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Espargaro: “I got some positive impressions”

Espargaro: “I got some positive impressions”

Aleix Espargaro left Sepang on Tuesday impressed by the new Suzuki GSX-RR after getting his hands on the new machine for the first time.

The Spaniard spent the whole day focusing on working with the harder tyre after Baz’s accident saw the soft option withdrawn. Despite a number of complications, he completed 39 laps and also got to try out the new GSX-RR for 2016, and seem impressed. He set his fastest time in the afternoon, a 2’02.092, which was good enough for 16th on the timesheets.

The three-day Sepang test concludes on Wednesday with the action kicking off at 10am local time.

Aleix Espargaro: “Today has been a very complicated day, the morning went pretty fast without being able to do much work: I had issues with the engine at the very beginning of the day and then when I switched to the second machine, an accident happened and the track was red-flagged. After Baz’s crash we couldn’t use the soft tyre, therefore we focused the whole day working with the hard tyre to better understand it. Then in the afternoon we had some issues with the electronics, of course it’s pretty normal that we had to make several attempts as it is brand new. At the end of the day I can count only a few clean and positive laps in the whole day, for my satisfaction I would have hoped for something better but we have to consider that this is what tests are meant for. We have to stay focused and stick to our plans, I know the team has already planned further steps for tomorrow and my desire is only to continue working with them. I could make a few laps with new chassis and swingarm at the end of the afternoon and I got some positive impressions, which I’m curious to try again tomorrow.”

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MotoGP, 2016, SEPANG MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, DAY2, Aleix Espargaro, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR, #SepangTest

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