Jordi Torres & Nico Terol looking for good form at Aragon
The Moto2 World Championship heads for Spanish soil for the third time this season this weekend as the Motorland circuit in Aragón plays host to the thirteenth round of the season.
At over five kilometres in length and designed with all kinds of corners, long straights and elevation changes this is a circuit the riders always look forward to tackling.
Last time out at Misano Pol Espargaró cut the points deficit to series leader Scott Redding back to 23, with the unpredictable nature of the intermediate class ensuring anything could be possible between now and the end of the season.
It has been a busy week for the MAPFRE Aspar Team, who stopped off at Alcarrás for a test on Monday and Tuesday before continuing on to Motorland.
Nico Terol and Jordi Torres are now ready to contimue their hard work in free practice on Friday. Nico knows what it is like to win at Motorland having done so on a 125cc machine whilst Jordi Torres, after missing out on the points at Misano, is determined to rediscover the form he had shown in the previous five races and score another good result in front of his growing army of Spanish supporters.
“I love Motorland firstly because it is a home track but also because I always have a good feeling there and I enjoy riding the track. It has some really cool braking zones and some flowing corners where you can open the throttle and let the bike drift, which is great fun. I also enjoy the blind entries, where you have to get your reference points exactly right otherwise you run wide. The test at Alcarrás was really good for us to prepare for this weekend and clarify a few things with the set-up of the bike. Motorland has always been a good track for me and I had two podiums there in 125, including a win. I qualified well there last year in Moto2 as well. After the work we did at the start of the week we have some chassis ideas to work with this weekend and the objective is to be fighting for the podium again.”
“We go to Motorland feeling even more excited than usual because it is another home race. We came away from this one with a good result last year and hopefully we can do it again on Sunday. We struggled to find the best set-up for the last race but since we know the circuit and its characteristics well this weekend hopefully we will be a step ahead. We also had a good opportunity to test this week at Alcarrás, where we were able to work hard on ironing out the chatter we had in the last race as well as testing a new chassis that Suter brought us. Motorland is a long circuit with all kinds of corners. It also has two long straights and we will have to do whatever we can to not lose too much time to our rivals there, which means setting the bike up to be as fast as possible through the corners.”
Source: Aspar Media