American Herrin Concludes Moto2 Testing at Jerez
by chase winstead
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

This just in from Caterham:

Moto2 pre-season testing continues on day two in Jerez

Circuit of Jerez, 19th February 2014
Circuit Length: 4.423km

Bike # 5 - Johann Zarco, (112 laps) best time - 1:43.216
Bike # 2 - Josh Herrin, (64 laps) best time - 1:43.732

Weather: air temperature 25˚C (dry) / track temperature 31˚C max

The Caterham Moto Racing team were back on track today for the second day of testing in Jerez.

With dry weather conditions the first Moto2 / Moto3 combined session saw a prompt drop in times as 33 riders headed out to take advantage of the increased surface grip.

Johann Zarco was one of the first to improve his time achieving a 1:43.719 on his sixth lap. Focussing his attentions on staying with the leaders Zarco didn't stop there and finished the second day with a personal best of 1:43.216 just 0.701 off P1.

A small crash on turn seven hindered Josh Herrin's initial improvement in the morning's session. Escaping unhurt and with little damage to the bike, the mechanics swiftly got to work on the #2 Caterham Suter, before the Moto2 rookie took back to the track to put in an impressive final time of 1:43.732.

Johann Zarco: "All the team are happy today as we are improving as planned and the gap to the front is becoming smaller. For sure we still have some work to do to become faster and understand the geometry of the chassis better, but step by step we are setting up the bike well.

"We did many laps today and I felt good on the Caterham Suter. I hope tomorrow the dry weather lasts and we can continue going forward."

Josh Herrin: "This morning I had a small crash as I was waiting to follow someone and let the tyres cool down too much. Luckily there wasn't much damage and I was able to head back out pretty quickly.

"Today I managed to do 43's consistently so I'm pleased with that and looking forward to tomorrow."


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