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Bradl: “It has everything we need”

Bradl: “It has everything we need”

A diverse Mugello circuit gives Stefan Bradl and Aprilia a chance to run the RS-GP through its paces in front of a home crowd.

For the first time in 2016, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini will run in front of their home crowd as the new RS-GP makes its Italian GP debut. Both Stefan Bradl and his teammate Alvaro Bautista will have yet more upgrades waiting for them as they head out onto track on Friday. Changes to the electronics will be at the centre of the upgrades brought to Mugello. Unlike in other rounds, Bradl will not have to experiment with wildly different bike settings and will instead be starting from a stable base for the first time this season. Aprilia had tested in Mugello earlier in the year, but rain made the day almost useless in terms of gathering data for the race weekend. As ever Bradl’s main aim is to continue developing the RS-GP, but continuing his run of four point scoring finishes certainly wouldn’t be bad either.

Stefan Bradl: “Mugello is a track where we riders have fun racing. The circuit is fantastic, but most of all; the atmosphere and the Italian fans are really welcoming. In terms of layout, it has everything we need: direction changes, slope changes and a long straight stretch. This will be an important race for Aprilia - the first home race - so all eyes will be on us, but I am confident that if we stay focused and patient, we'll continue to demonstrate how our potential is growing.”

MotoGP, 2016, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, Stefan Bradl, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

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