New to motogp.com?Register here

Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Suter test concludes for a pleased Mapfre Aspar team

Suter test concludes for a pleased Mapfre Aspar team

Julián Simón and Mike di Meglio left Albacete extremely satisfied after completing a second day of productive testing on the Suter chassis they will ride in the Moto2 class from Le Mans onwards.

Despite the weather again proving to be an adversary, Mapfre Aspar riders Julián Simón and Mike di Meglio managed to accomplish their aim of completing a substantial amount of laps on the Suter chassis they will ride from round three of the 2010 Moto2 World Championship, the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.

High winds and cold temperatures (which did not exceed 13ºC) met the team at the Spanish circuit, and the wet track due to yesterday’s rain meant that riding did not start until 1pm local time. When it did the duo put in a solid run each as they enjoyed a fruitful afternoon out on the asphalt, Simón completing 64 laps and Di Meglio 58.

Riding almost non-stop both experienced good feelings with the Swiss-made frame, and even a late fall for Di Meglio failed to take the shine off a good day’s work.

Simón, who regularly rode in the low 1’32s, said: “I’m really happy with this test because it’s served us well in getting to know the Suter. We’ve tried to work mainly on the front suspension to cut out some chattering, but I think that was caused largely by cold conditions which didn’t help the tyres either. The feelings were good and the mechanics have also gotten to experience the bike. I’m sure we’ll arrive at Le Mans prepared to put on a good performance quickly.”

Team-mate Di Meglio, who lapped consistently around the low 1’33” mark, stated: “Today’s been a very positive one because we were able to do a lot of work despite the conditions. I completed a lot of laps and rode comfortably, gradually getting a good feeling with the bike. It’s a shame I had a fall towards the end of the day in the first turn, it was a silly one because I was looking for my limit as I felt confident with the response of the front end. I broke too much and lost the direction of the bike. Fortunately there were no major consequences and we’ll arrive at Le Mans prepared.”

Tags:
Moto2, 2010, Mike Di Meglio, Julian Simon, Mapfre Aspar Team

Other updates you may be interested in ›