Following an impressive MotoGP debut and a strong first day of testing at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo yesterday, Iker Lecuona once again improved during this sunny, but cold second day of official 2020 tests in Valencia, Spain.

The talented Spaniard went 0.130 seconds faster than on Tuesday, found his limits and adapted better and better to the MotoGP riding style, the KTM RC16 is requiring. Lecuona concluded the second day in P15, missing just 1.666 seconds to the top.

Iker Lecuona

Position: 15th

Time: 1:31.515

Laps: 57

"Now I have two days more on the bike here in Valencia. Overall, it was very nice with the bike and my feeling got a lot better. I improved my lap time a bit compared to the Qualifying on Saturday. I know quite well, that I still need to continue my work, adapt my riding style a lot more. For the next test in Jerez de la Frontera, I want to change some more things regarding lean angle and my body position, on the brakes, I already feel better and also with the electronics, but there’s still a lot to do for us."

Hervé Poncharal

Team Manager

"A great second day in Valencia with Iker Lecuona. We have been continuing to work in order to improve Iker’s riding style, to improve his skill and knowledge about the bike, mainly working on the tyres, understand the carbon brakes and played with the setting, trying different lines to find out how to extract the maximum of a MotoGP machine. The lap time was a bit faster, but pretty similar. The pace was clearly a lot better. On the data, we could see, that his riding style is a lot better already. So, this is mission accomplished. Now we are heading to Jerez to continue to work hard. We are very happy! On the other side, we were impressed by the amount of work Dani Pedrosa and the whole test team were doing, so we will have these two riders again with us in a few days. Let’s hope the sunshine will follow us and we can continue the good work before the winter break."


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