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Aspar’s first Asian stop promises tight scrap

As the Power Electronics Aspar team heads to Japan for the MotoGP™ race in Motegi, it is bracing itself for a fierce inter-team battle on track.

Aleix Espargaró nicked a point back from his teammate Randy De Puniet with his latest CRT win last time out in what was probably the tightest scrap of the season between the pair. Just two points now separate them in an entertaining battle for championship supremacy that looks certain to run until the final round in Valencia.

Randy de Puniet

"You could say that Motegi isn't one of the most interesting circuits on the calendar as far as I am concerned. There are too many braking zones and I don't enjoy riding there really although the flip side of that is that it has always been good to me in terms of results and performances. It will be an important Grand Prix for us anyway. There are just four remaining this season and the fight with Aleix is going to be very tight, so we have to remain competitive over the next three weekends and at Valencia."

Aleix Espargaró

"Now we go to Japan and we have three races in a very short space of time. We will have to work hard at Motegi this weekend if we want to leave there with a good result. It is a circuit with a lot of hard braking and that should suit us because it is probably our strong point. We are highly motivated after an excellent weekend at Aragón and the objective will be to finish ahead of Randy again and make up the points he took from us at Misano a couple of races ago. Every race has to be like that now if we want to get to Valencia fighting to finish the season as the top CRT rider."

Press release courtesy of Power Electronics Aspar.

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

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