Tech3 fired up for the fight on Latin American soil
Posted on Mar 30, 2016 by Monster Yamaha Tech 3
The Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team are eagerly look towards the impending Argentinian round, full of confidence and ready for another highly competitive battle.
Bradley Smith, who ended the previous race behind his teammate by only 0.023, will intend to deliver a strong performance and finish as close as possible to the factory MotoGP riders.
Bradley Smith: – Championship: 8th –Points: 8
"Next up for us is the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit which will certainly be a memorable yet demanding event just like last year. The season has commenced in a good way for me as I finished in 8th at Qatar. Of course, I want to be higher than that but I was really close to my teammate so my intentions for this GP will be to go one step further and seal that top independent team position. It was quite a challenging weekend for us in Argentina last year, but I managed to end the race in 6th, and the circuit itself is good fun to ride and a bit different. Anyway, the key point will be the tyres because compared to Losail, the surface is very different. However, I aim to hit the ground running on Friday and get the work in to make sure we have a more successful qualifying this time and then go all out for another top 8 on Sunday. After the first Grand Prix we can see how competitive it is, but we will keep on pushing and fighting all the way to the chequered flag in every race.”
Hervé Poncharal - Team Manager:
“Now we head over to Latin America for the Argentinian Grand Prix which is a unique race and one where the fans are always passionate. The guys did a solid job last time in Qatar and to finish 1st and 2nd in the independent fight was very satisfying, especially as we know how competitive the racing will be this year. It will recommence at the Termas de Rio Hondo track, which will be another demanding GP. Brad will be determined to beat his teammate this time, so we know he will battle with Pol all the way to the end. We are looking forward to another entertaining GP and for sure Pol and Brad will do their best as always.”