2023 Catalunya MotoGP News and Results
2023 Catalunya MotoGP News—Friday
Aprilia close to perfection
Aprilia team-mates Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales enjoyed a considerable advantage on their rivals on Friday, ending the crucial Practice session first and second. While Espargaro was under his own lap record to set the fastest time, it was their rhythm which put them ahead. “They’re on another level at the moment,” said Marco Bezzecchi.
Asked to explain why the RS-GP was working so well here, Espargaro said, “The Aprilia is the best bike on the grid, for me, when you can release the brake and rush into the apex of the corner. The consequence is that we can accelerate better because we are 4, 5, 6kph faster in the apex so that helps a little bit the traction. Yes, the traction is good but I thin