Aleix Espargaro hoping for a strong showing at Indianapolis

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After a hard-earned summer break for the MotoGP teams and riders it is time to get back to work this weekend as the season resumes in the same country it left off.

The United States hosts the world’s premier motorcycle racing series for the third time this year after races at Circuit of the Americas and Laguna Seca, as the Grand Prix of Indianapolis kicks off an intense second half to the season. The legendary circuit, home of the world famous Indy 500, sees Marc Márquez arrive on top of the rider standings with a 16-point advantage over Dani Pedrosa and 26 over Jorge Lorenzo, both of whom should both now be fully recovered from their respective injuries as they aim to get their own title challenges back on track.

Both POWER ELECTRONICS Aspar riders began their summer holidays in the USA and both ended them there too with a visit to Texas and the home of fellow rider Colin Edwards and his now famous Bootcamp, where they were able to have fun and hone their dirt-track riding skills. Aleix Espargaró and Randy De Puniet may have enjoyed differing fortunes over the first half of the 2013 season but the Spaniard and the Frenchman are equally motivated for part two.

Aleix is eager to continue his dominance of the CRT field, which he leads by some distance on 52 points, whilst Randy’s goal is to close that gap with some better fortunes in the remaining nine races.

Aleix Espargaró:
“The first half of the season was exceptional for us, I had a lot of fun on the bike and the results were better than we expected. We have had a slightly longer summer break this year so I made the most of the first couple of weeks to switch off before getting back into my normal gym routine to make sure that we’re ready for Indianapolis. We have been performing to a high level but myself and the team need to continue working hard to get the best out of this bike and improve wherever we can. The race at Indy last year was a good one for us even though we didn’t manage to finish as the top CRT. I am already looking forward to getting back to work and trying to repeat the results we have had in the first half of the season. Indianapolis is a track with a lot of variables, different kinds of asphalt and some very slippery sections. It’s a nice track though and I always enjoy riding there. We had a good weekend last year so hopefully this weekend can be the same.”

Source: Aspar Media

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