“Austin is one of the most difficult tracks of the season. It’s always very hot weather and the track is physically demanding. A mix of hard braking areas and change of direction makes this track very hard for everyone. In Argentina, we weren’t in the place we wanted to be but we managed to score some points and remain close to the top of the championship. We want more points! So, in Austin, I’d like to be in the top group like in Qatar.”
“We arrive to Austin with not the best feelings from the Argentina GP, but at least we worked a lot and we got a lot of information than can be useful for this GP. Austin for me is the most difficult track of the calendar, with a lot of changes in directions and many blinds corners. Our target is to work hard during practices to reduce the gap with the leaders and try to fight for top 5 or 7 positions!!”
“I am feeling confident going into Austin, we keep making steps forward each GP. We need to be consistent and precise, and I believe my team will make sure we get a good setting for the race. My aim for the weekend is to put the bike inside the top 20 again.
These far away races are especially difficult for our team as we have no reference settings, but I think the team is working really hard. And I am working very hard to get inside the top 15 so I am quite excited to see what the weekend holds for us. If we could catch some points, it would be great!”
“I’m not happy with the race in Argentina at all. We knew that it was going to be tough with only having one dry practice. I didn’t feel comfortable for the entire race. It’s really unfortunate because I think it would have been better for us if it stayed wet. In the rainy conditions, we had the most experience on this track. Obviously, this is another learning experience and we move on to Austin now. I’m looking forward to my home race!”
“The first 2 rounds of the championship were not very lucky for me, but for sure, I gained a lot of experience! We’re improving step-by-step and for sure we deserve a better result. Looks like Austin isn’t an easy track to learn, but I like new tracks and I will give my 100% in the US GP. Already cannot wait to give full gas at the Circuit of the Americas.”
“I am feeling so strong for Austin, having a very good feeling with the bike and the team. I am training so hard, bike and gym, and I took a step forward from Qatar to Argentina. For sure I will take another one from Argentina to Austin.
I am so glad so far, the beginning of the championship is doing well despite the crash, which was a real pity. Since everyone said to me that Austin is a difficult track, my expectations are not high. I just want to know the track, improve after every practice and see where I am on Saturday before the race.”