Moto3 IRTA Test Valencia – Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Moto3 and Moto2 teams started the preseason testing in Valencia. This test was also the debut of Livio Loi and the Reale Avintia Academy team in the Moto3 class with KTM. The main issue during the three-day test was the weather and Loi could only rider in the last two sheduled days. With cold and tricky track conditions the Belgian rider has been working with his new team adapting his riding style to the KTM RC250R after three seasons competing in the Moto3 World Championship with different machinery.
The final standings have been tight with 16 riders in a second. Loi did his best laptime in the penultimate session today at the Ricardo Tormo circuit and he finished the first official test of the season 0.9s from the fastest pace.
The Reale Avintia Academy team is driving to Jerez where another three-day test will begin on Monday.
“We have been unlucky with the weather and bad we have not been able to be on track too much time during the last three days, but I’m really happy with the result of the first test of the season with my new team. I’ve had good feelings with the bike from the first moment. We did all the work we have been able to do these days and I’m very happy with the team and with the bike. I’m adapting to things like the rear brake that needs to be used much more on this bike. Overall it has been a good first test and we have been fast and with good pace. The best thing is that at this moment the limit of the bike is very far, so we have a lot of room for improvement. Now I’m looking forward to getting back on the bike and work again with my team in Jerez next week”.