But there's still work to be done
Humangest Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso was a busy man last week during a three-days test held at Jerez de la Frontera.
The Italian was the only rider of the team on duty as his team mate Yuki Takahashi is still recovering from the right
leg injury he sustained weeks ago at Valencia.
Dovizioso ran through an extensive working programme and was the only 250cc Honda rider to test both engine development parts and the new chassis. The former 125cc World Champion did some back to back test with the 2006 and 2007 chassis before concentrating on the setup of his bike.
Even though it hasn't been reached a perfect setting, these tests confirmed the positive feeling Andrea had in Valencia.
“During these three days of testing we tested several things, but unfortunately I suffered some problems with the settings of the new frame. On top of this, Jerez circuit doesn't suit me so well; I find it quite difficult”, said Dovizioso. “Anyway, in this moment, I can say my feelings are good but still there is work to do on the new frame. Here we have gathered important data that we will analyze with the Japanese engineers and that will be useful for the 2007 frame development”.
While the chassis performed better on corner entry and exit than its predecessor Andrea felt the mid-corner performance needed to improve and was confident HRC would provide for that before the next scheduled 250cc test in February.
Honda Motor Sports and Humangest Racing Team