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Randy de Puniet and Alexi Espargaro interview

My wishes are simple. I only ask that we continue with the progress made this season. I hope to continue to enjoy myself as I have done up to now and I am sure that we will achieve great results.

Q:
Has anything about the Power Electronics Aspar Team surprised you?

Randy de Puniet:
No. I already knew the team with whom I worked this year and was aware that they are very professional. In fact, right from preseason we coordinated our ways of working to perfection.
Aleix Espargaro:
I love the professionalism of the team. What I most like is the presence of the Aspar Team. They have riders in all three categories, with the same objective of top success for everyone. It's also like a big family that looks after everyone in the team, which is very difficult to achieve.

Q:
What do you expect from the remaining races?

Randy de Puniet:
I am confident of working with the same intensity and getting to the finish as the best CRT rider. If things go sour one weekend, then you have to be savvy in order to concede as few points as possible. We are going to put all our effort into achieving this objective. I believe that the last four races will be very interesting and more competitive than ever.
Aleix Espargaro:
I expect to continue with the same rate of progress and to try not to make mistakes, because Randy and I are very close in the standings and I think that this will be the case right to the end. One has to work to be at the same level as Randy all the time, and I hope that we can fight for the best CRT honour at the last race in Valencia.

Q:
How do you imagine the CRT concept going in the future?

Randy de Puniet:
It is too early to say. I suppose that gradually the CRTs will be much more competitive bikes, more closely matched to the factory bikes.
Aleix Espargaro:
I don't think it will be much different to now. I suppose that our bike will be a little closer to the Factory machines. The important thing is that in the future the situation evens up for every rider in the premier class.

Q:
What has been your best race of the season?

Randy de Puniet:
The Czech Republic. I qualified well and kept up in positions fairly high up. Thanks to this, I could fight with the prototypes and with Aleix. In the end it was a calm race for me and I won the CRT honour.
Aleix Espargaro:
I have had many. In Barcelona I was able to break away at the end. In Aragón I also had one of my best GPs. In qualifying I put in a really fast lap, ahead of some satellite machines. In the race I fought with Abraham and De Puniet and got ahead of Barberá.

Q:
Did you expect there to be such a difference between you and your direct rivals?

Randy de Puniet:
No, I was expecting a little less from some riders. Honestly, Aleix and I have dominated the CRT category fairly comfortably. Sometimes we have had surprises, but in general we have been the lead CRT riders.
Aleix Espargaro:




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Gixxerguy - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 4:37 PM

RDP has proved he can run at the front & earned a faster bike - give it to him now & wake up Dorna to the excitement of this weekends SBK finale!! Congrats to the Roman Emporer, but whens the last time we had a season like that in GP.. I cant remember one, Can you??



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