The Speed Master rider concluded the Jerez Test with a positive evaluation of how the Aprilia CRT machine had developed in the lead-up to the start of the 2012 MotoGP™ season.
Mattia Pasini and his Speed Master team began the Jerez Test focusing on electronics on the ART machine it will race in 2012, and after getting in some wet set-up work on Saturday it concluded the three days on Sunday with overall set-up and tyre work.
"In general these three days went quite well. Friday started off with a shakedown of the second machine, which was new for us. We made a few minor modifications but mainly tried to complete as many laps as possible without worrying too much about the time we set or the final position on the timesheet. On Saturday we had a positive run on the wet track, we did a good job and now we have some important information for whenever it does rain. On Sunday we worked on the bike and its general setting, trying to improve it step-by-step. We put together a lot of data. It was a shame to crash at the end of the test, we could have done without that. We had started working in a new direction for the chassis which I believe could have helped us to improve. We'll now keep working in this direction, and on the whole I'm happy with our preparations for Qatar."
source: MotoGP Official