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Julian Simón 1.47.908 (50 laps)“It was a pretty positive day. We have continued adjusting the settings of the bike and tested many modifications on...


Julian Simón 1.47.908 (50 laps)
“It was a pretty positive day. We have continued adjusting the settings of the bike and tested many modifications on the front. We even tested two different forks. Dunlop has given us the opportunity to prove new tires, rear and front, and the result was very good, because I have lowerd my time from yesterday by almost a second. This is still far from the record, but considering that was quite cold, I am satisfied with the laptimes. The mechanics are working really well, so we enjoy a good moment of adaptation: them to me and me to them. Our goal is to continue this way to enjoy more and more racing.”

Bradley Smith
1.48.863 (58 laps)
“Today has been a little more complicated. We worked with a lot of different setups for suspension as well as for the engine. And this work goes rather slow, you must take small steps to find the right direction. As far as the frame goes we are satisfied, but we can still improve slightly. I am content with the laptimes, because we improved enough compared to the first day, but we still have that big step left that we will surely find tomorrow. We know which direction to follow to understand everything. The conditions of the track have been quite similar to those of yesterday, but I think that tomorrow the laptimes will be a little better and we will be able to continue improving.”

Sergio Gadea
1.49.976 (42 laps)
“To be honest I am way more satisfied than yesterday. We are still not at the maximum, but I lowered my laptime from 1’51 to 1’49. And the main thing is that it was important to find some answers to progress from. It is necessary to continue working, but it is very positive that we are now progressing with our work. It has been a long time for me where I didn’t go very fast and consequently it takes me a while to get the right feeling back. In any case my goal is to work gradually, advancing slowly but surely getting stronger and certainly the results will come. We made a rather radical change concerning the chassis almost at the end of the session which worked very well for us. I want to do as good as possible during the time in Jerez and I know that we are here to test, so at the moment I’m not too obsessed with laptimes.”