11/11/15 Avintia Racing MotoGP – Valencia MotoGP Official Test
First the 2016 preseason workouts not have been able to go better for Avintia Racing and its drivers Héctor Barberá and Loris Baz, since both have finished less than a second of Marc Márquez, the quickest after two days. Brand new MotoGP Open category champion has taken the first test as a contact with the new tires Michelin and the Ducati Desmosedici GP14.2 that will run next season. Barbera has not wanted to risk a fall and after all the emotions experienced during the weekend has not wanted to find the limit of the new tyres. It has also been able to prove a different swingarm and suspension components that have enhanced their feelings.
Now the team takes a week off to train for three days at the Jerez circuit, where also Barbera and Baz, can try the improved unique software that have not had in Valencia.
Hector BARBERA #8 / 14 ° 1' 31.937 @HectorBarbera
They have been two very positive days because we have been able to test the tyres and the bike will take next season. It was catch feelings and although in the end I have tightened a little more always I've been away from the boundary. The Michelin think they adapt quite to my riding style and I'm very happy. The bike also liked, engine feels more powerful and the chassis gives you the feeling to be riding a bike light and manageable. Still want to rest a few days before going to Jerez for a few days, it has been among the Grand Prize home, title, and the test, with a lot of stress. Because although tests have been very important to collect information need a psychological break right now, not physical, because I'm going to continue to train hard, but I need to disconnect. But in general I'm happy because I think with new tires and electronics category will match much, and the proof is that Iannone, who has been the fastest Ducati, is not so far. And I'm happy with my new team-mate, because having two competitive drivers is good for the team and the example we have had it with Lorenzo and Valentino, I'm not saying that we are going to fight for the World Cup, but that we will grow.