The third and final day of testing at the Spanish circuit of Almeria saw in action Lorenzo Baldassari, riding the Team Gresini Moto2 Suter. The young Italian rookie completed the test in style, improving by almost a second his best time from yesterday, lapping in 1’37”6. After the surgery to stitch up the big cut on his chin, Simeon is recovering quickly: in any case, the Belgian rider will likely be forced to miss the three-day test scheduled at Valencia circuit from 11th of February, and will be back in action at Jerez on February 18th.
LORENZO BALDASSARRI (1'37"6) “Today I made a big step forward! Yesterday I was already able to run at a good pace and since I felt comfortable, in this last day I tried to push a little more. I feel good with the Moto2, I can work more on my riding style compared to what was happening on the Moto3 class, where I was limited because of my height, and I'm also learning so much observing the other riders. The outcome of these tests is undoubtedly positive and at this point I'm looking forward to the next tests in Valencia, where I will have more references to improve because there will be even more riders taking to the track”.
FAUSTO GRESINI “Although started in a negative way, with the fall that forced Xavier Siméon to prematurely end his test, we concluded successfully this first task of the year, because with Baldassari we managed to improve progressively, reaching excellent performance if we consider that Lorenzo is a novice in Moto2. The budget is then generally positive, although we were very unlucky with Siméon: Xavier won’t probably be back in the saddle next week in Valencia, but we'll see him in action at Jerez from 18th of February”.Published on : Feb 7 2014