Torres and Terol keep up the pace at post-season test in Jerez

 In Moto2, News

torres terol jerezAfter three days of MotoGP post-season testing at Valencia, today was the turn of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams to get back to work at Jerez. Almost thirty riders shared the track today from 10am to 6pm, with perfect weather enabling them to begin their 2014 season preparations in ideal conditions. Thomas Luthi set the fastest time of the day, the Swiss rider clocking a 1’42.662.

After their one-two in the final round of the season at Valencia on Sunday the MAPFRE Aspar pairing of Nico Terol and Jordi Torres were again on the pace today, riding off Jerez record -1.43.119- and clocking up 81 and 78 laps respectively. Torres spent the afternoon testing Suter’s new chassis and the results were positive as he clocked the second fastest time of the day on his 47th lap. Nico will try the new chassis tomorrow although his feedback today using the new swingarm he raced on Sunday at Valencia was again positive and he finished the day with the sixth fastest time.

2nd Jordi Torres 1.42.724 (78 laps): “We started the day on the old chassis and then switched to the new one at midday. It was hard to get a feeling for it at first but we started to discover aspects that worked better than the previous version, such as it had better grip, although they are both quite similar. I am happy with the work we have done today and with the lap times. We have had time to test a lot of things and build a lot of information. I am really tired now and my foot was quite painful at the end but I think that’s normal because I am still recovering and I can’t complain because we’re doing so in record time.”

6º Nico Terol 1.43.028 (81 laps): “I am really happy with the way the first day has gone here at Jerez. We have worked using the same bike that I won the race with on Sunday, working on the same thing that I have been looking for all season which is better turning and more grip in corner entry. We tried all sorts of things with the set up and made some improvements that we are satisfied with. We have completed 81 laps, all of which were close to my best time of 1’43.028, so that is a lot of useful data that we can work with now. Tomorrow we will try the new chassis.”

Source: Aspar Team

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