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Stoner concludes RC213V test as positive
20142015 RC213V chassis comparisons new Brembo brakes and more
DOUBLE MotoGP World Champion, Casey Stoner, has completed his first testing duty of 2015 in Sepang on-board both the 2014 and 2015 RC213V.
Stoner began testing at the Sepang Circuit on Thursday morning, however rain showers interrupted the three-day test briefly.
Despite the weather, the test plan set by HRC was completed by the end of the three days.
The 29-year-old rode both the 2014 and 2015 RC213V machines undergoing a chassis comparison as well as analysing new variations of the new spec brought to this test by HRC. New Brembo brakes along with various other components were also tested as part of HRC's plan.
“Overall it’s been a good test, very positive and we got a lot done!," said the Australian.
"On the first day we worked on the base setup and tested some small things before the rain arrived and we had to stop. Then on day two I spent a lot of time doing a back-to-back chassis comparison from last year’s bike to this year’s and I also tested different variations of the chassis.
"Brembo brought some new aluminium callipers for us to try and Honda had several other test items which we managed to get through before the rain came once again.
"On the final day we confirmed some feelings from yesterday and tried a few electronic packages as well as some different suspension."
Whilst in Sepang, the engineers also sent Stoner out to complete a few laps on the Suzuki 8-Hour Honda CBR1000RR in the afternoon of the final day.
Speaking about the CBR1000RR, Stoner explained: "Riding the CBR was very different, I’ve never really ridden that kind of bike, the shifting, riding position, engine power, weight characteristic etc was quite difficult and took some getting used to.
"After a few exits I had more of an understanding and was able to give some feedback. In general it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed being able to feel the rear of the bike step out!”
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