Vazquez, Martin and Moreno delighted with progress, but Moreno still hampered by injury

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The Circuito de Jerez was the scene for the second official IRTA test of the Moto3 class. Iván Moreno and his team continued the work to adapt to the new Moto3 bike and finished the three days of testing with an excellent feeling.

His teammates Efrén Vázquez and Adrián Martín also ended the test on a positive note after reaching all planned objectives for this test. Sun and relatively high temperatures helped the riders of the Moto2 and Moto3 class to get some good time on the track.

Efrén Vázquez (Honda), 1’48.7
“It’s been three very good days and we continued a bit with the work we started at Valencia. But mainly I worked on improving my riding style to adapt to the bike, we worked a lot to open the throttle earlier and also with the engine brake to go quicker into the corners. I think the work on the setup that we did during these three days will pay off a lot in the next test where we’ll have the stronger engines. I am very happy with the team and every day we understand each other better. And I’m also satisfied, because there a many Hondas like ours and we are ahead.”

Adrián Martín (Honda), 1’50.1
“Every day we took a step forward and the last day was definitely very positive. We are overall three seconds behind the fastest, but with a bike almost without any preparation I think that’s not bad. In this test we worked a lot on the chassis and I feel a little more comfortable on the bike. The Honda is very small and although I again used the longest seat that we first used in Valencia, we have to keep working on this aspect. We improved the setting of the engine brake a lot and every time I can ride the bike more like a 125.”

Iván Moreno (FTR-Honda), 1’50.4
“I’m really very happy with the progress we made. The team, as always, has done fantastic work and I was able to improve every time I went out on track. I improved by over three seconds compared to the first day and the laptimes we managed today are pretty good. I have serious difficulties with the right wrist, which still has only very little flexibility and I can’t accelerate when I want to and the worst thing is that it is very painful. For the next test I hope it’ll be a lot better and that I can continue to progress at this good pace.”

Source: Team Machado

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