2018-02-14 13:47
Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas leave southern Spain in high spirits
The second official preseason test for the Moto3 riders was dominated by Italian riders, only broken up by Spaniard Jorge Martín. Tony Arbolino ended the test at Jerez with the fastest time (1:45.498), besting the lap set yesterday by Enea Bastianini by a tenth of a second. Only they, along with Jorge Martín and Dennis Foggia, were able to break the 1:46 barrier in a test in which up to seventeen riders were within a second of one another.

The pilots Ángel Nieto Team riders completed a positive test at Jerez with their new KTM bike, achieving their best times yesterday. Andrea Migno was the fastest of the two this week, in which he put in a total of 156 laps and a top time of 1:46.263, 0.7 seconds off the quickest lap. His 52 laps today enabled him to continue gathering data with his new team and discover more about his potential for the season.
Albert Arenas has closed the test with a 1:46.748 best time, after putting in a total of 132 laps over the three days. On Wednesday he was unable to improve his lap time, but he ends the week pleased with his findings. Arenas had focused on getting a good feeling with used tyres.

19th Andrea Migno 1:46,705 (52 laps): "We leave Jerez very happy with the work done and the feeling that we obtained over these three days, but we want more. In the end I did not set a very fast time, like the top riders did, but we know our potential, which is the important thing right now."

23rd Albert Arenas 1:47.219 (45 laps): "We finished this third day with a bittersweet feeling: We had the potential to have been a bit higher up, but right now the priority was to ride with used tyres and alone, at my own pace, trying more setups in order to feel stronger in these conditions. I'm happy with the laps I put in at the end; it's a shame not to have been able to get a quick time, but we will be fully focused when we get back on track. We have a lot of information with which to achieve a good setup at the upcoming test. I like the bike, I feel good on it, and I would like to thank the team for their hard work, especially on a day like today -in which we changed many things on the bike."


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