Terol and Torres head to Sepang hoping to continue to show good form
The Moto2 World Championship battle intensifies over the next three weeks with three races in countries as diverse and far apart as Malaysia, Australia and Japan.
It promises to be an exhausting period for the teams and riders, kicking off this weekend at the technically demanding Sepang International Circuit, where intense heat and tropical storms add an extra dimension to an already difficult challenge.
It could be a decisive three weeks in terms of the outcome of the championship, with Scott Redding aiming to make his advantage over Pol Espargaró count before the series returns to Europe for the season finale at Valencia.
Nico Terol travels to Malaysia on a high thanks to a dominant weekend that ended in victory at the Grand Prix of Aragon last time out. The Spaniard produced the kind of start-to-finish romp that became his trademark in the 125cc class and now he is ready to maintain his strong form through to the end of the season.
His team-mate Jordi Torres finished sixth at Aragón despite a problem with his clutch but his pace showed that he can also be competitive in the final stages of the season and even though Sepang is not one of his favoured tracks the Spainard will rely on his usual work ethic to try and turn things in his favour.
“We enjoyed a perfect weekend at Aragón, personally speaking it was the best I have had in Moto2 so far and it gives me a lot of confidence going into the final part of the season. I like Sepang, it is fast, wide and technical with all different kinds of corners and it is fun to ride there. The team is working really well and we get a little stronger every weekend. We are going to keep fighting to finish off the remaining four rounds of the season as well as we can and try to keep improving. Three races in a row with so much travelling in between is always tough but if we are patient and work hard we can create a good atmosphere that makes everything easier. Travelling on the back of a win makes it that little bit easier to take.”
“We head off on our travels feeling highly motivated and looking forward to the challenge ahead. We know that Sepang doesn’t really suit my riding style but that is no excuse and we will work even harder than ever to make sure we go into the race on Sunday with a clear idea. We did a good job at Motorland on the setting of the bike and even though we had a problem with it on Sunday we still managed to bring it home in sixth place. I know we can be just as competitive at Sepang and we will give it our best shot. Nico’s win shows just how competitive our package can be. Personally I love these three races away. We spend a lot of time together with the team, the atmosphere is always great and that helps us to improve on the track.”
Source: Aspar Media