Alex Rins works in the wet, Alex Marquez holds off for Wednesday

 In Alex Marquez, Alex Rins, Moto3, News

alex-rins-moto3As forecast, weather conditions at the Circuito de Jerez were not optimal for riding, with strong winds and heavy rain at the Spanish track. Alex Rins used the day to evaluate some new parts prepared for the test by KTM, whilst teammate Alex Marquez elected to wait on better conditions tomorrow.

Upon arrival at the circuit, the weather on the Iberian Peninsula impeded most riders from carrying out their workload. Just 6 Moto3 riders took part in the first runout, and it wasn’t until the second session –after 2pm- that Alex Rins decided to go out on track. The Repsol rider completed 15 laps and was second fastest, with a time of 1’56.765. He was 0.283 off timesheet-topper Jack Miller.

In the third session, Rins stayed in the garage. The test continues tomorrow, with a third day ahead.

Alex Rins
“We wanted to go out in the morning and try some new settings in the wet, but in the end we decided to wait and see if it would stop raining. It did, and it served us quite well. We have been working with new parts that KTM have brought here and, although we could not improve on the time set last time out in the wet, we were close. We are pleased with the improvements we’ve made to the bike. I am very happy, because both the team and KTM are working very well.”

Source: Repsol Media

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