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Drive M7 Aspar's Hayden finds eight tenths on third and final day at Sepang to end test on a high.
After two days working on the set-up of their machines today was an opportunity for the DRIVE M7 Aspar Team riders to complete race simulations. In total Nicky Hayden completed 49 laps today, shaving eight tenth’s off his time from yesterday and breaking the 2'01 barrier.
Nicky Hayden 2.00.813 (49 laps): “To be honest we took a big step forward today. Our position is not spectacular but I have dropped my lap time considerably. We managed to get into the two minutes' and I tried to go a little bit faster but we just fell short. We have to be realistic - we are competing at a very high level and you have to work hard for every fraction of a second. But we are on the right track, we have improved a lot compared to the first test and this is positive. Also today we were able to do a long run, which helped us to improve. I made a small mistake but in general my pace has been consistent. I am happy with the team because they are working very hard and we have improved in a lot of areas, although we still have a lot of work to do, especially in terms of the electronics. We leave Sepang satisfied although we can't afford to relax. We have to keep trying to evolve in several areas, principally with the engine braking."
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