<b>MotoGP:</b> time for Texas

MotoGP: time for Texas

The Argentina GP was one for the history books. It came with a mix of highs and lows for our MotoGP riders but they are all reset for the Austin GP; of which one of our riders will be on home soil! Now, it’s time for Texas.
04-16-2018
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After leaving the eventful Argentina GP somewhat disappointed, it’s time for Texas for our MotoGP riders. With injury putting him out of contention for the ‘16 round, last year Danilo turned P13 on the grid into a solid eight position at the finish line. Álvaro ended the 2017 round by claiming the last point in P15, showing determination by rejoining after a crash in turn 11.


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Danilo Petrucci

“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.”

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Álvaro Bautista

“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!!”

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Joe Roberts gives spectators their “local hero” to cheer for as the sole American rider in the MotoGP lineup. Joe knows his way around the Austin track, just missing out on the podium by under half a second on his first outing in the highly competitive MotoAmerica Supersport championship in 2016. Teammate Steven Odendaal has last visited the track in 2013, meaning the 2016 European Moto2™ Champion will search for reference points to get up to speed quickly.


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Steven Odendaal

“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!”

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Joe Roberts

“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!”

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moto3

Our Moto3 riders will be putting in some extra time on MotoGP videogame since both, Jaume Masiá and Makar Yurchenko, face another track that’s new to them. Jaume underlined his name for being a fast learner during the Argentina GP, battling it out for the podium before unfortunately crashing out of the race. Makar is looking to take it to the next level in Texas, building on his growing experience inside the Moto3 World Championship.


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MAKAR YURCHENKO

“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.”

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JAUME MASIÁ

“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.”

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