Toni Elías leads the first day of official Moto2 test in Jerez
The last official test before the first Moto2 race of 2013 couldn’t have started better for the Blusens Avintia team. With an optimum temperature and good conditions track, despite the fact that the riders complained about lack of grip, Toni Elías completed a superb day in which he was constantly among the fastest riders and ended setting the best time after a great lap.
Both the team and Toni are aware that there are three long days left until the end of the last test at the Jerez circuit and they have to keep improving the set-up of the bike to arrive in Qatar in the best possible conditions to fight for the victory. But sweet things never made anyone bitter and, although it is not time to start shouting about it, it is nice to check that work and constancy produce good results and the efforts are rewarded.
His teammate Kyle Smith kept on with his learning and lapped already with a good pace on this first day, improving the times he made the last time he was on this track last month.
24 – Toni Elías (1º, 1’43.365):
“I am very happy because I have had again that nice feeling that you have when you are among the first ones all the practice session, when you have a good pace and when, in addition, you can finish with a good lap that allows you to get the best time of the day. It is fantastic for me and for the team, that deserves to be on top after so much work. The Blusens Avintia is giving me all I need and attending to any of my requests, and compensating them with a good result is very gratifying. I am aware that it is the first day of the test and that there are three working days left in which we will have to keep improving, but it is good to start well because that gives us confidence. There are a lot of things to improve, but it is clear that we are on the right way. We have ideas and material to try and improve. We have advanced significantly since the last test we did on this track thanks to the work and constancy of all. We made a private test that worked wonderfully for us and the team has managed to make me feel at my ease on the bike. I do not deceive myself and I know that it will be difficult, but for the moment things are going well. I knew that when we were on equal conditions -regarding to engines-, the differences would not be as big as in previous tests in which engines were not checked. We will see what happens these days but this is a good way to start this last test before Qatar.”
Source: Blusens Aviantia