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Dynavolt Intact GP’s Sandro Cortese feels he has made progress at the Aragon test, focusing on his chassis.
Although Sandro recorded two minor crashes, it has been a very positive test. He was able to complete a race distance of 22 laps on the first and another on the second day. He set a best time of 1:54.230 on Thursday. In total Sandro did 107 laps, which is equivalent to 543 km.
"I am very pleased with the test," said Sandro Cortese after two busy days on his Kalex bike. "We have tried a lot and taken a completely new direction. I am convinced that we have made a step forward. That will be important for the upcoming races."
The team tested several chassis elements of Öhlins and new aerodynamic parts of Kalex. "The conditions were perfect. We were able to test almost everything that we planned already on Wednesday", said Team Principal and Technical Director Jürgen Lingg. "We tried new suspension components from Öhlins and some things were positive. We have to analyse now the data. The lap times were definitely quite pleasant."
The findings were important both to prepare for the Aragon Grand Prix taking place in late September. But above all, for the upcoming race at Le Mans, which will be held from 15 to 17 May. "Today we assessed different geometry variants for the motorcycle to offer Sandro a better braking performance. Because it seems like in Jerez we had a little handicap in this regard ", Jürgen Lingg continued. "I think we have found a good solution. Certainly we have taken a small step. Therefore, I am confident for Le Mans."
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