The next Grand Prix on the calendar of the MotoGP world championship is the Gran Premio d'Italia at the Mugello International Circuit next weekend. This racetrack is something special for riders and spectators. Technical it is a quite difficult ...
The next Grand Prix on the calendar of the MotoGP world championship is the Gran Premio d'Italia at the Mugello International Circuit next weekend. This racetrack is something special for riders and spectators. Technical it is a quite difficult track for the riders and their teams, but the atmosphere is unbelievable and Sunday straight after the race the whole circuit turns into a madhouse. The spectators will pelt the pit lane and will acclaim and celebrate the gladiators of the 21st century.
Hiroshi Aoyama is looking forward to this Grand Prix, also the track is not really easy and his opinion is, that you have to have a lot of experience as a rider to handle Mugello. After the improvements in Le Mans Aoyama hopes that he and his team can keep improving also in Mugello. The 28 years old Japanese is absolutely certain that his team has more potential.
"Mugello is one of the difficult tracks. You have to have a lot of experience to handle this track. Even for me Mugello is not really easy and I am around since a couple of years. I also want to be stronger already in the practices this time and I want to keep improving like in Le Mans. I am absolutely sure that we have the potential to be better. I want to give all this weekend and we will see where we can be."
Daniel Epp, Team Manager:
"Also in Le Mans Hiro's performance was stronger in the race than in the practices. Intention and target for Mugello is to be up there already from the first practice on. If we can get the settings of the bike right straight away, I am sure the potential is big to be further in front in the race."
The race weekend in Mugello/Italy starts on 4th of June with the first free practice of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and ends with the MotoGP race on 6th of June.