APRILIA TAKES ON MOTEGI IN JAPAN, THE FIRST OF THE THREE INTERCONTINENTAL RACES
The Motegi track in Japan will host the first of the three consecutive intercontinental MotoGP rounds. It will be followed by Phillip Island in Australia and then the Malaysian asphalt at Sepang will finish out the thrilling and demanding "triple-header". The Japanese track proved to be ideal terrain for the Aprilia RS-GP in 2017, with Aleix Espargaró consistently in the top 5 throughout the practice sessions and seventh when the chequered flag came out.
Scott Redding, who barely missed the points zone in Thailand, is eager to begin his Japanese weekend on the wave of good feelings he had during the last race.