Yesterday was opening the test in Jerez with a particularly intense, just the opposite today. The sky was completely black and windy dawn, and what yesterday was a universe of willingness on the part of pilots today has become lazy. Certainly the conditions have not followed much in the second day. The intermittent rain has caused men to MotoGP track peep shyly, and well past noon have not heard the true clash of the premier class. The activity has been largely centralized in three hours, which most pilots have used to control your set-up with the wet floor and little else.
Today was the first day POWER ELECTRONICS Aspar riders have tested their new ART in the wet, and track work has been summarized in 16 turns (eight each), so most of the day they happen doors work inward. Randy and Aleix had several tests pending, but the rain has squandered his plans, and have used to configure their mounts under water conditions. Avoiding any risk maps have tested various electronic traction control. And just today his feeling was very positive.
Randy De Puniet 1.52.397 (8 laps): "Today was a day not too productive, we completed a few laps in the wet to see feelings and little else. I'm happy because in aquatic conditions I have also felt very comfortable and the weather has been good. After eight laps we decided to stop, the route was not in good condition and not worth risking. If tomorrow goes good day continue to work on the suspension and electronics, and testing of tires, to try to push a little more. "
Aleix Espargaró 1.57.718 (8 laps): "The track conditions were dire, we have had to work in the garage most of the day. Never having tried this bike under water, and this afternoon we have several turns to test a specific electronic maps for water. Randy has proven the first and then me. It was found that the traction control works well in the wet. Also we have used to configure the second bike, but all our work is summarized in eight rounds. Hopefully tomorrow the conditions to join us and we can continue working. "
source: Aspar Press Release