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Cluzel Concludes Aragón Test on Top in WorldSSP, Cup Graduates in the Mix in WorldSSP300

Cluzel Concludes Aragón Test on Top in WorldSSP, Cup Graduates in the Mix in WorldSSP300

At the Dorna Supported Test in Aragón, GMT94 Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Jules Cluzel topped the FIM Supersport World Championship timings, with Evan Bros Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team rookie Lorenzo Baldassarri ending the two days just behind in second.

Elsewhere, Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup winner Iker Garcia and his fellow Cup graduates completed their final pre-season preparations in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship class.

WorldSSP – Yamaha edge out rivals in tense final session

Having gone sixth fastest on the opening day of the test, Cluzel hit the top in the final session, which saw several riders push in the warmer track temperatures. The Frenchman’s lap, a 1’53.407, was 0.5s faster than the current WorldSSP race lap record at MotorLand Aragón. 

Moto2 race-winner Baldassarri impressed for the Evan Bros Yamaha team, ending Day 1 in fifth, before improving to second in the final test session, just 0.057s off the GMT94 Yamaha rider. 

Reigning champion Dominique Aegerter was second at the end of the first day, with the Ten Kate Yamaha WorldSSP Supported rider going fifth overall, albeit 0.240s off the top. 

Evan Bros Yamaha’s Peter Sebestyen ended the test in 10th, with GMT94 Yamaha’s Andy Verdoia 14th, while fellow bLU cRU rider Unai Orradre was 25th for the Yamaha MS Racing squad. 

WorldSSP300 – Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup graduates ready for 2022 season

In WorldSSP300, three of the four Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup graduates opted to sit out the opening day of testing, due to the cold track temperatures, but they all hit the track today to finalise their preparations for the 2022 campaign.

Brazil’s Humberto Maier ended the day in 14th, despite being unable to complete a clean run in the final session. 2021 Cup winner Garcia was fastest in the morning session, but was unable to improve and ended the day 20th. 

Greek rider Ioannis Peristeras made good progress throughout the day to go 22nd, with Fenton Seabright, who completed some running on Monday, ending the test in 26th.