“I’m not pleased with the race. I struggled from the first lap in the initial part of the track. When I am in a slipstream, I’m able to limit the damage, but the lack of speed forces me to ride in a way that is less than ideal. This triggers a series of other problems, like stress to the front tyre or an increase of the temperatures, so it is an extremely limiting factor. At the moment, this is our biggest problem. I expect Aprilia to keep working to solve it. On my part, when I got out on the track, I will always be giving 100%.”