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Salom and Rins continue progress in testing

Salom and Rins continue progress in testing

Paginas Amarillas HP 40 rider Luis Salom and his new Moto2™ rookie colleague Alex Rins worked hard in testing this week at Valencia, with the team ready for a further test in Jerez next week.

The two days of testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on Monday and Tuesday proved useful for the Spanish pair with Salom listed as the fourth fastest rider on the second day, whilst Rins was in eighth position on the unofficial timesheet having got in 91 more laps of crucial Moto2 experience on the Kalex.

Salom’s 1’35.201 time was under the lap record for the Spanish track and he will head on for a further test in Jerez in good spirits after two productive days of work.

"The second day was very positive,” Salom commented. “Already in the first outing we were very fast. In the final run I expected to improve the time but we have only been able to match it because we encountered a lot of traffic. It was a shame because we knew we could have gone faster.”

“Anyway the feeling is really good and I'm very happy because we have taken an important step forward. I hope we can continue working well at the next test as it’s the last before the winter break.”

On the other side of the box, Salom’s former Moto3™ rival and incoming colleague Rins had a long day as he took advantage of the dry conditions to build up his knowledge of his new bike. The young Spaniard was 0.4s quicker than his fellow rookie Alex Marquez and commented, "I'm very happy. The time we got was pretty fast for the first time here with Kalex. Now we must keep working hard to continue getting used to the category and to keep improving our pace.”

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, Alex Rins, Luis Salom

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