This first day was spent reacquainting themselves with the circuit and its new tarmac, and adapting their setups to suit this track. Both reported positively and that the track is faster than it was previously.
Today Marc and Dani will test the new 2016 prototype before spending Friday testing with the new 2016 tyre supplier.
1’32’.31 [84 LAPS]
“Yesterday was a positive day. We have been working to adapt the setting to the new tarmac, that is very good by the way, and also on checking some different things for the riding position on the bike. In the afternoon we focused more on the setup of the bike as this is a good circuit to work on the issue we have of sliding with the rear entering some corner. We found something good but today we have to continue working on this area as I’m still not 100% happy. We will also test the 2016 prototype HRC have brought here.”
1’32.76 [63 LAPS]
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“The new surface is very good and much fewer bumps than before and I am happy with it – they have done a good job. It is very positive to have few days testing in this part of the season, trying to find a ‘base setup’ that can work everywhere as due to my injury that forced me to stop for 3 GPs, we still have some work to do comparing with a normal season. When we are here for the race the temperature won’t be so high and for sure the lap times will be better. I’m happy with the work done and looking forward to check the new prototype”