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New Forward Racing pair Stefan Bradl and Loris Baz both enjoyed their first test with the team this week at Valencia.
After the rain that spoiled the second day of testing, the NGM Forward Racing riders were please to continue their work in dry conditions on Wednesday. Despite a crash in the afternoon, Bradl completed 38 laps in total on the final day, setting a best lap time of 1’32.784.
It was a positive day also for Bradl’s new teammate Baz, who completed 60 laps. His best time was 1’33.486.
The Valencia test session was the perfect occasion to test some new material in preparation of the 2015 season. Starting from Monday both riders tested the SC Project exhaust pipes, while on Wednesday they tested the Kayaba suspension.
The NGM Forward Racing Team will be back on track ay Jerez in two weeks on the 26th and 27th of November for another important test session.
Bradl said, “On Wednesday we tested the new suspension for the first time. We need to understand the potential and continue to work. I also need to gain more confidence with this bike, which is different from the one I was used to riding. In the afternoon I crashed, but fortunately without consequences. The first impression with the Forward Yamaha is positive and I look forward to continue working on the bike in two weeks.”
Baz added, “It was a good start, the first day we focused on adapting the bike to my size. The second day I tested the limit on the wet, crashing twice but the feeling was positive. On the last day I was already more confident, even if I need to know better the Bridgestone tyres and the carbon brakes. We will continue to work in Jerez.”
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