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APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI – Sachsenring preview

FINAL GP BEFORE THE SUMMER BREAK ON THE SACHSENRING

ANDREA IANNONE KEEN TO CONFIRM THE GROWTH TREND SEEN IN ASSEN

GOOD NEWS EXPECTED FROM ALEIX ESPARGARÓ ON RECOVERY FROM THE BARCELONA ACCIDENT

Before the summer break, MotoGP makes a stop in Germany to tackle the 3.7 kilometres of the Sachsenring. It is the shortest track on the calendar, but full of treachery: with 10 left-handers and only 3 right-handers, the German asphalt puts the engineers to the test, especially in tyre choice and use. On this subject, all the Michelins allocated for the German GP are asymmetrically constructed, with softer compound on the right side.

Aprilia heads to Germany after the good result in Assen, with Andrea Iannone increasingly more competitive, finishing the race in the top 10. These are the first fruits of much work put in by the Italian rider and his team. The biggest question mark for Aleix in Holland had to do with his physical condition after the crash in Barcelona, doubts that the Spanish rider overcame by gritting his teeth and taking home precious points in the race. The situation is improving steadily but, with only a few days of rest, Aleix’s condition will be put to a hard test by the short German circuit which is physically extremely demanding.

ALEIX ESPARGARO’
“After the Assen race, my knee had swollen up a lot, so as soon as I got home, I continued with rehabilitation. The goal is to be able to ride more smoothly on the Sachsenring, a track where I have always felt particularly good.”

ANDREA IANNONE
“The German track is very complicated, narrow and twisty. It will be an important test bench for us. We are working a lot on managing the electronics and on a circuit like this one, we’ll be able to assess our progress from this point of view. The goal is to have another good weekend after the one in Assen, where we had a nice confidence boost.”