Aleix Espargaró bets on himself and Aprilia

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After some concerns come many reasons for great hope.

Aleix Espargaró is betting on himself and Aprilia ahead of the 2023 MotoGP season. For him, there was apprehension about returning to the track after his recent operation, but feelings and expectations on Thursday in Portimao are full of optimism.

“In the tests I was worried, because I did not understand what was happening to my arm,” Espargaró confessed. “After many checks we decided to go ahead with the operation. And we did well, because I felt better immediately afterwards. Now I feel as ready as I’ve ever been. Last year we were still a surprise, but this year they are expecting us and so the pressure will be greater.”

Espargaró then dwelt on the growth of his Aprilia: “We have not made any revolution. However, we have extra horsepower and we have grown in competitiveness. However, we will have to wait for the races to see where we are at.

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