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Power Electronics pair motivated by past success at Catalunya

Power Electronics pair motivated by past success at Catalunya

Four races into the MotoGP World Championship and plenty of attention will again focus on the battle between the new generation CRT bikes by Power Electronics Aspar pair Aleix Espargaró and Randy De Puniet.

Both riders have great memories of the circuit and plenty of reasons to look forward to this weekend. For Espargaró this is his home circuit and the scene of a memorable podium in the Moto2™ race last season - his first ever at Grand Prix level. De Puniet, meanwhile, took his first ever victory in the now defunct 250cc class back in 2003 at Montmeló and the Frenchman is hoping it can now be the scene of a change in fortune after some bad luck so far this season.

Aleix Espargaró

"I live virtually next door to the circuit so I have a lot of great memories here. It is quite a fast track and I love the majority of the corners. I am looking forward to racing in Spain for the second time this season and I usually go well at fast tracks so in general I am hopeful that this can be a positive weekend for us. Montmeló is one of the most complete circuits on the calendar in terms of its layout and also the facilities. I like that it is fast and wide, which makes it one of my favourite circuits in the world alongside Sepang. We have to continue working in the same way as we have done up to now and try to be amongst the fastest CRT bikes on Saturday and finish the race as best we can on Sunday. Hopefully it will be a fight between my team-mate Randy and myself to be the top CRT."

Randy De Puniet

"I am feeling highly motivated ahead of the Catalunya Grand Prix, firstly because I am almost completely recovered from the pain in my ribs following the crash at Estoril. I adore Montmeló as a circuit and I have two wins there in the 250cc class, including my first ever in 2003, as well as some good races in MotoGP to look back on. Just thinking about the circuit brings back good memories. Luck certainly hasn't been on our side so far this season so I hope that changes at a talismanic venue for me. Hopefully the weather is on our side too so that we get good conditions all weekend. Montmeló is quite a fast and technical track where you have to keep a good line all the way round, otherwise you lose a lot of time. I guess we will concede a lot to the factory bikes down the long straight but hopefully we can make some of that back up around some of the other corners that I love."

Press release courtesy of Power Electronics Aspar team.

MotoGP, 2012, GRAN PREMI APEROL DE CATALUNYA, Aleix Espargaro, Randy de Puniet, Power Electronics Aspar

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