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The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2™ team kept themselves busy after the San Marino GP – completing a two-day test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. The team's two riders, Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder, enjoyed productive track time on both days and were able to deliver data from more than 150 laps apiece. Only windy conditions on Thursday caused some problems for the duo.
Five rounds out from the conclusion of the 2017 MotoGP™ season, the Red Bull KTM Ajo team continue working on the development of the KTM Moto2™ bike that has debuted in the intermediate class this year. Oliveira and Binder were able to test new parts and confirm setups at the Valencia test - parts that had also been positive at other circuits this year. Both riders used a new front fork, as well as updated links for the rear of the bike.
Brad Binder: "These two days of testing in Valencia have gone really well. We've been able to try out new parts and work on my riding a lot. I've learned a lot and I'm very happy about that. We used a new front fork and the feeling is very positive with it, as well as different links that we have to keep testing. We did more than 100 laps yesterday, but today a harmless crash stopped me from completing the entire day. I'm anxious to get back on the KTM next week at Aragon."
Miguel Oliveira: "These have been two useful days for us in Valencia. It's been very hot and we've been able to put in a lot of laps, getting important kilometres under our belts. This test has helped us to confirm the good feelings we'd had with different parts in previous tests at other tracks. It's always good to be able to compare feelings at circuits with different characteristics. Every test is focused on being able to ride more comfortably and take steps forward. I was able to ride fast, so the end result is positive; Now we have to focus on the Aragon GP."
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