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Aspar riders head to the USA with new parts and electronic upgrades

Power Electronics Aspar Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaró descend on Laguna Seca this weekend for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, at which they will be using upgrades tested at the preceding Mugello test.

The pair concluded a positive post-race test following the last round at Mugello and gave good feedback on electronic and chassis updates that they hope will be useful this weekend. De Puniet has finished as the top CRT rider at the last three consecutive races and he is aiming to maintain his form this weekend. Espargaró remains his teammate’s closest rival and will be doing all he can to switch their fortunes at Laguna Seca.

Randy de Puniet

"Laguna Seca is a very special circuit, one of the toughest on the calendar. The Corkscrew, the fast and flowing corners, the elevation changes... they all combine to make it a very technical layout. If you get one corner wrong it spoils your run into the next one and costs you a lot of time. Also I imagine like usual it will be tough because of the heat, but as always I am looking forward to competing in the US GP. We have been the top CRT for the last three races so I hope we can continue this run next weekend. I have always felt good riding at Laguna Seca and I am sure we'll pick up another good result. This circuit is very different to the last few we have been to, but I think we have a good base setting and the ART can be just as fast there. The objective is just to keep making progress and continue to be the point of reference for the new MotoGP concept."

Aleix Espargaró

"A week off after Italy was very welcome because three races in a row is tiring. The test after the Italian GP went well and we tested a new chassis that we will take to Laguna Seca. Hopefully it gives us something extra over there. The circuit itself is completely different to anything else on the calendar so I can't wait to get there and see how our bike works. I think it should be good because it's a small track with no large straights so we should lose out less compared to the factory bikes. Laguna Seca is a very demanding track. Of course it has two or three famous corners but it is a technical track in all, where it is difficult to find a set-up, so I hope it works for us. It is a while since we finished as the top CRT so that is our objective this weekend."

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MotoGP, 2012, Randy de Puniet, Aleix Espargaro, Power Electronics Aspar

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