“We're ok for where we're at”
The curtain came down on the three-day MotoGP test at Phillip Island with Repsol Honda factory riders, World Champion Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa, completing a successful test by posting the fastest lap times recorded over the three-days.
Team Roberts depart for home reasonably satisfied with the performance of the KR212V Honda powered Roberts machine at Phillip Island.
The team made progress in all the areas they decided needed development following the Sepang tests of last week. KR212V rider Kenny Roberts Jnr lapped consistently in the 1m 31s bracket, a lot closer the front than at this stage last season with the KR211V.
“It's my sixth day of testing on the new machine and I think we've improved quite a bit with our understanding of the bike”, said Kenny Jr. “We've got quite a lot of stuff still to try, though we're pretty much tested-out here with what we've had time to do. I did my best lap time on race tyres and felt somewhat comfortable in the low 1m 31s.
We're going to need to pick up time obviously to be fighting for the front positions when we come back here - but that's a long time from now and we're just looking forward to Qatar where hopefully we can get the stuff that we need for testing there that'll help our situation. We're ok for where we're at - the team did a good job here."
Source Honda Motor Sport