Joan Mir finishes third on final day of Jerez test

 In Moto3, News


A morning struck with abnormally cold and foggy conditions stopped the Leopard Racing team during the first session of the final day in Jerez. Dense and very low fog along with temperatures of just 13°C saw only seven riders take to the track.

Fortunately during the second half of the day the clouds thinned and the sun warmed the 4.4km long circuit, allowing riders to give their maximum in the last sessions.

Rookie Joan Mir went extremely well with new tyres and adjustments to his rear suspension, the Spaniard closed the second session with the second fastest lap time. This saw him finish in 3rd today and seventh overall. It would have been a perfect test for Mir, but a fall late in the day saw him suffer a contusion to his left arm.

The next official IRTA test takes place in Qatar, just ahead of the first race of the 2016 season which begins on the 20th of March at the Losail Circuit.

#36 Joan MIR – 3rd (1:46.725):
“I am very happy with how I went across these three days in Jerez. We have found some good solutions. Although I suffered a fall in the last moments, it was not anything serious. I’m fine and it’s just a small bruise to my arm. I will give it three to four days of rest and we’ll be back in shape. Above all, I managed to improve my lap time from the previous tests here. Together with the team we improved the bike and we have a good base to go to Qatar with confidence.”

Source: Leopard Racing

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