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Alex Márquez. Jerez Test. February 2019

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS completes fruitful test at Jerez

Published: 12 Feb 2019

Alex Márquez and Xavi Vierge have accumulated crucial kilometres over the last two days, gaining experience and information necessary to face the first official tests of the year with great confidence.

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS has worked to the maximum during the second round of private tests hosted by the Circuit of Jerez-Angel Nieto. It has been two days of intense riding in which a lot of work has been completed, with Alex Márquez completing 171 laps and Xavi Vierge 172 laps. Confirming a good base set-up and working with different maps on the new Triumph 765cc engine have been the main tasks for both riders. Aerodynamics, suspension changes and working on engine braking set-up were the other areas explored during two days of testing that ended with race simulations in which Márquez and Vierge set very competitive times. Having gained a lot of experience and useful information, Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS briefly leaves Jerez before returning on Wednesday 20 February for the first official tests of 2019.

Alex Márquez: 1:41:896, 171 laps, 756 km

“After the Valencia test we knew we had a lot of work ahead of us and we confirmed that here in Jerez. But we have worked hard and taken steps forward. Here we focused on working on race pace, improving feelings and testing several new parts.  I think that the base we have found is good and that in the next tests we will be able to focus on improving riding style and polishing small details. I'm very happy with these two days, so we have to continue in this line.”

Xavi Vierge: 1:42:085, 172 laps, 760 km

“I'm very happy. We have worked a lot these two days being able to try many different things and gather a lot of information to propose a clear path to follow in the next few days. We have a pretty clear base and our rhythm is good. We're only a couple of tenths from where we need to be but I think we're doing a good job. I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike to continue improving.”

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