FIRST DAY AT ARAGON
BAUTISTA AND BRADL CONTINUE DEVELOPMENT ON THE APRILIA RS-GP IN PRACTICE
Circuito de Aragon (Spain), 25 September 2015 - After the tests conducted at Misano following the last GP race, the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders took advantage of the first day of free practice at Motorland Aragon to do some comparative testing on the materials available to them. This has become the usual routine during this year which is dedicated to “in race” development of the Aprilia MotoGP project.
In the morning session Bradl finished in a positive 12th place with Bautista just behind him in 14th place. In FP2 the track conditions allowed for significantly lower times. Both riders improved with Bautista (15th in 1’49,576) ahead of Bradl (19th in 1’49,980).
ROMANO ALBESIANO (Aprilia Racing Manager)
“Alvaro has a good feeling so we'll be trying to achieve the best possible setup with him tomorrow, working mainly on race strategy. With Bradl, on the other hand, we're having a bit of trouble with grip, so we'll probably make some more radical changes to improve in this area tomorrow. In the meantime we're moving ahead with the material comparisons we started during the Misano tests, especially the chassis and in particular the swingarm.”
FAUSTO GRESINI (Team Manager)
“On this first day Alvaro found his groove straight away, even putting in some good lap times. There is still a lot of work to do, but beyond the final placing we are already closer to our adversaries compared to where we have been on other tracks. Stefan, on the other hand, ran into a bit more difficulty and we're working to help him get more grip at maximum lean angle so that he can have a bike that's easier to ride and better traction.”