Miller and Hanika on record pace

19/02/2014

Red Bull KTM Ajo riders lead second day of Jerez test, pills with first and second quickest times and faster than circuit record.

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The Moto3 circuit record at Jerez, advice set by Alex Rins last year with a 1:46.660 lap, viagra was smashed today by both Red Bull KTM Ajo riders –in a display of their good feeling onboard their KTM machines. Jack Miller would eventually take the outright record, with a time of 1:46.278 that saw him head the Day 2 timesheet, 0.367 ahead of teammate Karel Hanika.

The riders waited an hour and a quarter for the track temperature to rise, but Jack Miller and Karel Hanika came out strong after that, looking to put in the miles onboard their KTM bikes. The Australian was the fastest to feel comfortable, closing the morning session with a flying 1:46.278 lap which set a new record at Jerez. Hanika lowered his time from yesterday with a 1:47.419.

After a second session in which both riders tried out new setups, the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo were back to beating the clock in the final session. Both led the way on the timesheet, with rookie Hanika placing top with a 1:46.645 and Miller fourth.
Overall, Miller has been the fastest man so far at Jerez, just ahead of Hanika in second. The Jerez test continues tomorrow with a third and final day.

Combined Standings – Day 2
1. Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:46.278
2. Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:46.645 +0.367
3. Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) 1:46.646 +0.368
4. Romano Fenati (KTM) 1:46.650 +0.372
5. Francesco Bagnaia (KTM) 1:46.674 +0.396

Jack Miller >> Audio
“Today was a really good day. We managed to test a lot of parts from KTM and it was a very productive day again. The circuit record is a bonus and also I feel really comfortable as well, so we are very happy with the progress we are making. It just shows that we are getting quicker and quicker, step by step. It’s too early to say it if we will improve that lap time tomorrow or not. We also have a limited number of tyres, so it’s going to be difficult. If we have another nice day with weather like this, then I think we will have a good chance.”

Karel Hanika >> Audio
“Today was a really good day for our team. I think we did very good job today, we put in a lot of laps and tried a lot of setups. We are getting closer to the best setup for the bike, and for a large part of the day I was on used tyres, so we were not very fast then. However, when we put the new rubber on we were much better and our time was very close to Jack’s, so I’m very happy. I rode my fast lap alone –so I’m even more pleased with that. The team found a very good setup for me so that I was not struggling with the rear like in the morning, and the feeling was completely different on fresh tyres. Slow cornering had been a problem for me previously, but that’s where I improved for this fast time. It was a perfect day, all in all, so thanks to my mechanics for their help.”

 

*Audio solely for radio use

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