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Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 leaves Almeria test content

Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 leaves Almeria test content

After three days of testing at the Almeria circuit, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Jordi Torres and Nico Terol left the track in a confident mood.

On the third day at the Andalucian track, Torres returned to the chassis that he tested on the first day, and again focused his efforts on finding the correct stiffness for the bike. From early in the morning he improved his time from yesterday, and in the last run scored his best time with a 1.35.90, 1.3 seconds faster than on the second day. Teammate Terol has also gained six-tenths on the second day. The Spaniard tried a new chassis Suter, featuring a new frame with carbon reinforcements, giving more rigidity, and allowing Terol to ride faster.

Jordi Torres 1.35.90 (45 laps)

"Today we reassembled the chassis from the first day. It is what we like, and with it the feelings we have improved again. We focused on finding the best possible grip on the first point of acceleration. We played a lot with the hardness of the rear shock, and also with several rods, adjusting the stiffness of the bike. Eventually we managed to find more grip, and we found more stability in cornering. I am very pleased with this test, because I am more settled with this bike."

Nico Terol 1.36.82 (54 laps)

"The third day was also positive. Today we tried another new chassis. A chassis incorporating carbon parts, which was stiffer than the one I used yesterday. I did not find it as comfortable as yesterday, but I still managed to improve my time, so overall I'm happy. Following these three days we have ruled out several things. Now we know what is best for us. I'm very satisfied because we have evolved a bit each day, we worked conscientiously, we had time to try many things, and we know what direction to take next time we train."

Press release courtesy of Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2.

Moto2, 2013, Nicolas Terol, Jordi Torres

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