Jorge Martin & Juanfran Guevara conclude successful Valencia testing

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After enduring some disastrous weather last week at Jerez the Moto2 and Moto3 riders were back on track in much more favourable conditions today for more testing at Valencia, where they were joined on track by a handful of Superbikes.

The track was open from 10am to 5pm, with specific sessions for the individual classes in the middle of the day. With some teams still to go to Almería and others perhaps to Alcarrás, the Valencia test for the majority of teams represents a final opportunity to make developments before taking a well-earned break for the winter.

Juanfran Guevara was only three tenths off the pace of his new team-mate, the Spaniard still suffering from a sprain to his right ankle that he suffered in a crash yesterday but able to complete 23 laps today as he evaluated a chassis evolution.

MAPFRE Aspar Team rookie Jorge Martín’s day got off to a slow start due to a problem with his engine but he was able to get out on track in the afternoon and make some steps forward with general set-up.

Juanfran Guevara 1.39.718 (23 laps):
“We went a little quicker today than we managed yesterday. It was a shame that we crashed yesterday and suffered the sprain because it affected our work today. The good thing is that we were able to test an evolution of the 2014 chassis, more in the direction of what the chassis will be like next year, and it responds well. I feel comfortable on it and it seems like it has a lot of potential. We couldn’t ride much because of the injury to my right ankle but we were able to get an idea of what we will be working with next year in terms of the chassis. Even though we didn’t manage many laps the feeling was good and now we have to focus on recovering as quickly as possible before the next test.”

Jorge Martín 1.40.191 (28 laps):
“Today has been a bit of a strange day. At first the engine wasn’t working properly, it was down on power and we couldn’t set the lap times we were aiming for. Then after a few laps we had another problem that set us back because we had to stop for a while. Luckily I was able to continue working with Juanfran’s bike. I felt comfortable from the start but we only managed a few laps and didn’t get too much work done. We made a change to the front to combat the chatter and the results were positive. Every day we are getting faster with this bike so I am happy.”

Source: Aspar Media

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