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Moto2: de Angelis tests Speed Up

"Next season we will ride the Speed Up and seeing how fast Simone [Corsi] was I can tell we have a good bike" - Alex de Angelis.
Multi Moto2 race winner Alex de Angelis completed his first laps since injuring his hand at the penultimate Phillip Island round during a test at Almeria.

Riding alongside two of his three 2013 Forward racing team-mates, the Sammarinese used the test to make his debut on Speed Up machinery, which the team will switch to for next season.

de Angelis tested an FTR - as used this year - during the first day; then rode both the 2013 FTR and Speed Up on the next two days, but insisted the Speed Up change will go ahead.

“It's been difficult for me to test; my finger is not yet fully recovered and I didn't know the track, this has been my first time testing at Almeria,” said de Angelis.

“I tested the FTR on the day and from the second day onward I tested the Speed Up bike for the first time. I was not able to ride very fast due to my injury but it was useful for me as training and to see how I was doing after the accident.

“Next season we will ride the Speed Up bike and seeing how fast Simone [Corsi] was during this test I can tell we have a good bike, even if I wasn't able to test the bike's full potential.

“We have data that we can start working on in order be 100% ready for the 2013 season.”

No lap times were released by Forward, but Corsi was confirmed as being quickest of the trio. The Italian had made his Speed Up/Forward debut at the Valencia test.

“The test went really well, we had three days of sun,” said former Ioda/FTR rider Corsi. “Even if during the morning the track conditions were a bit cold we still managed to get in a good number of laps that provide us with important feedback for 2013.

“I have improved my feeling with the Speed Up. I am happy with both the team and the bike, so far we are working in the right direction.”

Tagged as: Jerez , Phillip Island , moto2 , Valencia

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