Hafizh Syahrin And Canet Want To Keep Shining With The Openbank Aspar Team
Moto2 riders reach the Andalusian Grand Prix after being fifth and sixth, respectively, last weekend
The Motorcycle World Championship has planned thirteen races in eighteen weeks, a roller coaster of emotions that this weekend will once again stop at the Jerez - Ángel Nieto circuit, scene of the first Grand Prix of Andalucía. The riders reach the second round after the restart with the advantage of all the data acquired during the Spanish Grand Prix, so tighter differences and faster races are expected.
In the intermediate category, the victory was for the Italian Luca Marini, one of the main leading roles during the weekend, together with teammate Marco Bezzecchi, who could not finish. After him, the Japanese Tetsuta Nagashima and the Spanish Jorge Martín completed a double for their team, third after starting from pole. The four of them, along with 26 more rivals, have now the second chance in Jerez from this Friday.
Hafizh Syahrin and Aron Canet will seek this weekend to keep shining with the Openbank Aspar Team at the Andalucía Grand Prix. The Spanish Grand Prix was the best result of the season for both of them, with a fifth position for the Moto2 rookie and a sixth place for Syahrin, who started from fifteenth.
The Openbank Aspar Team riders competed in the front positions of the Spanish Grand Prix and aspire to repeat it this weekend thanks to all the information they were able to gather last week. The two reach this third round of the World Championship with a good position in the general standings: Canet is the best Spanish rider and best rookie, while the result of a few days ago in Jerez sent Syahrin straight on the verge of top 10.
“We are entering the second week of racing at Jerez and I am going to do my best to repeat or even improve last week's result and fight for the top 5 or for the podium. Last week was amazing, we finished with a very good sixth position after starting from fifteenth. We had a race pace similar to that of the top 5 riders, we only lacked having completed a better qualifying practice, but we had difficulties with a tyre.”
“It is a particular situation and we are facing the second consecutive race on the same circuit, but the good thing is that what we learned last week is useful for us and we can apply it to try to improve the set-up and some minor details that we have left. We have to continue in the same line of work that we have up to now, give one hundred percent of ourselves and enjoy.”