San Carlo happy with Aragón test

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Friday, 8 June 2012

After the post-race test at Montmeló this Monday, the Team San Carlo Honda Gresini riders moved on to Alcaniz for another outing on track this Wednesday.

An uncharacteristically oppressive heat took track temperatures all the way up to 60°, with air temperature in the mid-30s. Nevertheless, both riders put in laps to continue their work from the previous test, with Alvaro Bautista racking up 56 laps and Michele Pirro 51. The latter was the fastest CRT on the timesheets today.

Álvaro Bautista

“It felt like we were in Africa with the heat on track today! Our job was definitely not easy out there. Unfortunately, the conditions slowed us down a little and we weren’t quite able to work as we had planned –or as we had done at the positive test in Barcelona. The conditions were really out of the ordinary, on a track which also has some special characteristics which made things awkward. In any case, this test was important for understanding and taking forward our ideas for the next few GPs. We weren’t as fast as at Montmeló, but we are satisfied and are confident about Silverstone.”

Michele Pirro

“Today was made very difficult by the heat. But, besides this intense heat, we got on with our work and moved forward with what we had begun at Montmeló, continuing a positive trend. We were the fastest CRT on track, managing to be very consistent at race pace, but above all we had a clear idea of what we were doing and were on the right path. My feeling with the bike keeps improving with every lap and I can feel this positive progress. Fortunately, we won’t have the kind of temperatures at Silverstone that we have had here at Alcaniz, because that was really tough today.”

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