Last Thursday and Friday, Ten Kate Racing spent two days testing at Motorland Aragón. Because of very favourable weather conditions, the team was able to cover a lot of kilometres and make some interesting findings in the process with Stefano Manzi and Jorge Navarro.
After a busy July with three rounds there was a five-week summer break for Ten Kate Racing. However, the team has not been sitting still during this period with further development of the Yamaha YZF-R6 and preparation for the final four rounds of 2023.
Last week, the team travelled to Motorland Aragón – where racing will take place later this month – for two days of testing. This gave this Manzi and Navarro the opportunity to get back up to speed after the summer break and test the updates the team has brought on track. After these two days, the team enters the final phase of the season with confidence with three rounds in four weeks’ time and the final round a month later.
Stefano Manzi: “We have had two good days of testing at Motorland Aragón. Firstly it was good to be back on the bike and to be working with the team again after a month of summer break. Then it was also important to work on the bike and find some improvements, which we did. I am very happy about that and now we have to focus on next weekend when we are racing again. This month is going to be interesting with three rounds, now I can’t wait to get back on the bike in Magny-Cours.”
Jorge Navarro: “The two days of testing at Motorland Aragón were very positive for us. We had a lot of time to try things we had on our list and we found a lot of conclusions. After a month off it was nice to get back to work with my team and I am looking forward to the next round in Magny-Cours.”
Kervin Bos – Ten Kate Racing team manager: “It was a very productive test for us at Motorland Aragón. Under perfect weather conditions we were able to ride a lot for two days. Both riders had many items to test which made it for two interesting days. These included components developed by the Motonext project to continue the green innovation within motorsport. We are confident for the remaining part of the season and convinced that both riders can start at a high level next week at Magny-Cours.”
Next weekend, from 8 to 10 September, the ninth round of the FIM Supersport World Championship is on the programme for Ten Kate Racing at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France.