News 25 Nov 2019

Rookie Lecuona focusing on adapting riding style at Jerez test

Lean angle and body position work to target for Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider.

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MotoGP rookie Iker Lecuona will focus on adapting his style to the RC16 in the official two-day test at Jerez this week in Spain.

The Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider, who made a surprise debut at the Valencia grand prix in place of Miguel Oliveira, completed his first testing sessions at the Spanish venue last week.

The time on-track has narrowed his focus for Jerez, where he intends to work on his lean angle and body position aboard the premier class machine.

“I know that I still need to continue my work and adapt my riding style a lot more,” Lecuona commented. “For the next test in Jerez, I want to change some more things regarding lean angle and my body position. On the brakes, I already feel better and also with the electronics but there‚Äôs still a lot to do for us.”

The youthful talent was 13th and 15th fastest respectively during last week’s test.