Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 return to work with private test in Jerez11/02/2020
Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima complete two intense and productive days of testing to prepare for the start of the 2020 season.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 traveled to Jerez on Monday and Tuesday to begin preparations for the 2020 season, completing two days of private testing. After a positive first approach in Valencia at the end of November, Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima were able to resume work on the Andalusian track, focusing on the set up of their bikes.
Amidst pleasant temperatures on Monday, Martin put in a total of 68 laps, clocking a 1:41.8 at the end of the day. The Spaniard focused on the front end of his bike, achieving satisfactory results. On the other side of the box, Nagashima was one of the most active riders on track, with a total of 82 laps and riding in the mid-1:42’s. The Japanese and his crew completed an intense testing plan, using several different setups.
On Tuesday Nagashima improved his times, with a personal best of 1:42.399 putting in 71 laps. Martin suffered a crash at the beginning of the day that prevented him from going back on track, despite not sustaining any major injury. However, the Spaniard leaves Jerez satisfied with his progress.
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 will continue their preseason work next week, at the first official test of 2020 from February 19th to 21st, at the Andalusian track.
88 JORGE MARTIN
“This test was a good shakedown with the bike. Yesterday was a positive day overall, and in addition to advancing in many aspects, we saw that we have to continue working on the front end. We can be satisfied with the progress we achieved yesterday. Today I suffered a crash, precisely when we were working on the front, and we couldn’t get back out on track. Now it’s time to review the information and prepare for the next test. I can’t wait to continue.”
45 TETSUTA NAGASHIMA
“First of all, I am very happy to be part of the team and I’m looking forward to starting a new season with them. During this test we tried out a lot of different setups and we found the way forward. We still have to improve our lap times a bit more, but the important thing is that our feeling with the bike is good. We have to work in this way to continue evolving further at the next test.”