With many races one after another during the last month, the JiR Moto2 Team has had time to take stock and is now ready for the German race with a renewed enthusiasm. Aragon's tests let riders to see the new track but, most of all, to experiment...
With many races one after another during the last month, the JiR Moto2 Team has had time to take stock and is now ready for the German race with a renewed enthusiasm. Aragon's tests let riders to see the new track but, most of all, to experiment with new set-up solutions, thanks to the presence on the Spanish track of the TSR's development rider Yusuke Teshima. In order to continue the MotoBI's develoment, the Team decided to confirm the Japanese rider on the second bike for next two GPs in Germany and the Czech Republic.
The Sachsenring circuit, where Sunday's eighth GP of the season will take place, is the slowest of the Championship, very technical, with tight turns. It will be important to have a bike which can turn quickly and with good torque coming out of the corners.
"I was expecting to do a little better in the last three races but we brought forward the machine's development as well, so we worked hard and I'm confident for the rest of the season. Yusuke's presence gave us the opportunity to experiment with different technical solutions that will also be tested at Sachsenring, to see if we'll have the same benefits we registered at Aragon. The circuit is technical and tight, I need to gain a good place on the grid and fight immediately; I'll be concentrating from the very beginning, to keep up with the competition, which we have seen already this year is very strong."
"I'm very happy with the opportunity the Team is giving me to run two more races. My dream is to become a regular race rider and this is a chance to show my capabilities and learn from other riders. In Spain, both in the race and in tests, I experienced more from the machine with a set-up which is different to what I'm used to running in Japan. During the two-days test in Aragon I brought on the development of the bike a little and I hope that Simone will take advantage of these improvements. We're moved forward by little steps because the bike, in its current state, is already a good compromise, we just need to sharpen what we have and adapt to each single circuit's specific needs."