Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Maverick Viñales: "I've shot with rubber tired thinking about race, not looking for a fast lap"

The Jerez circuit has been chosen to play on stage, from today until next Wednesday, the last official test of the preseason Moto3. On this first day, Maverick Viñales has remained among the fastest drivers in the official timesheets, finishing the day second. Miguel Oliveira, who set the seventh fastest time, has continued his research on the new chassis Suter. Teammate Alex Rins has certified his recovery from shoulder injury, rolling without discomfort and marking the fifteenth fastest time.

These tests have allowed gauge the preparedness of the riders and their mounts. In this sense, Maverick Viñales highlighted ranking among the fastest drivers on this first day with a best time of 1 minute, 47 seconds and 755 thousandths. Just an amazing Roman Fenati end has 3/10 in front of him.

Less than a second of Viñales is over Miguel Oliveira. The Portuguese has dedicated this day to work with the Suter chassis which debuted just 10 days ago in training held in Albacete. The Repsol rider continued polishing the teething problems of this element, which has not prevented him finishing in seventh place with a record of 1 minute, 48 seconds and 614 thousandths.

After missing much of spring training, Alex Rins has proved that his shoulder injury is history and completed the day with virtually no physical discomfort. The young driver has in these workouts a good opportunity to continue their process of adaptation to the bike and equipment. On this first day at Jerez, work on his Honda has led him to sign a best time of 1 minute, 49 seconds and 632 thousandths.

Maverick Viñales:  "I felt very good. We have done testing on the chassis and engine and we slowly improving. I've noticed a lot of developments in the chassis and we are almost able to match the time set in the last test in Jerez, but we must continue working to improve the times. I've noticed very comfortable today, we shot a lot with worn tires thinking about racing and not looking for a fast lap. "

Miguel Oliveira:  "It went pretty well, trying to go fast from the start and putting us first thing in the front group. We have worked with Suter and we have improved in many aspects and details. With the team we have tried to understand how he reacted the bike to the changes that we made ​​and I have tried to keep adjusting to the bike to know more. The rate achieved is quite good and better than the last made ​​in this circuit. We continue to improve tomorrow. "

Alex Rins:  "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 in the 125cc. We have been improving some aspects and have been dating ever. For tomorrow need to find the set-up, but ended the day happy today. "

Source: Repsol via Motocuatro

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