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Simoncelli delighted with test in Dainese leathers

Article posted: 12/11/2010 16:00:00
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Marco Simoncelli was happy with the Valencia testMarco Simoncelli was happy with the Valencia test

Gresini Honda rider Marco Simoncelli was out in his Dainese leathers for the post-season MotoGP test in Valencia.

Simoncelli was delighted with the work done at the Spanish circuit, having set the fourth-fastest time on the second day of the session.

The Italian has shown some very impressive form in recent months, and was glad to go out on a high note before hanging his Dainese leathers up for the winter.

By tweaking with the new Ohlins suspension systems on his bike, Simoncelli was able to shave around half a second of his average lap time.

"We also managed to experiment with my position on the bike and did some tyre tests at the end of the day. It has been a very positive test overall, we have been fast and consistent," he said.

Simoncelli has been joined at Gresini Honda by Hiroshi Aoyama, after Marco Melandri chose to pursue another challenge in World Superbikes.

Posted by Simon Danckwerts