Excellent day of testing for Torres and Terol in Alcarrás
With the next round of the Moto2 World Championship taking place on Spanish soil at Aragon this weekend, the Aspar Team is taking the opportunity this week to complete two days of testing at nearby Alcarrás. Ideal weather conditions allowed Nico Terol and Jordi Torres to complete a productive first day of testing behind closed doors alongside a handful of other riders including Johann Zarco, Efren Vázquez and Miguel Oliveira.
Both riders had a new chassis available to test from Suter but Torres preferred to start his day at around 1030 with a different swingarm, as well as doing suspension tests. The rider from Rubí will use his new frame tomorrow, having set 93 laps today with a best time of 1’35.48. Nico completed various geometry tests before setting three laps at the end of the day with the new chassis, clocking a 1’35.69 as his best lap.
Jordi Torres 1.35.48 (93 laps): “Today we had the opportunity to test many things here and it is helping us to draw many conclusions. We have worked on the swingarm and also tried different types of geometry. We needed a session away from the races to establish new directions to work in. The good thing is that we have information from the start of the year that we can compare with what we found today. I am very satisfied with the feeling today and I hope tomorrow we have time to test everything we have in mind.”
Nico Terol 1.35.69 (60 laps): “From this morning we concentrated on improving the setup with our current by it is good to have so much time to test things but normally we don’t have the opportunity to test at the end of the day I was able to complete three laps with the new chassis is that Suter brought to the test. The feeling was positive and in general it is better than what we have had up to now although in just three laps it is difficult to draw too many conclusions so we will continue working on this tomorrow. It is the first time I have ridden at our Alcarrás and I am grateful to the team for organising this test, which I think could be very productive.”
Source: Aspar Team