After the session of Monday, the Hamamatsu was held at Misano for two more days. Satisfaction with Aoki and De Puniet.
Suzuki seems adamant in his decision not to return to MotoGP until 2015 – likely to have a greater regulatory certainty and earn a bit ‘of time before they found themselves with the development of the propeller frozen – but when it will be ready, judging by the program test that is carrying out this season.
At Misano, on Monday after programmed by IRTA, the Test Team Suzuki, brought a new chassis, an engine with different and specific, electronic magazine and a fairing different – in short, a completely new bike, on which the testers Randy De Puniet and Nobuatsu Aoki have completed more than 200 laps, working mainly for roughing the package and find the right direction in anticipation of other tests that the team of Hamamatsu has planned for next week at Mugello.
The new engine spec seem aimed at achieving greater torque, run by the new improved electronics in traction control and engine braking. The new frame, chosen by the team during testing at Motegi last month, has been promoted together with the new fairing which seems to give better results in maximum speed. The team seems to have had some problems with grip at first, then solved in the course of the two days that have proposed extremely variable weather – sun, rain and temperatures that fluctuated between 22 and 37 degrees. The best chronological De Puinet fell dall’1’35 “097 clocked on Monday until ‘1’34” 882 on Wednesday after 102 laps and different from the team The refinements.
“I’m glad, we have improved a lot during this test,” said De Puniet. “The rear grip is improved as well as stability under braking. We worked a lot on traction control to adapt to the new engine, getting a better throttle response. We have also improved our pace on used tires, very important, and the turn-in. Now it is important to go to Mugello, where we can continue to work on our weaknesses to improve – I’m curious to see how they will behave engine braking and anti-surge. A test so close is interesting because we are still hot, and it will make much progress in our development program “
Davide Brivio, Team Suzuki Manager, commented, “It ‘s been a three-day intense, but I think we did a good job. It ‘s just the first of our events in Italy – next week we will be at Mugello, and change circuit will do very well in our development program. It ‘a good thing that all the news coming from Japan have brought improvements and benefits.