Following victory in Sunday's Moto2 Grand Prix, Brad Binder and title contending team-mate Miguel Oliveira returned to Aragon for two days of testing.

On Monday the pair worked on set-up for their existing 600cc Honda-powered bikes, switching over to a prototype of next year's 765cc Triumph-powered KTM on Tuesday.

Binder was riding the new bike - which also features more advanced electronics - for the second time, with Oliveira giving his opinion before making the leap to the premier-class, with Tech3 KTM, at the end of this year.

"Today was different. I was able to test the Moto2 bike for 2019 for the first time and give my feedback to KTM. It is a fun bike to ride, and very fast," said Oliveira, 19-points behind Francesco Bagnaia in the current Moto2 standings.

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Binder added: "I enjoyed myself a lot riding the KTM Moto2 bike for next year. KTM is doing an incredible job. I think that we have taken several steps forward and we're going in the right direction. I can't wait to continue riding it."

"We may have had little useful track time [on Monday], but we took advantage of the laps and we did put in to test new parts for the brakes and suspension," commented team manager Aki Ajo.

"Today the conditions helped us to do a great job with the 2019 bike. It was a very positive day that allowed us to test setups and compare them with the previous results we've had.

"Both Miguel and Brad were very satisfied with the work that KTM are doing, and tomorrow the KTM test team will continue working here. We can't wait to continue helping in the upcoming tests."

Moto3 title leader Jorge Martin will replace Oliveira at Red Bull KTM Ajo next season.

NTS and MV Agusta were also testing 2019 Moto2 machines at Aragon this week.

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