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Cortese completes first outing on Moto2™ bike

Cortese completes first outing on Moto2™ bike

Sandro Cortese underwent his first day of testing on his new Moto2™ machine yesterday at Almeria in Spain, with the German youngster content with his initial feeling.

Lapping on his Kalex from the newly formed Dynavolt Intact GP team, alongside established Moto2™ riders such as Toni Elías and Julián Simón, Cortese spoke to Germany magazine SpeedWeek after completing 45 laps with a personal best of 1:42,7: "The first day went really well. I felt better after every lap, with each turn. It was primarily about getting to know this 600-cc motorcycle. My confidence got better from lap to lap. It is really fun to work with this bike, even in comparison to Moto3. You need more power while riding, especially when the changing direction. As of last week I have already upped my strength training. The machine is however more stable under braking than the Moto3 bike."

He continued: "In Moto3 I was already riding in a different style to my opponents. I brought the machine more upright on corner exit earlier in order to then accelerate better. Sure, for the Moto2 class, I will improve my riding style even further. But generally I'm on the right track. My first day was really successful Moto2.”

Moto2, 2013, Sandro Cortese

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