ÁNGEL NIETO TEAM END PRESEASON IN GOOD SHAPE FOR QATAR2018-03-09 09:29
Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas conclude preparations with wet session at the Andalusian circuit
The final preparations for the Moto3 World Championship took place in rainy conditions today, with nobody able to improve on the lap times set yesterday at Jerez. As such, it is Jorge Martín who will travel to Qatar with the honor of having been the fastest in the final test, after yesterday clocking a 1'45.945 that only the Italian Enea Bastianini was able to threaten. With eleven riders within a second and up to twenty-six covered by two seconds, the equality in the Moto3 category is maximum and only the checkered flag will decide the winner of the first race, within a week, at the Losail circuit.
The Angel Nieto Team riders have seen their work plans interrupted by the incessant rain over these three days of testing in Jerez. Despite this, both Andrea Migno and Albert Arenas leave Jerez with their ambition intact and eager to give their best from the moment the red lights turn green in Qatar next Friday. The Italian has worked throughout the preseason with his new team and has enjoyed some positive results, which he hopes to build on in the first race of the season. His team-mate Albert Arenas has also focused his work on the the start of the season and together with his technical team he is clear of the direction he needs to take to continue improving in Qatar.
Andrea Migno 1:56.957 (24 laps): "We have enjoyed a pretty good preseason in general, although our ambitions are high and we know that we still need a little to fight constantly for the top positions. In Qatar we will continue giving our best to find it and to be among the best. The good thing is that during this preseason we have worked in all possible conditions. I'm looking forward to starting the season, and especially on a circuit that I like. "
Albert Arenas 1:58.901 (13 laps): "I would have liked to finish the tests with a dry race simulation, but it wasn't to be. It's a shame but with the rain we have not been able to make the most of these three days. When the track has allowed us, we have been able to try several things thinking about the first race in Qatar. We have a clear direction to follow. I like the bike a lot, but there is an area where we still have to improve, which is corner entry. In Qatar we will start from scratch, with the atmosphere of the race weekend. It was important to finish the preseason with a good feeling both with the bike and with the team. Now I'm looking forward to the first race to see where we are."
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