Augusto finishes successful Portimao test on top form

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The 2022 pre-season came to an end on Monday with the third and final day of the Portimao official test at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. Red Bull KTM Ajo showed that they are in top form and ready for the start of the campaign, heading the combined timesheets for the visit to Portugal. Pedro Acosta was fastest and leaves the test having made further progress in Moto2. Augusto Fernandez was second, despite discomfort in his left hand due to a recent injury.

Fernandez closed an excellent pre-season by improving his times for the third consecutive day, stopping the clock at 1:41.706. With this time, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider was second on both Monday and on the combined timesheets for the three days of testing. Fernandez focused on continuing to understand the bike and obtaining a better feeling onboard it. He put in 43 laps on Monday, and 142 overall.

The next time that the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo will be in action is at the Losail International Circuit, for the Qatar Grand Prix from March 4th-6th.

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“It’s been a hard and intense week of work, but I’m very happy with how each and every day of testing has gone, as I have felt better and better with the bike and with the team. Today we have been able to improve again, including with race tyres, lowering our lap times. Now I’m clear about things and I fully understand everything I need to be ready for Qatar, where we will try to give our all and enjoy ourselves.”