160 laps completed, Loris Cresson makes huge Superbike strides in Spain
Loris Cresson completed more than 160 laps of the Jerez circuit during the two-day Jerez Test that ended a short time ago. Back on track after his impressive WorldSBK debut at the Estoril Circuit last month, Cresson’s opening day was cut short following a crash with two hours of the first day remaining.
One of the first on track today, the #84 Team Pedercini rider improved his lap time on his very first lap, a trait that would continue throughout the day. Loris ended Day 2 of the test 1.7s faster than he ended Day 1, as he continues to adapt to the more powerful Superbike machine.
“The first day of the test wasn’t so bad, even with the crash. We made good progress and I spent most of the day on old tyres as I still have so much to learn. Unfortunately, I crashed with two hours of the opening day still to go which was not part of the plan, but these things happen. We made big improvements on the second day. I now understand many things which is important as we move forward. I made so many laps over the two days, making 100 today alone. I am happy with how things went. We tried so many new things, including new front forks. Of course, I am a racer, so you always want to be faster, but this was a test to help me improve and we were not focusing on the position or the overall lap. Towards the end of the day when I was ready to put what I had learned into practice my body was finished but we still made another little step which is pleasing. I am really enjoying being with the team and fingers crossed I will be able to ride with them again next week at MotorLand Aragon.”
Photo courtesy of Team Pedercini Racing