The Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP team is back on the test track this week with a planned session at the Jerez de la Frontera Circuit in Spain, their final testing until the new year with their factory team riders.
New signing Andrea Iannone was in action along with the team’s test rider, Takuya Tsuda, who is taking the place of regular rider Alex Rins, who is still recovering after an injury suffered during a crash last week.
The cold temperatures didn’t allow the riders to push to their limit, but the main objective of the test was not to chase times but instead to test many other items that were useful to determine the development over the winter.
In particular, the focus was on different specs of the engine in order to find the best direction according to the riders’ needs.
Iannone completed some impressive throughout the day, giving the engineers important information to work on, while Tsuda focused more in testing different settings in electronics and collecting a lot of data.
Thanks to the positive work done in the session the full testing program for Iannone has been completed, so he will not ride any more before the first official testing of 2017 at the end of January in Sepang.
The Team will remain in Jerez for more testing with Tsuda.