Britain’s Jake Dixon has ‘homework’ to do following two days of Moto2 testing at Jerez where he finished only three-quarters of a second off the pace.
Dixon moved to the Petronas team for 2020 and is using a Kalex chassis instead of the KTM he had last season, and says it is taking time to make the switch.
“We’re adapting from another manufacturer to the Kalex and it’s been harder than what I’ve expected. Obviously having a new crew to understand me, for me to understand the bike and then put everything together in two days is difficult,” said Dixon.
“I think we did a lot of laps yesterday, about 82, and then I think we did around 70 laps today, so we’ve done a lot of laps to adapt.
“There’s more that’s going to come from me than anything else and I’m going to go away now between these two tests and do my homework to see where I can improve the most.
“We’ve got another three days in Jerez and then three days in Qatar to make sure that we’re well prepared. I’m starting to really understand what I need to do come round one though.”