Jordi Torres continues Aspar winter test schedule at Almeria
It seems that many of the Moto2 and Moto3 riders are not quite ready to take a well-earned break just yet and after recent tests at Jerez and Valencia many of them were back on track yesterday at Almería.
The final session of the 2013 calendar is taking place over two days, with more than fifteen riders yesterday making the most of four eighty-minute sessions, with twenty minutes rest between each. Even though the sun was shining, temperatures were quite low at Almería.
MAPFRE Aspar rider Jordi Torres racked up no fewer than seventy laps, using the new chassis from Suter for next season. As well as testing the new Swiss frame Torres also completed a variety of swingarm and suspension tests as the team continue to work alongside Suter on eliminating some of the vibration issues that they suffered with last season.
A best lap of 1’37.10 is some way off the circuit record, held by Torres. Nico Terol is happy with the work completed in the previous tests and has decided to sit this final test of 2013 out.
Jordi Torres 1.37.10 (70 vueltas):
“Even though the tests we had done before today had been useful we still needed some more data with the new chassis that we will use next year so we came here to Almería. We worked all day with the new Suter frame and did some experiments with different swingarms and shocks, playing around with the stiffness of the bike and trying to get it to turn better and eliminate some of the vibrations we had this season. After seventy laps we had built up a lot of information and tomorrow we will compare it with the old chassis. We are doing a lot of important work so that we can give Suter as much information as possible for them to work with over the winter.”
Source: Aspar Media