Juanfran Guevara gets to grips with new circuit, looks to improve braking

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The Termas de Río Hondo circuit hosted its first ever day of World Championship action on Friday, marking a return to Argentina for the first time since the last race at the old Buenos Aires track.

Today the Moto3 riders had their chance to experience the track, with their times in the first and second sessions varying by between 1.5 and 2 seconds. That was largely due to the dirty asphalt surface in the morning and increased familiarity with the previously unfamiliar layout.

Jack Miller was the quickest rider in both sessions, with Efrén Vázquez nipping at his heels. The best lap time of the day was a 1.50.367.

Ninth in the opening session of the day and twenty-first in the second, Juanfran Guevara had a mixed opening day at Termas de Río Hondo. A completely new circuit did not daunt the MAPFRE Aspar Team rider, despite his placing far down the order.

A brief adaptation period is needed, and so tomorrow Guevara will continue working in the hope of gaining more confidence under braking.

21st Juanfran Guevara 1.52.836 (32 laps):
“Our first contact with the track here in Argentina has been positive. I had a good feeling this morning but got a bit stuck in the afternoon. We have had a change made to the geometry and I don’t feel comfortable when stopping the bike. I’m losing a lot of time under braking. I suppose that it’s normal, as everything is new and we are in a process of adaptation. Tomorrow we will go back to a similar setup to what we used in Austin and continue working on the front end to gain more confidence on the brakes.”

Source: Aspar Media

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