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Moto3™ riders take to Misano track for post-race test

Moto3™ riders take to Misano track for post-race test

The Moto3™ paddock stayed on for an extra day at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli to conduct a one-day test.

After a thrilling race on Sunday, the Moto3™ riders had no respite as they returned to the Misano track for a one-day test, with upgrades and settings being confirmed before the final five races of the year.

Championship leader Danny Kent worked on improving his ability to turn the bike with various geometry set-ups, after being penalized for running wide off track during the race. However higher humidity and very windy conditions made it tough for the Brit to judge progress.

The conditions caught out the majority of the field, with the likes of Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira commenting that the first run of the day was merely to bed the surface in again after yesterday evening’s track invasion. Both riders focussed on improving the new chassis’ feel, and Binder in particular was relieved that his lack of engine power in the race had been resolved before even heading out on track.

The Mahindra riders in the Mapfre Aspar team were given a new clutch to try, as well as new gearbox parts, which got a glowing review from the likes of Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin. Martin also tried a new front fork, whilst Bagnaia was given a new exhaust to try. The team was also working on some air intake solutions to help with overall power delivery.

Honda did not supply riders with any new parts, meaning that all riders could focus heavily on set-up, suspension and overall geometry of the bike. This was the case for the likes of SAXOPRINT RTG’s Alexis Masbou, Ongetta-Rivacold’s Niccolo Antonelli, with race winner Enea Bastianini benefitting from his teammate’s absence through injury, as he was able to do back-to-back runs with two bikes.

His compatriot Romano Fenati was the only rider to give a significant upgrade a try, as he gave a 2016 frame a run out on track. This chassis would however not be allowed to enter in the 2015 season, as the factory’s one allowed upgrade was already introduced before the Misano round.

The Moto3™ field will be back on track for the Gran Premio Movistar De Aragon ion 27th September.

Tags:
Moto3, 2015

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