Niccolò Antonelli and the whole Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 are maintaining their good momentum at Valencia: after closing the first day of testing in front, the young Italian rider was on top again today with a lap time of 1'39 "454, which improves by 5 milliseconds the previous lap record for the Moto3 category, which was signed by Alex Rins last November, during qualifying for the final Grand Prix of the 2013 season. Antonelli teammate, 16-year-old Enea Bastianini, improved by over a second his yesterday’s lap time, dropping up to 1’40”166, that led him in seventh place in the combined timesheets. Tomorrow “Nicco” and Enea will be back on track for the third and final day of testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.
NICCOLO' ANTONELLI (1'39"454 - 57 LAPS)
“I am very happy because apart from the lap time we were able to further improve the bike setup and now we are really close to what we might call an ideal setting. Of course, we can always improve in many areas, but at this point they are just refinement: in particular, I think there is still some room for progress both on corner entry and exit. Today the track conditions were better than in the first day of testing and many riders lowered their times, but we are still on top, and this is really important”.
ENEA BASTIANINI (1'40"166 - 45 LAPS)
“Today we started the day with a more aggressive approach and soon we were able to lower yesterday’s time: this was really useful because we were able to figure out several interesting things in order to improve, both in terms of setting and of riding style. Everything is going well, even better than expected, but I still believe that I still have some margin to exploit”.
FABRIZIO CECCHINI (Technical Coordinator)
“Today we continued to do a really good job, finding some set-up solutions that have enabled us to make a further improvement with both riders. We are happy mainly because our lap times remain constant even with tyres that have already had 10-15 laps, and this aspect is very important for the race distance. Tomorrow we will try some new rear shocks, with the aim to take another step forward, hoping in the good weather, given that we expect strong wind”.