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Nov 18, 2013

Herrin, Zarco Test Caterham Moto2 Racebikes At Almeria, Spain

Circuito Almeria, 18th November 2013

Circuit Length: 4.025 km
Bike # 5 – Johann Zarco – 66 laps
Bike # 2 – Josh Herrin – 81 laps
Track temperature: 11.5 – 13.4°C

The Caterham Moto Racing Team arrived at Almeria Circuit for two days of unofficial Moto2 testing, enabling both Josh and Johann to gain more seat time and gain further base set up information before the winter break.

Today both riders were on the pace quickly and tomorrow Johann will test the 2014 Suter chassis, which will provide vital comparison data for the team.

Johann Zarco “I am feeling good because I was fast straight away and even though it is cold, on this track it is still possible to be fast.

“I set the bike to get a better feeling and then we played with the new tyres to see how much we would improve. On the first set of new tyres there was not a big difference but on the second set we made more changes and my lap time improved a lot.

“I am happy for today and tomorrow we will test the 2014 bike, so with the good feeling from today, I hope to find some differences between the two chassis and give good comments.”

Josh Herrin “Today it was nice to learn another track and I managed to do over 80 laps, so I had even more time to get used to Moto2 bike and the new suspension.

“The more I ride, the more fun I have and the times are coming which makes it even more enjoyable. I am looking forward to tomorrow but hopefully it won’t be so cold!”