ALBESIANO: "WE WILL IMPROVE FURTHER"
The day of MotoGP tests at Barcelona confirms that the Aprilia RS-GP is fast and competitive in extremely different locations and conditions. It no longer comes as a surprise. The level the Italian project has reached is quite clear, despite the fact that there has been no consecration in terms of results since the Qatar race (with Espargaró sixth across the line), although such confirmation has been more than earned at this point.
Today the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini worked on various fronts in the garage, from new electronic management logic to different front suspension configurations. Aleix Espargaró also completed a partial race simulation, confirming an extremely interesting pace and excellent performance for the bike on used tyres. On the 21st of the 48 total laps he turned, Aleix stopped the clock at 1'45.046, the fifth best time of the day.
There was also plenty of work for Sam Lowes who shaved more than a second off his best time from yesterday. The English rookie put a time of 1'46.389 on the boards during the 41st lap out of a total of 43 done.