Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), 27 April 2021 - The good season start demonstrated by a competitive 2021 RS-GP and Aleix Espargaró in grand form boosted morale for the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, now preparing for exams in Jerez de la Frontera. A complete and demanding track, quite capable of creating problems for setups and riders who must work in perfect harmony in order to overcome the Andalusian track.
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Aleix arrives with confidence boosted by his sixth place in the rider standings and, above all, by an undeniably positive feeling. The Spanish rider is also keenly aware that he must tackle every race with maximum concentration, because even the slightest gap can make the difference.
Lorenzo Savadori continues to grow, after his first championship points in Portimão. This is an important and encouraging sign for a rookie rider in a new category who still has plenty of margin for improvement
ALEIX ESPARGARO' (bike no. 41): "We are definitely coming into this weekend with a positive outlook. In the first three races, we tackled two circuits which were both particular in their own way, but still showing that we have the pace to battle with the best. Jerez is a ‘traditional’ track, if you will, but very complete and therefore demanding.
In the winter tests I felt good here, but now we’ll find different conditions and, more importantly, fierce rivals. We're not afraid of the challenge because we are working well and we need to keep growing."
LORENZO SAVADORI (bike no. 32): "The points in Portimão are definitely an important signal for my confidence. I am still lacking something to be able to finish in the points consistently. This is an impressive championship, as are the rivals we go up against every weekend.
My goal remains the same. I need to aim at reducing the gap both behind the best and behind my teammate. In every session, we add another building block, learning more about the bike and the settings. It is important to continue improving consistently."
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