Jerez Test, Day 1 – Quotes 125cc

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Julian Simón:
“After the last test in Valencia where we had very positive feelings, we can prove again that our readjustment to 125cc goes good. The work with the team is really good and generally the motorcycle works as it should. The laptimes are still far from the circuit record. But we have to consider that the temperature of the asphalt is not the best. This morning we tested some tires that we already had a chance to test in Valencia and this proves our progress. Looking at the work ahead, the idea is to continue progressing throughout the test and we hope that tomorrow the weather conditions will improve, so that the laptimes will be faster. Personally I think that the new asphalt has a lot of grip and also eliminated all the waves of the track.”

Bradley Smith:
“It was fantastic to ride a bike again. The first few laps have been incredible although after this long testing ban it felt a bit strange at the beginning. You have to readapt your body and your mind to the feeling of speed. But it was a very positive day and we have progressed step by step. The idea was to get the feeling back and lay out a work plan for the rest of the test, to assure that these days are productive. Without the waves the track seems way better and I suppose that with more and more laps the grip will increase. The wind made me cautious, mainly in the fast corners. In general the conditions of our first day have been very good.”

Sergio Gadea:
“After two months I got back to action very motivated, but the laptimes weren’t as good as we hoped. We have tested many things on the bike and I finished with a setup that I like much, but on the other hand we are very slow at the entry of the corners. The bike gives me a feeling of slowness and I can’t take it where I like. It has been a long time without riding, but this winter I’m preparing and training more than ever, so that the physical condition doesn’t limit me when it’s time to improve. The tests are for working, so at the moment we focus on progressing from the start to be ready at the beginning of the championship. In general the power of the bike has been very regular and I am very satisfied.”

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