Despite bad weather, Jorge Navarro made steady progress as he continues to adapt to the Moto2 machine. The Spaniard graduates to Moto2 this year from Moto3, after taking two victories and third in the championship last season.
He replaces Sam Lowes at the Federal Oil Gresini Team, joining the Kalex-based team for the 2017 season.
A total of 84 laps led to a best time of a 1.43.499 come the day’s end. The track was very dirty due to the overnight rain in the area, but Navarro was happy nonetheless, as he looks forward to the next tests in March, at Jerez once more.
“Yesterday was a very productive testing day for us: I could continue my apprenticeship and my feelings improved constantly. We made several set-up changes throughout the day and I think we are on the right path to adapt the bike to my riding style.
“Obviously, there is room for improvement, both in terms of the level of my riding, both in terms of work to do to further adapt the bike to my style, but as said the direction is the right one. I can’t wait to get back on track here in Jerez for the IRTA tests, because today was not possible to test: the track was very dirty, then the rain was not enough to take advantage of full wet conditions, so we preferred not to use the second day of test to take advantage of it later in the season.
“Now I have almost two weeks to continue to prepare physically, to face the upcoming official test in the best conditions!”.
Kiko Giles @MotoGPKiko