THREE DAYS OF MOTOGP TESTING IN THAILAND WRAPPED UP
FUNDAMENTAL TESTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE 2018 APRILIA RS-GP
The three days of testing on the Thai Chang circuit were a fundamental stop along the way to approaching the first race of the season. This is especially true for Aprilia, busy developing the new 2018 RS-GP in its second outing after its Sepang début.
The workload in the garage was determined by the demands of a project that, although connected to the bike used last season, has undergone many changes. This means that the teams and riders need to understand the reactions to the changes in the setup, working at the same time on testing new components.
For Aleix Espargaró and Scott Redding, this was also their first time on a track that is brand new to MotoGP. The decidedly particular, almost unique characteristics of the Thai track allowed the teams to take on new technical challenges, from which a lot of useful information was drawn in preparation for the next steps in view of the Qatar race.
Over the three days, Aleix turned 188 laps, the fastest of which done today at time of 1'30,701. Scott Redding turned 185 laps, putting his best time on the sheets in today's session at 1'31.311.