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7 days ago
By motogp.com

Moto2™ remain in Austria to test

Many of the intermediate class grid stay at the Red Bull Ring for an extra day

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Highlights: Moto2™ Austria one-day test

Ahead of the HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky, some of the Moto2™ field remained in Austria for a one day test at the Red Bull Ring, with weather proving the biggest rival as rain set in after some more useful track time in the morning.

Those present included Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS with Alex Marquez and Franco Morbidelli, Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Sam Lowes, Forward Team’s Lorenzo Baldassari and Luca Marini, Tech 3 Racing, Dynavolt Intact GP and CarXpert Interwetten pairing Dominique Aegerter and Robin Mulhauser, among more. There were a couple of new tyre options for the teams to try, but focus was more individual with different teams trying different setups and suspension solutions.

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Moto2™ riders react to Austrian test

Sam Lowes wasn’t quite 100% after his crash in the Austrian GP but the Brit was back on track to test new Öhlins forks – ones used already by Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS. Alex Marquez and Franco Morbidelli got in some dry weather running in the morning, before rain put paid to proceedings.

Xavi Vierge (Tech 3 Racing) tried a Kalex chassis with the same suspension used on his Mistral 610 to do some data comparison, and German rival Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) tested Nissin brakes.

Moto2™ will be back out on track for the HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky on Friday morning for Free Practice 1, with another 25 points on the table.