Lüthi gets back to work in Brno test
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Thomas Lüthi gains improved front feeling during a one-day test session yesterday in the Czech Republic.
Swiss rider Thomas Lüthi took full advantage of baking hot conditions in Brno yesterday to complete a valuable one-day test session on board his Honda RC213V machine.
The prime focus for Lüthi was to find more front-end confidence and he was satisfied with progress made during a tiring but productive day on track, with ambient temperature soaring to a sweltering 30 degrees.
Yesterday’s test also presented Lüthi with the opportunity to tackle the fast and undulating 3.36 miles Brno track for the first time on a MotoGP bike.
The Swiss rider is now confident he’s already discovered a base set-up for his return to the Czech Republic on Friday, August 3 when free practice commences ahead of the 10th round of this year’s MotoGP World Championship.
Lüthi was the lone representative on track yesterday for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS while teammate Franco Morbidelli continues to recover from the left hand injury that ruled him out of last weekend’s Dutch TT in Assen.
“The test was positive overall and I could ride all day because the weather was very good. It was important for me to test at the Brno track before we come back next month for the race because now I understand the track on a MotoGP bike. We worked mainly to improve the feeling from the front and I think we made some good progress in this area. We just went out to improve the feeling rather than focus on the lap time and it was coming better and better throughout the day. At the end of the day I wanted to use a soft tyre to attack for a good lap time but I didn’t have the right front tyre to properly use a new rear tyre. But it was a good test and I leave happy.”