Avintia satisfied with Sepang outcome
Following initial teething problems in the CTR ECU test in Sepang, the test turned out beneficial for the Avintia Blusens team.
Both Héctor Barberá and Hiroshi Aoyama worked on the set-up of their new electronics, suspension, and extensively tested the new softer option rear tyre made available by Bridgestone. Despite issues with chattering, the team held that it was satisfied with the progress made.
Hiroshi Aoyama described it as a very interesting test. The work was positive and the team left with a lot of information. The first two days were dedicated to the new electronics and the rest to the development of the chassis and suspension.
“We have found the right direction to solve the chattering problems and we’ll apply it in the second test for the bike to go better. We must also work with the electronics, but for now I have chosen to focus on the suspension and chassis. My wrist has bothered me a bit, but when we return here will be much better," he said.
Héctor Barberá explained that he’s happy with how the sessions developed, but there is still much left to be done. The new electronics worked well, but the team was unable to unlock their full potential.
“We have chattering at corner entry and it cost us time to fix, but we will have a new chassis with which I am sure will improve a lot in this regard. It is the first outing after a few months and the conclusion is positive. The team has worked perfectly and we have much room for improvement before the start of the championship," Barbera concluded.