always special, as are all the Spanish races. I have mixed memories of Montmeló because I have had some great results there but I also suffered a bad injury. Even so I love to race there. It’s a really fast circuit with flowing corners and you need to ride to your best. It’s the kind of track I like. We had another great result at Mugello and second place in that race gives me a real boost going into this one. We have been doing a great job since preseason and fortunately now we are reaping the rewards. We have a really good set-up for the bike although we had some chatter at Mugello that we need to iron out. The team is doing a great job and I am sure we can do it. The objective is to push hard from Friday and be consistently up at the top of the time sheets throughout practice and in the race. We are in great form right now and we have to keep it going.”

Jordi Torres:
“The next race is at Montmeló, my home circuit, and I am really excited about it. Hopefully we can score another good result. We did a great job at Mugello and both Nico and I came away with good results, it was a great weekend for the team and hopefully we can have another one in Barcelona. We go into this Grand Prix fully motivated. We are seeing the fruits of our labour now so we will keep working in the same way as we did at Mugello. We have a good package and that means we can start work on Friday with some clear ideas and push hard from the start of the weekend. The fact I know the circuit is an extra source of motivation for me and although I have never raced at Montmeló with the MAPFRE Aspar Team I am sure we can perform to a very high level. The setting we found at Mugello should be useful this weekend because the two tracks are quite similar.”

Source: Aspar Media

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