OFFICIAL DÉBUT FOR THE MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN THAILAND

OFFICIAL DÉBUT FOR THE MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN THAILAND

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OFFICIAL DÉBUT FOR THE MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN THAILAND

MotoGP is preparing for an important début on the Thai circuit of Buriram which will host a World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing weekend for the first time. Riders and teams have already had the chance to get to know the track during three days of testing at the beginning of the season, coming away with positive impressions of the structure and the layout.

Aleix Espargaró is heading to Buriram on a wave of satisfaction after taking a brilliant sixth place in Aragón, the best result of the season for him and for Aprilia. The Thai circuit, with characteristics different from Motorland di Aragón, proved to be rather complex during the preseason tests, but the situation could change after a long season of tests and upgrades.

The situation is similar for Scott Redding, who had tackled the tests at the season start as a new entry with Aprilia, therefore using the sessions both to increase familiarity with the new bike and to understand the characteristics of an entirely new track.
 

ALEIX ESPARGARO'

"The result in Aragón was a fundamental one for us that arrived after months of hard work, during which no one held back. Between tests and training, I have been 100% committed and the guys at Aprilia have continued developing the RS-GP non-stop. We must not fool ourselves. There are still difficulties and the Thai circuit created some puzzlers for us at the beginning of the year, but we will certainly tackle them with renewed motivation."

 

SCOTT REDDING 

"During the tests at the beginning of the year, the Buriram circuit had surprised me. It is more technical than it might seem, especially in spots like the second turn, where you brake after a long straight without any braking point of reference. We'll need to focus our work especially on the problems in acceleration that slowed us down in the last race."

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