Step forward for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team at Jerez test07/05/2019
Brad Binder and Jorge Martin complete a positive and fruitful day of testing at the Andalusian track.
The Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit reopened its doors today for the intermediate class of the Motorcycle World Championship, with a day of post-race testing following the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain last weekend. Despite the sweltering heat, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders took advantage of their three sessions to analyse and solve the setbacks they encountered during the fourth round of the season.
Brad Binder completed a total of 65 laps, in which he worked on race pace, trying to set consistent lap times. The South African and his crew reduced the chattering problems suffered during the past weekend, making Brad Binder feel more comfortable riding the bike.
On the other side of the box, Jorge Martin dedicated his 71 laps to solving the issues of lack of grip and chattering that he experienced during the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain. The results were positive, as he improved his feeling and was able to ride more easily and smoothly.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team will be able to put into practice everything learned at the test at the next round of the series: the French Grand Prix, which will be held from 17th to 19th May at the legendary Le Mans circuit.
41 BRAD BINDER
“Today went quite well overall. I started the day very strong with the track conditions being colder and when the heat rose I struggled a bit more. From that moment on, we tried different things but never quite found the way forward. In the last session we tried something completely different to the setup we had used before and I felt much more comfortable on the bike -which was what we were looking for. We’d been experiencing chattering all the time and now we have managed to ride more easily.”
88 JORGE MARTIN
“It was a very positive test after the tough weekend we had at Jerez. We found several things that can help us and, without a doubt, we are going in the right direction. Today we tried different solutions with the team that allowed us to improve our grip, which was one of the things we most needed to do. Furthermore, we reduced one of our main problems, which was chattering. In general, I’m happy with how the day went and I have a very good feeling about the next race.”