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Gibernau wraps up Jerez test

Gibernau wraps up Jerez test

Gibernau wraps up Jerez test

Sete Gibernau completed a two-day test at the Jerez circuit on Wednesday with an endurance session for Michelin tyres and key set-up work on the Honda RC211V, clocking up a massive 72 laps to go on top of the 71 laps he completed yesterday. Gibernau was the only remaining rider at the circuit after several of his Honda colleagues, plus riders from Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki had packed up yesterday.

The Spaniard set a best lap of 1'42.2 in dry conditions, although the track was still not perfect as thick cloud prevented the sun from fully drying out the surface. Strong winds also hindered Gibernau as he looked to refine set-up on the new chassis of the Honda.

"I'm satisfied with the work we did today," commented the Spaniard, who was joined on track by the factory Honda 250cc riders. "I did an endurance test in order to understand better the RC211V in dry conditions.

"We have really focused on the setting of the bike and after two days of testing I have a better feeling. We also worked on our preparations for Le Mans, a circuit which demands really good balance from the bike."

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