EXCELLENT SIXTH TIME FOR ALEIX ESPARGARÒ IN THE SECOND DAY OF TESTS AT PHILLIP ISLAND
ROMANO ALBESIANO: FAST BOTH ON THE FLYING LAP AND IN TERMS OF RACE PACE
Aleix, astride his 2017 version RS-GP, took the new fairings (the result of aerodynamic studies) on their début ride for a few laps, gathering the first important information that must be further analysed. During the morning, the Spanish Aprilia Racing Team Gresini rider put his best time on the sheets at 1'29.501, which earned him sixth place, just six tenths behind the leader and only two tenths behind world champion Marquez. Consistently fast, in the afternoon Aleix continued to explore the chassis and electronics setup options, ending his session with a simulation, doing 15 consecutive laps.
Sam Lowes was also satisfied, making his début in the premier class, increasing his feeling with the Aprilia prototype lap after lap, especially in terms of trajectories, braking points and riding style.