For the third day of post-season testing, the MotoGP riders and teams were greeted by a sky that was variable but mostly bleak.
As had been the case for the previous two days, the ‘Ricardo Tormo’ circuit opened at 10:00 a.m., and Andrea Iannone left the pits at approximately 11:00, eventually finishing his day with a total of 69 laps and a best time of 1’31.594, without being particular influenced by different weather conditions. Today’s test served to try a new chassis—the one that had been used by Andrea Dovizioso during the season—as well as a different exhaust, and both gave the Italian positive feelings. Andrea and the Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team will now take advantage of a well-deserved break until the next official test, scheduled for 4-6 February 2014, at Sepang.
Andrea Iannone – Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team “All in all, these three days went well. I’ve been much more consistent with used tyres compared to a normal race weekend; in fact, I was able to do my best time with a 12-lap-old one, and that’s good. As I said yesterday, today I tried the frame used by Dovi during the season, and it's a bit better. It allowed me to have more feeling entering the corner, I could push harder when on the brakes, and as a result I was able to corner a bit faster. Now let's see what we’ll be able to test at Sepang, but at the moment I'm happy about Gigi’s arrival; even if he’s only just arrived, he seems to be a very positive person. Now I'll have some rest ahead of next season and wait for Sepang.”
Pramac Racing Team