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Julián Simón gives his first impressions of the Malaguti

Julián Simón gives his first impressions of the Malaguti

Julián Simón gives his first impressions of the Malaguti

After making his debut with the Team Semprucci Malaguti at the Jerez and Estoril IRTA tests last week, Spanish youngster Julián Simón already has a working knowledge of a machine which will makes its World Championship debut this season. As he waits patiently for the next test, scheduled for next week, the 16 year old was happy to share his first impressions with motograndprix.com.

`Overall the tests were positive, althought the conclusion is that we are down on top speed´, explains Simón, who made four wildcard appearances last season in the Telefonica Movistar Junior team alongside Dani Pedrosa. `At Jerez we were testing some new cylinders which had just arrived, a new swingarm, we worked on the suspension, the brakes and a problem we had with the engine, which prevented us from setting good lap times. Even then, I was pretty happy with the times I set. In Estoril I was able to ride faster, within my best times from the GP last year and not too far off the top riders.

$$$ `The last couple of weeks have confirmed to me that I am in a team that understands me well,´ continues the teenager. `Not just the mechanics, who are working extremely hard, but also my team-mate Fabrizio (Lai), who I hardly knew but he is a really nice guy. Next week we´re going over to Italy for another test and I think we will be able to try some new parts designed to improve the top speed. I am sure we will arrive at Suzuka with this aspect sorted out´.

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125cc, 2003

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