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Aspar: "The atmosphere in the team is great"

Aspar: 'The atmosphere in the team is great'

Aspar: "The atmosphere in the team is great"

Jorge Martinez Aspar heads the team which has become the early frontrunner in 125cc. In only two races, his outfit have already clocked up four podiums and two unchallenged victories through Alvaro Bautista. Moral in the Master-MVA Aspar team is at an all time high at the moment, a fact that the Spaniard confirmed in an interview with motogp.com.

You couldn't ask for a better start to the season….

It would be nearly impossible to do better. We were really happy to start off with a victory in Jerez and repeat the achievement in Qatar. We hope that our form continues in Turkey.

Did you expect Alvaro Bautista to start the campaign so strongly?

I'd been after Alvaro for three years, because he's a great person and a great rider. After the winter we knew that he could do well, but to tell the truth nobody expected such a great first two races for him.

How do you see the competition between the riders in the Aspar team?

From the start we were sure that our riders would be at the top, fighting amongst themselves for points. But I'm also happy because they get on so well. The atmosphere in the team is great, and that makes me proud. I have congratulated my riders for their behaviour, and I only ask that they respect each other. The respect exists between them, and the track will put each rider in the place that they deserve.

There is still a long way to go in the season, but what are your overall goals for 2006?

We've been competing here since 1992, we've been World Championship runners-up, European champions, Spanish champions…..we're missing the world title and I hope that this is the year when it will arrive. Everything's going well, but you can never get carried away. There's still a lot left to do, and we must work hard. We need to keep our feet on the ground.

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125cc, 2006

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