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.”