Avintia overcomes teething problems for constructive Sepang

Friday, 8 February 2013

Following initial teething problems in the CTR ECU test, the three days in the official MotoGP™ test in Sepang proved beneficial for the Avintia Blusens team.

Both Héctor Barberá and Hiroshi Aoyama worked on the set-up of their new electronics, the suspension, and extensively tested the new softer option rear tyre. Despite issues with chattering, the team declared itself satisfied with the progress it had made.

Hiroshi Aoyama

"It has been a very interesting test. The work has been positive and we left with a lot of information. The first two days were dedicated to the new electronics and the rest to the development of the chassis and suspension. We have found the right direction to solve the chattering problems and we’ll apply it in the second test for the bike to go better. We must also work with the electronics, but for now I have chosen to focus on the suspension and chassis. My wrist has bothered me a bit, but when we return here will be much better."

Héctor Barberá

"We have done a good job and I'm happy with how the sessions have developed, but we still have much to do. The new electronics worked well, but we were unable to unlock their full potential. In the next test this will be solved. As for the bike, we have chattering at corner entry and it cost us time to fix it, but we will have a new chassis with which I am sure will improve a lot in this regard. It is the first outing after a few months and the conclusion is positive. The team has worked perfectly and we have much room for improvement before the start of the championship."

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