Ángel Nieto Team Moto3 - Jerez Test 22018-03-07 14:54
Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas remain on upward curve as first round approaches
The Moto3 World Championship riders are making the most of their final few hours on track before the first round of the new season, which takes place next week in Qatar. The second of three days of test at Jerez featured a top 10 made up almost entirely of Spanish and Italian riders, headed by Jorge Martín as the only rider to dip under the 1'46 barrier so far. However the top eleven were all within a second of the Spaniard's best, including the Ángel Nieto Team's Italian rider Andrea Migno, who is adapting well to his new team and bike.
It was a positive second day of the test for the Ángel Nieto Team at Jerez, where Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas are making their final preparations for the new challenge ahead in Qatar. The Italian was satisfied with the work completed alongside his crew today, which consisted of finding out which set-up modifications can help him find a better feeling with his KTM. His Spanish team-mate Albert Arenas continued working on his main issue at the moment, which is in corner entry, and he found a late breakthrough that helped him shave a full second and a half off his best lap time from yesterday.
11th Andrea Migno 1:46.929 (55 laps): “We have tried quite a few things in terms of the set-up and the whole point of these testing days is to find out what helps us and what doesn't. We have been able to rule some things out and now we know more or less what path to take. I am happy with the work we have done today but we still have to keep working to find the best possible feeling with the bike. We have had two good days of testing here and we are finding the right way forward.”
21st Albert Arenas 1:47.546 (40 laps): “We found a good set-up today and once I started to get the best out of my riding we were able to get some good results at the end of the day. In the final session, when the temperatures were at their lowest, I managed to improve my lap time and my feeling so that is something positive. We have managed to improve the area that we were struggling the most with up to now, which was corner entry. It is good to know which way we need to go with things now and tomorrow, weather permitting, I am looking forward to pushing some more and finalising our preparations for Qatar”.
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