Cortese completes three positive Moto2™ testing days in Almeria

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dynavolt Intact GP’s Sandro Cortese completed three successful days of Moto2™ testing at the Almeria circuit yesterday, as the recently crowned Moto3™ champion got used to his new Kalex machine.

At the new team’s first public appearance, the Kalex, fitted with WP Suspension (part of the KTM Group), was unveiled to the media and public. Cortese then took to the track on what was his first outing on the 600cc prototype to post a lap of 1:42’7 on the first day. By the third day this was down to 1:38’79, showing just how much progress the German and his team were making.

Cortese is aware that he must continue to adapt his riding style from the Moto3™ to the Moto2™ class, but still has 15 test days to do so. He said: “First I have to get used to the bike and the new class. So I want to prepare with as many laps as possible. It's really fun to work with this bike. I have always ridden the Moto3 bike in a different style to my colleagues. That should benefit me."

Team manager Jürgen Lingg commented: "We are on the right track. We look forward to the upcoming season. I would stress caution, however, against putting the expectations too high. "

The next test will take place, depending on the weather, in December or early January next year again in Almeria.

TAGS 2013 Sandro Cortese

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