MONDAY TEST REFLECTS JEREZ GRIP ODDITY
Monday’s test at the Jerez test reflected the oddities of the Spanish circuit that left so many riders suffering with grip problems during the day before’s race, as they made the best of more grip from cooler track conditions.
The unusual nature of the circuit means that when track temperature rises, grip departs, the result was that every single rider bar one was able to go faster during the test. Most of the laps came early in the morning or late in the evening of the one-day test, while temperatures remained up to 20ºc lower than Sunday’s race.
Most of the field spent the day testing new front tyres out for Michelin as they work to round down the current two options of construction to one. The only radical change visible was from Marc Marquez, who debuted a drastic new set of six winglets on his Repsol Honda during the latter stages of the day. No times were released.
‘Marquez debuted a drastic new set of six winglets on his Repsol Honda’