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Moto2 test: onboard with Vladimir Leonov in Almeria

Motonews.ru is pleased to publish the video clips from the final test rides in Spain. Several teams got together in Spain on December 14-15, 2009. They are all set to compete in the newly introduced 600cc Moto2 class in 2010. They spent two days trying out various types of tyres and adjusting their prototypes.

Moto2 test: onboard with Vladimir Leonov in Almeria
Vladimir Leonov was seen on the track several times with his team mate Stefan Bradl. Overall, both pilots looked very happy with the new chassis developed by Swiss-based Suter Racing, regardless of the consistent trouble with so-called chattering, or severe vibrations, which could cause a tumble.

As Vladimir Leonov explained, "I really liked Suter chassis. The bike is well controlled and I feel much more comfortable compared to the 250cc Aprilia bike that I used during the previous season. All in all, I enjoyed the test rides. There certainly is growth potential, and my previous experience with the 600cc bike in the Supersport class will prove very useful for me.”

More test rides are scheduled to resume in late January 2010, and the first round of MotoGP tournament will begin in Qatar in April.

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