MON­DAY TEST RE­FLECTS JEREZ GRIP ODD­ITY

FI­NAL STAND­INGS

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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’

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