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Melandri: “I'd like to take a few steps forward"

Melandri: “I'd like to take a few steps forward'

Marco Melandri previews the second round of the MotoGP™ World Championship in Austin.

The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini rider managed to finish the first race of the season, after his teammate had to retire in Qatar, and he will continue to develop the RS-GP bike in Austin.

Marco Melandri:
“Austin is a new track for me, so I am expecting a demanding weekend. In any case I think that finishing the race in Qatar was a helpful first experience and I hope it was also useful for the guys at Aprilia to make some important changes that will be able to help me gain more confidence on the bike. Now I'd like to take a few steps forward and at least try to get into the pack of riders ahead of me. It won't be easy, but I'm anxious to try.”

Fausto Gresini - Team Manager:
“After a Grand Prix as peculiar as the night race in Qatar, in Texas we'll be back on the track in conditions that we are obviously more accustomed to. The Losail track proved to be particularly demanding, but we expected that. Our Championship strategy is to learn all the tracks on the calendar so we can arrive at the 2016 season fully prepared from every point of view. Looking at it that way, Circuit of the Americas, which is a very complete track with fast turns and long straight stretches mixed with a more flowing part, represents another important test bench and a chance to collect important data. After the episode that involved Alvaro with no fault of his own during the race in Losail, our goal for this round is to have both riders finish the race, testing and taking a first step forward in terms of performance as well, both on the flying lap and race pace.”


MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, Marco Melandri, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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