Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding is relishing the chance to unwind during the winter break after wrapping up the final test of the season at Albacete in Spain.
Redding hailed the two-day test, held in conjunction with engineers from Kalex, as 'positive' as the team benefitted from dry track time.
“We were lucky with the weather here the last two days, it wasn't perfect but at least we got some dry testing time,” said the Moto2 rider.
“We managed to test quite a few things; some worked and some we'll need to reassess during pre-season testing next year, but it's been a positive two days overall.
“I'm looking forward to the break now. It's been a long season, capped off by a race weekend and then three days of testing, so the down time will be good.
“It will give me time to relax, do something other than race bikes, so I can come back fresh for next season,” added Redding, who was joined by Moto2 team-mate Mika Kallio and 15-year-old Belgian Livio Loi, who will compete in Moto3 for Marc VDS Racing in 2013 on the Kalex-KTM.
“I say that, but by January I'm usually itching to get back on the bike again and can't wait for the season to start.”
The team will regroup for pre-season testing at Valencia in February before moving on to Jerez.