2020 begins in Valencia for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team26/11/2019
Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima completed today a productive test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team were back at work today at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, undertaking a productive day of testing. Jorge Martin and his new teammate Tetsuta Nagashima used the new material supplied by Kalex, which will be used in 2020. Both riders completed the practice with good feelings and they are looking forward to next season, after a well-deserved winter break.
The Spanish track was open continuously for testing on Tuesday from 10 am to 5 pm. Jorge Martin completed a total of 79 laps, producing a solid pace. The Spaniard worked on the riding position and on improving braking, using the team’s fresh material in order to achieve a good base to fine tune in 2020. At the end of the day, Jorge was happy with the results obtained with the new components.
The Valencia practice saw Nagashima making his debut with the team, so the Japanese rider focused on adapting to the bike and meeting his new crew. He tested different geometries and electronic configurations for engine braking. Tetsuta finished up on Tuesday with a total of 61 laps under his belt, completing his work with a very positive feeling and high expectations for the year ahead.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders will return to their bikes again in February, once the winter test ban is over.
88 JORGE MARTIN
“I am happy with how my first contact with the bike went, it was a good day for us. At the beginning it was a bit harder, as this machine is different to the one we had this year. However, we’ll take away all the positive information we gathered today and we’ll try to improve on other aspects. We were able to set a good pace, although this was only a first contact. The margin for improvement is very big, so I’m looking forward to the first 2020 test.”
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“I am very happy to start working with the team. Although we only had one test day, we were able to improve from the morning to the afternoon. In general, my feelings are very good and I’m happy with my new crew. There is a lot of work to do and we will have to push hard, but that’s what preseason is for.”