Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) finished the two day FGSport tests at Valencia in a creditable seventh place, after high winds in the final session stopped him improving on his previous best time of 1’35.410, set in the cooler but calmer session on Monday morning.

Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) experienced similar issues to Nieto in the last session, but forced himself to take a chance to improve his best lap time, and ended up tenth quickest, with a 1’35.639, set near the end.

Laconi and the team worked particularly hard on day one to provide the Frenchman with an alternative setup, reducing the overall ride-height of his machine, so that he could make back-to-back tests with his regular base setting, in readiness for the Valencia race on April 15.


Fonsi Nieto:“I think the wind affected us here even worse than it did in Australia, so we have to think how to improve that, if we can. I tried hard to make an improvement in the lap time today but I think we feel the effects of the wind a bit more than some of the others. It was hard to know if we have found a set-up for the race, but we went well here last year, so I am sure we will be in good shape for the race here.


”Regis Laconi: “It was really difficult in the wind and I find it very hard to ride in these conditions. Maybe it is me, but I was happy to post a 1’35.6 at the finish because it was difficult to push hard and not get the time I wanted, just because of the conditions. But things will be different for the race and I am happy because I know things will be better then. But first we have Donington and it is a track I really like.”


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