Lecuona: first sensations of a debutant in MotoGP

The Valencian premiered with the KTM of the injured Oliveira last at 2.3 of the head, but happy with the step taken and the progression shown. And ensures that "MotoGP is another world."


The operation of a shoulder of Miguel Oliveira has advanced to the Valencia GP the premiere of Iker Lecuona as a MotoGP rider, on the back of the KTM satellite of the Red Bull KTM Tech 3. The Valencian finished the first day, despite being last, but only 2.3 of the head and showing a good evolution from morning to afternoon

The first impression: “It is the first time I take this motorcycle, but the electronics help a lot to understand it and in the first 'run' it cost me a bit. In the second I have improved a lot, I have removed electronics and had more power, less traction control and that makes you can play a little more with the bike. I need laps, I need kilometers to keep improving, but I'm very happy on the first day. ”

First scares: “I had a scare in FP1 because I didn't understand. It has been very difficult for me to understand how the brakes were used. In the moment that I have understood it, I have improved a lot and it has been when I have made a jump in the lap back in time, and it has been when I have begun to improve but, until I have not understood that point that is essential to go fast, it cost me

Evolution: “In the first outing I freaked out. I could not see the dashboard lights and I was already changing, because I thought the lights were not going. On one of the laps, on the third, I thought: 'I don't think it doesn't work.' And I kept the throttle and that has started to drop horses and I was hallucinating. I think the first impression has been amazing and I don't say the next word, but it has been a bit like I had to take it easy to say it somehow. And the last, very positive, I control the motorcycle more, it no longer controls me and, as I said, I control the brakes, which for me has been the most difficult and on that side I am happy. ”

References: “With the half-turn I've taken behind Iannone, I've learned a lot about how to use the throttle and electronics. I have gone behind Zarco and I have understood how to lift the motorcycle so, for a very short time I have been behind a pilot, I have learned a lot just by watching and listening. ”

Tips: “Everyone has told me the same thing, Pol Espargaró or Fabio Quartararo, watch out for the brakes, learn to use them and then Héctor Barberá has advised me how to take it, how to lift it and use the gas. They have all helped me a little. ”

It is believed: “It is hard to believe that with four years of professional sports career I am already in MotoGP. I'm here, but it costs and when you see the difference it costs more. MotoGP is another world. I'm at 2.3 the first time and I've been pretty fast, but we'll see what happens next year. The giant steps I have taken are crazy for me, but here we are and I will not complain.

Career objective: “Finish. Take experience I have learned in Moto2 that if you fall you do not take experience so the first objective is to finish. Second, try to have fun. And the third, see what position we end up and, logically, I would like to finish in front of some other driver and have fun and enjoy the home race. ”



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