Wilford gets in first laps on British GP2 Kalex at Jerez

Sam Wilford has made his debut on the ex-Gresini Kalex Moto2 bike he will race in this year’s British GP2 series.

The IDWe team rolled down to Jerez for the four-day outing so Wilford could make the most of the Spanish sunshine.

“It has been great to get out on the new bike here at Jerez and try out lots of different options in the test. I have done hundreds of laps this week, and we have learned a lot and feel we have a good setting to take to the Cartagena Pro-test at the beginning of March,” said Wilford.

Race engineer Any Jamison has joined Wilford team for 2019 and was happy with the progress made so far.

“We are also heading into uncharted territory with the beautiful Kalex Moto2 machine, so I’m learning to work with and understand Sam and his feedback, while he gets used to how I work, and what I can and cannot do to help him get faster. Add to that, we are all working hard on understanding a very different and massively adjustable Grand Prix race bike,:” he said.

“I feel that we have laid the groundwork so that we can now start looking for pace rather than gaining an understanding of our package.

“Sam is now feeling comfortable and is starting to experiment with different lines and a different approach to what he would have done on the R6, and I feel that I have a better understanding of how best to deliver improvements from the bike!

“All in all, we’re all pretty excited about getting on to the Pro-Test and seeing how we stack up within the BSB Supersport/GP2 field.”

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