Positive day of testing at Misano for Red Bull KTM Ajo14/09/2015
Oliveira, Binder and Hanika use day of testing to add more mileage to new KTM chassis and continue with improvements.
After the podium taken yesterday by Miguel Oliveira in San Marino GP, the Portuguese and teammates Brad Binder and Karel Hanika remained in Misano for a day of testing. The test saw the track shared between teams from Moto3 and Moto2. Further work was undertaken with the new KTM chassis, debuted by Red Bull KTM Ajo at the beginning of the weekend and a development that gave good results from day one.
On a day in which occasional wind and rain proved a hindrance to the riders, the Red Bull KTM Ajo tried out new setups with their machines. Satisfied with the progress made in several different aspects, improved feeling with the front end was the main reason to be pleased for the trio. Hanika was the happiest of the trio, feeling more comfortable than he had the entire weekend.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders will be back onboard their KTM bikes from September 25th, in the first free practice for the Aragon GP.
“The test went pretty well today, and we tried different setups that have improved performance. The track conditions were a bit different from yesterday in the race, as there was quite a lot more wind, and the times were not as good. Still, we are able to go fast and we were able to try different settings for the bike. In the last stint, I liked the setup a lot. Above all we are looking for more stability on the fast corners. I hope we find that and continue to evolve in the same way at Aragon.”
“This day of testing today went quite well. In the morning, conditions were not the best, as it was quite windy. It was very positive to ride again after the race, because we had a couple of things to try. The truth is that we found a setup for the front fork that works much better than the previous one, so it’s an important step forward. In the afternoon we did not have much time, because the first drops of rain began to fall. We head to Aragon feeling strong, with a good line of progress and the desire to keep improving in races.”
“For me today has been the most positive I’ve had here at Misano, because in the race we could not find a setup that allowed me to ride comfortably. Today, from the first stint, we changed some settings and the bike worked better. I like the clutch we tested and also the changes in the front end setup. I think we’ve been fast, setting a good lap time despite using an engine with many kilometres on the clock, and we could have been even faster with new tyres. We have to save our work from today to do well from at Aragon from the Friday onwards.”