Aleix EspargarÌ_ also focused on the Electronics package.
‰ÛÏBasically today we tried the winglets again after their debut on Friday and we focused a huge amount of work on different set-up possibilities. The electronics are another issue we explored more, as yesterday in the race I had some trouble with the traction and we tried to find some solution for it," EspargarÌ_ said.
"The good thing is that I used only three tyres to make 75 laps today, as we needed to further investigate the potential of the GSX-RR when the tyres got really worn, and the timesheets confirmed that we can be performing even in those conditions, and with a 25-lap rear tyre. I tried the new Michelin front tyres, I‰Ûªm not feeling so good with the new intermediate tyre; at the moment the tyre we used in race (the same as the eight top riders) seems to me to have the bigger potential and feeling.
"We had the chance to make a back-to-back test with the winglets: they are not a huge improvement, but they help a little: If we can get even a very small advantage out of them, for sure it was worthy to try them. Finally today we had the objective to find a better traction from the rear and it looks like we achieved the result, this make me happy and confident thinking ahead to Le Mans, where traction will be much important," EspargarÌ_ concluded.
Davide Brivio ‰ÛÒ Team Manager, added, ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs always good when we have the possibility to stay at the track for one more day to revise what happened in the racing weekend and have a back-to-back comparison. This helps us a lot in building our knowledge about all the technical aspects.
"With Maverick we managed to find some different set-ups that may have probably helped us yesterday in the race, we worked on a front tyre we didn‰Ûªt choose for the weekend, while here we managed to make it work more efficiently. This is useful because it‰Ûªs the same tyre we will have available to us in the next three races.
‰ÛÏAleix as well had positive improvements, again in the settings, and he is now consistently close to the top riders. It was important for us to give him back the confidence with the machine: He with his crew are working intensely to recover from the difficulties he suffered pre-season and I‰Ûªm happy to see him competitive again, as he can be. Back to the tyres; we also tested two new tyres for the rear and it was helpful to report our feedback to Michelin, which they will use for future development. After this positive day we gained more confidence, so it‰Ûªs easier for us to look towards Le Mans with renewed enthusiasm," Brivio concluded.
Main Photo: Maverick ViÌ±ales