Preceded by ART Aspar and Suter-BMW of Edwards, but followed by BQR-ART Kawasaki and James Ellison, the Italian team in the CRT is placed exactly in the middle of private classification of the new category . Michele Pirro, Danilo Petrucci and Mattia Pasini were placed in rapid succession, occupying the 17 th to 19 th position in the rankings since the first day of MotoGP testing at Jerez.
Given the age of his Honda-FTR - two days of testing at Imola last week, for a total of 70 laps - Pirro said he was pleased with the 17 th place finish.
"Today was the real debut for our bike - said the rider from San Giovanni Rotondo - We have worked hard for the first time with the Bridgestone tires, making sure that those are the main limitations at the time. We have particular problems back, which puts us in trouble in the input and output curves. But we can be more than satisfied because we are already aligned with others, De Puniet apart ".
Good performance for Mattia Pasini on ART SpeedMaster. Romagnolo The pilot has made 59 laps, blaming a delay of about 2 seconds from the category leader De Puniet .
Close the deployment of Italian Danilo Petrucci, which tested different evolutions of both chassis engine that powered the Ioda Aprilia.
"We have been long in the third position between the CRT and we still have much to do, but the Ioda has not shown any particular problems so I think that from tomorrow we could be much closer to our rivals " .
Compared to the prototypes, these bikes need to first kilometers. The day of tomorrow, weather permitting, will allow our pilots to continue the development of these new creatures of the world championship.
source: GP One