HARD WORK IN THE APRILIA GARAGE ON THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE
A fascinating but complex track put the Aprilia riders to the test on the first day of practice at Motorland Aragón. Aleix Espargaró improved his performance by almost one second between the two sessions, finishing thirteenth in the combined standings. The Spanish rider complains of a certain difficulty going into turns - a problem he'll work on to test a few new settings.
Scott Redding also shaved some time off his performance between FP1 and FP2, although not quite as much. The British rider's struggles can be attributable mainly to a poor feeling in braking, independently of tyre choice. Work in tomorrow's sessions will focus on this limitation.