Miguel Oliveira and Alex Rins conclude their season with a high mark
CatalunyaCaixa riders, sixth and eighth, ending the test in Jerez "very satisfied" with great feelings
Riders CatalunyaCaixa Miguel Oliveira and Alex Rins today completed the third day of official practice at the Circuito de Jerez. So give both drivers ended his season after making positive 1437.5 miles between the two during these three days.
Taking advantage of the sunny and hot day in Jerez, Oliveira and Rins have started very early to roll along the winding path Andalusia. In the morning session, Oliveira, following 50 laps, has achieved a record of 1'48 .310, was ranked in seventh place. Rins, which today premiered the new chassis Suter has completed 40 turns and a more than creditable 1'48 .610, the rookie was 11 °, coming back among the best pilots of its kind in the timesheets.
In the afternoon, Oliveira and have continued adding Rins miles, completing 17 and 20 laps respectively. Both drivers have improved their times. Oliveira has frozen the clock at 1'48 .245, sixth fastest in the afternoon, and Rins, with 1'48 .350, has achieved a spectacular eighth fastest in the afternoon session. In the three day test, the Barcelona youngster has improved its figures every day, reducing by more than a second time achieved on the first day of testing. In the end, Oliveira and Rins were eighth (1407 Maverick Viñales) and ninth (1512), respectively, in the combined ranking of the three days.
Thus, the Portuguese driver has conducted a total of 186 turns during these three days of testing, accounting for 822.7 miles. For its part, has joined Rins 139 laps, making a total of 614.8 km, very valuable for its debut in the new category.
Pilots CatalunyaCaixa left Jerez with a good feeling and I set sail to Qatar, where he will be held on April 8 the first Grand Prix of the season's MotoGP World Championship. The work done to date is more than satisfactory and is a great base to start the World Cup deal with tons of excitement.
Miguel Oliveira, CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 67 laps, 1'48 .245:
"We have closed three days of workouts that have been very productive for us all. Today was the day that we could give more turns, as temperatures have accompanied us, and this allowed us to improve the time achieved during practice yesterday. We followed the same line of work these days but we have focused more on the fastest lap in long runs. I think we're rolling with a good beat and now we must look to Qatar with the tranquility of having done a good job in preseason.
Alex Rins CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 60 laps, 1'48 .350:
"I am very satisfied. Today we had the ability to roll with the Suter chassis and I really liked. I think we did a good job of adaptation as we ran pretty fast from the start. I want to thank the team as yesterday, were working late into the night. If I do an overall assessment of the three days I have been very positive about training, which is very important for the first race of the season. Now I must continue working to recover physically my shoulder 100%. "