The Aspar Team starts the second ‘preseason’

The Aspar team riders return to motorcycle training to prepare for the restart of the World Cup in July, almost three months after the Qatar Grand Prix, the first and only race of the season, for the Moto2 and Moto3 categories.

Moto2 rider Arón Canet returned to the track on May 27, at the Lucas Guerrero Kartódromo Internacional in Chiva (Valencia), where he completed more than a hundred laps in two training days.

“Returning to the track after so long has been a lot of fun. It is our first contact with the bike after many months, but from the first moment I have been able to maintain a good rhythm, even better than in the preseason,” says Canet in a press release released by his team.

Malaysian Hafizh Syahrin, his partner in Moto2, who continues in his native country, had to wait until June 2 to get on a motorcycle again.

“I trained at home and started getting on the road bike, but this is different: Today I have a big smile, I missed it. I have completed about seventy laps, training with Zulfahmi Khairuddin, who also works with young riders,” he explained. Malaysian Syahrin, who had to combine the break with Ramadan.

Alex Rins and Albert Arenas in the private test at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit

The leader of the Moto3 World Championship, Albert Arenas, he got back on a motorcycle on May 26 in Pas de la Casa, and two days later he was able to train for the first time on a speed circuit, in Barcelona-Catalunya, where he could relive the feeling of speed for the first time since He will cross the Losail finish line in first position.

“I am happy to go back to driving and to feel what it is like to ride a motorcycle again. Mentally I am very motivated, especially after the absence of adrenaline of these months, it has been very good for me. It is what I needed. get back into shape and rhythm and compete soon, “says the leader of the Moto3 World Championship.

Italian Stefano Nepa, who during confinement has only been able to train with the roller and doing some exercise at home, has started his preparation with a road bike and “mountain bike” since last May 4, when the confinement measures began in his country.

“Now, on weekends I do flat track. We are already in a situation almost like the one before the break, the only thing I need is a motorcycle to be able to train again on the asphalt, which has already been a long time since 8 March “, recognizes the young pilot of the Aspar team.

The MotoE riders were the last to enjoy the track, with three days of training at the Ángel Nieto “circuit in Jerez between March 10 and 12, a few days before the restrictions due to the pandemic began.

María Herrera before her dirt bike
María Herrera before her dirt bike

The MotoGP Openbank Aspar Team riders, María Herrera and Alejandro Medina, They were the last to enjoy it on the track, with three days of training at the Jerez – Ángel Nieto circuit between March 10 and 12, a few days before the restrictions due to the pandemic began. María and Alejandro have had to continue training from home, something that the woman from Toledo has shared with her fans with direct Instagram.

“I have taken the opportunity to dedicate a little of my time to all the followers who wanted to play sports with me and, whenever I could, I have dedicated an hour of my day to doing a live show while training. I have been more aware that I like to share my time and my passion with everyone, and I have tried to encourage them to be more active ”, explains Herrera, who in his spare time in these weeks has taken the opportunity to paint, cook and be more with his family , with whom he has started a garden at home.

This second preseason will allow the pilots to arrive with the batteries charged to the first date of the championship, which is scheduled for the weekend of July 19. “We will have a very intense championship, especially if we repeat races on some circuits,” explains Albert Arenas.

For his part, Aron Canet recalls that “in Jerez it will be very hot and it will be tough races, so in these weeks it will be necessary to work on muscle mass and‘ cardio “to arrive prepared.