Successful Jerez test for Vierge and Dixon

2020-02-13 01:10
Ahead of the official Jerez Moto2™ Test next week, PETRONAS Sprinta Racing have enjoyed a successful two days of private testing at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, with riders Xavi Vierge and Jake Dixon racking up 282 laps between them over both days.

Graced with good weather at the Spanish circuit, Vierge was able to focus on testing a variety of parts from Kalex to further refine the chassis of his Triumph-powered machine. Xavi was able to complete 64 laps yesterday with a best time of 1min 42.080secs, while today saw the Spaniard improve on that time with a 1min 41.721secs best time from 67 laps.

For team-mate Dixon, the private test provided the Brit with a chance to further adapt his riding style to the Kalex package, which is new to him this year. Making sure to get as many kilometres under his belt as possible, Jake was among the riders who completed the most laps yesterday (82) before adding another 69 to that total today. At the end of today his best lap time was a 1min 42.174secs.

In just under one week PETRONAS Sprinta Racing will be back at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto for the first official Moto2 pre-season test of 2020, which will take place over three days (19-21 February).

Johan Stigefelt
Team Director

It has been a great test; finally we have been able to work properly with both riders. Xavi and his side of the garage have been working through a lot of things with the bike these past two days and we also had a new front tyre from Dunlop, which was very different. Yesterday was difficult until we found the best way for this tyre to work but we leave the test very pleased. The average times are great and we also made a positive time attack, which was important. With Jake it was more about learning the bike and the team. Every outing he improved and they made steps forward and improved the bike. In the end Jake was very happy with the bike, but we still need to go further in the direction that we’re working. It was a very positive two days, we leave the test happy and we are looking forward to next week when we’re back here.

Source: SIC Racing Team

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