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Day Two of Moto2 Testing Continues at Valencia
Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana, 12th February 2014
Circuit Length: 4.005km
Bike # 5 - Johann Zarco P11 - 100 laps, best time - 1:36.222
Bike # 2 - Josh Herrin P25 - 63 laps, best time - 1:37.400
Weather: air temperature 16c (dry) / track temperature 22C max
As the sun arrived for day two of testing at Valencia, an increase in track temperature saw an overall improvement in rider times. With more grip on track, both Caterham Moto Racing riders were keen to board their bikes and take advantage of the enhanced conditions. Johann Zarco was the first man out as the pitlane opened for the morning session, followed closely by teammate Josh Herrin.
Focussing on bike setup, the Frenchman worked hard to put in the laps needed to evaluate various setting changes. Meanwhile Moto2 rookie Josh Herrin used his time on track to continue building his confidence on the bike and learning the circuit.
Johann Zarco: "Times were better today for sure with the improvement in track conditions. We found the way to set up the bike which is important on the technical side. With the Caterham Suter it's a new bike and we are still learning, even for Moto2 the suspension is different and that's why it was a little difficult for me.
"At the end of the day I was feeling better on the bike, more comfortable and tomorrow we have the opportunity to improve lap times."
Josh Herrin: "My plan for today was to continue learning the track and improving my feeling on the bike. I achieved this and I am happy with that.
"Tomorrow I hope to become even more comfortable with the Caterham Suter and be within a second from the front."
Johan Stigefelt - Team Manager: "Today the conditions were a lot better as we predicted so we were able to get an early start.
"Zarco did a lot of laps which was good and we got a lot of data. We tried again a number of different settings to understand where we are.
"Today Josh did a number of laps and was almost a second faster than yesterday which is good. He was out on the track looking at the other riders and learning more and more each lap. He needs more time on the bike but it's coming and he is doing a good job. At the end of the day we should also have a good lap time from him.
"With the bike we are still learning in terms of the chassis and the suspension and we're getting there. Towards the end of the day we saw a big improvement and for tomorrow we now have a better base to work from. We're not far off and we feel we are getting closer. These are the steps we are taking, working methodically, keeping calm and doing our job. This way we will be prepared for tomorrow and the next test in Jerez."