Last test day done and 2017 is well and truly over. Roll on 2018! #TeamEG00
Álex Márquez: 1'39.782
"Yesterday was the first opportunity to try the bike and to get to know the team, whereas today was more like a proper test. I enjoyed riding the bike today and we made a big step with the wheelie issue I had yesterday. It was much better in the turns, but I still had the problem on the straights because I was riding them in a straight line like on the Moto2 bike. If you look at Marc and Dani, or in fact all the MotoGP riders, they ride on the straights in a different way. I enjoyed the two days here in Jerez and I'm happy to have had this experience. I hope I've helped the team and that Tom will have it a little bit easier now when he returns from injury in Sepang. Now my focus is back on Moto2 and making sure I prepare fully for the 2018 season during the winter break."
Franco Morbidelli: 1'38.923
"Today we saw an improvement in my lap time once I switched at the end of the day to the soft tyre, but we also saw a big improvement in my pace on the medium tyre, which I was happy about. Yesterday we were looking for more corner speed and today it seems we found it, which is where the improvement in the lap time came from mainly. It was a little bit from the bike and a little bit from me. That's how it seems to be working; I make a step then we make a step with bike and that demands another step from me. There is still a lot for me to learn and this learning process will continue next year in Sepang, but for now I'm satisfied with the progress made here and in Valencia. Having said that, I'm looking forward to getting to a fast, wide track like Sepang and letting the bike loose on a flowing circuit where you can use all the power."
Whenever we break out the slow motion camera mechanic @mattlloyd23
insists on showing us his disc removal skills 🙄😂 #TeamEG00