Bradley ready for his last wildcard of the season
Posted on Sep 18, 2019 by Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
Before departing for the long tour in the far east, MotoGP has one last round in Europe on the Spanish Motorland Aragón circuit. It is a track that the riders love because of its complex and likeable layout, full of ups and downs, fast sections and direction changes.
The Espargaró-Aprilia duo has a respectable record on the Aragón asphalt, with two sixth places in the last editions of the GP. This is a good start for a weekend that is particularly dear to the Spanish rider’s heart.
On the other hand, fresh from the injury he sustained in the Misano practice session, Andrea Iannone is busy recovering from the trauma of his left shoulder. The Italian rider’s condition will be assessed by the circuit Medical Centre which will have the final say on his participation in the GP.
At Motorland, Aprilia will be able to count on the contribution of Bradley Smith and the Test Team, busy with their final wildcard of the season. It will be a chance to increase the flow of information, both for the championship finale and for the tests in anticipation of 2020.
"It’s good to be back on the track for my last wildcard of the season. We have done a lot of work behind the scenes on various tracks. We were in Aragón just a few days ago for a test. This weekend, my goal will be to help the official team ahead of the overseas rounds. It will be interesting to see where we are with respect to our competitors since everything evolves very quickly in MotoGP. This will help me understand where to focus our work for the rest of the season and in preparation for 2020."