Salom, Khairuddin and Sissis continue progress at Jerez

20/02/2013

Moto3 test at Jerez sees sunny conditions and Luis Salom taking third best time of the day, nurse riding alongside Khairuddin and Sissis.

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It was a positive second day of testing at the Circuito de Jerez today. Fine weather allowed the Red Bull KTM riders the chance to put in dry laps, viagra 100mg and Luis Salom took third on the timesheet behind Viñales and Rins. Teammates Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Arthur Sissis were twentieth and twenty-fourth, sales respectively.

After rain yesterday, early mist meant that Day 2 got off to a slow start. However, the sun came out to dry the track, and Salom, Khairuddin y Sissis were able to begin their work.

Salom was the first of the three to go out, waiting until 12:30pm to leave the garage and completing 15 laps. Khairuddin and Sissis were close behind, in a session in which the Malaysian rider tried out different chassis setups.

In the hour dedicated exclusively to Moto3, Salom needed just two laps to improve on his morning time. The Spaniard rode 12 laps in the second session. Khairuddin also improved various times on his best lap, finally stopping the clock with a 1’49.553.

In the final session, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s number 39 fought for the top time with  Alex Rins and Maverick Viñales, setting a quickest lap of 1’47.109.  Khairuddin did not emerge from the pits, whilst Sissis focused on bettering his KTM setup, with a final time of 1’49.796.

Tomorrow sees the third and final day of testing at the Circuito de Jerez.

Results
1. Maverick Viñales (KTM) 1:46.805
2. Alex Rins (KTM) 1:46.881 +0.006
3. Luis Salom (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:47.109 +0.304
4. Jonas Folger (Kalex KTM) 1:47.719 +0.914
5. Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra) 1:47.958 +1.153
20. Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:49.553 +2.748
24. Arthur Sissis (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:49.769 +2.964

Luis Salom

“Today we were able to take advantage of the good weather and have been riding very fast. In the end we were just three tenths off the top time. We are very happy, because in the end there are no big differences between us and, on the fastest lap I clocked, I know I lost a bit of time on a couple of corners. As I said in Valencia, it is the first time that we are really testing, and I am very happy. In addition, the team is working very well and I am adapting well to their workrate.”

Arthur Sissis

“Yesterday we went well in the wet and, although today we did not do too many laps, we improved on the final runs, which is important. The forecast for tomorrow is rain, so it seems that today was the only dry day for this test, but I’m feeling good in the wet and yesterday we found a good setup for those conditions.”

Zulfahmi Khairuddin

“Today we felt really good. The weather was perfect and we were able to do more testing with the new bike. We hope that tomorrow the conditions are like today. I can’t wait to continue testing, and I think that the team and KTM are doing a good job.”

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