The Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini heads this weekend to the Motorland Aragon for the round number 14 of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship, the third on Spanish soil after Jerez and Barcelona. This weekend’s event will be the fifth time that the Aragon circuit has hosted a GP since joining the calendar in 2010 and Sunday’s MotoGP contest in Spain will also be the 800th race in the premier-class class of Grand Prix racing, since the World Championships were first introduced in 1949. Fourth and very close to a podium finish last year, Alvaro Bautista returns on home soil after another tough weekend: eighth uner che checkered flag at Misano, the Spaniard is continuing to be slowed down by grip issues that are not allowing him to make the most of the potential of his Factory Honda RC213V. His teammate, Scott Redding, fourth in last year’s Moto2 race, will try to get back among the leading riders aboard the Open Class Honda RCV1000R, a target achieved for five consecutive Grands Prix before Misano, where the young Brit had to settle for 13th place.
ALVARO BAUTISTA “Aragon is a very special track, being characterized by fast corners mixed with some tight ones and also a very long straight; it’s another circuit where last year we were competitive, even though the references of 2013 at this time have little value. At the moment we are struggling and we have a lot of problems; I hope that the atmosphere of my home race can help us to find a solution, because in this situation is really difficult to get some good lap times, even if we push at the maximum. I’m very motivated and I really want to get back to work together with the team, looking for a solution in order to find myself more comfortable on the bike; the support of my family and of the many friends who will be on the track this weekend will be also helpful.”
SCOTT REDDING “Aragon is quite a nice track and even though it will be again a new circuit for me on a MotoGP bike, I think that it could be good for our technical package. At Misano we faced a difficult weekend and we struggled to be fast, so now we are determined to be back at the level of competitiveness we put on display in the previous races. We will work hard to get back in front of the other Open Class Honda and, if possible, we will also try to fight with some Factory bikes.”Published on : Sep 23 2014