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Sep 5, 2018

MotoGP: Aprilia Previews Its Home Grand Prix And Upcoming Test At Misano

Aleix Espargaro (41).

APRILIA ON HOME TURF AT THE MARCO SIMONCELLI CIRCUIT OF MISANO

The ultra-Italian Aprilia Racing Team Gresini will be on home turf for the thirteenth race of the season at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. It will be a demanding weekend, prepared for by the team with a test session in August with encouraging feedback. The Italian circuit has a very technical layout where precision and a fluid riding style are the key to being fast. Last year all the races were held on a wet track, whereas the forecast this year (despite some chances for showers during the practice sessions) are promising for a dry Sunday.

In the Aprilia garage, in addition to the usual technical upgrades, Pietro Caprara will be alongside Aleix Espargaró as crew chief until the end of the season.

ALEIX ESPARGARO'

"I am motivated for the Misano race; it is the home race for Aprilia and everyone wants to do their best. In the test a few weeks ago we went well, we know we have to work because the results at the moment are not what we expect. Precisely for this reason we will also be on track on Monday and Tuesday, to continue the development of the RS-GP".

SCOTT REDDING

"I like the Misano circuit and the test a couple weeks ago was rather positive. It's always great to race in Italy, both because of the special atmosphere and because of the passionate and friendly fans. The track layout will be demanding for the characteristics of our bike. We'll need to work well throughout the weekend in order to be ready for the race."