Aleix Espargaro gets first taste of Yamaha FTR: “I didn’t expect the bike to be this good”
The Spanish rider was the first one to exit with the bike at 11am this morning to do the first test of the bike, he completed 18 laps and gave his first impressions of the bike. Espargaro is very happy with this first outing with the bike, he says the bike has exceeded his expectations at this early stage of its development.
Aleix Espargaro “I am happy; I did not expect the bike to be this good right from the start. I just did 17 laps today, because we only have one bike and Colin used it in the afternoon. I will continue working tomorrow. The first impression is really good, the bike is working well, FTR did a really good job in just four weeks time, so I am really happy. We have a lot to do in terms of the electronics and in other little things, but it’s the first day today out on the bike. To be the first day, I was able to push a few laps and it means we are doing things well.”
Source: Forward Racing