Danny Kent says he will continue to work hard on adapting his riding style as the British rider completed the opening day of the Moto2 test at Jerez in Spain.
The reigning Moto3 world champion was 15th fastest on the Leopard Racing Kalex with a time in 1m 43.448s, finishing ahead of team-mate Miguel Oliveira on the time sheets, who lapped in 1m 43.620s.
Wednesday was the first time the full 2016 Moto2 rider line-up tested together with official timing and Kent says the three-day shakedown offers the opportunity to gauge how competitive he is and where he needs to find improvement.
“I'm happy to be back on the track, especially with everyone because we get more of an idea as to where we're standing and where we need to improve,” said Kent.
“I'm happy but I still need to improve a lot on myself with my riding style and there's still a lot of work to do. I'm confident though.
“Unfortunately at the end of the day we put on a new rear tyre with an old front tyre and we had a small crash into Turn 2 but apart from that everything is going in the right direction.”
The 21-year-old's best lap was 1.117 seconds down on Interwetten's Thomas Luthi, who led the way on day one by 0.118s from Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini).