Hill breaks the 1m:33s barrier as Michael Laverty comes a close second
On the opening day Michael Laverty got off to a strong start but on day two, Hill upped the pace by becoming the first rider to hit the 1m:33s mark before the final session where he was the only rider to break the 1m:32s mark.
Hill said: “What a great final day. I had been doing some race simulations with some longer stints on track and was comfortably running in the 1m:33s region so I was happy with that. I wanted to see if we could go faster so in our final session, we put in a new tyre and did the 1m:32s which was an awesome way for us to end the test. It showed we can do consistent runs, but when we need to we can put in a fast lap when it counts.”“We have made some real improvements over the last few days and there is still more to come when we get back to the workshop and strip the bikes down. We can then have a look through the data and then plan for our next tests in the UK. I have to thank the whole of the Swan Yamaha team for all of their efforts over the last week as we really achieved what we needed to in Spain,” Hill added.The team is confident ahead of future tests in the UK prior to the opening round at Brands Hatch.
Pictures: Tim Keeton
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