The words and feelings of the two riders at the end of an excellent Friday, with Aleix first and Maverick second
April 28, 2023
After that d’Argentina Also Friday in Jerez was almost perfect for the Aprilia riders who closed down to the first and second I placed the P2s, Aleix in front by nothing on Vinales: 1’36.708 and 1’36.710.
Now, as Aleix rightly said, you have to get results in the race. In Argentina there was talk of a possible one-two, also considering 2022, in Jerez expectations are not so high but both riders can do very well, potentially WIN.
Here are the words of the two at the end of Friday.
Aleix: “I miss the race results”
“The quick ride of this afternoon has me almost surprised, I must be sincere. With this heat and with a non-perfect level of grip, similar to what we saw in Argentina, it really seems like that the Aprilias are able to make better use of the situation. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, on the contrary! I am still very satisfied, also because on the pace I think I was one of the best if not the best, we started our weekend well here in Jerez”.
Again: “I’m happy, with the medium tire we made a good pace, 38 low, here the grip is really low, then with the soft tire I did two incredible laps. the bike runs very well. I know Maverick will be in front but it stimulates me to be first, I’m going strong on all tracks has me results are missing in competition. They say it’s only Friday but in the last 10 minutes we play our lives! We have to fight for the win, we said it yesterday and we say it again today, with the results, we have to take advantage of this weekend”.
Maverick: “I improved the start”
“This afternoon the situation wasn’t easy at all, then going below 1’37 is very positive. In sector 4 I’ve always been quite fast, this year I improved a lot in the first and third sectors because the bike allows me to. We knew we could be fast, what we’ve lacked so far is line up the perfect weekend. Now we have to focus on qualifying, it’s essential to start from the front. The sensations are good, we will be able to have our say.”
Vinales also said: “Here it is easier to train the start because I can test it in the pit lane, and we’ve made some modifications and I have already improved the startI can’t wait to be at the Sprint race”.