Elf Marc VDS Moto2 title challenger Sam Lowes believes he has found a good base setup for his Kalex after two successful test days at Jerez.
The British rider, who is widely tipped for the 2021 title, focused on race pace at the Spanish track and didn't take part in the final time attack.
“I’m really happy at the end of this test because we managed to improve my pace throughout and today I was able to do 41s on every exit. That shows even with used tyres I can be fast," said Lowes.
"I’ve only worked on race tyres this week and what is very pleasing is the things I liked in Valencia last week, I also I liked here in Jerez. And the things I didn’t like in Valencia, I didn’t like here.
That’s good because in testing it is important not to get confused with what you do and don’t like. We’ve now got a clear indication of the base set-up I prefer going to Qatar and it’s also clear what parts I need to use to fix problems if we encounter any.
"I feel ready to go to Qatar now for the official test and ride on track with everybody else. It’s at the official test with everybody on the same tyres and same engines that you can understand more the level of yourself and your rivals.
"I love the Qatar track and I can’t wait to get out there because my shoulder injury last year meant I couldn’t race unfortunately.”