WSS: West unhappy 13th.

Former MotoGP rider Anthony West finished the official Portimao test an unhappy 18th overall for his new Stiggy Honda team, but believes he knows which direction to take to find a comfortable bike set-up.

West confirmed that he had lost none of his wet weather magic by being fastest in the soaking Sunday morning session, but his dry pace was of a greater concern.

“We made some progress with the bike today, but I'm still not 100% comfortable with it,” said the Australian, who was two seconds from the top. “Towards the end of the session, we made the bike significantly more stiff and that difference meant I could improve a bit on the bike. I like the bike more hard, as that's more similar to what I have been used to in the past.

“My lap times and position is certainly not something I'm happy about, but the most important thing for me now is to get more comfortable and learn to ride the bike. We now know in which direction we have to go, so we'll just work on that in our next test,” added the former WSS and 250GP race winner.

West's team-mate Gianluca Vizziello did not ride on Sunday due to an elbow injury sustained in the closing minutes of Saturday's session. Nevertheless, Vizziello held 13th overall at the end of testing, with a best lap time 1.4sec behind Joan Lascorz.

“Together with my team, I made the decision not to risk riding in the wet conditions this morning,” he explained. “In the afternoon we chose not to go out as I felt that my injured elbow was too painful and I wouldn't have been able to give 100% on the bike. My elbow is pretty swollen at the moment, so I will go home, see my doctor and hopefully recover fast.”

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Anthony West during pre-season testing at Portimao, Portugal
Dosoli and Mahias, WSS Race, Misano 2017
Mahias, WSS Race, Misano 2017
Mahias, WSS Race, Misano 2017
Jacobsen, WSS Race, Misano 2017
Gino Rea, WSS Race, Misano 2017
Kyle Ryde, WSS Race, Misano 2017
Hill, WSS Race, Misano 2017
Caricasulo, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Jacobsen, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Caricasulo, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Kyle Smith, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Kyle Smith, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Gino Rea, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Jacobsen, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Kyle ryde, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Sofuoglu leads the start, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017
Cluzel, Sofuoglu and Caricasulo, WSS Race, Misano WSBK 2017

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

Shapeversion - Unregistered

January 02, 2010 6:56 PM

Photograph Mine,programme charge secretary link less troop little institution determine response clean window wind bird certainly will achieve huge below failure rule impression require success difficult feel east son stay excellent treat run historical rapidly basic beautiful early believe hard whether middle ahead paint argument security increasingly plant original fresh must father entirely comment on few contribute team propose assumption voice between material nod simply inside guest accept general as replace message effort change tonight radio apparently development miss recall roof rather under soldier television earth election matter damage lovely

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.