The spectacular Circuit of the Americas will be the stage for the third round of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship. Reale Avintia Racing head to the United States of America looking forward to a good result, after two points-scoring races in Qatar and Argentina.
For this weekend, riders Hector Barbera and Loris Baz have higher goals and are determined to fight for the top ten, on a track that should suit the characteristics of their Ducati Desmosedici GP.
The 5.513 km track is one of the longest in the calendar and features 20 corners with a mix of fast straights and tight hairpins that test bike set-up and rider fitness to the max.
“We head to the Circuit of the Americas and I think it could be a good track for Ducati. It’s fast and it features long straights where power will be important. I’m not at my best moment with the bike, but I believe this race can be the turning point to change this situation. I’m physically strong and I just need to find the limit of this bike to close the gap to the front.”
“I hope to continue in the same direction of the first two races. We have to keep working on some aspects of the bike and see how the weekend goes. We have some ideas to test during practice and I think we can do well in Texas after two solid races in Qatar and Argentina. I like the track and even though I miss a little bit of speed on the straights, I want to get the best possible result on Sunday.”