Weather limits Jerez test to a single day
The Leopard Racing team could only exploit the second of the two days scheduled due to poor weather. They will return to Jerez next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Danny Kent engaged in yet more development of the Kalex bike with which he will compete in the Moto2 World Championship, the season now just around the corner. Without rest, Danny and the rest of the Leopard Racing squad left Valencia and headed straight for Jerez de la Frontera.
Once at the circuit, the team saw their program slowed down due to bad weather conditions, which with low temperatures and strong gusts of wind removed the first day of the two days of testing. Crew chiefs and riders therefore decided not to take to the track yesterday, not wishing to risk a crash on this important occasion and save the energy.
A good choice, for today the sun kissed the Andalusian circuit, and, thanks to the absence of wind, allowed the Danny to make over 75 laps on board his Kalex.
Testing continues next week, on Tuesday the 23th and Wednesday the 24th, again at the Jerez Circuit.
#52 Danny Kent:
“What should have been a two day test was cut down to just one day. Even though we only had the one-day it was a successful day because we learned a lot with the bike, as did my crew chief. It was good for me, I’m starting to get used to the Moto2 riding style and I’m changing the way I’m riding. It was a successful day, my crew chief wanted to change a few more things to see which direction to go in if we encounter certain problems. It’s good as if we encounter these problems during the year he knows which direction to take. If we have any problems we should know which direction to go, this is good because in a race weekend you don’t have as long as even in a single test day.”