CX riders continue to improve
Miguel Oliveira and Alex Rins, seventh and fifteenth, rolling at a good level on the first day of testing at Jerez
After the official presentation in Madrid, pilots have become CatalunyaCaixa work today at the Circuito de Jerez on the first day of the IRTA test, the last before the season starts next weekend on April 8 Qatar. Miguel Oliveira and Alex Rins have returned to donning overalls to continue their adaptation and continuous improvement in the new category of Moto3.
And is that its evolution is still noticeable. Both drivers have been shot at a high level today. Oliveira, who completed 64 laps, with new configurations and released in Albacete, was third on the timesheets, achieving a best time of 1'48 .614 (+1.2 Fenati Romano, the #). The Portuguese has improved and the record, unofficial (1'48 .9) which recorded five weeks ago on the same path in their second preseason test.
In turn, Rins, which is improving every day of the injury on his left shoulder has issued a total of 59 laps. The pilot Barcelona, â€‹â€‹with a better timer 1'49 .632 (2218), has managed a creditable 15th position in his debut have been their first tests IRTA. The last time I rolled over Rins Jerez was last November when the CEV 125GP champion.
Beyond the final standings in the timesheets, Oliveira and Rins have returned to give today another step forward in their preparation for the first race of the season. Tomorrow, both drivers will face the second day of testing at Jerez, in a test that will lengthen until 21 March.
Miguel Oliveira, CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 64 laps, 1'48 .614:
"It was a positive day. We started working with the Suter and the feeling was good. The aim of the day was to learn the bike and move them as they develop training. I think in the end we succeeded because we have gradually adapted to the bike. In relation to the previous test I think we've taken a step forward and we must continue the same line. We have two days of testing and hopefully we can complete a good end of season. "
Alex Rins CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 59 laps, 1'49 .632:
"It was a positive day and I'm very happy, because I'm pretty good shoulder, I had almost no discomfort. I need to familiarize myself with the team and the bike is completely new. In practice this morning at the Jerez circuit, one of my favorites, we have come almost to the configuration we had on the Aprilia. We have been improving some aspects and have been dating ever. Tomorrow need to find the set-up, but just happy today. "