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Things get complicated for Gibernau in latest MotoGP test

Things get complicated for Gibernau in latest MotoGP test

Spanish veteran gives honest appraisal of Sepang visit and electronics adaptation.

Working on the sophisticated electronic package used by the Ducati Desmosedici GP9 Sat machine, Sete Gibernau’s three days of testing in Sepang last week left the Spaniard and his team with more questions than answers. The former MotoGP World Championship runner-up was characteristically honest about the situation upon the conclusion of the test, using any setbacks as motivation for the coming months of preseason.

”I don’t think today was the best day for us. Even though we have done quite a lot of work on the electronics we haven’t been able to get too many answers, because we had a few problems in the afternoon that prevented us from completing as many laps as we would have liked,” revealed Gibernau after recording a quickest time of 2’02.727 on Saturday.

“In general it has been a positive three days, but things went from better to worse. We did a great job on the first day but the job seemed to get more and more complicated. It is all part of the process for a new team but the potential is there and what we need to do now is keep working hard; there is a long way to go -especially for me.

Gibernau returns to the MotoGP World Championship in 2009 after two seasons in temporary retirement.

Sepang test results can be found here.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2009, Sete Gibernau, Grupo Francisco Hernando

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