Salom gets first taste of 2013 KTM at private test in Almeria
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Team began their preseason this week in Almeria. The three riders chosen by the team for the 2013 campaign – Spaniard Luis Salom, Malaysian Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Australian Arthur Sissis – finished their three days of testing on the new KTM today.
After a winter break of over two months, Salom, Khairuddin and Sissis had an intense trio of days in the first runout on their KTM bikes. Making the most of the fine weather in Andalusia, the riders gained confidence and regained a feel for the machinery.
Without the pressure of timing, the Red Bull KTM Ajo team had a positive test focused on familiarisation and setup, undertaking over 100 laps each.
Salom, Khairuddin and Sissis will continue testing next week in an official Moto3 test in Valencia, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, from 12-14th of February.
Luis Salom: “We’ve had three very good days of testing in Almeria, where we have ridden this year’s bike for the first time. Our feeling is positive, and day by day both I and the team will get more experience in order to understand the machine better. For a first test, we are happy with the times. We had the chance to try various things and I want to thank the team for their work. The next tests will be in Valencia and we will continue to try setups there in order to gradually improve performance.”
Source: Ajo Motorsport Press Release