Di Giannantonio and Martin kick off 2017 preparations at Jerez

The Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 kicked off today at Jerez the preparations for the 2017 Moto3 World Championship 2017, which will see the team line up two Honda NSF250RW machines ridden by Fabio Di Giannantonio and Spaniard Jorge Martin. In the first of two days of testing scheduled at the Andalusian track Di Giannantonio focused on set-up testing, while Jorge Martin started to get to grip with his new bike, immediately getting a very good feeling.

Di Giannantonio completed 61 laps, the best in 1’47”478, while his new teammate Martin clocked 1’47”211 in the 54th of 57 laps completed.


“This first day of testing went very well, I’m satisfied! For the first time I was able to set good lap times always by myself, and I’m realizing that now I can understand many more things without any reference of other riders in front of me. Considering those circumstances, the lap time obtained today is already good, because is only 0.5 seconds off the fastest time. Today we focused on set-up testing, although actually we just needed a few changes to the bike to make me feel at ease and be quite fast. Tomorrow we will continue to working in order to improve and we will try to make the most of the soft tyre”.


“It was a very positive test day! We started the day working on basic areas of the bike such as the riding position to make sure that I was feeling at ease as much as possible, then we worked very well, making good progress throughout the whole day. Every time I went out the track I was able to improve my lap times, and my final lap time of 1’47”2 is really positive if we consider that this is only my first day on this bike. Tomorrow we will continue to work, before moving to Valencia for two more days of testing!”.

Di Giannantonio and Martin kick off 2017 preparations at Jerez - Gresini Racing