Positive Barcelona test for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Moto2 riders, Franco Morbidelli and Álex Márquez, enjoyed an intensive but positive one-day test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today.
Morbidelli and Márquez focussed on refining the set-up of their Kalex Moto2 machines, as well as evaluating a number of new components and settings from the team’s suspension partner, Öhlins.
Morbidelli also tested changes to the chassis geometry, with positive results, while Márquez worked his way through a particularly extensive test program in preparation for his home race in Barcelona, which takes place from 3 – 5 June.
Both Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders crashed without injury during the test and are now looking forward to a well-earned weekend off before heading to Le Mans for the French Grand Prix next week.
“The main focus today was to improve the set up, working on some geometry and suspension changes that for me worked very well. We also tried a lot of different suspension parts and settings in conjunction with Öhlins. Like always, some things worked and brought improvement while others didn’t but, overall, we definitely made a step forward. We will confirm what did work next week in Le Mans. It’s been a good test, we’ve worked well as a team and we leave with some very useful data ahead of the next race in Le Mans.”
“Today wasn’t really what I was expecting. I like this track a lot, but the conditions in the morning were not so good and I crashed on the front after making a mistake in turn five, which lost me a little bit the feeling with the bike. But in the end it’s been a good day and we managed to test a lot of things on the bike, including some new suspension components from Öhlins. It is difficult to draw conclusions because the conditions were very particular here today, but it’s a good starting point to confirm everything next weekend in Le Mans, where I’m confident we can come away with a good result.”