Another couple of press releases after the Moto2 test at Estoril, this time from Kenan Sofuoglu's Technomag CIP team and the Stop And Go team and Santi Hernandez:
Stop and Go Racing Team did an excellent job at last day of testing at Estoril
The third test day hosted at the Portuguese circuit of Estoril was very successful for the Stop And Go Racing Team and its rider Santi Hernández.
Despite the weather conditions that only allowed a day and a half of testing from the three that were scheduled, the young Colombian rider can be satisfied with the results he achieved. The job focused principally in the set up of the FTR Moto2 machine, the SAG technical team where hoping to do as many laps as possible the check the reliability of the new machine, but the weather meant that this was not possible. Even so Santi Hernández did 56 laps at the Portuguese circuit and achieved his best time of 1'44.863, an excellent lap time for the Colombian, he left the circuit with a smile on his face thanks to the well job done by the SAG team and the result reached.
SANTI HERNÁNDEZ (STOP AND GO RACING TEAM), 1'44.863:
"The last day of the tests in Estoril has been very positive because we found a good set up for the FTR Moto2 machine allowing me to go fast. This morning we had some problem in the front of the bike, that we fixed but after appeared some problem in the back of the FTR that fortunately we solved too, after this I had good feeling from the front and rear of the machine and that helped me to a better lap time. We would have liked to ride without interruptions, but the rain didn't help us in that respect but we leave Estoril with a great result. We go back home now with the knowledge from this test and a plan to develop further at the next test at Jerez where for sure we will keep this high level and fight for good positions at the classification of the world championship."
MOTO2 : Technomag-CIP team is pleased about the Estoril's IRTA MOTO2 tests
The rain and the win never stopped during all the IRTA MOTO2 tests of Estoril (only 1h30 the last day) making the team's job more difficult. With a full team ready to work, our two pilots made a lot of laps to set up their Suter and getting their bearings back.
Dominique Aegerter got his confidence back and showed a nice progression during the three days.
Kenan Sofuoglu who was away from the previous got his bearing with good lap time and is definitely back on track.
The atmosphere at the Technomag-CIP's Box was cheerful and, despite the bad weather; everyone had a smile on his face.
Alain Bronec, owner of the team : "We worked well during theses tests with all the team and tonight, I am glad to have the family' spirit of last year back. Kenan is now well integrated and it's very motivating to work with him."
Next tests will take place in Jerez (Spain) on the 4, 5 and 6 of March. All the bikes will have their official engine (the one attributed by Dorna) and there will be also the official timing that will give a pecking order of the category. The team is very enthusiastic about it and cannot wait for this meeting.